Best Rated GPS and Navigation Devices

Best Rated GPS and Navigation Devices

Isn’t it interested that just a few short years ago GPS and navigation devices were only in the hands of those who could afford the expensive devices. My how things have changed.

Not only are they more affordable and are in the cars of most people but they are on just about every smart phone.

Most people now just want to know which ones are the best rated. I’m going to share with you the best rated ones in the following categories:

  • Vehicle
  • Sports and handheld
  • Boating units and chartplotters
  • Trackers
  • System accessories

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Here are the best rated GPS and navigation devices.


Best Vehicle GPS System

I absolutely love vehicle GPS systems! I like using the one on my Droid Bionic phone too but having one specifically made for the car can be a real lifesaver.

Not only that but if you need proper directions in a pinch these are awesome!

They are hundreds of dollars less than they were in the mid-2000’s which makes it easily accessible to most people.

The resolution on these top rated devices below are incredible. Many of these have free lifetime updates, advanced navigation features and neat travel tools.

Garmin 1450LMT 5-Inch
Garmin 1450LMT 5-Inch

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Garmin 2595LMT 5-Inch
Garmin 2595LMT 5-Inch

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Garmin 2360LT 4.3-Inch
Garmin 2360LT 4.3-Inch

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TomTom 540TM 5-Inch Widescreen
TomTom 540TM 5-Inch Widescreen

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Garmin Zumo 660LM Motorcycle Navigator
Garmin Zumo 660LM Motorcycle Navigator

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Garmin aera 796
Garmin aera 796

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Best Sports and Handheld GPS System

They can really think of GPS for everything right! These sports and handheld GPS systems are really quite interesting.

Take for instance the avid runner. There is one that actually tracks your heart rate and has training features such as courses, workouts and any goal making you may want to store on the device.

There are hiking ones, golf ones and like I mentioned above…running ones.

Garmin Forerunner 410
Garmin Forerunner 410

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Motorola Sports Watch
Motorola Sports Watch

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Garmin eTrex 20
Garmin eTrex 20

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Nike SportWatch
Nike SportWatch

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GolfBuddy Voice Rangefinder
GolfBuddy Voice Rangefinder

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Garmin Foretrex 401
Garmin Foretrex 401

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Garmin nuvi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Informative video for your to watch


Best Boating GPS Units and Chartplotters

If I was big into boating or fishing this is a device I don’t think I could do without.

Getting lost in the water isn’t my idea of fun, how about you?

These things are a chartplotter, fish finder and maps galore.

The resolution in these devices are great and here are the top six best rated units.

Humminbird 408120-1 Fishfinder
Humminbird 408120-1 Fishfinder

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Garmin GPSMAP 78S Marine
Garmin GPSMAP 78S Marine

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Garmin GPSMAP 541s 5-Inch Waterproof
Garmin GPSMAP 541s 5-Inch Waterproof

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Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Sonar
Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Sonar

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Garmin Car and Boat
Garmin Car and Boat

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Lowrance HDS-8 GEN2 Plotter and Sounder
Lowrance HDS-8 GEN2 Plotter and Sounder

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GPS Tracker Systems

Mini SPY Real-Time GSM GPRS price
Mini SPY Real-Time GSM GPRS
These GPS tracker systems are very interesting to me. You can literally track an object such as a vehicle. Seem a little too “Big Brother” for you? It creeps me out a bit too but here are what they are used for currently.

Vehicle rental companies use them to track their vehicles. Understandable since their vehicles are driving all over the place each day.

I also know trucking companies use them to keep track of where their loads of goods are so they can keep the customer informed in real time.Would

you buy one of these? Let me know in the guestbook area below.


Best GPS System Accessories

What are electronic devices without accessories? It’s like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly.

With most GPS devices a mount is necessary whether it’s in your car or a boat. There are also cables and screen protectors you can buy.

Here are the best rated GPS accessories.

Garmin Portable Friction Mount
Garmin Portable Friction Mount

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Mountek nGroove Universal
Mountek nGroove Universal

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AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case
AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case

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Garmin 12-Volt Adapter Cable
Garmin 12-Volt Adapter Cable

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Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover
Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover

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Arkon SM517 Windshield Mount
Arkon SM517 Windshield Mount

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Video Humminbird 597 CI HD


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Jeff Wise is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


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