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We've selected our Top 5 picks for in-car GPS navigation systems. We will frequently update this lis
The Pioneer AppRadio 3 is significantly improved over the previous generation and one of the best choices for drivers wanting safe access to smartphone apps while on the road.
The JVC KW-NT3HDT stands apart from the competition, both with its impressive feature set that includes HD Radio and traffic data and its rare detachable faceplate. Despite a few hardware and software quirks, we think there's a lot to like about this unit.
The Ironman One GPS+ is water-resistant, stores music, can send alert messages, has its own cellular data via AT&T, and is coming this fall.
The Securus eZoom tracking and safetly locator's hardware is quite good, but expensive operation costs and buggy software tarnishes its recommendation.
Standalone GPS devices are slowly being displaced by smartphones and apps, but here are a few things that you'll need to know when shopping for a portable navigation device.
The TrackPort GPS Vehicle Tracker is easy to install and use, and you can monitor the position and status of almost any car via its Web portal.
The Magellan SmartGPS bridges a gap between connected navigation apps and car-friendly GPS hardware with its ability to sync with the cloud and connect to the Web via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but its busy interface could use fewer moving parts.
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The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice.
This week Toyota launched its third-generation Yaris/Echo and despite maxing out at around AU$21K (before on-road costs), it can claim to be the first car in its class to come with sat nav standard on some models.
Pioneer's AppRadio has great potential as a cost-effective way to add touch-screen iPhone app control to a car's dashboard, but interface and multitasking issues will prove frustrating for early adopters.