Trying to decide which GPS is best for you? Well, you’ve come to the right place, whether you’re looking for a GPS for your car or a handheld for hiking, geocaching, golf, running or biking. Let’s start with auto GPS before we move on to sport and handheld GPS.
Which GPS for your car?
Generally, in the US, I’d stick with a Garmin or TomTom, which seem more dependable than other brands. Personally I prefer the Garmin interface, although TomTom sometimes does a bit better job of routing in traffic. Most auto GPS these days include features that were considered advanced not so long ago – calling out street names for turns, lane assist, junction view and speed limit display. Many also include lifetime traffic and map updates. More advanced models may offer Bluetooth for hands free dialing, powered mounts, voice command and HD traffic.
To help you sort things out, we’ve got the following resources:
- Auto GPS buyers guide
- Garmin nuvi comparison chart
- TomTom comparison chart
- Dissecting the Garmin nuvi series
We also have a couple of specialty guides for motorcycles and trucks. Or perhaps your prefer the wisdom of the crowd; in that case, check out our current top ten auto GPS list or Amazon’s GPS best seller list.
Which handheld GPS?
Ah, here it gets a little more complicated, but only because there’s probably a GPS tailored to your activity, whether it’s running, hiking, geocaching, biking or golf. Here are the resources where I’d direct you to see which model is right for you:
- Handheld GPS buyers guide
- GPS for biking
- GPS for geocaching
- GPS for golf
- GPS for hiking
- GPS for running