Sunday, March 18, 2012

Consumer Reports rates GPS navigators

The December issue of Consumer Reports has new ratings for GPS units, including many newer models they haven’t reviewed before. 49 models were tested; the top 14 are listed in the magazine.

The voice command Garmin nuvi 880 was the top-rated unit. The following models were rated Best Buys:

Looks like I’m not the only one that likes Garmin devices! Some other interesting notes from the article…

The Dash Express came in at number 10, with a recommendation to consider it for traffic information. A survey of 2,000 owners turned up some significant problems. Topping the list were slow directions, confusing directions, unsafe directions, and urban satellite reception.

The December issue is on newstands now.

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

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