Buying the best quality GPS unit in 2017 is a challenge. Due to the increasing Smartphone dependency and ultra advanced GPS apps availability, a very few manufacturers take the risk of selling GPS units and in that too with a promise of high quality and reliability.
But trust me; no Smartphone can match up to the efficiency of a dedicated GPS unit for your vehicle. The reason is, one that the Smartphone apps often require high speed internet connection which is not guaranteed to be available everywhere and a Smartphone is not solely designed for navigation purpose. So, a compromise with the quality of maps and authenticity is the risk you have to take.
Moreover, you can’t exit and reopen the app many times when you are lost and your friends and family members are calling you, right?
Therefore, I will help you to decide over buying a suitable GPS unit. I have researched through the online shops, websites and local shops, checked over several reviews and customer opinions to finally come up with my top two choices in the best GPS units that you can buy. My choices are based on the reliability of these products and also the value to money they offer.
Garmin Nuvi Models
Garmin is a very old and reliable brand for GPS units and has launched a new range of GPS models under the Nuvi theme. The entire Nuvi line is highly recommended. Some popular ones are –
- Garmin Nuvi 2595 LMT : A fully capable unit. Offers user friendly interface with touch screen display along with a complimentary mobile app for your loved ones to monitor you in times they can’t contact you.
- Garmin Nuvi 2797 LMT : Large display (7 in.), portable Bluetooth unit with free Garmin Live services.
- Garmin Nuvi 3597 LMTHD : Lightweight, on the budget unit with a decent 5 in. display and assists lane via junction view.
Tom Tom’s Go and START series, both are awesome, but I happened to select this one for review because of its perfectly balanced features and quality standards. I have listed the key features in bullets to be quick.
- Voice directions
- Doesn’t need net connections
- Pairs with phone for hands free calls.
- Supports Bluetooth connectivity and,
- Offers advanced lane guidance in a decent resolution on your budget.