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GPS Systems are flooding 2014's market and they are more valuable than they were and more in numbers than they had even a few years ago and that means that you are going to have to do some comparison shopping so that you can get as much value as possible. This can be a hard road to navigate since the best brands in this field all offer all sorts of different GPS devices. Trying to figure out which device is the best is just as complicated as choosing a new phone or computer. To help you choose, this article will highlight which GPS devices are best in 2014.
The Magellan Maestro 3250 is one of the portable GPS navigators that is quite lightweight and compact. It comes with a rechargeable battery that allows you to operate the device away from your vehicle for as long as three hours. So just park your car and use your Maestro to help you navigate as you get through the city. It will give you things in real time like traffic issues, accidents and even potential severe weather warnings. The GPS device has Auto Re-Route which is an extremely useful feature to have for those moments when you turn left instead of right or miss a turn. The nice thing is that even though it's small, the screen uses big icons that are both easy to see and easy to understand. TomTom is one of the top brands in GPS systems and you'll find many TomTom GPS devices to suit every budget. The GO LIVE 2535M is one of the popular TomTom GPS devices. It's a 5-inch GPS navigator that has Bluetooth. Like other TomTom GPS units, this one comes with IQ Routes, which is one of the most advanced technologies available today for helping you find the shortest possible route to your destination. IQ Routes doesn't just measure distances, but is also able to take speed limits and traffic conditions into consideration. The GO LIVE 2535M features voice recognition. Moreover, you can make hands-free calls while you drive because of its Bluetooth feature.
Nowadays, it's possible to rely on your smart phone for navigation purposes. It's difficult to find a smart phone that doesn't have a built in GPS system. Unlike many other apps, however, the better GPS apps are not usually free and some are quite expensive. They are, though, an incredible bargain compared to purchasing a separate GPS device. One of the leading manufacturers of GPS systems, TomTom has a fantastic iPhone app. This app will give you the same capabilities that you can get from a stand alone GPS system, like voice guided navigation as well as turn by turn instructions. This app can cost quite a lot, though, even as much as $100. If you have an Android based phone, you can get Google Maps Navigation for free.
As you have seen, we don't have any shortage of GPS systems in 2014. An inexpensive and portable GPS unit with the basic features would do nicely if you have very basic needs. However, if you intend to regularly use your GPS, you'd be better off investing in a higher end model that has more advanced features. As technology continues to advance, you can be sure that future GPS navigators will have even greater capabilities.