How often have you found yourself pelting down a road and pondering what the interesting-looking folly you've just passed is all about or who used to own that ostentatious castle? The £20 RoadTour add-on pack for Garmin satnavs aims to sate your curiosity.

RoadTour comes with details of 600 UK attractions and sites of interest, while those who find being pumped full of information makes them thirsty can get some respite by clicking on the Pubs & Inns option and finding a welcoming hostelry.

In principle, RoadTour ought to augment a pleasant Sunday drive or driving holiday; in practice, we found the eagerness to share indepth information somewhat overwhelming.

For those who like their history and don't find the sorts of ceaseless audio tours prevalent at tourist attractions offputting, however, you'll find each 90-second RoadTour commentary lively as well as informative. Photos and visitor information accompany each one.

We tested RoadTour on a Garmin Nuvi 610 satnav.

RoadTour: Specs

  • Compatible with most Garmin Sat Nav GPS
  • requires SecureDigital flash memory card slot
  • Compatible with most Garmin Sat Nav GPS
  • requires SecureDigital flash memory card slot

OUR VERDICT

The RoadTour software is certainly novel, but we really could have done with a That's Enough button to tell it we had better things to think about – such as avoiding kamikaze cabbies and cyclists.

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