Top-rated GPS devices

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Dedicated personal navigation devices still have their place, in spite of the rise of GPS-enabled cell phones. Use one of these picks to get you from point A to B.

TomTom XL 350-TM

The XL 350-TM provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features. Included lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates make this one of the most feature-packed GPS devices available for the price.

Garmin Nuvi 265WT

Navigation unit offers premium features at a budget-friendly price.

Garmin Nuvi 1350T

An excellent choice for a slim, value-packed 4.3-inch navigator without Bluetooth.

TomTom XXL 550-TM

Well-designed GPS device is a great deal with lifetime live traffic and map updates.

Garmin Nuvi 1260T

A very capable 3.5-inch navigator with a good Bluetooth phone interface. Larger screen devices with similar feature sets are available at similar or lower prices.

Magellan RoadMate 5045

Has same navigation features as other Magellan GPS units, but a bigger screen size.

TomTom Ease

The TomTom Ease offers a simplified, affordable navigation experience for those willing to use a device with a smaller (3.5-inch) screen.

TomTom Go 2505-TM

The TomTom Go 2505 is a winner across the board. It has all of the features you need: a 5.0-inch screen, Bluetooth that works seamlessly, highway lane guidance, and lifetime traffic/map updates.

Magellan RoadMate 2035

This GPS device is a stripped-down version of other models in Magellan's 2000 series; but with its omissions (no Canada maps or lane assist), this model’s appeal is limited.

Mio Moov R403

Inexpensive, 4.3-inch-screen GPS device provides a solid navigation experience, but lacks finesse.

Magellan RoadMate 3065

Its specialized traffic delivery ensures that you’re up-to-date on the latest snarls before you start your commute.

TomTom Ease: An Easy, Simplified GPS Navigator

The TomTom Ease offers a simplified, affordable navigation experience for those willing to use a device with a smaller (3.5-inch) screen.

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Magellan RoadMate 2035: Excellent GPS, but Some Features Missing

This GPS device is a stripped-down version of other models in Magellan's 2000 series; but with its omissions (no Canada maps or lane assist), this model’s appeal is limited.

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Mio Moov R403: Bargain-Priced Personal Navigator

Inexpensive, 4.3-inch-screen GPS device provides a solid navigation experience, but lacks finesse.

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