GPS Navigation System Reviews

GPS Navigation Systems

Featuring the top GPS devices available for cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s and commercial vehicles, including some of the best portable and handheld GPS navigation systems for cars.

An important feature of GPS devices is the up to date mapping. Our road network is changing constantly so we must keep our systems up to date to be of any real benefit. Far and away the best feature to look out for is lifetime maps. Many companies now offer this feature as standard but do look out for it in the listing.

Undertaking a journey with an outdated GPS is not advisable as it can lead you into a lot of bother. Some features will suit better than others depending upon the amount of time you spend driving or the type of vehicle you use. A comprehensive range of the choices available are shown below.

Find the ideal GPS system for your traveling needs, and never be lost again! These also make great gifts for travelers, truck drivers and those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Some Features to Consider on a GPS Navigator

Camera
Bluetooth
Add Maps
Touchscreen
Car Mounting
Map Updates
Color or B&W
Size of Product
Share Wirelessly

GPS for Cars and Other Vehicles

Garmin nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)

Garmin nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)View Now

Dependable, Easy-to-use Guidance
With its bright 5.0″ display, spoken turn-by-turn directions and many innovative features, the sleek nüvi 52LM offers dependable, easy to use driving guidance.

Detailed Maps with Free Lifetime Updates
Maps of the lower 49 states, plus free lifetime¹ map updates, let you easily find addresses and millions of points of interest.

Innovative Features
Lane assist with junction view indicates the proper lane for a turn or exit with brightly colored arrows and detailed pictures. nüvi 52LM also displays speed limit and accurate arrival time.

One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

Customers rave that this GPS system outperforms those that are twice the price! It’s accurate, dependable and a great bargain!

 

Garmin nüvi 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)

Garmin nüvi 42LM 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)View Now

Dependable, Easy-to-use Guidance
With its bright 4.3” display, spoken turn-by-turn directions and many innovative features, the sleek nüvi 42LM offers dependable, easy-to-use driving guidance.

Detailed Maps with Free Lifetime Updates
Maps of the lower 49 states, plus free lifetime¹ map updates, let you easily find addresses and millions of points of interest.

Innovative Features
Lane assist with junction view indicates the proper lane for a turn or exit with brightly colored arrows and detailed images. nüvi 42LM also displays speed limit, current speed and accurate arrival time.

One-stop Device Management
Use Garmin Express to keep your nüvi up-to-date. Garmin Express makes it easy to update maps and software, transfer favorites to and from devices, and install free custom vehicles and voices.

Customers rave that this GPS is the best they’ve tried so far. Excellent!

 

Garmin nüvi 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps & Traffic

Garmin nüvi 2557LMT 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficView Now

Bright Display
nüvi 2557LMT has a bright 5.0″ display with dual-orientation capabilities, for use horizontally or vertically.

Detailed Maps with Free Updates
nüvi 2557LMT arrives loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download up to 4 times per year, for the life of your device, with no fees.

With so much data, nüvi 2557LMT makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. nüvi 2557LMT arrives preloaded with POIs, so there’s no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one — or many — and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs to your nüvi 2557LMT.

Garmin Traffic
nüvi 2557LMT features Garmin Traffic to help you spend more time on the move. With Garmin Traffic, your driving map remains onscreen at all times. Traffic alerts appear to the side of your map and messages are spoken, too. Garmin Traffic can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. Lifetime traffic² entitles your nüvi 2557LMT to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.

Garmin Real Directions™ with Garmin Real Voice™
nüvi 2557LMT redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directions, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. No more stress from trying to read street names. Garmin Real Voice is refined speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly voice. Garmin Real Directions and Garmin Real Voice are features that are only available in our line of GPS navigators.

Comprehensive Driving Guidance You See and Hear
Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. photoReal junction view realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape. Brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane to drive. nüvi 2557LMT also depicts real road signs as they appear along your route.

 

Garmin nüvi 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US)

Garmin nüvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US)View Now

nüvi 40LM delivers you safely wherever life takes you. Designed to make navigation easy, simply enter an address and premium features including lane assist with junction view, help you make all the right turns!

