How to Find Them
The very best GPS reviews are written by owners of GPS units.
The owners have used the GPS for some time. They know what is good and
what is bad with it.
Many reviews are written by someone who is evaluating the
GPS, but has not "lived" with it. Several weeks of using a GPS everyday as
an owner makes a person much more qualified to review a GPS than someone who
does a quick review and then goes on to review the next GPS.
I use Amazon.com as my source for GPS reviews. There are
numerous reviews for every GPS sold on Amazon and they are very easy to find.
As an example, here is a picture of the Amazon product page for
the Garmin Nuvi 55LM. This GPS has a four star plus average review. Click
on the "customer reviews" link and you can read all the reviews for the Nuvi
55LM. You will find them quite revealing. Another helpful tool is the
Q and A section.
When you click on the review link, it will load the "Customer
Review" page for the Garmin Nuvi 55LM. (Pictured below).
From this you can quickly tell:
This GPS has a 4.3 star rating for all reviews (408
The reviews tend to be favorable with 62% five stars,
stars, 8% three stars, etc.
The most helpful favorable review is presented at the top of the page for your ease of access.
Amazon used to list the most helpful
positive and most helpful critical reviews on this page, but they discontinued
that practice. To see the best and worst reviews click on the "See all
408 customer reviews". It will display this page.
You can then scroll down and read all the reviews and draw your
own conclusions. This is a powerful tool for quickly determining what
owners think about the particular GPS.
To start reading reviews, click on the following picture to go to Amazon. This will put you on the Amazon search results
page for GPS & Navigation › Vehicle GPS sorted by Bestselling. When the page loads, scan down the listed GPS units and
find the one you want reviewed. Click on it to load the product page and
click on the review link at the top of the page.
Click here to go to Amazon and read the GPS reviews
Good luck in finding the reviews to help you become an educated buyer.