Top 10 Best GPS Units in 2024 Reviews

It is difficult to imagine how things were before we had GPS. Many do not realize it but a GPS is almost essential even when trying to find a certain place in your own city. Traveling proves even better how essential GPS units are for both driving and visiting a city on foot. We have smartphones and Google maps that can be true life savers but they are not that accurate or convenient when driving. For drivers, getting a stand alone GPS unit is a much better option.

One of the main advantages of an individual GPS is the battery life and larger screen size. Also they tend to connect faster to the GPS satellite and they do not lose the connection all that easy. Most individual GPS units come with lifetime updates for maps which is a welcomed bonus. Their pricing is quite reasonable and the reliability is superior when compared with smartphone GPS applications.

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Best GPS Units Comparison 2024

For our list we selected 10 different GPS units. The market is dominated by several major brands which make it seem like there is not much of a choice in terms of diversity. However we were able to find some decent models that are worth looking at. With no further ado here are the top 10 best GPS units in 2024 reviews.

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1Magellan RM5520GLUC Roadmate 5520-lm 5" GPS Device with Free Lifetime MapsMagellan RM5520GLUC Roadmate 5520-lm 5' GPS Device with Free Lifetime MapsVIEW PRODUCT
2ZXLine 7-Inch 4GB Car GPS Navigator, Wireless Bluetooth AV-IN Rear View Camera and MapZXLine 7-Inch 4GB Car GPS Navigator, Wireless Bluetooth AV-IN Rear View Camera and MapVIEW PRODUCT
3Magellan RoadMate 9400-LM 7-Inch GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 9400-LM 7-Inch GPS NavigatorVIEW PRODUCT
4For EASYOWN GPS G7050/CS7001 BracketFor EASYOWN GPS G7050/CS7001 BracketVIEW PRODUCT
5Car GPS Navigation, 7-inch 8GB HD Touch Screen GPS Navigation System pre-Installed North America map, Lifetime map Free Update, Voice Turn Direction, Driving AlarmCar GPS Navigation, 7-inch 8GB HD Touch Screen GPS Navigation System pre-Installed North America map, Lifetime map Free Update, Voice Turn Direction, Driving AlarmVIEW PRODUCT
SaleBestseller No. 1
Garmin 010-02036-06 Drive 52, GPS Navigator with 5” Display, Simple On-Screen Menus and Easy-to-See Maps
  • 5" GPS navigator with driver alerts and travel data.External memory storage: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later..Control Method:Touch.Special Feature:Touchscreen.
  • Easy-to-use 5" GPS navigator includes detailed map updates of the U.S. and Canada
  • Simple on-screen menus and bright, easy-to-see maps
  • Garmin Traffic is ready to use right out of the box — without use of a smartphone
  • Road trip-ready with The HISTORY Channel database of notable historic sites, a U.S. national parks directory, TripAdvisor traveler ratings and millions of Foursquare points of interest (POIs).Included Components: Garmin Drive 52, Vehicle Suction Cup Mount, Vehicle Power Cable, Usb Cable, Quick Start Manual. Display Size 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Bestseller No. 2
GPS Navigator for Car, Car GPS System for Commercial Drivers, 2023 North America Maps Portable Truck GPS, Trucker Car GPS Unit, 7 inch Touchscreen GPS Navigation for Car, Free Lifetime Map Update
  • Car GPS Navigator: Experience reliable performance with 256M RAM, 8G ROM, and pre-loaded North America maps. This advanced 7 inch GPS navigation system for trucks elevates your driving experience with cutting-edge features.
  • Voice Guidance and Alerts: Receive voice steering guidance in multiple languages, sharp turn alerts, speed limit reminders, height limit reminders, and notifications for red light and high-speed cameras. Customized truck routing avoids roads with width, height, or weight restrictions, catering to commercial truck drivers.
  • Accurate GPS Signal: Operate independently of cellular connectivity with offline navigation, ensuring a stable GPS signal without relying on network coverage. The built-in GPS chip allows for seamless navigation without a network connection, providing uninterrupted service even in areas with limited network coverage.
  • 7 inch Clear Touchscreen: The 7-inch touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels delivers clear and vivid map displays. With 8GB of memory and 256MB of RAM, this GPS navigator offers ample storage for maps and materials. The package includes essential accessories such as a car charger, USB cable, back bracket, suction cup mount, making it a complete and user-friendly navigation solution.
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates: Pre-installed with the latest 2023 North America Map, featuring 2D and 3D map displays for the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Contact our support team for the latest map downloads and updates.
