Planning to hit the road anytime soon, then you need a solid GPS device that can help you get to your destination a little easier. Whether you want a stand-alone unit or use your phone, there are pros and cons. Below are 5 of the best and most popular navigation systems available in the market.
MapMyInida Zx Series
MapmyIndia kick started navigation revolution in India. With the latest launch of Zx350 navigator, the company is getting bigger and better. Powered by MapmyIndia's latest maps, it makes sure that the driver has a trouble free travel experience. This device offers easy-to-use software and updated map along with city guides. The navigation system comes inbuilt house-level maps for 50 cities, 3D landmarks & 2D building footprints across 46 cities, over 10.33 million places, street-level maps for 4787 cities connected seamlessly via 1.90 million km of highway and road network.
Garmin Nuvi Series
Garmin Nuvi Series does not require mobile data or internet connection to give directions. It gives you spoken word directions in simple language with correct pronunciation of street and city names. The latest in Nuvi series is the 3490LMT navigator. This device features an improved interface and better performance. The device only weighs 4 ounces, making it very slim and light weight in its category. It comes with Bluetooth wireless technology, but the Bluetooth does not sync with phone's address book.
TomTom Via Series
TomTom, which produces one of the best known navigation systems, recently launched a new device. TomTom Via is designed for convenience that makes travel easy. Via 125 comes with features like hands-free calling, advanced lane guidance, maps of 7300 Indian cities and towns. It also comes with 2D city maps that promises realistic experience via easy to use and attractive display. It helps the driver to get turn by turn directions with instructions in Hindi, English and 12 regional languages.
The Navman Panoramic navigation device is the biggest sat-nav available in the market. The screen is the main attraction as it measures 7 inches diagonally. The touchscreen of Panoramic is bright and clear. It gives you four different routing options, from most economical to the fastest possible.
Google maps for your phone
Google Maps, best for your smartphone, gives free and accurate GPS-enabled maps with voice navigation. It is available for both Android and Apple devices. They come with smooth, vector-based map animation, accurate routing and POI data for pedestrian and car navigation. Google Maps never go wrong with the directions, whether driving in city or on longer trips. The app comes with satellite data and street views options. Although Google maps does not include no-road-speed-limit display and no-lane-assistance.
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