UPDATE: Check out my take on Consumer Reports’ October 2007 GPS ratings.
The August 2006 issue of Consumer Reports rates portable GPS navigation devices for cars. Garmin won top honors, placing number one and two, and coming in with the only best buy. Listed below are the top six, which were followed for the most part by, ahem, lesser brands (Navman, Cobra, Clarion, Lowrance, Mio and Pharos).
- Garmin nuvi 350
- Garmin StreetPilot 2730
- Magellan RoadMate 760
- TomTom GO 300
- TomTom GO 700
- Garmin StreetPilot i5 (A CR Best Buy)
Unfortunately, these are all last generation units. Compare these to the Top Ten list I posted yesterday and you’ll see that only the StreetPilot 2730 and nuvi show up on both lists. There is one thing that GPS Tracklog readers and Consumer Reports agree upon – the Garmin nuvi 350 is ranked number one by each.
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