SaleBestseller No. 3
GPS Navigation for Car, Truck RV,Latest 2024 Map(Free Lifetime Updates) GPS Navigator with 7inch 256-16GB,Truck GPS Commercial Drivers,Semi Trucker GPS Navigaton System,Custom Truck Routing
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates: Plug and Play! The GPS navigator for car is preloaded with the 2024 latest North American maps, which include 101 regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Free lifetime map updates, only one-time purchase, lifetime enjoyment. The map can be viewed in 2D/3D mode, and the units can be changed between miles/feet/yards and kilometers/meters.
  • 【Smart Voice Broadcast Reminde】GPS System With Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation (Multi-Language Version), Comprehensive Voice Prompts, Prompt Real-Time Safety Navigation Direction Of Progress; Intelligent Error Correction, If The Route Is Wrong, The System Will Automatically Generate New Routes To Make Your Faster And More Secure , More Accurately Reach Their Destination
  • 【Performance Upgrade】using 2500mah Polymer Battery, 5v 2.5a -350cm Line Car Charger, 7-inch High-definition Sensitive Touch Screen, Resolution 800 * 480. Cpu: Wince Mediatek2531. Built-in 16gb Rom 256mb Ram, Maximum Support 32g Extended Memory, Large Capacity Can Accommodate You Can Store Maps and Materials.
  • 【Car GPS Function】①Support Postcode, Address, Coordinates, Favorite and POI Search. ②4 Routes Options: Fast/Green/Short/Easy. ③Support GPS time or Map time setting. ④Support FM broadcast, but FM not mean FM radio, just for transferring the gps sound to your car.⑤Providing Intelligent Current Speed Camera Alerts, Sound Warning, Route Planning, Street Names Broadcast, Current Speed and Active Lane Assistant, Display Remaining Distance, telling Estimated Arrival Time ( real voice announcement).
  • 【After-Sales Service】1 year warranty and 30 days money back guaranteed, you are guaranteed with a great quality of after-sales service. And Lifetime Warranty. If You Have Any Questions About The Product, Please Contact Us Via Amazon Message. We Will Reply You In 24 Hours.
Bestseller No. 4
GPS Navigation for Car, Latest 2023 Map,7 inch Touch Screen Real Voice Spoken Turn-by-Turn Direction Reminding Navigation System for Cars, Vehicle GPS Satellite Navigator with
  • 【Practical GPS Navigation】Providing Intelligent Current Speed Camera Alerts, Sound Warning, Route Planning, Street Names Broadcast, Current Speed and Active Lane Assistant, Display Remaining Distance, telling Estimated Arrival Time.
  • 【Car GPS Function】①Support Postcode, Address, Coordinates, Favorite and POI Search. ②4 Routes Options: Fast/Green/Short/Easy. ③Support GPS time or Map time setting. ④Support FM broadcast, but FM not mean FM radio, just for transferring the gps sound to your car.⑤Providing Intelligent Current Speed Camera Alerts, Sound Warning, Route Planning, Street Names Broadcast, Current Speed and Active Lane Assistant, Display Remaining Distance, telling Estimated Arrival Time ( real voice announcement)
  • 【Custom settings】 You can customize a better route according to your vehicle’s weight, length, height and width, thus avoiding the roads which have width restrictions or height restriction or weight restriction, etc. Supports 7 vehicle type: Car, Truck, Bus, Taxi, Emergency, Bicycle, Pedestrian.
  • 【Lifetime Map Updated for Free】 Pre-installed with the most up-to-date 2023 maps, including: United States, Canada, Mexico. And you can contact us to download the map of Europe.(Such as,Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, etc. ) Life time free maps update, please feel free to contact us to update.
  • 【What You Get】 ①GPS Navigation with CE & RoHs Certificate ②Car Charger ③USB Cable ④Suction Cup Mount ⑤Back Bracket ⑥User Manual. (Common questions and operates are in user manual, please read it carefully before or while you use your navigation. If you need further help, please feel free to contact us. )
Bestseller No. 5
GPS Navigator for Car, Latest 2024 Map 7 inch Touch Screen Car GPS 256-16GB, Voice Turn Direction Guidance, Support Speed and Red Light Warning, Pre-Installed North America Lifetime map Free Update…
  • 🚗【Smart Voice Broadcast Reminde】GPS System With Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation (Multi-Language Version), Comprehensive Voice Prompts, Prompt Real-Time Safety Navigation Direction Of Progress; Intelligent Error Correction, If The Route Is Wrong, The System Will Automatically Generate New Routes To Make Your Faster And More Secure , More Accurately Reach Their Destination.
  • 🚗【Free Lifetime Map Updates】the Latest 2024 North American Maps Are Pre-installed (pre-installed: Us, Canada, Mexico), if You Need Maps of Other Countries Please Contact Us Through Amazon (downloadable but Not Pre-installed Maps: Europe, South America, Etc.)
