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15 Best Car GPS Navigation Systems (2022)

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Dedicated car GPS navigation systems can be a big benefit when navigating in your vehicle, truck, motorcycle, or even handheld for maximum portability.

They all have internal batteries and voice or turn-by-turn navigation guidance.

In this article, I’ll discuss the different GPS navigation systems, pros and cons as well as install and mounting suggestions.

Why Use a Dedicated GPS Tracker instead of Cell Phone

It’s nice having a stand-alone GPS car navigator which can free up your phone as needed.

With Cell Phone navigation:
1) You’re not able to easily see the navigation apps when manually using the phone or on a phone call.

2) There is no GPS navigation when you lose cellular coverage; such as when in the backcountry or remote areas…unless you have downloaded offline Google maps.

3) Phones have a small screen.


Installing GPS Navigation in a Car

It is important to consider a few things when installing a navigation system in your car.

Remember to Avoid Over-Heating

As with any electronic device, be mindful of direct sun exposure that may cause the unit to overheat. This can be bad for the LCD screen and internal battery.

The GPS navigator normally produces its own internal heat while being used. So, if you also have direct sunlight hitting it, that will add to the heat internally, just like an oven, regardless if driving or parked.

Just keep a shroud or homemade shield to help shade the unit from direct sunlight or change the location slightly.

Proper Mounting Makes a Big Difference

Some of the windows suction mounts can eventually fall off, so other mounts should be explored. There are mounts for CD slots, friction dash mounts, and seat-bolted flex mounts.

There are cup-holder mounts (shown below) and windshield extension arms that the GPS navigator can mount to for the best location and viewing.

car gps navigation cupholder mount
GPS Navigator Cup Holder Extension

All of the GPS navigation systems mentioned here have internal GPS receivers that work by listening to signals from the satellites, so there is no need for external antennas. See more info on how GPS works.

Best GPS Navigation Systems for Car and Trucks Reviews:

Product NameScreen SizePriceAmazon Reviews
Garmin Drive 515 inch$125.008073 (4.4 stars)
Garmin Drive 525 inch$99.9910776 (4.5 star)
Garmin DriveSmart 555.5 inch$169.9910776 (4.5 star)
Garmin DriveSmart 666 inch$224.99395 (4.3 stars)
Garmin dezl OTR7007 inch$337.142620 (4.5 stars)
TomTom Go Comfort6 inch$159.86586 (4.2 stars)
Garmin DriveSmart 868 inch$349.99375 (4.3 stars)
Garmin RV 7807 inch$409.99115 (4.3 stars)
Apple iPad 9 (2021)10 inch$309.9920415 (4.8 stars)
Garmin eTrex 32x2.2 inch$299.99271 (4.3 stars)
Garmin GPSMAP 64sx2.6 inch$359.00690 (4.5 stars)
Garmin zūmo XT5.5 inch$499.99890 (4.6 stars)
Garmin GPSMAP 66i3 inch$550.001006 (4.5 stars)
Garmin Montana 700i5 inch$699.99375 (4.3 stars)

Garmin Drive 51 with Lifetime Maps

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 1 GB
Display: 5 inch, 480 x 272
Data Connection: USB, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, lower 49 states
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 3.3 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
These Garmin units are popular. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

You can choose between the – S version which links to your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Smartphone Link app. The internal lithium battery will only last 1 hour should you decide to use it that way.

Also, it only includes the lower 49 states, not Alaska.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Does not include Alaska;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin 51 is great with the -S version which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin Drive 52 GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 8 GB
Display: 5 inch, 480 x 272
Data Connection: USB, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US and Canada
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 3.3 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
The Garmin Drive 52 is a great starter unit. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable and USB cable.

You can choose between the – S version which links to your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Smartphone Link app. The internal lithium battery will only last 1 hour should you decide to use it that way.

