Top rated GPS: August 2011


These are the top rated GPS devices we've tested in the year leading up to August 2011.

GO Live 820

1. TomTom GO Live 820

TomTom's GO Live 820 is an impressive GPS unit, but the real story here is the integration of the company's HD Traffic service. While not perfect, its integration is seamless and easy to use. The GO Live 820 is good ...
Review Date: 17th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 299.00
Forerunner 610

2. Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch

Garmin's Forerunner 610 is pricy but if you're a serious athlete we can definitely see its value. It's able to track and store a huge range of workout metrics in combination with the bundled heart-rate monitor, and includes software to ...
Review Date: 20th June, 2011
RRP: $ 499.00
nuvi 2360LT

3. Garmin nuvi 2360LT GPS unit

Garmin promotes pedestrian navigation as one of the nuvi 2360LT's key features, but this GPS is also a great sat nav for car navigation thanks to a simple and effective user interface that makes for a pleasant user experience.
Review Date: 12th April, 2011
RRP: $ 349.00
GO 1050

4. TomTom GO 1050 GPS unit

The TomTom GO 1050 is a GPS device equipped with a large, 5in touchscreen. If you will not be using your GPS unit frequently, you might be better off with a cheaper model, but the GO 1050 is slick, functional ...
Review Date: 6th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 449.00
GO 1000

5. TomTom GO 1000 GPS unit

The TomTom GO 1000 is one of the best-equipped GPS navigation devices on the market, making it ideal for those who use a sat nav every day. The user experience is slick, functional and very well designed. However, less frequent ...
Review Date: 19th Nov., 2010
RRP: $ 379.00
Start 10

6. TomTom Start 10 GPS unit

The TomTom Start 10 has spoken street names, an EasyPort mount system, IQ Routes technology and now includes advanced lane guidance. Its screen is a little small and entering text requires a firm press, but this GPS is easy to ...
Review Date: 15th Nov., 2010
RRP: $ 179.00

7. Pioneer AVIC-F20BT in-car navigation system

Pioneer's AVIC-F20BT in-car navigation system is a jack of all trades. An easy-to-use interface combined with the wealth of features on offer makes this a nice option -- if you can afford its hefty asking price.
Review Date: 28th Sept., 2010
RRP: $ 2,999.00
Editor's Choice
Via 220

8. TomTom Via 220 GPS unit

TomTom's Via 220 may be a basic, entry-level GPS unit, but unless you critically require Bluetooth hands-free functionality, we highly recommend it over more expensive models like the Via 180. An attractive, easy-to-use interface and a positive navigation experience make ...
Review Date: 2nd Sept., 2011
RRP: $ 199.00
VIA 180

9. TomTom VIA 180 GPS device

The TomTom VIA 180 is a mid-range GPS unit with plenty of features. You get IQ Routes, fast route calculation and re-calculation and it also offers safety camera warnings, lane guidance and hands-free operation. It performed well in our tests, ...
Review Date: 1st Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 299.00
EziNav G4

10. Kogan EziNav G4 GPS unit

Kogan's EziNav G4 lacks the slick interface of well-known competitors and its display is hard to see in sunlight. However, its low price means it represents good value and the decent Sygic mapping software on board makes for a pleasant ...
Review Date: 7th Oct., 2010
RRP: $ 159.00

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