  • 🚗【Performance Upgrade】using 2500mah Polymer Battery, 5v 2.5a -350cm Line Car Charger, 7-inch High-definition Sensitive Touch Screen, Resolution 800 * 480. Cpu: Wince Mediatek2531. Built-in 16gb Rom 256mb Ram, Maximum Support 32g Extended Memory, Large Capacity Can Accommodate You Can Store Maps and Materials.
  • 🚕【SUPPORTS 7 VEHICLE MODES】 - The GPS navigation is suitable for car, truck, bus, taxi, bicycle, emergency and pedestrian. When driving the vehicle, you will benefit from the information of length, width, height, weight and other data. With a suction cup and back clip, you are able to easily fix the truck GPS to the windshield or dashboard. It makes driving more comfortable.
  • 🚗【After-Sales Service】1 year warranty and 30 days money back guaranteed, you are guaranteed with a great quality of after-sales service. And Lifetime Warranty. If You Have Any Questions About The Product, Please Contact Us Via Amazon Message. We Will Reply You In 24 Hours.
Bestseller No. 6
GPS Navigation for Car, 2024 Map 7 inch Touch Screen Car GPS, Voice Turn Direction Guidance, Support Speed and Red Light Warning, Pre-Installed North America Lifetime map Free Update
  • ✔[𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲]7-inch high-definition touch screen display, responsive, touchable. The color is natural, clear, suitable for your eyes, day and night mode switching, and equipped with a sun visor to clearly see the map even in the sun.
  • ✔[𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞] Prepare for exits and intersections by clearly highlighting the best lanes for your planned route; you will never miss a turn or must suddenly aisle.
  • ✔[𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐩] Pre-installed latest maps include: USA, Canada, Mexico, and program and test each navigation so that you can use it as soon as you receive the product. Keep your map up-to-date and just send an email to get the latest maps
  • ✔[𝐌𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭] ①provides maps of more than 40 countries and nearly 40 languages. ②Support Postcode, Address, Coordinates, Favorite and POI Search.③Providing Intelligent Current Speed Camera Alerts, Sound Warning, Route Planning, Current Speed and Active Lane Assistant.
  • ✔[𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭] GPS Navigation for Car, Vehicle Charger,USB Cable, Holder, User Guide and Video Tutorials, Exclusive access to Technician Teams.
SaleBestseller No. 7
GPS Navigation for Car Truck Drivers GPS Navigator with 7 inch, 2024 Americas Maps (Free Lifetime Updates), with Voice Guidance and Speed Camera Warning Truck GPS , Semi Trucker GPS Navigation System
  • 【World Life Cycle Map, PRE-LOADED USA Canada Mexico Maps】 Pre-installed with the 2024 latest North America Map, include USA Canada Mexico Maps, which has 2D / 3D map display. If you need to update the latest Map, please Let us know. we will provide you with the download address and guide(Downloadable but not pre-installed maps: Europe, UK, Ireland, Australia and so on)
  • 【7 inch GPS Navigation for Car】: 7-inch high-resolution and large screen, brighter with the resolution of 800x480, Clearer screen display, which gives you a better visual experience. (Note):Singly click the screen with the stylus point, or fingertip click. You can customize a better route according to your vehicle’s weight, length, height and width, thus avoiding the roads which have width restrictions or height restriction or weight restriction, etc.
  • 【Car GPS Function】①Support Postcode, Address, Coordinates, Favorite and POI Search. ②4 Routes Options: Fast/Green/Short/Easy. ③Support GPS time or Map time setting. ④Support FM broadcast, but FM not mean FM radio, just for transferring the gps sound to your car.⑤Providing Intelligent Current Speed Camera Alerts, Sound Warning, Route Planning, Street Names Broadcast, Current Speed and Active Lane Assistant, Display Remaining Distance, telling Estimated Arrival Time ( real voice announcement).
  • 【Accurate GPS Navigation Signal】This Truck GPS System is based on offline navigation, which must work based on the active GPS signal. The built-in GPS chip works without a network, so you don't have to rely on your phones and cellular connectivity and the phone is free to use. Note: If the satellite signal can not be searched, it may be because of the reason at home, please search the GPS Navigation signal outdoors again.
  • 【What You Get】 ①GPS Navigation with CE & RoHs Certificate ②Car Charger ③USB Cable ④Suction Cup Mount ⑤Back Bracket ⑥User Manual. (Common questions and operates are in user manual, please read it carefully before or while you use your navigation. If you need further help, please feel free to contact us. )
Bestseller No. 8
Garmin Drive™ 53 with Traffic, GPS Navigator, High-Resolution Touchscreen, Simple On-Screen Menus and Easy-to-See Map, Driver and Traffic Alerts
