There are many brands and models of GPS systems and the only way you can find out which ones are the best is to look at as many of them as you possibly can. Typically, the top brands for GPS systems have many units from which to choose and these range in prices. Your choice of a GPS system is largely dependent on how frequently you intend to use, if you prefer a portable device or one that mounts permanently on your vehicle, and some other factors. Let's find out which GPS units can be rightfully considered the best of 2014.
The RoadMate 5176/t-LM Traveler by Magellan is one GPS system that's loaded with impressive features. Thanks to its large 5-inch high resolution touchscreen, you'll be able to view your maps in portrait mode or landscape mode. To ensure that your maps and all other information are current, this GPS system from Magellan comes with free lifetime maps and traffic alerts. Any future software updates are also included. Partnering with AAA, the Magellan RoadMate will make it a snap to locate the best hotels and restaurants. AAA, as many know, is a well-known company that provides hotel and restaurant ratings to its members. So while you're navigating the road, you'll see which places have been rated by AAA. AAA is also famous for providing roadside service, so if you're a member you can easily get help from your RoadMate device. You also have Wi-Fi connectivity so you can access the internet. If you're someone who wants a sports watch and a GPS system in one convenient device, you'll want to check out the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom. This sports watch is fully featured. It lets you track your time and distance covered. In addition, it keeps track of your heart rate and calories burned. If you're a runner or a hiker, you'll be able to map out your routes and monitor elevation changes. If you prefer to measure your progress, use the stopwatch feature. Besides being an accurate timepiece, the Nike+ SportWatch has an alarm feature and displays the current date.
You have lots of choices when it comes to the top notch GPS system to have in your vehicle. Getting a new car? Narrow your your choices to those cars that already have a GPS system installed. This is often the most advanced type of unit, and will have a large LCD screen that's easy to read. You'll also find that the GPS system is linked to the vehicle's climate control system and radio. When buying a system, you have to choose between an in-dash unit that is installed permanently or a portable unit. The great thing about a portable GPS device is that it's easily mounted and unmounted for those times when you need to use it on a different vehicle. In terms of price, an in-dash GPS system is more expensive than a portable one. It's also best if it's installed permanently on the vehicle by a professional. If you're looking for one of the best GPS systems of 2014, there are many elements to keep in mind. Naturally, the more features that a device offers the more expensive it will be. Then again, price isn't always a sure indication that a GPS system will perform better than the others. The best GPS device for you is the one that helps you get to your destination quickly and safely.