Despite the fact that GPS-enabled smartphones are becoming more and more popular these days, the portable navigation devices (PNDs) still stand on their feet firmly. In fact, the modern PNDs are becoming increasingly popular in different parts of the world as they come with some amazing features like real-time traffic updates, spoken street names, audible driving directions with text to speech (TTS) and internet connectivity with extremely user-friendly screens. However, there is immense competition in the GPS market with a number of devices looking to gain the attention of potential buyers. Let’s have a look at the top 7 GPS navigation systems:
Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD
The Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD is surely one of the finest GPS navigation systems of all times and it is getting better with the passage of time. Garmin’s navigation brand possesses a fascinating design and is among the top interfaces in the industry. It is easy to use, efficient in performance and durable. With exceptional quality, the GPS navigation system comes at a hefty price range of somewhere between $319 and $379.
Magellan RoadMate 1700
Just like the Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD, the Magellan RoadMate is quite expensive as compared to other GPS devices in this list but it definitely offers greater quality. This PND offers map coverage for all the states of the US as well as Canada. It possesses such a huge memory that it can store up to six million points of interest. The interface of this device is convenient to use and the PND on the whole is quite useful and durable.
Garmin Nuvi 1390T
If you are a traditional Garmin user, this is just the perfect device for you as it offers map coverage of the whole US and Canada. This model is expensive as compared to some other models of the company but in return, it comes with more features. Some of the attractive features of this device are touch screen, lane guidance, spoken street names, voice prompts and password protection.
Due to Magellan SmartGPS’ potential to synchronize with the cloud and connect to internet through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, this device helps a car’s GPS hardware and connected navigation apps work well together. The device has received amazing feedbacks from all parts of the globe, despite the fact that it cannot use a lot of moving parts due to its busy interface.
TomTom Go Live 1535M
The TomTom Go Live 1535M is quite efficient in its performance and does last longer as compared to some other devices in the market. One of the many strong points of this navigation device is that its app integrates quite well with online searches. This device will cost you somewhere between $169 and $194.95.
Garmin Nuvi 50
The new Nuvi 50 is somewhat similar to the previous entry-level GPS devices by Garmin, but it is surely one of the best in the market in this specific category. The price range of this device is merely between $109.88 and $149.99. A lower price, small tweaks and an amazing 5-inch screen are among the notable features of Nuvi 50. If you are looking for an even lesser price, you can opt for Nuvi 40 or Nuvi 30, which offer about similar sort of functionality but come with smaller screen sizes of 4.7 and 3.5 inches respectively.
TomTom Via 1535
This is another amazing GPS device produced by TomTom at a reasonable price of $199.99. It has a number of features of the previous extra-ordinary devices produced by the company. This PND offers traffic updates and a lifetime map. It has received great reviews from users in different states.