  • Bright, high-resolution 5” glass capacitive touchscreen display lets you easily view your route
  • Outsmart traffic jams or slowdowns with alerts that suggest alternate routes; Garmin Traffic comes ready to use right out of the box with the included traffic cable
  • Get more situational awareness with alerts for school zones, speed changes, sharp curves and more
  • View food, fuel and rest areas along your active route, and see upcoming cities and milestones
  • View Tripadvisor traveler ratings for top-rated restaurants, hotels and attractions to help you make the most of road trips
Bestseller No. 9
XGODY GPS Navigation for Car Truck Drivers 7 inch Navigation Systems for Car with Voice Guidance and Speed Camera Warning 2D&3D map Americas Maps Free Lifetime Map
  • 🚕【GPS Navigation Helps You Avoid Danger】Car GPS Navigation System has a Voice Steering System (multilingual Version). Receiving Upcoming Sharp Turn Alerts, Speed Limit Reminders and Height Limit Reminders, Red Light, and High-Speed Camera Voice Notification. And Customized truck routing for the size and weight of your truck, avoiding the roads which have width restrictions or height restriction or weight restriction.
  • 🚌【7inch GPS Navigator for Car Truck】7-inch, high-resolution touchscreen with a high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 8 GB MEMORY 256 MB RAM. The truck GPS navigation system has plenty of room for you to storage the maps and materials, and also comes with Car Charger, USB Cable, Back Bracket, Suction Cup Mount, Sunshade. Even It is Also Clearly Visible in the Sun, High Definition, Making Driving Safer.
  • 🚙【Accurate GPS Navigation Signal】 The Truck GPS System is based on offline navigation, which must work based on the active GPS signal. The built-in GPS chip works without a network, so you don't have to rely on your phones and cellular connectivity and the phone is free to use.🚗Note: If the satellite signal can not be searched, it may be because of the reason at home, please search the GPS Navigation signal outdoors again.
  • 🚛【Lifetime Map Updated for Free】 XGODY 7-inch Navigation Systems has pre-installed with the 2023 latest North America Map, including USA Canada Mexico Maps, which has 2D / 3D map display. If you need to update the latest Map, please contact us to download it. (Downloadable but not pre-installed maps: Europe, UK, Ireland, Australia, and so on)
  • 🚙【After-sales Service】:🚗 Note: Trucker GPS Navigation maintenance: after receiving it, please use the car charger to fully charge then use. XGODY 7 inch GPS Navigator supplies regular maps upgrades and any question inquiry. Our company established a professional technician team to solve various problems for our customers. If You Have Any Questions About This Product, Please Contact Us Via Amazon. We will reply to You within 24 Hours.
SaleBestseller No. 10
UNSXHIT GPS Navigation 7 inch Touch Screen for Car Trucks RV, 2024 Maps (Free Lifetime Updates), Truck GPS Commercial Drivers, Semi Trucker GPS Navigation System, Spoken Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • 🚗【Free Lifetime Map Updates】 the Latest 2023 North American Maps Are Pre-installed (pre-installed: Us, Canada, Mexico), if You Need Maps of Other Countries Please Contact Us Through Amazon (downloadable but Not Pre-installed Maps: Europe, South America, Etc.)
  • 🚗【Personalized Language And VoiceAnnouncement】 Auto GPS navigation device for car truck with turn-by-turn voice navigation function, also with 29 national languages, 41 voice settings to choose from. Voice notification at upcoming intersections, sharp turns, downhill, speed limits and high speed cameras, vehicle GPS navigation system for car real-time tips for safe navigation and forward direction, no need to stare at the screen to avoid distraction, making your driving safer and easier.
  • 🚗【Performance Upgrade】 using 2500mah Polymer Battery, 5v 2.5a -150cm Line Car Charger, 7-inch High-definition Sensitive Touch Screen, Resolution 800 * 480. Cpu: Wince Mediatek2531. Built-in 8gb Rom 256mb Ram, Maximum Support 32g Extended Memory, Large Capacity Can Accommodate You Can Store Maps and Materials.
  • 🚙【Specialized Truck Route Navigation】 Truck GPS navigatorhas professional and intelligent truck road navigation optimization, customizing truck routes for your truck's size and weight, avoiding roads with width, height and weight restrictions. It will show you the nearest gas stations, quay port, stores, service areas on the map, with tips on exit turns, difficult intersections and road speed limits, increasing the safety of trucking and the accuracy of road driving.
  • 🚗【After-Sales Service】 We Offer You 100% Satisfaction 30 Days Hassle Free Money Back Guarantee, And Lifetime Warranty. If You Have Any Questions About The Product, Please Contact Us Via Amazon Message. We Will Reply You In 24 Hours.

