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Best GPS systems of 2016

Our picks for the best standalone navigation devices.

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    Garmin Nuvi 3597

    The Garmin Nuvi 3597 is a fine premium GPS, but it's priced a little too high for our tastes.

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  • Magellan SmartGPS

    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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    CNET's Rating

    • 6 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 6 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    TomTom GO Live 1535M

    The TomTom GO Live 1535M's is a solidly performing GPS device and its app integration for search is a nice first, but that's hardly this PND's strongest feature.

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  • Garmin nüvi Essentials

    Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 6 Features
    • 8 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 6 Features
    • 8 Performance
    TomTom Via 1535

    The TomTom Via 1535 TM offers many features and services to increase driver safety and routing efficiency.

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