Category Archives: GPS

Pricey Garmin and Magellan GPS navigators add features that may not be worth the cost

With more drivers turning to their smart phones for turn-by-turn directions, leading portable navigation device makers Garmin and Magellan are taking different routes in an effort to remain competitive. But our latest tests show that new top-of-the-line models from both… Continue reading

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Heads up: Garmin to shine navigation guidance on your windshield

To reduce driver distraction, Garmin is introducing an aftermarket heads-up display that works with smart phones to shine navigation information on the windshield. The benefit is seen as reducing the distance the driver’s eyes need to move from the road… Continue reading

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The best GPS navigators for Father’s Day 2013

Dad has always been there to provide guidance in life, so Father’s Day might be as good a time as any to repay him with a GPS navigator. Choosing the best GPS can seem daunting, as there are many choices… Continue reading

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Magellan SmartGPS navigator may be too smart for its own good

Magellan has just introduced its latest connected device to the world of portable navigation with their new SmartGPS, and we’re already well into testing this creative new device in our lab and on the road. So far, we’re impressed with… Continue reading

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Free Scout car navigation app works well, updates coming

Telenav offers a compelling free navigation app, called Scout, that is elegant in its simplicity. And it is about to get better. Starting later this year, Android and Apple iOS users will be able to see realistic renderings of buildings… Continue reading

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Innovative TomTom Go GPS reveals the future for car navigation devices

Frankly, the past year in the portable GPS world has been a bit dull. A market once known for innovation has grown stale, thanks to attention focused on smart phone navigation, but that is about to change. The latest promising… Continue reading

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16 smart things to do with your tax refund

Spring signals the return of warmer weather, blooming flowers and trees, baseball, and more. And for many of you, it’s also when your state or federal tax refund will arrive. Truth be told, you’re better off not getting a tax… Continue reading

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Navigating doorbuster sales – The best GPS deals for Black Friday

To help you navigate Black Friday sales on portable GPS devices, we have scoured sales flyers from major retailers, identifying the best prices for the deal-crazed shopping weekend. The deals we found all feature navigators from the three major brands:… Continue reading

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TomTom proves that a good car navigator can be spoiled by a bad mount

Portable dashtop navigation devices have evolved through the years to be richly featured, affordable travel aids. As competition has seen the market whittle down to essentially three dominant brands, it has become easier for consumers to choose a good device…. Continue reading

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Apple iOS 6 vs. Google Android: Smart-phone navigation showdown

On the smart-phone battleground, much attention has been paid recently to the quality of the free navigation app–Apple Maps–that comes with the new iPhone 5 (also part of the iOS 6 upgrade available for some other Apple devices). But there… Continue reading

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