Portable Navigation System

If you are one of the thousands of people who set out each year on the roadways for a family vacation, you might want to consider purchasing a portable navigation system. If you do, you will find that getting from point A to point B will be so much easier to do if your destination is somewhere you have never gone before. With a portable navigation system you will never get lost again. These high tech gadgets are becoming more and more popular these days. Many people are enjoying it for the ability it gives them to drive and not worry about getting lost.

You really have a choice of choosing a portable navigation system that can be either hand held, or a portable GPS device. Several companies are offering them for sale now. They included such companies as Sony, Garmin, TomTom, Navigon, and Magellan. Most are Bluetooth accessible and have cool features like voice recognition and touch screen. If you choose a portable GPS device, you can move it from your car to your motor home, motorcycle or even your boat.

A portable navigation system can be used all over the world. You are able to calculate how long it will take to get to your destination or how many miles are left before you get there. You power it up by using the cigarette lighter in your vehicle. Portables eliminate the need for hard to understand installation procedures and they are easy to remove once you get to your destination. A portable navigation system can be loaned to your friends or given to your teenage driver to use when they need to get somewhere they have never been before. Parents can rest assured their young driver will not get lost in a strange area.

You can carry your GPS device in your hand but when driving, they are usually mounted on the dashboard so they do not get tossed around when making turns. You can also see the screen a lot better on your dashboard too. It is better there than just having it sit on the passenger seat. There are special hand held navigation systems that are used for outdoor activities like hiking or mountain bike riding. These are not the same as a portable navigation system. The handheld devices have a more durable case because they tend to be dropped a lot. A portable navigation system is what you use while driving a vehicle. Before you buy, make sure you know where and when you are going to be using your device in order to the right kind.

A portable navigation system can be found online or at most retailers. The cost for one will vary depending on the brand and the type of GPS device you want to buy. You can usually find one for an average of about $150 to $400. The more expensive it is, the more features it will have.

Before you make your purchase, compare products to find out which one will be the best buy for a portable navigation system. A Garmin Nuvi 660 is a little higher priced but it has 2D and 3D preloaded maps of all the states in the United States and it features turn-by-turn voice navigation. Naturally, it has Bluetooth capabilities, a MP3 player as well as an FM radio transmitter and photo viewing options.

A TomTom One portable navigation system is in the $200 range. It has fewer features than the Garmin Nuvi 600 but is famous for its reliability. The basic features include a user-friendly touchscreen, clear color maps, and turn-by-turn voice navigation. The TomTom One is a great portable navigation system for those who do not want all the bells and whistles.

This Portable Navigation System Review is Written/Updated on May 12th, 2009 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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