Top 5 Car GPS Devices


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Mio MOOV 300
The Mio MOOV 300
The Mio MOOV 300
Courtesy of Mio Technology

In case the other ­GPS devices on this list have been a bit too expensive for you, the Mio MOOV 300 may be the bargain you've been searching for. If you do a little careful shopping, the Mio MOOV 300 can be purchased for only a little more than $100 and it even has all of the basic features you need to get up and navigating. It features voice directions, including a text-to-speech ability that allows it to read street names, an advanced system for rapidly locking in satellite signals, a multi-stop trip planner and the ability to load new maps off a memory card. Of course, these features are common on higher end GPS devices, too, but if the Mio MOOV 300 has everything you need, why pay more?

The touch screen display is easy to read and fairly large at 4.3 inches (10.9 centimeters) while a favorites list lets you store up to 200 destinations. The MSRP is $229.95, but again, you should be able to find it for around $100 less.

So, that's our list of what we believe to be five of the best GPS devices currently on the market. If you'd like more information about car GPS devices or other automotive electronics, follow the links below.

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