10 Best Gps Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

There’s almost no excuse for getting lost anymore. Using GPS (global positioning system) is a fact of modern life—whether it’s on your smartphone, built into your car, or as a stand-alone portable navigation device that can be moved from car to car.

Most of us are familiar with how GPS makes travel easier. You can choose routing preferences (fastest, no tolls, or most fuel-efficient) and sometimes get real-time traffic info. The system works via satellite and can be set to show icons for gas stations or hospitals, or direct you to points of interest like national parks or tourist attractions.

Top 10 Gps

Bestseller No. 1
Garmin Drive 50 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps, Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions,...
1152 Reviews
Garmin Drive 50 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps, Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions,...
  • DRIVER ALERTS - Receive alerts for upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, school zones, a fatigue warning,...
  • EASY TO USE - Dedicated GPS navigators display current street, current speed, speed limit and arrival time
Bestseller No. 2
Garmin 010-N1532-0C Drive 50LM 50 GPS Navigator, 5', (Certified Refurbished)
364 Reviews
Garmin 010-N1532-0C Drive 50LM 50 GPS Navigator, 5", (Certified Refurbished)
  • Easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator with 5.0-inch dual-orientation display
  • Preloaded with detailed maps of the U.S. (lower 49 states)
Bestseller No. 3
Garmin DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S with Lifetime Maps/Traffic, Live Parking, Bluetooth,WiFi, Smart...
556 Reviews
Garmin DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S with Lifetime Maps/Traffic, Live Parking, Bluetooth,WiFi, Smart...
  • Easy-to-use GPS navigator with connected Features and bright 6.95-Inch Capacitive touch display. The display...
  • Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates. Battery : Rechargeable lithium-ion. Battery life is...
Bestseller No. 4
GPS for Car, 7 inches 8GB Lifetime Map Update Spoken Turn-to-Turn Navigation System for Cars,...
104 Reviews
GPS for Car, 7 inches 8GB Lifetime Map Update Spoken Turn-to-Turn Navigation System for Cars,...
  • Multi-language real directions guides rich features like a friend, video, audio, pictures. Receive alerts for...
  • Built-in 8 GB ROM 256 MB RAM provides plenty of room to start and operate quickly, which also ensures high...
Bestseller No. 5
Garmin 010-01681-02 DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S GPS w/Smart Features (Renewed)
79 Reviews
Garmin 010-01681-02 DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S GPS w/Smart Features (Renewed)
  • Includes all original accessories plus a 1 Year warranty
  • Garmin DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S GPS w/ Smart Features
Bestseller No. 6
Garmin DriveSmart 51 NA LMT-S with Lifetime Maps/Traffic, Live Parking, Bluetooth,WiFi, Smart...
197 Reviews
Garmin DriveSmart 51 NA LMT-S with Lifetime Maps/Traffic, Live Parking, Bluetooth,WiFi, Smart...
  • Easy-to-use GPS navigator with connected Features and bright 5.0-Inch Capacitive touch display
  • Detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates.Use our bracket mount to secure nüvi to a suction...
Bestseller No. 7
Garmin Drive 50 USA + CAN LMT GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Driver Alerts,...
41 Reviews
Garmin Drive 50 USA + CAN LMT GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Driver Alerts,...
  • DRIVER ALERTS - Receive alerts for upcoming sharp curves, speed changes, school zones, a fatigue warning,...
  • EASY TO USE - Dedicated GPS navigators display current street, current speed, speed limit and arrival time
Bestseller No. 8
Garmin Drive 51 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps, Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions,...
116 Reviews
Garmin Drive 51 USA LM GPS Navigator System with Lifetime Maps, Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions,...
  • TripAdvisor ratings for travel points of interest
  • restaurants and attractions
Bestseller No. 9
ATOTO A6 Double Din Android Car Navigation Stereo with Dual Bluetooth - Standard A6Y2710SB 1G/16G...
560 Reviews
ATOTO A6 Double Din Android Car Navigation Stereo with Dual Bluetooth - Standard A6Y2710SB 1G/16G...
  • *Developed from widely used & stable Android Marshmallow OS, deeply customized & optimized to let it perform...
  • *If your car has factory Steering Wheel key Control feature (shorted for SWC,based on resistive analog signal...
Bestseller No. 10
GlobalSat BU-353-S4 USB GPS Receiver (Black)
546 Reviews
GlobalSat BU-353-S4 USB GPS Receiver (Black)
  • Built-In GPS Patch Antenna
  • Built-In Roof Mount Magnet

