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The top rated GPS with South America maps are typically Garmin, and this no surprise. Garmin is claimed to have the most extensive map coverage when compared to others.

Our list of the best GPS with South America maps is a bunch of handheld and fixed units with marine cartography as well as city navigation features, 12 - -20 channels and great battery life.

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Nokia LD-4W

Nokia LD-4W GPS Receiver


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Nokia LD-4W
Garmin GPS V
Garmin eTrex Vista
Garmin GPSMAP 60
Garmin eTrex Legend
Nokia LD-4W GPS Receiver
Garmin GPS V Car GPS Receiver
Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS
Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver
Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Mar 2009
Mar 2009
May 2007
Nov 2005
Aug 2003
Included Software/Maps
North America Maps, Europe Maps, South America Maps, Asia Maps
Marine Cartography, City Navigation Maps, North America Maps, Europe Maps, South Africa Maps, South America Maps, Middle East Maps
Marine Cartography, North America Maps, Europe Maps, Australia Maps, South Africa Maps, South America Maps, Middle East Maps, Asia Maps
Marine Cartography, City Navigation Maps, North America Maps, Europe Maps, Australia Maps, USA TOPO, South Africa Maps, South America Maps, Middle East Maps, Asia Maps
Marine Cartography, City Navigation Maps, North America Maps, Europe Maps, Australia Maps, South Africa Maps, South America Maps, Middle East Maps, Asia Maps
Receiver type
20 Channels
12 Channels
12 Channels
12 Channels
Designation
Outdoor
Automobile
Outdoor
Marine
Outdoor
Form Factor
Wireless Receiver Module
Fixed
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld

  • - If your mobile phone or PDA doesn't have a built in GPS receiver, then Nokia's LD-4W -- a simple, but practical Bluetooth GPS receiver -- can turn it into a full navigational device.
    - The most notable aspect of the LD-4W is its design.
    - There are plenty of GPS receivers hitting the market, but not many are as compact and stylish as this one.


  • Overall, Nokia LD-4W is a beautiful and compact GPS module, which can be used daily while driving or walking. It is small enough to conveniently carry it in your pocket. Since it is using probably the best chipset on the market at present, you can be sure that the device will not let you down, even when there is a thick fog.


  • - The 4-tone grey scale is a bit difficult to read at times.
    - The bad: No add-on memory; limited map-storage capabilities; additional maps cost extra.
    - Since the Garmin doesn't accept additional memory or data cards, you must delete existing map data before adding more maps--a minor flaw.
    - It mounts to my bike, in my car, on my sailboat, is small and will fit easily in small pockets in my hiking backpack and is lightweight.
    - Pros: full mapping, navigation, great reception.


  • - We tested the software and were able to search for points of interest by name or proximity to our location, including hotels, restaurants, landmarks, and other attractions, as well as locate intersections and street addresses.

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    - I find it easy to customize, and a great time saver.

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    - It's waterproof in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes and is generously coated with shock-absorbing rubber.
    - The Garmin eTrex Vista GPS, a mid-level model in the eTrex line, is perfect for the avid outdoorsman.


  • - This unit is lightweight, weighing in at 5.4 oz.
    - The Garmin GPSMAP 60CSX is a 12-channel, handheld global positioning device.
    - Compared to other portable GPS receivers on the market, it is expensive at around $370.
    - Serial computer interface makes it possible to add new programs and maps as well as store previous trips and data.
    - Has an external antenna which is preferable for situations where open sky is limited.
    - This unit is able to store up to 1000 waypoints.

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    - The user interface adopts a Palm-esque icon set that's easy on the eyes and easy to use.
    - The 60Cx's construction is so tough, a Lewis or a Clark couldn't help but love it.


  • - The Garmin Etrex Legend is a 12-channel, handheld global positioning device.
    - Serial computer interface makes it possible to add new programs and maps as well as store previous trips and data.

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    - Maps are displayed on a color TFT display that is easy to view during the day or night.

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    - The Legend is also designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).


Top 5 gps device with south america maps:

  1. Nokia LD-4W GPS Receiver
  2. Garmin GPS V Car GPS Receiver
  3. Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS
  4. Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver
  5. Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver