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TomTom Via 620

We love the Via 620's high-resolution display, but we'd argue that unless you're driving a Land Cruiser, Hummer or some other gargantuan vehicle, the 6-inch display is simply too large and a potential safety hazard.

Pioneer AVIC-HD3

Pioneer, late to the Aussie GPS market, is hoping to make a splash in the top end of the market with the AVIC-HD3 -- an integrated double-DIN, GPS, music, video and communications unit.

TomTom Go 600

TomTom's premium GPS has an all-new and very clear interface that makes searching for locations a charm.

Garmin Nuvi 2455LM

For those looking for a car GPS that will remain current for years and years to come, the Garmin Nuvi 2455LM's lifetime map updates are worth the price premium. For others, though, there are cheaper or better-featured alternatives that do the job just as well.

Garmin Nuvi 52

The Garmin Nuvi 52 covers the navigation basics well in a stylish form factor, but it sits uncomfortably between genuine budget and premium devices.

Garmin Nuvi 3760

Thin, light and clad in metal and glass, the Nuvi 3760 is the first portable nav device that's tugged on our heart as well as our mind. If you can, make the financial stretch to the 3790T as that model offers a brilliant voice recognition system.

Navman iCN 520

The Navman iCN 520 scores higly for ease of use and the power of its features, but falls down on getting an initial GPS fix on your location.

Garmin Nuvi 2589 LMT

Garmin's updated premium Nuvi GPS keeps things simple, and that's a big plus, but its lack of real headline features only makes it a middle ground option for a GPS in 2014.

Navman S30

This good looking, entry-level GPS is let down by design niggles -- chief amongst which is the car charger, windscreen mount combo.

TomTom Go 60

Given that the GO 60 sells for exactly the same price as the much nicer GO 500, there really isn't much of a reason to consider TomTom's 'budget' GPS in this size. If you need the larger display, spend up a bit for the GO 600 instead.

Navman MY450LMT

The MY450LMT's rapid map updates are a little gimmicky, but the rest of the package makes for a superb GPS.

Mio DigiWalker 269+

Mio's Digiwalker 269+ carries an impressive set of specifications, but fails to excel in any particular area.

Navman MY60T

It might not have the bells and whistles of some other large screen GPS units, but the MY60T does its job well of getting you from A to B well.

TomTom One 4th generation

Both the One and XL are great GPS units: compact, correctable, good looking and easy to use. At RRP we'd pick the narrow screen One every time though.

Uniden IGO500

Uniden's iGO500 is pretty cheap these days, but that's because it's been on the market for a long time, and it shows when compared to more full-feature standalone GPS units. At this point, the performance difference between the iGO500 and a smartphone GPS is negligible, but the smartphone will have better apps.

TomTom Via 180

Pretty, but flawed. Somehow the recent software has nixed the camera alerts and made a decent GPS less so.

TomTom Go 950

Hero model it may be, but features-wise it's a mixed bag. Indeed, with its collection of Australian, Kiwi, European and North American maps, it's best suited to frequent flyers.

HP iPAQ 312 Travel Companion

It may not be entirely rational buying a GPS for its beautiful screen and multimedia features, but the 312 almost makes the case despite its numerous bugs and flaws.