Auto gizmos of the week - The New Indian Express

Auto gizmos of the week

Published: 25th August 2013 12:00 AM

Last Updated: 23rd August 2013 12:02 PM

Garmin Nuvi 3597

The Garmin Nuvi 3597 is a great GPS device that can help one more efficiently find one’s destination with a more human touch. The Nuvi relies on a voice that sounds natural and not mechanical as it directs you with turn-by-turn navigation. Directions through the gadget are much more natural, even when it states the names of cities, highways, roads and more. Available from `20,000 onwards.

SuperTooth HD

The SuperTooth HD is a great device that is available for only `8,000. It is a Bluetooth device to the max as it uses dual speakers for communicating instead of a single earpiece that gets clipped on one ear of the driver. It also uses two microphones, which contributes to making for a great voice recognised control centre. Making calls through the SuperTooth HD is easy, and it recognizes 12 different languages.

Vehicle Diagnostics

Delphi Vehicle Diagnostics saves you a trip to the mechanic. Just plug it in to get a full report of what are the problems with the vehicle. The gadget can also send alerts regarding issues that need to be addressed and monitors the status of the car. It can even check the air pressure in your Cooper tires and unlock your car’s doors and trunk. Available for `15,000/-

Smartphone Your smartphone is an excellent gadget to make your road trips easy. Whether you own an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, you can quickly and easily navigate with great apps such as Gas Buddy, Free GPS and more. Smartphones also have great built in maps. They have speech capabilities that can guide you throughout your trip with turn by turn directions.

Cobra iRadar Atom

Cobra iRadar Atom is an excellent device that helps while you are driving. It is superior to other radar detectors as it works with your smartphone to detect radar that is being used in areas around you while you are behind the wheel. You will instantly be warned of when to reduce your speed and can connect with other drivers who use the tool in a social network. Available at `12000.

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