With so many navigation options available, why should you invest in a portable GPS navigator for your car? We took a drive with four portable GPS navigators to demonstrate how their extra features make them a great choice for staying on track, especially when compared to a standard smartphone app.
Don't settle for a basic, run-of-the-mill portable navigation device. Watch this video for a quick overview of the best and newest features in portable navigation.
Learn which key features to look for on portable navigators, so you can make the best decision about which one works for you.
An introduction to the different types of in-car navigation systems: in-dash, plug-and-play, remote-mount, portable, and marine.
"Connected GPS" for your car combines the mapping capability of GPS with the search functionality of the Internet, so you can find any type of destination you're looking for in real time.
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Some navigation units mount in the dash, while others install in a remote location, separate from the car's sound system. No matter what type of navigation device you purchase, here are some installation topics to consider before getting to work.
A guide to installing an in-dash navigation system in your vehicle.
Why would I want a navigation system? How does it know where I am? How accurate are these systems? What kind of directions does the voice give me? Plus more...
Learn about the features and technical specifications included with vehicle navigation systems.
Crutchfield writer Dominic took four different portable GPS navigators out for a road test to compare various features, such as destination entry, lane guidance, 3D graphics, voice recognition, and more.
Make your drive easier by being aware of the traffic ahead. This article gives you a quick overview of live traffic information services for use with portable and in-dash navigation devices.
Recommended products for smart traveling, and tips on how to get the most out of them.
The RoadMate 5265T-LMB has two features that I found compelling during a recent road trip out of state Landmark Guidance and PhantomALERT traffic camera warnings.