Which GPS Is Rated the Best

Which GPS is rated the best? All prospective Global Positioning System customers should ask this question before they pull out their wallets. When it comes to GPS, the quality of the device transmitting or receiving the signals makes an enormous difference in accuracy. To remedy the sheer impossibility of trying every GPS unit before buying, magazines and neutral companies have rated GPS tracking systems according to their own evaluations, and also those done by consumers.

Which Ratings Should I Trust?
Before diving into the specs, it's important to consider which ratings are trustworthy. A host of magazines and online sites provide ratings of GPS locators, but they may be based on opinions of anonymous posters or self-proclaimed experts. Before basing your potential purchase on a site or publication's ratings, make sure the source is well-known or contains ratings by reviewers with credentials. That being said, let's move on to the products.

Magellan RoadMate 1470
The Magellan RoadMate 1470 has received excellent reviews lately. The Magellan carries relatively reasonable price tags in the $150 to $250 range, depending on the specific model. The interface is simple and easy to use, with a 4.7-inch screen, and it can convert text to speech. Additionally, the Magellan includes features that were once only available on more expensive models.

TomTom XL3305
The TomTom XL3305 can be had for a relatively inexpensive $89.99. Highly rated and proven effective, the TomTom XL3305 comes loaded with indicators of interesting points and landmarks. It provides street names in addition to direction, and it has a text-to-speech feature.

TeleNav GPS Navigator
The TeleNav requires a $9.99 per month payment, but it contains a well-rounded list of features. Besides providing traffic updates, the TeleNav gives updates on the weather, and it can turn text entries for addresses into text alerts. The TeleNav GPS Navigator is also available as an add-on with specific T-Mobile phones. All maps are displayed in clear 3D, on an easily decipherable screen. It is regarded as a good choice for novices and also experienced GPS system users.

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