Sunday, March 18, 2012

Which GPS?

which gps

Which GPS is right for you?

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:

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:

To see what other people are buying, check out our top ten handheld and sport GPS list or take a look at Amazon’s best seller list.


  1. I just got hired by USPS as a rural delivery driver. My route is 91 miles long and has 385 boxes. I don’t need to know each stop but there’s alot of retraces and double backs. Need one that tracks and saves the route for reference. Voice prompts would help and the ability to store more than one route, preferably up to about 10. Thanks.

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