GPS Navigation Picks for Your Car
GPS Navigation systems have now become a necessity and are not just for the explorers. Even smartphones enabled with GPS systems are gaining popularity in the portable navigation market. This however does not mean that standalone navigation devices are a thing of the past. In fact, these dedicated devices come with a host of features not only to just help you get from point A to point B quickly and safely but also make your journey a lot more interactive with features such as audible driving directions with text-to-speech (TTS), spoken street names, real-time traffic updates, Internet connectivity for points-of-interest search, and large easy-to-read screens, and the list just goes on. This has also created a problem of plenty as the market is flooded with GPS systems. So to help you keep you on the track you we recommend our top picks for in-car GPS navigation systems.
The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT is now a lot more interactive with improved interface, faster performance, and a svelte form factor. The hands-free voice command system is one of the best in the portable navigation business and you never need to take your hands of the steering. The maps are updated for your life time and 3D Traffic Digital service keeps this navigator upto-date for years to come. On the flipside, the Bluetooth connection seems to have connectivity issues with your phone. The price at USD of $400 is also a bit on the higher side. Otherwise you have everything you need from a GPS system.
Next in the line is the TomTom GO live 1535M. This is a solid performer and has arguably one of the best app integration for search and this is not even the best feature of the TomTom. The killer app here is TomTom's clever use of automatic Twitter tweets to keep friends and family in the loop about where you're going and when you'll be there. Garmin Nuvi 50 is your entry level GPS device but still stands up to the big boys. There are no major tweaks to the new Nuvi 50, but it does have few tweaks which lead to a lower price and not to forget the massive 5-inch screen. However if your still tight on budget you can also check out the likes of Nuvi 40 or Nuvi 30, which offer the same functionality but with smaller 4.7 and 3.5 inch screens, respectively.
Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM is probably the best navigator for the price it comes. The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM Traveler also makes your journey pleasant with the option to plan vacations and explore attractions in unfamiliar cities. TomTom Via 1535 again shows that this company is not just in the market to be a player but be out there and add some value as well. The TomTom is for those looking for low cost GPS navigators. It also offers full value for money with lifetime map and traffic updates ensure that this PND will always be up-todate.
Published on Oct 16, 2012
GPS Navigation systems have now become a necessity and are not just for the explorers. Even smartphones enabled with GPS systems are gaining...