Find a BEST GPS For Your Car 2011

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The GPS market is still growing, even in these tough economic times. The personal navigation market may be slowing down, but the mobile market is speeding up. The iPhone has had a big part to play. And Android 2.0 will add more momentum to the mobile GPS market. NAV devices are not that expensive these days, but you do want to do your research before picking up one to get the most out of your money.

If you are looking for a new navigation device for this holiday season, here are a few factors you need to pay attention to:

Type: mobile GPS systems are very attractive these days. If you have an iPhone, you may be better off picking up a NAV kit for your phone instead of picking up a standalone unit.
Brand: still very important if you want to get the right information on the road.
Screen Size: size does matter here. The bigger the screen, the easier it is to read it on the road.
Text-to-Speech: a must have. Without text to speech, it's just too easy to miss those turns.
2D/3D view: 3D maps are going to get even better than to services such as Navteq. They make it easy to navigate.
User Interface: being able to do things quickly without needing a manual guide is a big plus.
Lane Assistance: most units do have this feature. It's very useful as it helps you avoid going off in the wrong lane.
Bluetooth: hands free calls are required by a few states already, and you can expect more states to adopt these policies. It's just easier to focus on the road when you are not holding the phone.
Information for Driver: new models come with additional services that help drivers get more out of their driving experience. TomTom gives you access to Google Local. Garmin has Nulink which provides you with traffic information. Make sure you know what you are paying for.
Routing Options: these days most top models come with multi-routing features. If you are a good planner, you are going to love the models that let you plan ahead on your device.
Traffic: avoiding traffic is one of the best ways to save time. If you are stuck in traffic all the time, you should use a traffic unit to avoid those buy areas.
Price: sometimes you do get what you pay for so beware of those very cheap models.
There you have it. If you are looking for a new car navigation system, doing a bit of research and comparing best GPS devices won't hurt.

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