Best GPS Units Reviews 2024

Magellan Roadmate 5520-LM GPS Unit with Free Lifetime Maps

Magellan RM5520GLUC Roadmate 5520-lm 5" GPS Device with Free Lifetime Maps
  • 5" Touchscreen Display With Day & Night Views & Auto Night View
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates
  • Junction View Provides Realistic Images Of Freeway Signs & Arrows To Make Driving Easier & Less Stressful
  • Best Parking Provides Parking Garage Locations, Hours Of Operation & Directions To The Entrance
  • Traffic Camera Alerts By Phantomalert Provide Audible & Visual Warnings Of Red Light & Speed Cameras At No Charge For 1 Year

Magellan 5520-LM Roadmate is a great companion for any kind of trip. It is a simple GPS unit with a lightweight construction and a large 5 inch touchscreen. This makes it very simple to use and surprisingly the unit is quite responsive.

The model comes with lifetime map updates. It is capable of finding parking spots and other locations of interest. It has visual warnings and audio alerts. The product comes with a decent battery size that makes it usable for several hours even when not plugged in.

ZXLine 7″ 4GB Car GPS Navigation

ZXLine is a rather unknown brand but it offers decent products. Their ZXLine GPS navigation unit is reasonably priced and comes with some useful features. It actually comes with a rear camera that can help when parking.