The touchscreen is bright and is a nice upgrade over Nuvi.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Memory filled up quickly, needed microSD card;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin 52 is great with the -S version which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations. You can search using GPS coordinates instead of an address.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 16 GB
Display: 5.5 inch, 1280 x 720
Data Connection: Wi-Fi, BT, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US & Canada
Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 3.0 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
This Garmin unit was easy to install. It also comes with a suction mount for the windshield or dash and cigarette lighter power cable.

You can pair it with your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Drive app as well as hands-free calling and weather alerts. Red light and speed camera warnings included.

We see that national parks, shops, and restaurants are preloaded from Foursquare data.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Voice recognition can be erratic;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin DrievSmart 55/65/71 series are powerful GPS navigation units especially when linked to your smartphone.

We noted better map performance when adding a microSD memory card. You can buy these cards directly from Garmin with preloaded maps or get an empty one and add maps you want. (up to 32GB)

This allows for storage of additional maps, images, routes, waypoints and any custom POIs.

The voice commands and visual guidance work very good.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Voice assistant.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin DriveSmart 66 with Traffic

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 16 GB
Display: 6 inch, 1280 x 720
Data Connection: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, turn-by-turn with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US & Canada
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.7 x 3.4 inches


Setup & Install Experience:
This Garmin DriveSmart 66 unit was easy to install. It also comes with a suction mount for windshield or dash and cigarette lighter power cable. It is exactly the same as the 55 just larger.

You can pair it with your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Drive app as well as hands-free calling and weather alerts. Red light and speed camera warnings included.

We see that national parks, shops, and restaurants are preloaded from Foursquare data.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Voice recognition can be erratic;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin DrievSmart 66 is Alexa-enabled, so you can ask to play music, control home devices, and more. It links to your car stereo via Bluetooth or aux cable.

We noted better map performance when adding a microSD memory card. You can buy these cards directly from Garmin with preloaded maps or get an empty one and add maps you want. (up to 32GB)

This allows for storage of additional maps, images, routes, waypoints and any custom POIs.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Voice assistant.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin DriveSmart 86 with Traffic

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 16 GB
Display: 8 inch, 1280 x 800
Data Connection: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, turn-by-turn with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US & Canada
Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.77 x 4.7 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
This Garmin DriveSmart 86 unit was easy to install. It also comes with a suction mount for windshield or dash and cigarette lighter power cable. It is exactly the same as the 55/65 just larger.

You can pair it with your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Drive app as well as hands-free calling and weather alerts. Red light and speed camera warnings included.

We see that national parks, shops, and restaurants are preloaded from Foursquare data.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • Bright Display;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Sound over Bluetooth weak;
  • Bit of a learning curve;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin DrievSmart 86 is a powerful GPS navigation unit, especially when linked to your smartphone.

We updated the maps by adding a microSD memory card. You can buy these cards directly from Garmin with preloaded maps or get an empty one and add maps you want. (up to 32GB)

This allows for storage of additional maps, images, routes, waypoints and any custom POIs.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Voice assistant.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin dezl OTR700 Truck Navigation

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 16 GB
Display: 7 inch, 1024 x 600
Data Connection: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, turn-by-turn with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US & Canada
Dimensions: 6.97 x 0.75 x 4.17 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
This Garmin dezl OTR700 unit was easy to install. It also comes with a suction mount for windshield or dash and cigarette lighter power cable. It is perfect for professional truckers.

You can pair it with your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Dezl app as well as hands-free calling and weather alerts. Love the touchscreen display. Bluetooth hands-free calling compatible.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Works with Truckers Headset;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Sometimes gives wrong truck routes;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin dezl series are powerful GPS navigation units for truckers.

We noted better map performance when adding a microSD memory card. You can buy these cards directly from Garmin with preloaded maps or get an empty one and add maps you want. (up to 32GB)

This allows for storage of additional maps, images, routes, waypoints and any custom POIs.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Voice assistant.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin RV 780 GPS Navigator for RV & Camping

Power Source: Battery or 12V Cable
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Internal Storage: 16 GB
Display: 7 inch, 1024 x 600
Data Connection: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD
Spoken Directions: Yes, turn-by-turn with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US & Canada
Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.7 x 3.9 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
This Garmin RV 780 unit was easy to install. It also comes with a suction mount for windshield or dash and cigarette lighter power cable. It is perfect for campers and RVers.

