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The best GPS for international travel must be furnished with plenty of inbuilt maps support a good number of waypoints, possess long battery life and good storage.

The best GPS for tourists makes sure you don't miss out on tourist attractions and other interesting places and must comprise which has built-in maps with extensive country coverage and also admits you to upload third party maps of your choice.

Tomtom and Garmin devices are typically the best for international travel since both provide maps of several countries, either built-in, or for purchase separately and also support maps from a third party. Garmin's country coverage eclipses that of Tomtom and covers the maximum regions in the world, but their individual maps have a smaller coverage than Tomtom maps. So for any given country, you might need to purchase more number of maps than you would with a Tomtom unit.

Waypoints are points of interest fixed personally by you before or during your journey to help you pave your route and the best international travel GPS should be capable of storing around 1000 waypoints.

You could also look for atleast 10-12 hours of running battery life, and an SD slot and a USB port to hold/transfer maps. Note that most international GPS devices are on the bulkier side due to their extensive feature support so if you have restriction on the weight and size, a good handheld GPS would do, provided it supports international mapping facilities.

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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS


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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD
Garmin Nuvi 52
Garmin nuvi 2497LMT
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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
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Garmin nuvi 2557LMT Portable Vehicle GPS
TomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Apr 2013
Map capabilities
Internal, Download maps
Internal, Download maps
Internal, Download maps
Internal, Download maps
Internal, Download maps
Designation
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Form Factor
Portable
Portable
Portable
Portable
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Screen Size
5.0 inch
5.1 inch
4.3 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
User interface
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
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.


  • Overall the GPS did a good job at doing what it is designed to do. It has an easy-to-navigate interface that's made even easier to use by voice commands. Finding destinations using the search feature was easy and accurate. The Nuvi always chose the quickest, most logical routes and displayed accurate traffic data. Despite all that, we do cringe at the $350 retail price tag.

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    Highly recommended. The only trouble I had with my test unit was that it wouldn't connect to the computer once. But after I used it in the car, I was able to bring it in and connect it with no problem. This is a basic navigator but it has all the features most people will need. An improved mounting system and faster processor mark the most significant updates since the nuvi 50LM.

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    The 2497LMT is a worthy successor to last yearâ??s 2495LMT. The most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements. Do those features make it worth upgrading? In my mind, yes.


Top 5 gps device for international travel:

  1. Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
  2. Garmin Nuvi 52 - 5.1 in. Car GPS Receiver
  3. Garmin nuvi 2497LMT Portable Vehicle GPS
  4. Garmin nuvi 2557LMT Portable Vehicle GPS
  5. TomTom START 50M 5-Inch GPS Navigator