The model has a thin bezel and a lightweight construction. Its screen size measures about 7 inches and it comes preloaded with maps. Similar to other GPS units it comes with free updates and additional maps can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.

Magellan 9400-LM RoadMate GPS Navigator

Magellan RoadMate 9400-LM 7-Inch GPS Navigator
  • 7" Touchscreen Display - Extra-large, vibrant, display with day and night views for easy visibility. Perfect for all cars, RVs, SUVs and trucks.
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates - Never worry about out-of-date maps again. Download the latest map information (up to 4 times a year) for the life of your Magellan Road Mate navigator.
  • Traffic Camera Alerts by Phantom ALERT - Avoid costly traffic tickets. Receive audible and visual warnings of red light cameras and speed traps. Additional alerts are available including, school zones, railroad crossings, dangerous curves, and more.
  • Landmark Guidance - Receive directions using landmarks (such as gas stations and grocery stores) as your guide versus street names for an easier and more intuitive way to navigate.
  • Speed Limit Warnings - Manage your speed along your route with optional settings for visual and audible alerts.

Magellan RoadMate 9400-LM is a premium models amongst several others in our list that comes with a glossy bezel and a large 7 inch touchscreen. The GPS is extremely responsive making it very simple to use and due to the screen size it is a rather convenient replacement to a smartphone GPS.

Part of the retail package the manufacturers included free lifetime updates for their maps and additional maps can be found online. The device can help find locations of interest and even packing areas. Similar to most GPS units it has sound and visual alerts.

EASYOWN G7050 GPS Navigation System

For EASYOWN GPS G7050/CS7001 Bracket
  • Bracket Cradle Replacement is compatible with EASYOWN GPS G7050/CS7001 (7 Inch)
  • Function just like original Bracket (just snap it in)
  • It is easily removable so you can take it from car to car. No Tools required easy install

EASYOWN G 7050 GPS unit is a great product for the ones that have a limited budget and want to get the best value for their money. It is a simple GPS device that runs on Windows CE 6.0. Its touchscreen is almost lag free and reasonably responsive.

Straight out of the box the GPS comes with multiple maps already installed. The announcer voice is available in multiple languages and more can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. In terms of features the GPS can plan routes based on road type, conditions and other factors that can be set by the user.

Carelolve 7″ Silky Appearance Car GPS Navigation 8G 256M Touch Screen Multimedia Player Lifetime

Clearlolve offers a great GPS unit for the ones that have a really limited budget. It is a simple model with a large 7 inch HD screen. It is actually a touchscreen and the unit itself can also be used as a media player.

The GPS unit comes with preloaded maps and unlimited lifetime updates. Its media player feature supports many different file formats and it comes with a built-in 8 GB internal storage memory that cannot be expanded. As for the GPS the model is quite accurate with an average error that does not exceed 5 meters.

Cobra 5600PROLM 5″ Pro Driver Navigation GPS with Lifetime Maps

Cobra 5600PROLM a smaller yet reliable GPS unit. It is still quite expensive for its size but its performance and accuracy makes it a great travel companion. The model has a small 5 inch touchscreen and a thin bezel.

In terms of performance the GPS is quite accurate with a rather low error margin. It includes preloaded maps and lifetime updates. An interesting fact about it is that the device allows multi-point routes and custom optimizations that can be defined by the user.

Magellan 5230T-LM RoadMate GPS Navigator

Magellan RoadMate 5230T-LM 5-Inch Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
  • Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts
  • Receive directions using landmarks as your guide versus street names, making it a more intuitive way to navigate
  • Provides parking garage locations, hours of operation and directions to the entrance
  • Vibrant 5-Inch touch screen for easy viewing

Magellan RoadMate 5230T-LM is a simple GPS unit that will impress with its responsiveness and route customization options. The software was made to allow as much freedom as possible while still keeping track of road conditions, points of interest and many others.

The model has a 5 inch LCD touchscreen. Its maps are quite detailed and as with all their other products the GPS includes free lifetime updates. It includes garage locations and other points of interest.

Garmin 55LM GPS System

Garmin 55LM is a great little GPS unit that is mostly recommended to the ones that need something compact to replace their smartphone while driving. It has a small 5 inch LCD touchscreen and a thin bezel. The body of the GPS is quite thin making it one of the more compact models in our list.

The device comes with several complex route customization features but the default settings work just as good. It includes warning zones and multiple languages for the announcers. Map updates can be found online for free on the manufacturer website.

TomTom VIA 1505M World Traveler Edition GPS

TomTom Incorporated 1EN5.019.13 TomTom VIA 1505M World Traveler Edition 5-Inch Portable Touchscreen Car GPS Navigation Device - Lifetime US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe Maps
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico, Europe)
  • 5 inch touchscreen
  • To access European maps, all you have to do is go to settings on your device and select the map needed! It also comes with Free Lifetime Map Updates, so your maps change when the roads do, for the life of your VIA
  • Advanced Lane Guidance Highlights the correct lane
  • IQ Routes: Guaranteeing the fastest routes and most accurate travel times

TomTom VIA 1505M Word Traveler Edition is a rather expensive model. It comes with some advanced features that many might not even use but the greatest thing about it is the responsiveness of the touchscreen and the accuracy of the device.

In terms of maps the TomTom GPS includes lifetime updates and it comes with some preloaded maps straight out of the box. The LCD screen measures just 5 inches but it is large enough to make it easy to see while driving.

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Easy-To-Use, Dual Orientation, Touchscreen Interface;The Traffic Feature Does Not Require A Subscription. There Are No Additional Fees For This
  • Garmin Real Directions With Garmin Real Voice Guide Using Recognizable Buildings And Landmarks
  • Photoreal And Bird'S Eye Junction Views Offer Detailed Images Of Junctions Along Your Route, To Ease The Stress Of Merging On Or Off A Roadway
  • Up Ahead Displays Nearby Services Info Including Restaurants, Stores, Hospitals And Fuel Alongside Your Map And Updates As You Drive Your Route
  • Smartphone Link Is A Free Mobile App That Connects Your Nüvi With Your Smartphone. When Paired, Your Nüvi Can Use Your Phone’S Existing Data Plan To Share Information - Such As Where You Parked, Pois And Your Destination

Garmin 2597LMT is by far the most popular model made by the manufacturer. Even if it looks quite similar to some of their other GPS units, the software it uses comes with some rather interesting features.

The model has a traffic features that requires a subscription but the additional maps and map updates are free. Its 5 inch touchscreen is extremely responsive and the GPS itself is one of the most accurate models available.

Conclusion

NoNameImageDetails
1Magellan RM5520GLUC Roadmate 5520-lm 5" GPS Device with Free Lifetime MapsMagellan RM5520GLUC Roadmate 5520-lm 5' GPS Device with Free Lifetime MapsVIEW PRODUCT
2ZXLine 7-Inch 4GB Car GPS Navigator, Wireless Bluetooth AV-IN Rear View Camera and MapZXLine 7-Inch 4GB Car GPS Navigator, Wireless Bluetooth AV-IN Rear View Camera and MapVIEW PRODUCT
3Magellan RoadMate 9400-LM 7-Inch GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 9400-LM 7-Inch GPS NavigatorVIEW PRODUCT
4For EASYOWN GPS G7050/CS7001 BracketFor EASYOWN GPS G7050/CS7001 BracketVIEW PRODUCT
5Car GPS Navigation, 7-inch 8GB HD Touch Screen GPS Navigation System pre-Installed North America map, Lifetime map Free Update, Voice Turn Direction, Driving AlarmCar GPS Navigation, 7-inch 8GB HD Touch Screen GPS Navigation System pre-Installed North America map, Lifetime map Free Update, Voice Turn Direction, Driving AlarmVIEW PRODUCT

There are plenty of GPS units to choose from. For most part they tend to have the same maps but the features are quite different. Some models are a bit more responsive than others when it comes to their LCD screen and everyone knows how annoying it is to struggle to find a location or set a route. Responsiveness has been an important factor when choosing the models for our picklist. All the models come with free maps and lifetime updates.

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