You can pair it with your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Drive app as well as hands-free calling and weather alerts. Red light and speed camera warnings included.

We see that national parks, shops, and restaurants are preloaded from Foursquare data.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Very sensitive touchscreen;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin RV 780 gives warnings for sharp curves and steep grades.

We noted better map performance when adding a microSD memory card. You can buy these cards directly from Garmin with preloaded maps or get an empty one and add maps you want. (up to 32GB)

This allows for storage of additional maps, images, routes, waypoints and any custom POIs.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Voice assistant.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads and tolls.
  • POI data

TomTom Go Comfort with Realtime Traffic

Power Source: Battery or Mini-USB
Battery Life: 1 Hour
Memory Storage: 1 GB
Display: 6 inch, 480 x 272
Data Connection: USB, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth
Spoken Directions: Yes, with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, USA, Mexico, Canada
Dimensions: 6.4.5 x 0.94 x 4.13 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
The TomTom unit setup is simple. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

You get live traffic and smart routing to pull live traffic alerts via the free MyDrive mobile app. The internal lithium battery will only last 1 hour should you decide to use it that way.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Touch-screen a bit laggy;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The TomTom is great with the live Wi-Fi updates which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a MyDrive app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

Pre-plan your trips on TomTom MyDrive, It can even read out your text messages.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Apple iPad 9 (2021)

Power Source: Battery or Apple-USB
Battery Life: 9 Hours
Memory Storage: 64 GB
Display: 10.2 inch, 2160 x 1620
Data Connection: USB, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, Cellular
Spoken Directions: Yes, with alerts
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, Global
Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.29 x 6.8 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
The Apple iPad 9th-Generation is a formidable contender at just $279 for the Wi-Fi only and $429 for Wi-Fi & Cellular). There are many mounting options available, CD-player, cup holder, seat mount, and suction cup, etc. so you can position perfectly.

We set up Google Maps and installed a few of our favorite app store apps: TripAdvisor. The split screen ability on the iPad is great and adjustable. Live weather radar overlay while using navigation is great.

Our navigation tests were very easy with live traffic updates built into google maps.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • Great Battery Life;
  • WiFi & Cellular option;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • May be a bit large for some;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The iPad display is very nice and scrolling around is very smooth. I recommend getting the cellular version even if you just use your cell phone’s hotspot, you can add a cheap data plan as backup.

The 10 inch display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance. I thought the display would be too large, but when mounted in the right place, I can’t go back to smaller screens.

They have many accessories to go with the iPad, like a wireless keyboard and stylus pen. This allows you or a passenger to take notes, or search for restaurants without disturbing your map navigation.

With 64GB of storage you have many ways to save maps and pictures, also supports other languages and can save thousands of locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Best Portable Handheld GPS Navigation Systems in 2022

Garmin eTrex 32x Rugged Handheld GPS Navigator

Power Source: AA Batteries or Mini-USB
Battery Life: 25 Hours
Memory Storage: 8 GB
Display: 2.2 inches, 240 x 320
Data Connection: USB, microSD, ANT+
Spoken Directions: No, but routing
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, Topographical
Dimensions: 4.0 x 2.1 x 1.3 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
These Garmin handhelds are popular. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

You can choose between the – S version which links to your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Smartphone Link app. The internal lithium battery will only last 1 hour should you decide to use it that way.

