What Are Some Good GPS Vehicle Navigation Units?


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The Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD, the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM and the TomTom VIA 1605TM are some good GPS vehicle navigation units as of 2015, according to PCMag. Although the advents of cellphone-based apps and in-car information systems haves impacted the market, the standalone navigation system is generally superior in providing users with a better navigational experience and has a high demand.

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What Are Some Good GPS Vehicle Navigation Units?
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The Garmin nuvi line is a leader in vehicle navigation systems, and the 3597LMTHD is at the high end of its product offerings. PCMag ranks the unit as the best navigational system available. It is equipped with a glass capacitive screen, 3D lane assist and a magnetic mount. The display is multi-touch capable, and it has improved voice prompts. As of 2015, its price is relatively high when compared to that of other navigational systems.

Magellan's Roadmate has a bright, 5-inch LCD screen that is larger than those appearing on most GPS units. It also comes with free, lifetime map updates and real-time traffic reports. The Roadmate's price is closer to that of most traditional units.

At 6 inches, the TomTom VIA 1605TM has one of the largest and sharpest display screens available on standard automobile GPS units. It provides accurate routing, a newly designed user interface and affordable pricing.

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