Best Garmin GPS units

We roundup the best Garmin sat navs on the market

US company Garmin may not have as big a presence in Australia as it does in many European markets, but its range of portable in-car GPS units are some of the most impressive on offer. Garmin also has a huge presence in marine and handheld GPS units; the latter targeted at recreational and professional bike riders, walkers, runners, and hikers; while its Zumo range caters for motorcyclists.

Garmin's GPS units are easily recognisable by a very simple but ultimately effective user interface. The company is also responsible for producing the nuvi 3790T — a GPS we consider to sexiest, sleekest and best looking we've ever seen.

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Garmin nuvi 1490T

This is a great Garmin GPS unit with a simple but effective user interface. It provides an outstanding navigational experience on the whole. Highly recommended.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 11th Feb., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Garmin
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 4.25
  • $ 399.00
  • Pros:
  • Large, responsive touch screen, quick to get a GPS fix and to reroute, effective UI, great lane guidance, Bluetooth, New Zealand maps included
  • Cons:
  • Map lacks detail compared to competitors, traffic antenna built into car-charger, no FM transmitter
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