They also support the ANT wireless protocol for data transmission.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Does not include Alaska;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin eTrex 32 is great as a handheld device. We found this a great experience and easy to use.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin GPSMAP 64sx, Portable GPS with Altimeter and Compass

Power Source: AA Batteries or Mini-USB
Battery Life: 16 Hours
Memory Storage: 8 GB
Display: 2.6 inches, 160 x 240
Data Connection: USB, microSD, Bluetooth, ANT+
Spoken Directions: No, but routing
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, Topographical
Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 2.4 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
These Garmin 64sx handhelds are popular. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

We like the high-sensitivity receiver with quad helix antenna and multi-GNSS support (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) and 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter and wireless connectivity via BLUETOOTH technology and ANT+.

These handheld GPS receivers work without the need for Internet or data. Maps are preloaded.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Does not include Alaska;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin 51 is great with the -S version which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin zūmo XT, All-Terrain Motorcycle GPS Navigation Device

Power Source: Battery or Mini-USB
Battery Life: 6 Hours
Memory Storage: 32 GB
Display: 5.5 inches, 1280 x 720
Data Connection: USB, microSD, Wi-Fi, ANT+
Spoken Directions: No, but routing
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, US
Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.0 x 3.5 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
These Garmin handhelds are popular. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

You can choose between the – S version which links to your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Smartphone Link app. The internal lithium battery will only last 1 hour should you decide to use it that way.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Does not include Alaska;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin zumo XT is great with the -S version which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin GPSMAP 66i, Portable GPS and 2-Way Satellite Communicator

Power Source: AA Batteries or Mini-USB
Battery Life: 35 Hours, 200 Power save
Memory Storage: 16 GB
Display: 3 inches, 240 x 400
Data Connection: USB, microSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+
Spoken Directions: No, but routing
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, Topographical
Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 2.5 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
These Garmin 2-way handhelds are nice to have when hiking or in remote locations. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

You can choose between the – S version which links to your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Smartphone Link app. The internal lithium battery will last 200 hours with 30 minute tracking.

It comes loaded with topographical maps.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Does not include Alaska;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin 51 is great with the -S version which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data

Garmin Montana 700i, Rugged GPS Handheld with Built-in inReach Satellite Technology

Power Source: AA Batteries or Mini-USB
Battery Life: 18 Hours, 300 Power Save
Memory Storage: 16 GB
Display: 5 inches, 480 x 800
Data Connection: USB, microSD, Wi-Fi, Blueooth, ANT+
Spoken Directions: No, but routing
Preloaded MAPS: Yes, Topographical
Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.3 x 3.6 inches

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Setup & Install Experience:
These Garmin handhelds are popular. This one comes with a suction mount and cigarette lighter power cable.

You can choose between the – S version which links to your smartphone to pull live traffic alerts via the free Garmin Smartphone Link app. The internal lithium battery will only last 1 hour should you decide to use it that way.

Also, it only includes the lower 49 states, not Alaska.

Pros

  • Easy Setup;
  • Spoken Turns & Alerts;
  • External USB storage;
  • Shows Elevation;
  • Lifetime Map updates;
  • 1 Year Warranty;

Cons

  • Does not include Alaska;

Performance & Overall Experience:
The Garmin 700i is great with the -S version which links to your smartphone. We found this a better experience with live updates.

The display looks great and can be seen at a normal driving distance.

They have a Garmin Express app that lets you backup the data to your computer as well as import waypoints from another mapping device.

It also supports other languages and can save up to 1000 locations.

Tested Features: 

  • Live alerts and turns tested.
  • Recalculates routes.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Historical trips log.
  • Customize routes to avoid certain roads.
  • POI data


How to Install and Mount the GPS Navigator

Installation location is important, so here is the CD slot holder that works for the iPad as well as the other systems mentioned above.

CD Mount for Navigation Display

There are also seat mount holders that mount to the seat bracket.

Conclusion

There are many options when selecting a car GPS navigation system like size, features, and cost.

The benefits are great and you will quickly get used to having one dedicated for safe navigation.

FAQs

How does GPS Navigation Work in Car

GPS navigation works the same as in your car as it does on your phone. Dedicated systems offer larger screens that are easier to see.