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Magellan RoadMate 2045T-LM

4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps/Traffic  7.5/10 By Steve Holdgren The Magellan RoadMate 2045T-LM has a 4.3-inch screen with 480 x 272 pixels. The GPS device picks up live traffic information without subscription and also shows you points of interest for each highway exit you approach. We liked how it gives an advanced warning […]

TomTom GO 50 1FC5.019.01

Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map Updates  8/10 By Steve Holdgren The TomTom GO 50 1FC5.019.01 is a handy tool to have when you’re traveling through unfamiliar regions. It’s nice having free traffic updates and a way to avoid tollroads without the annoying advertisements, and this TomTom allows you to insert a memory card containing […]

Best GPS Devices

Top Rated GPS Devices By Steve Holdgren Portable GPS navigators are useful tools to have in the car whether you’re traveling to unfamiliar cities or just navigating your own hometown. We reviewed several GPS devices and selected our top 10 based on the following factors: 1. Large, bright touchscreen display that’s visible even in sunlight […]

TomTom START 50M

XXL 540TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator  8.5/10 By Steve Holdgren TomTom’s START 50M entry-level GPS device is perfect for those who only need one occasionally. These handy devices pay for themselves the first time you get yourself out of a pinch on the road. The START 50M comes preloaded with points of interest, lowest gas prices, […]

Garmin nüvi 2557LMT

GPS Navigator w/ Traffic  9.5/10 By Steve Holdgren This 5-inch GPS navigator from Garmin has a touchscreen that is very responsive and brighter than a lot of the competition. It’s also got a dual orientation feature so you can use it horizontally or vertically. The Garmin Nüvi 2557LMT has a design and feel that is […]

Garmin nüvi 52LM

GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps  9/10 By Steve Holdgren Garmin is one of the most familiar names of portable GPS device makers. The 52LM model is available for a great low price with excellent performance. The feature set is pretty slim as a result, but what is on the unit is probably good for those […]

More GPS Navigation Devices

Garmin 010-00858-20  9.5/10 4-hour battery life Maps of U.S., Canada, and Mexico Suction cup, dashboard mount, USC syncing cable, and USB cable 800 x 480p resolution 4.8” x 3” x 0.4” This 4.3-inch GPS navigator from Garmin looks small compared to the many 5-inch devices available, but its touchscreen is very responsive and crisper… read […]

Comparing Garmin and TomTom: Two GPS Manufacturers

Garmin and TomTom dominate the GPS market, with many people split on which brand is better. Let’s take a look at the different interfaces and features each brand offers. The basic features of Garmin and TomTom GPS devices don’t differ too wildly. Both have map systems that you can update online, preloaded points of interest […]

TomTom 1EP0.052.11

XXL 540TM 5-Inch GPS Navigator  7/10 By Steve Holdgren TomTom updated this GPS device with the VIA 1505TM, but the XXL 540TM is also a reliable GPS navigator with a wide 5-inch screen and bright, colorful maps. The 540TM comes preloaded with 7 million points of interest, and you can add your own as well. […]

Garmin 010-00991-01

Nüvi 50 GPS Navigator  7.5/10 By Steve Holdgren If you want a portable GPS device for a low price and you’re satisfied with just the bare-bones functions, then the Garmin Nüvi 50 is a solid choice. It’s available for $117.99, and it readily plots the best route to get you from Point A to Point […]

Magellan RoadMate 1700LM

Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map Updates  8.5/10 By Steve Holdgren We were impressed with the Magellan RoadMate 1700LM, which gives you audible cues to get off the highway, make a turn, or turn around. This feature comes in handy if you’re traveling through an unfamiliar area and are afraid to take your eyes off […]

TomTom 1EN5.019.03

VIA 1505TM 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator  8.5/10 By Steve Holdgren A popular GPS navigator in competition with Garmin’s Nüvi series, the TomTom VIA is a 5-inch GPS device for just $115.92. It provides lifetime traffic and maps, and shows images clearly and in full color in the wide touchscreen. Preloaded with 7 million points of […]

TomTom GO Live 1535M

Portable GPS Navigator  9/10 By Steve Holdgren The first portable GPS navigator to integrate travel apps into its functions, the TomTom GO Live allows you to connect to Yelp, TripAdvisor, Expedia, and Google to search for points of interest and read professional reviews of restaurants, hotels, museums, etc. The 5-inch screen is very crisp and […]

Garmin 010-00810-25

Nüvi 1450LMT 5-Inch GPS Navigator  9/10 By Steve Holdgren The Garmin Nüvi series continues to impress with this 1450LMT GPS navigator with a 5-inch screen. The touchscreen is large and bright, with clear images even in sunlight. The interface is thankfully simple and user-friendly. We liked being able to program the most fuel-efficient route. Alternately, […]

Garmin Nüvi 2555LMT

5-Inch Portable GPS   9/10 By Steve Holdgren The latest Garmin GPS navigator expands its touchscreen to 5 inches, which is very helpful when you’re driving and you need to glance at the GPS quickly. The graphics have also improved, showing you roads, bridges, and overpasses and including icons for branded locations. The starting screen […]

Garmin 010-00858-20

Nüvi 3790T 4.3-Inch GPS Navigator with Bluetooth  9.5/10 By Steve Holdgren This 4.3-inch GPS navigator from Garmin looks small compared to the many 5-inch devices available, but its touchscreen is very responsive and crisper than a lot of the competition. The Garmin Nüvi 3790T is also extremely thin and lightweight; like a smartphone, it slips […]