The Garmin Nuvi 295W is a solid point-to-point GPS navigator with a few neat tricks that on-foot navigators may appreciate, but its secondary camera and Wi-Fi-connected features just aren't very useful from behind the wheel.
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.
Stylish, easy to use, and accurate, the TomTom XL 330S is a great all-around GPS but we wish it was just a little cheaper.
The MY450LMT's rapid map updates are a little gimmicky, but the rest of the package makes for a superb GPS.
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.
With its latest update, Mobile Maps has become our favourite iPhone nav app, but we still have reservations about using the iPhone as a GPS navigator.
The Garmin Nuvi 52 covers the navigation basics well in a stylish form factor, but it sits uncomfortably between genuine budget and premium devices.
Navman's N40i has good GPS performance and is even somewhat attractive — for a GPS.
With a keen price, and minus the frustrating voice-recognition system found in the rest of the range, the Via 220 proves that less is more; but still not enough to earn it top marks.
TomTom's budget GPS offers simple navigation if that's what you're after, but you'll need a bit of patience to go with it.
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.
The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT isn't perfect, but it meets most people's needs for navigation, hands-free calling, and digital audio playback at a very affordable price.
The Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT not only brings a robust set of features into the car in a single box, but it also provides a variety of quick and safe ways to access those features.
In one box, the Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT has all the must-have car tech features that most people could want, including hands-free calling, voice-controlled digital audio playback, and turn-by-turn directions with traffic data.
Schwinn may sound like a company straight out of Wayne's World, but its CycleNav looks fun. For $59.99, you get a simple navigator that does a straightforward job.
With clever applications of a wide range of features, the JVC KW-NX7000 is one of the few GPS navigation receivers that we've actually had fun testing.
The TomTom XL 340 S introduces a few advanced features to TomTom's midrange lineup, while staying well below the premium price bracket.
The TomTom One 130S is a reasonably priced entry-level GPS with a solid set of features and ease of use. Unfortunately, the system's barely audible voice directions ruin the experience.