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The best GPS devices with lifetime map updates make navigation more easy. As and when the new map data is available the GPS device manufacturers allow the users to update their maps. Devices with updated maps account for displaying better search results during the navigation process. For example, the data that comes with the updates make it easy to find services like businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations more efficiently.

Few GPS devices offer users map updates for an year or two but it is recommended to go for the lifetime map update feature which can be the full value for money. Also, while noticing the GPS devices, it could be found that the price difference between the ones having lifetime map updates and the ones with limited-period map updates wouldn't be much.

Some of the best GPS devices listed below are easy to setup and use - for short and long trips, have a great support for maps along with traffic updates. The touch-interface based GPS devices provide intuitive handling experience and can be recommended if the user is ready to pay a bit more.

Many of the below listed GPS devices with lifetime map updates are from brands such as Garmin and Magellan of fixed and portable form factors. These devices can mostly be bought under the $300 price range.

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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS


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Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Feb 2012
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Special Features
ecoRoute,Speed limit warning,Emergency Help,Lifetime Map Updates,n-Route Technology with trafficTrends,Lifetime Traffic Updates,n�¼Route Technology with myTrends,2D / 3D map perspective,Junction view,Garmin Garage,Hands-free calling via Bluetooth,Custom POIs
Alarm,Calculator,Clock,Speed limit warning,Audio book player,Emergency Help,Garmin Locate,Lifetime Map Updates,Pedestrian Mode,n�?�¼Route Technology with trafficTrends,Photo navigation,n�?�¼Route Technology with myTrends,2D / 3D map perspective,Built-in microphone,Junction view,Hands-free calling via Bluetooth,Garmin Garage,Preinstalled POIs,Photo viewer,Measurement converter,Custom POIs,Downloadable POIs,Built-in Speaker
ecoRoute,Speed limit warning,Emergency Help,Lifetime Map Updates,nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends,Lifetime Traffic Updates,nüRoute Technology with myTrends,2D / 3D map perspective,Junction view,Garmin Garage,Hands-free calling via Bluetooth,Custom POIs
Speed limit warning,Emergency Help,Lifetime Map Updates,nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends,Lifetime Traffic Updates,nüRoute Technology with myTrends,Junction view,Garmin Garage,Hands-free calling via Bluetooth,Custom POIs
Speed limit warning,Junction view,Emergency Help,Garmin Garage,Lifetime Map Updates,Custom POIs,Built-in Speaker
Map capabilities
Internal, Download maps
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal
Internal
Internal
Designation
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Form Factor
Portable
Fixed
Portable
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
5.0 inch
User interface
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen

Capacitive screen and a thin metal chassis

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Multi-touch screen lets you pinch/zoom/double-tap

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Excellent voice command functionality

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Friendlier voice prompts

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Includes maps of the entire US and Canda

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