Check the 5 best GPS navigation devices 2018 which can be used by civilians for better GPS tracking, navigation & quick Maps lock-in.
GPS or Global Positioning System is the latest buzz in the technology field. It is a satellite-based navigation system which provides location and tracking information irrespective of the weather condition anywhere and at any time. While these systems are primarily being used in aircraft and ships to guide the route, off late, GPS systems are used in various sports activities including hiking and cycling to guide their direction.
With the introduction of smartphones and apps like Google Maps, GPS systems are seen to be used by civilians to reach their destination. GPS technology is now integrated with most of the smartphones.
Mentioned below are 5 best GPS navigation devices which can be used by civilians.
Garmin Nuvi 52 LM Navigation Device
Garmin Nuvi 52 LM navigation device comes from the house of Garmin which is a worldwide leader in GPS navigation device. The 52 LM series is the latest in the 2013 models; however, it is considered as an entry-level device. Garmin Nuvi 52 LM comes with a brand new interface and has features supported like speed limit display, junction support (in lane assist) and displays the accurate arrival time.
This GPS system has a 5-inch display and displays free maps for lifetime. The users also receive a free maps update as long as they wish. The bright colored arrows and clear street views with big fonts provide much comfort to the driver to reach the destination safely. The navigation screen of Garmin Nuvi has a resolution of 480 X 272 pixels which provides clear images. The device has been prepared by considering in mind the Indian market.
It supports around 10 languages along with Indian accent English. The device has a built-in memory of 4 GB which can further be expanded externally. The Lithium-Ion battery provides up to 2 hours of standby power.
SatGuide Moov 200 Navigation Device
SatGuide Moov 200 Navigation Device has a digital entertainment facility in addition to providing perfect route map. The device has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and has better and easy to use interface. The device has a bright touch screen, good control buttons and also provide better entertainment accessories for the car. All this coupled up to provide good entertainment package for your car.
The device comes pre-installed with SatGuide Maps which has road maps of more than 628 cities and has more than 20 lakh destinations covered. The 2 GB memory and ability to play all kinds of file formats have made this device more acceptable among the car owners.
As far as the hardware of the product is concerned, it has a Samsung CPU and 32MB RAM with a resolution of 320 X 240 Pixels. The 720 mAH battery provides a standby power of 2.5 hrs.
MapmyIndia CarPad Navigation Device
MapmyIndia CarPad navigation device comes from the house of MapmyIndia which is one of the famous brands of navigation systems in India. This model of MapmyIndia navigation device comes with a 7-inch touch screen HD quality display which is preloaded with Android Operating System.
The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor and can be used as a mobile phone as the device has the unique capability of inserting a SIM card in it. The device supports 2G and 3G for accessing the internet. The device provides live turn by turn guidance of the places.
It also shows live 3D images of buildings, landmarks, etc. which lies on the way to reach the destination. The Android enabled navigation device also provides easy access to Google Apps which can thereby be utilized for entertainment purposes. This can be used for playing entertainment videos while the device is in idle mode.
The Internet can easily be accessed using 3G or Wi-Fi network. MapmyIndia comes with detailed and accurate maps of all over India with more than 10.33 million places of interest, which includes national level maps of more than 500,000 towns, street-level maps of nearly 5,000 cities and house level maps of 46 cities.
The device also sports a 2 MP camera with video recording capability, and a battery of 3,400 mAh power which provides 420 hrs of standby time and a talking time of 7 hr. Overall, MapmyIndia Car Pad is an ideal device for your car.
NAVV Navigation for iPhone
NAVV is the leading navigation service provider in the European Apple app stores. They are now supporting the market of India, South Africa, USA, Mexico, Canada, etc. However, unlike the above-discussed GPS systems, NAVV comes at a monthly cost which is little higher in the prevailing market conditions. NAVV navigation device comes with on-board maps which means there is no requirement for network coverage and hence, extra cost related to 3G and Wi-Fi is saved.
The maps are provided by NAVTEQ which is a professional map provider. It provides turn-by-turn navigation for ease of driving along with voice instructions for accuracy. NAVV also gives speeding alerts as a safety measure. The places of interests like cafes, gas stations, and 3D landmarks make the maps more realistic. Multiple language support (as many as 25 languages), digital compass, and flexible search for cities, streets, etc. make the app more user-friendly and high recommendable.
If you are looking for an affordable GPS navigation system for your car, then MapmyIndia RoadPilot is the right device for you. It is slim, 3.5-inch touchscreen GPS navigator which provides turn by turn voice guided navigation across most of the cities in India.
Some of the features of this navigation device make it a favorite budget system for guiding you through streets of India. It has excellent graphics and interactive features with the facility to zoom in and out and map the area in either 2D or 3D images. It provides a turn by turn voice guidance which can effectively be used for guiding you to the destination easily.
The points of interests like restaurants, ATMs, landmarks etc. can easily be searched in this device. One of the important benefits of this device is that it does not need a 3G network or GPRS to work. It works exclusively by GPS signals.
GPS navigation devices are a good utility especially when you are driving in the urban road. They are built in such a way that they provide guidance to the user by shortest possible route, thus helping the users to reach their destination without wasting time in traffic.
The devices are priced reasonably and are good enough to work in any conditions. They are portable and can easily be attached to car’s dashboard. The devices like Garmin, MapmyIndia can easily be bought online at competitive prices. However, it is advisable to read the reviews before buying.