Start out for your destination and leave the navigating to nüvi 40LM. This device features a 4.3” (10.92 cm) touchscreen and provides accurate, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It also includes FREE lifetime map updates.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 40LM’s intuitive interface greets you with two simple choices: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the screen to easily look up addresses and services and to be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It comes preloaded with maps for the lower 49 States. nüvi 40LM’s speed limit indicator shows you how fast you can go on most major roads. With its “Where Am I?” emergency locator, you always know your location. It also comes preloaded with more than 8 million points of interest (POIs) and offers the ability to add your own.

Enjoy FREE Lifetime Map Updates
With FREE lifetime map¹ updates, you always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs and navigation information available at your fingertips. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.

Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late
Now there’s no more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Available in select metropolitan areas, lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

 

GPS for All Vehicles

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GPS for Truck Drivers

Garmin nüvi 7-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Lifetime Maps & Traffic

Garmin nüvi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and TrafficView Now

Detailed Maps with Free Updates
nüvi 2797LMT arrives with a bright 7.0″ display and loaded with detailed maps of North America. With free lifetime¹ map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs (points of interest) and navigation information. New maps are available for download up to 4 times per year, for the life of your device, with no fees.

With so much data, nüvi 2797LMT makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs such as businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations. nüvi 2797LMT arrives preloaded with POIs, so there’s no need for you to enter that address information. Just select one — or many — and navigate there, quickly and easily. You also have the ability to add custom POIs to your nüvi 2797LMT.

Garmin Traffic
nüvi 2797LMT features Garmin Traffic to help you spend more time on the move. With Garmin Traffic, your driving map remains onscreen at all times. Traffic alerts appear to the side of your map and messages are spoken, too. Garmin Traffic can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. Garmin Traffic is voice activated, so it responds to spoken requests. Lifetime traffic² entitles your nüvi 2797LMT to receive free traffic information for its entire useful life.

The Power of Your Voice
nüvi 2797LMT has the luxury of voice-activated navigation. Speak, and your device intelligently responds; your hands can remain safely on the wheel. Of course, you can also navigate using the touchscreen interface.

Bluetooth® Compatible
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to nüvi 2797LMT for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Safely stow your phone in a glove compartment, pocket or purse and still make and take calls without moving your hands from the steering wheel or your eyes from the road.

Smartphone Link Compatible
Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your nüvi 2797LMT with your Android™ smartphone. When paired, your nüvi 2797LMT can use your phone’s existing data plan³ to share information — such as where you parked, POIs and your destination.

Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services⁴, useful real-time information such as weather and traffic conditions. Garmin Live Services are available free and by subscription.

These are just a handful of what the GPS for truck drivers offers! Click on the photo to learn more!

 

Rand McNally Intelliroute TND 520 Truck GPS with Lifetime Maps

Rand McNally Intelliroute TND 520 Truck GPS with Lifetime MapsView Now

The IntelliRoute TND 520 brings you up-to-date information at your fingertips. Connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot to receive current weather, fuel prices, and traffic. Plus, search the Internet for nearby locations using a name or keyword.

Built from the ground up for professional drivers, the IntelliRoute TND 520 LM incorporates hours of testing by truck drivers and was designed to help truckers in each phase of their work day, from planning to driving. With 35% more truck routing information than other GPS units, the device leverages Rand McNally proprietary truck data and know-how derived from over 70 years in the commercial transportation industry.

Through driver events, feedback from the Tell Rand feature on the TND, and talking with truckers who are on the road full-time, Rand McNally stays in close touch with the driver community. As a result, the IntelliRoute TND 520 LM is equipped to handle the demands of the job, with more driver-requested features than ever.

Furthermore, IntelliRoute TND owners benefit from certain features available only from Rand McNally, including RoadWork Construction Updates and the option to route around construction ahead of you, and cross-references to Rand McNally’s printed Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas.

To read more about this great GPS for truck drivers, simply click on the photo above.

