5 Best Portable GPS Navigators for Cars

by Ramesh Natarajan on November 23, 2010

These are the best portable GPS for your vehicle. All of these are text-to-speech supported, which will speak the street names and directions while you are driving, helping you to keep your eyes on the road.

If you have an older model, holiday season is the best time to upgrade. Some of these have live traffic update, which will help you avoid traffic and plan a new route.

GPS market is pretty much dominated by Garmin with some competition from TomTom and Magellan.

What portable GPS device do you have? Leave a comment and let us know.

1. Garmin nüvi 265W/265WT GPS (with Traffic)

  • Text to Speech: Yes
  • Widescreen: Yes
  • Display: Bright 4.3-inch diagonal color touchscreen; 480 x 272 pixels, WQVGA TFT display with white backlight
  • Live Traffic Update: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • MP3 Player: Yes
  • Price: less than $135

2. Garmin nüvi 260W GPS Navigator

  • Text to Speech: Yes
  • Widescreen: Yes
  • Display: 4.3-inch touchscreen display with 2D/3D mapping perspective
  • Live Traffic Update: No
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • MP3 Player: Yes
  • Price: less than $100

3. Garmin nüvi 855 GPS with Speech Recognition

  • Text to Speech: Yes
  • Widescreen: Yes
  • Display: 4.3″ touchscreen WQVGA TFT display with white backlight
  • Live Traffic Update: No
  • Bluetooth: No
  • MP3 Player: Yes
  • Price: less than $115

4. TomTom XXL 540TM GPS (Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition)

  • Text to Speech: Yes
  • Widescreen: Yes
  • Display: 5″ touchscreen
  • Live Traffic Update: Yes
  • Bluetooth: No
  • MP3 Player: No
  • Price: less than $190

5. Magellan RoadMate 3030LM GPS (Lifetime Map Updates Included)

  • Text to Speech: Yes
  • Widescreen: Yes
  • Display: 4.7″ touchscreen
  • Live Traffic Update: No
  • Bluetooth: No
  • MP3 Player: No
  • Price: less than $130

For more Portable GPS that I recommend, browse The Geek Stuff Gadgets Store at Amazon.


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kiranjith November 23, 2010 at 3:37 am

have you got any navigation tool for android ?

2 Pedro A. González November 23, 2010 at 3:48 am

Just one question to have a more complete view: Which of them do support sea maps as well?

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