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Which is the Best GPS?

The best GPS satisfies your requirements for the best price.   There are many "bests" depending on what type of GPS you want.

To find your GPS, scroll down to select the type of GPS you want and click the picture or the link.

Before you proceed, here is some information that might interest you.

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Best GPS for the Money

Updated May 1, 2016

The Nuvi 55LM has climbed to the top of the list as the best GPS for the money.  The Nuvi 52LM was the Best GPS for several months but it has been discontinued by Garmin and its price has risen.  The Nuvi 55LM is priced at $97.69.  The Nuvi 55LM has all the features you expect in a top of the line GPS. 

Nuvi 55LM features:

  • Speaks street names - Don't have to look at display
  • Five (5) inch widescreen for easier viewing
  • Preloaded street maps
  • Includes lifetime map updates (this saves money over time with free map updates)
  • NuMaps Guarantee
  • Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
  • Junction view (displays junction signs)
  • Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls, etc.)
  • Speed limit indicator
  • USB for easy download
  • UpAhead helps you find places you want
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
  • School zone audible alarm
  • Trip planner
  • Trip log

Best GPS for the money - Nuvi 55LM  

 

 

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What type of Best GPS are you looking for?

Best Automotive GPS

Best Handheld GPS

Best Bicycle GPS

Best Fitness GPS

Best Golf GPS


Best Automotive GPS

What to look for to find the best automotive GPS

  • GPS must speak street names so you do not have to look at the display to read street names.  This is the most important feature to look for in an automotive GPS. Most new GPS have this feature.

  • Must be small and portable so it is easy to take with you or remove from the windshield and lock up to keep the GPS from being stolen.

  • Must have an easily readable display, even in bright sunlight.

  • The Best GPS must have these features for a reasonable price.  This will not necessarily be the lowest priced GPS.

  • GPS will be sold by a reputable merchant that provides free shipping.

Best Automotive GPS (Best Selling)

 
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Best Handheld GPS

What to look for to find the best handheld GPS

  • Small and lightweight - you don't want to have to carry another heavy object.

  • Bright sunlight readable display.

  • Ease of loading maps - you may want to load optional maps for more detail in your area of travel.

  • Waterproof

  • Long battery life

  • The best GPS must have these features for a reasonable price.  This will not necessarily be the lowest priced GPS.

  • The best GPS will be sold by a reputable merchant that provides free shipping.

Best Selling Handheld GPS

 

Best Handheld GPS Best Handheld GPS - small, portable units that are carried by the user.  These might be used for hiking, boating, and other personal use.

 


Best Bicycle GPS

What to look for to find the best bicycle GPS

  • The quality of the receiver - Look for a high sensitivity receiver.

  • Sophisticated software to match your training and competitive requirements

  • Cadence and heart rate sensors (optional)

  • Easy to read display

  • Small and lightweight

  • Waterproof

  • GPS must have these features for a reasonable price.  This will not necessarily be the lowest priced GPS.

  • GPS will be sold by a reputable merchant that provides free shipping.

Best Bicycle GPS

 

Best Bicycle GPS Best Bicycle GPS - mounts on the handlebars of a bicycle.  Some units have cadence counters and/or pulse rate monitors 

Best Fitness GPS

What to look for to find the best fitness GPS

  • The quality of the receiver - Look for a high sensitivity receiver.

  • Sophisticated software to match your training and competitive requirements

  • Heart rate sensor (optional)

  • Easy to read display

  • Small and lightweight

  • Waterproof

  • GPS must have these features for a reasonable price.  This will not necessarily be the lowest priced GPS.

  • GPS will be sold by a reputable merchant that provides free shipping.

Best Selling Fitness GPS (Most Popular)

 

Best Fitness GPS Best Fitness GPS - generally wrist mounted.  Has optional pulse rate counter.

Best Golf GPS

What to look for in the best golf GPS

  • Ease of use

  • Unlimited free golf course maps

  • No annual membership fee for map uploads

  • Easy to read display

  • Small and lightweight

  • Waterproof

  • Keep score

  • Track shot distances

  • GPS will be sold by a reputable merchant that provides free shipping.

Best Selling Golf GPS (Most Popular)

 

Garmin Approach G5 Best Golf GPS - easy to use, small, light weight

Other links of interest

Garmin Home Page

Magellan Home Page

TomTom Home Page

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