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The best GPS units for a car have excellent navigational features and are simple to operate.

The key feature behind the best car GPS is a transflective touch screen to facilitate information input while driving and grant good readability in any environment. Having audible prompts for navigation is a further benefit, as is subscription free mapping software and easily manoeuvrable menus.

Your car's GPS must also necessarily support traffic services to provide real time traffic updates, such as rife trends and blocked roads and supply alternative directions to your destination. Trip calculators are a definite plus to help you navigate through the quickest way possible by optimizing your route and bypassing unnecessary encounters like toll roads or highways.

An absolutely sturdy vehicle mount is critical for an automobile GPS which would be fitted onto the dashboard or the windshield of your car. The best driving GPS support atleast ten hours of battery life and include a charger that can be fitted to the cigarette lighter of your car.

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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS


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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD
Garmin nuvi 3590LMT
Garmin nuvi 2797LMT
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT
Parrot Asteroid SMART
Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
Garmin nuvi 3590LMT GPS Receiver
Garmin nuvi 2797LMT Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
Garmin nuvi 2597LMT Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
Parrot Asteroid SMART Digital Media Receiver with Navigation
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Feb 2012
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Designation
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Map capabilities
Internal, Download maps
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal
Internal
Form Factor
Portable
Fixed
Portable
Portable
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Screen Size
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
7.0 inch
5.0 inch
6.2 inch
User interface
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen

  • The Nuvi 3597LMTHD continues to refine Garmin's brand of navigation with premium design and one of the best interfaces in the business.


  • Garmin has done it again with the nÃ?¼vi 3597LMTHD, a high-end portable GPS device that continues to set the bar for the genre. The question is whether there's a market for pricey in-car navigation systems these days.

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    The new magnetic mount and various new features (up ahead, traffic announcements, active lane guidance) are great additions to the Prestige line. Unfortunately the poorer than expected Bluetooth and voice command don't measure up. Hopefully those issues can be resolved with a firmware update.

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    If you already own one of Garmin's higher-end nuvi models purchased within the last 2 years, the 3590 LMT probably isn't compelling enough to warrant upgrading. If you don't already have a GPS, or are looking to upgrade an older/lower-end model, the 3590 LMT is a solid navigator packed with virtually every feature available on a Garmin GPS: 5-inch screen, traffic, free map updates, multi-touch gesture support, voice command, Bluetooth and much more.


  • It's getting tougher to make the case for high-end GPS devices, but the fully loaded Garmin 3590LMT easily succeeds. It's a worthy purchase if you have the cash.


  • The Garmin nuvi 3590 LMT is a high-quality, feature-rich sat-nav. As we've commented before with regard to the Garmin smartphone app and the nuLink 2320, the Live services do get a bit pricey. If you purchased all of them, you would be paying £62.24 a year, which is significantly more than TomTom currently charges for its LIVE services. However, the device does come with lifetime map updates and lifetime RDS-TMC traffic, so you can get traffic information without the enhanced 3D Traffic service.

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    This 7" model is a welcome addition to the nuvi line and I'm going to cautiously recommend it. If it wasn't for the Bluetooth issue I might deem it the best nuvi yet. Hopefully that will be fixed with a firmware update in the near future. In addition to the giant screen, the most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements.


  • Nuvi 2797LMT keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.

    Nuvi 2797LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nuvi 2797LMT also shows school zone warnings.


  • Garmin's midrange nuvi 2597LMT comes with some useful new features, but it's priced a bit high for what you get.

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    With the exception of the poor Bluetooth sound quality, the 2597LMT is a worthy successor to last year's 2595LMT. The most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements. Is it worth it to get the 2597LMT over the 2557LMT, given the Bluetooth issue? For me the answer would be yes, since I am often out on the road alone and the voice command feature works very well. Except for that nagging Bluetooth issue, the 2597LMT is one of the best nuvis yet.


  • Garmin's midrange nuvi 2597LMT comes with some useful new features, but it's priced a bit high for what you get.


  • The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice.


Top 5 car gps device:

  1. Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
  2. Garmin nuvi 3590LMT GPS Receiver
  3. Garmin nuvi 2797LMT Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
  4. Garmin nuvi 2597LMT Bluetooth Portable Vehicle GPS
  5. Parrot Asteroid SMART Digital Media Receiver with Navigation