By Paul Hayes

SYDNEY, NSW: GPS supplier Navman believes it has bridged the gap for consumers who want the latest technology and a device that is easy to use with the launch of the EZY model sat-navs.

The Navman EZY30 (RRP $229) and EZY40 (RRP $279) have 3.5 and 4.3-inch screens, respectively, with both featuring a simplified main menu that has been designed with fewer and larger symbols.

The EZY range features a search engine designed to predict the destination before it is fully typed, as well as a Smart Route function that shows when roads are likely to be busy with traffic congestion.

“The new Navman EZY range has been developed with a commonsense approach so anyone should be able to use it – even someone who has never used a sat-nav before,” said Navman Australia and New Zealand marketing director, Wendy Hammond.

The EZY models also include a new Landmark Guidance feature, which Navman said helps to make navigation easier by providing voice guidance at identifiable landmarks, such as, “turn right at the petrol station.”

The EZY sat-navs also feature various safety alerts and 3D junction views.