The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business.
Offering just the navigation essentials and accurate directions, the TomTom One is an affordable and easy-to-use in-car GPS device for first-time buyers or anyone who wants a no-frills nav system.
The TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series of GPS devices represent a marked improvement over the previous generation, keeping its great form factor while streamlining its software.
The Garmin Nuvi 52 covers the navigation basics well in a stylish form factor, but it sits uncomfortably between genuine budget and premium devices.
Premium GPS devices have to try harder than ever to stay relevant in the smartphone age. By marrying a crash camera into its hero GPS, Navman's made that effort, producing a device that serious drivers will get exceptional value from.
With powerful and customizable navigation hardware and software, the RightWay 550 is a great GPS device for advanced users. Those looking for an easy-to-use GPS device, however, will probably want to look elsewhere.
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.
Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will enjoy hearing the Nascar star direct their trips, but after the novelty wears off, the Rightway Spotter, Dale Jr. Edition just doesn't stack up to the competition.
Despite ease of use and text-to-speech functionality, the Pharos Drive GPS 250 falters somewhat in the performance department. Test.
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 Securus eZoom tracking and safetly locator's hardware is quite good, but expensive operation costs and buggy software tarnishes its recommendation.
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.
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 Eclipse AVN726e will cover most users' hands-free calling, navigation, audio, and visual needs in a single installation. It is also an excellent starting point for system builders.
The Panasonic Strada CN-NVD905U is a stylish, user-friendly entrant to the in-dash navigation market. It delivers decent GPS navigation and media playback, but doesn't raise the bar in either department.
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.
The Garmin GTU 10 is a good tool for tracking and finding lost things, but its positioning accuracy is dependent on the geography around it and the frequency of its reporting.
The Garmin Nuvi 200 series offers drivers and travelers a more budget-friendly version of the popular portable navigation devices, but we think the price is still slightly high for what you get.