 

Garmin Dezl 7-Inch Bluetooth Trucking GPS Lifetime Maps & Traffic

Garmin Dezl 760LMT 7-Inch Bluetooth Trucking GPS with Lifetime Maps & TrafficView Now

The dēzl 760LMT is the navigator with a big 7” screen designed specifically to make a trucker’s life easier. Not only can it guide you along a route customized for your truck and trailer, it helps ensure you’re in the proper lane with Active Lane Guidance. It also helps with IFTA and HOS logging. It also shows you exit services ahead, along with trucking points of interest (POIs). When you trust dēzl 760LMT to create a route for you, you’ll know it’s a good route for both you and your rig.

Track and Report Your Trips
The dēzl 760LMT makes logging and retaining trip information easy. You record fuel usage, and the 760LMT automatically records state mileage for IFTA fuel logging. Log your hours of service and driving status, and the 760LMT tracks your hours and automatically warns you of HOS violations. Conveniently export all logs for improved reporting and tracking of each trip.

More
With a large 7″ high-resolution touchscreen display, dēzl 760LMT allows you to see tons of information in great detail. Clearly follow the highlighted truck-friendly route, view truck warnings, notifications and alerts. And only a dēzl 760LMT includes exclusive Garmin Active Lane Guidance (ALG). ALG shows you constantly updated animation of the preferred lane to be in. It also includes photoReal junction view, which provides photo-realistic views of upcoming junctions to guide you to the right lane at the right time. All of which are especially helpful when navigating complex highway interchanges in unfamiliar metros.

Navigate with Confidence
With detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions that speak street names loud and clear through the speaker, dēzl 760LMT provides specialized routing¹ to support truck-related restrictions in both the U.S. and Canada (customizable by height, weight, length, width and hazardous materials). Simply enter dimensions and load restrictions, and dēzl 760LMT guides you according to your requirements on a route that fits your load. The onboard Trip Planner lets you create multiple-stop routes and plan and save future trips. And, you can operate dēzl 760LMT with voice-activated navigation. It’s so easy, you just talk to it!

Drive Safe
dēzl 760LMT keeps you informed of upcoming road conditions, such as sharp curves, bridge heights, weight limits, high wind areas and restrictions, including no trailer or hazardous materials. A grade data field that appears on the map enables drivers to anticipate descents and ascents and shift accordingly. Trucking speed limits appear if they are different than the posted automotive speed limit. It also provides mile marker information. Plus its clock automatically changes time zones and provides sunrise/sunset times. You also receive notifications when crossing state or country borders. For added peace of mind, there also is a video input for backup camera compatibility.

Locate Trucking Service Areas and POIs
dēzl 760LMT has truck-specific POIs to let you search roadway exits for truck stops, food, lodging, rest areas, service locations, tire repair and weigh stations. Truck stop information includes a list of services offered, such as WiFi, showers and truck scales. And enhanced exit services let you know what services are available at upcoming exits along your route.

AND SO MUCH MORE…

 

GPS for Truck Drivers

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GPS for Motorcycles

Designed By Bikers For Bikers: Take a ride on a new route and explore the open road with these GPS navigators built with the motorcyclist in mind. These motorcycle-friendly navigators were built to lead you on all of your two-wheeled adventures. Whether you’re on a weekday ride just across town or a weeklong trip to an annual rally with friends, these GPS for motorcycles are ready to show you the way. Click on photos for details and pricing.

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GPS for RVers

Setting out on a journey in your RV is a fun and exciting time for the entire family. Make sure you aren’t delayed by road construction and unnecessary out-of-the-way routes. These GPS navigators are made for RVs. Many include America’s RV Parks & Services directories and RV trip planning and sharing. Everything you need for a pleasant and easy RV trip!

Some Parks & Services that might be included on these GPS for RV:

A comprehensive directory of nearly 20,000 RV Parks and Services in the U.S. and Canada:

Provincial parks (Canada)
State preserves
National forests
State recreation areas
Corps of Army Engineers
Regional parks

Many also allow you to search campground listings based on amenities. And some will even reference truck stops; RV repair and service locations; tow service; tire shops and mobile repair and service locations.

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Hand Held GPS Navigators

If you hike, hunt, or enjoy the great outdoors in any way, you’ll want to take along a hand-held GPS navigator to help you in and out of the woods, or any other unfamiliar area. These make great gifts for the avid outdoorsmen, too! Click on photos for details and pricing.

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