With the Medion GoPal 4425, Medion has put together another natty satnav, combining slim lines with a generous 4.3in widescreen display and improve navigation software.
The one thing that can't be switched off once you've set it up is the biometric access control. If Medion's reports are to be believed, incidences of thieves taking PNDs (personal navigation devices) from cars, looking up an entry for Home or a Favourite address and then driving round to break in and clear out the satnav owner's home possessions are more than just urban myth.
Therefore Medion lets you register up to five users' fingers on the Medion GoPal 4425 to lock the device and prevent this happening.
Invite a new, non-digitally-registered friend to hitch a ride and tap in their address, though, and they won't be able to use this device. You may also prefer not to advertise the presence of a valuable gadget on-board with one of the included window warning sickers.
The Medion GoPal 4425's fingerprint-recognition feature will appeal to some users more than others.
Many users will also appreciate the voice-recognition functions on this clever unit which limit the amount of physical interaction you need have with it. While you're not supposed to fiddle with settings while driving, if something's not quite right you may still be tempted to tweak - and the voice controls offer a safer alternative for this.
Should you be in any doubt of your vehicle's speedometer accuracy, the split screen feature on this satnav will provide a visual display. In keeping with the unit's multipurpose design, there are pedestrian, cycle and motorcycle modes and the option to navigate by map coordinates
Bluetooth and a music player that is fed via an SD Card are also included with the Medion 4425; so you can use it hands-free or be entertained as you sail along the highways and byways.