Life is a Highway

You can choose from many GPS systems—those that harness the power of your smartphone, versions that are built-in to the car, and portable units, the last of which we have actually tested. Check our full GPS Ratings for more (available to subscribers).

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Most GPS navigators will home in on a destination, but not always via the most efficient route. A few tips tailored to your typical travel conditions tell you what you can’t live (or drive) without.

Easy to Use
Making navigation easier is the prime directive of these gadgets, so look at our ease-of-use scores in the Ratings for PNDs. The models that tested high for us make it especially easy to enter destinations (even by speaking them) and give the most helpful directions. Some interfaces are more intuitive than others, and low-scorers can be awkward, slow, or both.

Keeps Track of Traffic
If you tend to stick to a routine on your commute or errands, you might get the most use out of a navigation system or app that offers real-time traffic info. You’ll know about—and avoid—accidents, road closures, and speed traps. Bear in mind that traffic reporting on portable GPS units or pre-infotainment-system built-ins is not perfect; it can be inaccurate or outdated. Phone apps that offer real-time traffic allow you to peek in on traffic cameras and allow for crowdsourced tips on tie-ups and detours.

Shows Stamina
If you have more than one car or often rent cars, you might prefer a portable system or smartphone app that’s always there riding shotgun on your travels. If you’ll be using a PND for walking or accessing multimedia features outside of the car, look for a battery that has at least two hours on a charge.

The Matter of Size
If you have a hard time deciphering tiny maps, consider a built-in or infotainment system, which generally has larger screens. You can even go really big with special PNDs for commercial trucks, vans, and RVs (since dashboards are farther away from the driver’s seat). These models will also take into account low-bridge clearance and parkway restrictions. However, if you often pack a GPS unit in your suitcase, you may want to go smaller: For a PND screen large enough to read easily without blocking your view, we’ve found a 4-inch diagonal screen a good compromise for travelers, but for regular use, a 4.7-inch size is easier to work with.

Free Ride: Top Map Apps

If you’re a fan of your phone, you’re probably already using a free navigation app. These are some we like.

Apple Maps
Offers 3D views as well as the birds-eye-view Flyover feature. You’ll get real-time traffic monitoring and turn-by-turn spoken directions. It even gives public transportation guidance and helps to remember where you parked. Ask Siri to take you there (wherever that is), bookmark locations on Maps, and save them to the cloud. You can access them later via your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. As of now, you can only get this app on iOS devices.

Google Maps
This worldwide app offers constant updating of maps and features, which can be downloaded for a limited time for offline use. You can get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit help. Find and make pit stops along the way for a fill-up (at a gas station or a café). Street View and indoor imagery help keep you on track whether you’re outside or in (helpful for large places such as malls, museums, or stadiums). Available on iOS and Android.

Here Maps
Drive, ride, or walk with worldwide map coverage, turn-by-turn voice guidance, speed limit info, and nearby POI. Offline maps and navigation ensure that you know your way (via downloaded maps) whether you have a data connection or not. You also get public transit directions for over 900 cities around the world. There is even a biking option. Available on iOS and Android.

Waze
This community-based traffic and navigation app allow you and other drivers in your area to share real-time traffic and road info. Users drive with the app open to passively contribute traffic and other road data (there’s also an active community of online map editors). Waze can also actively give a heads-up regarding accidents or any other hazards. You’ll get turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, active re-routing, and alerts re speed cameras. Available on iOS and Android.

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