Pioneer's flagship AVIC F60DAB boasts dozens of media and navigation options -- including the first aftermarket appearance of Apple CarPlay -- but most users will find a better feature-to-cost balance elsewhere in the brand's lineup.
The TomTom Start 60 Europe's large screen is a boon. It makes navigating easy and greatly aids the process of working through the menus. The magnified junctions are a big help when approaching complex layouts and the maps are properly comprehensive. It's a winner all round.
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.
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.
This combination of GPS and video camera comes from PC maker Acer.
Accurate, full of features and supporting a ton of accessories, the Garmin Edge 520 is a great GPS bike computer for competitive riders.
The TomTom XXL 540 S improves on the TomTom XL line by keeping the features we love while improving screen visibility; but the bigger size comes with compromised portability.
The flagship AVIC-8100NEX isn't just the top of Pioneer's line, it's one of the best, most fully featured receivers on the market. Just make sure you're not buying more functionality than you really need.
The Garmin Nuvi 765T packs a number of useful features into an easy-to-use package and its ad-supported traffic updates are quite useful--plus, the ads themselves are quite unobtrusive.
The Vexia Econav 480 is a decent, if basic, sat-nav with an eco mode that makes gear recommendations. Our advice is, if you have to take your eyes off the road to get reassurance from your sat-nav about what gear you should be in, please get off the road. Immediately.
A street-smart navigator that takes both long-distance driving and tourist wandering in its stride. If you're after an entry-level sat-nav, don't let the prim voice guidance, cramped screen and weird interface put you off -- this navigator is built to last
With great mapping features and advanced services, TomTom's latest navigation kit for PDAs and smart phones approaches GPS greatness.
We thought Garmin's StreetPilot III was the best vehicle-navigation system, but Magellan's RoadMate 700 has raised the bar.
No bigger than a deck of cards, the Garmin Nüvi 350 is more than just another voice-guided GPS device, packing in travel tools, entertainment features, and good performance; just be prepared to pay a price.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, Sony's newest all-in-one car audio receiver pairs a brilliant 7-inch display with GPS navigation powered by TomTom. The result is almost the best of both worlds, but we'd like to see a bit more integration.
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.
The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM is a great navigator for those who think that size matters, but laggy performance causes it to fall behind much of its smaller competitors.
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.