Magellan RoadMate 9055 GPS Review

MSRP $299.99 As a male member of the species, I am a little insulted by global positioning systems. I know my way around. I don’t need to ask for directions because I can’t get lost. Actually, that’s not true. I’m not too proud to rely on a GPS. This particular ...

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Pharos GPS Phone 600e Review

We suppose it was only a matter of time before GPS specialists Pharos broke into the smart phone market. The company has produced a number of navigation solutions for cars, laptops, and PDAs already, so the mobile phone must have seemed like the next natural step. And that is how ...

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Pharos Traveler GPS 127 Cell Phone Review

The smartphone space has become really competitive, especially in the past year, and it’s packed with a wide variety of great devices. However, as far as GPS-enabled smartphones go, Pharos is trying to outdo the competition by including navigation software on the handset, so you’re not required to sign up ...

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Pharos Traveler GPS 137 Cell Phone Reveiw

Earlier this month, we looked at the Pharos Traveler 127. The GPS-enabled smartphone offered the advantage of coming with its own navigation software and maps, which eliminated the need for fee-based location services and a cellular connection. Unfortunately, the benefit of this was lost on the clunky software and the ...

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Magellan Maestro 4250 Review

The number of portable navigation systems coming out these days is pretty astonishing, but the thing is, we’re finding that when it comes to the core navigation functions, they pretty much all offer the same thing–text- and voice-guided directions, extensive POI databases, automatic route recalculation, and so forth. So in ...

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Magellan RoadMate 1200 Review

At first glance, the Magellan RoadMate 1200 looks to be a good entry-level in-car GPS. It has a compact, no-fuss design that’s perfect for first-time buyers, and you get the most essential navigation features for an affordable $199.99. Sounds good, right? Not so fast, once on the road the RoadMate ...

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Magellan Maestro 4370 Review

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen anything from Magellan, but in late October, the company revealed its latest in-car GPS, the Magellan Maestro 4370. A step-up model from the Magellan Maestro 4250, the portable navigation device (PND) offers a new user interface with a feature called OneTouch that ...

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Magellan RoadMate 1470 Review

Design The RoadMate 1470 doesn’t deviate from the tried-and-true portable navigation device form factor. Measuring 3.3 inches deep by 5.2 inches tall by 7 inches wide, the RoadMate’s thinness easily makes this unit one of the most pocketable devices in its class. Like nearly all PNDs, the majority of the ...

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Magellan RoadMate 1700 Review

Compared with the 3.5-inch screen size standard of older personal navigation devices, as well as current entry-level devices, today’s 4.3-inch and 5-inch units seem downright huge. More screen real estate means easier viewing and faster data inputs. However, the Magellan RoadMate 1700′s 7-inch wide-screen display dwarfs them all. Is this ...

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Magellan eXplorist GC Review

According to Geocaching.com, “Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.” The Magellan eXplorist GC is one of only a handful of paperless, ...

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TomTom Rider 2 GPS Navigation System

Th e TomTom Rider 2 GPS Navigator is a neat device, modeled to be a bit more rugged, with less fluff and more navigational information displayed. The only problem with the device is…the device. The idea that some of these clowns on motorcycles will now be distracted by a GPS ...

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Magellan RoadMate 1470 GPS Navigator Review

The Magellan RoadMate 1470 4.7 Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator is another staple GPS delivered from one of the best companies in the GPS industry: Magellan. The increased screen size, and ultra-thin design make this new GPS easily confusable with your iPhone. Just remember, iPhone has the Hulu app. You ...

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Motorola Motonav TN765t GPS Navigator Review

During this years CES, Motorola announced a new and striking pnd, the Motonav TN-765. I was able to get my hands on a pre-production version of it and have been getting familiar the past few days. There’s two things that will immediately get your attention: The extra wide, cinema-like 5.1″ ...

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Garmin Zumo 220 GPS Navigator Review

Garmin dropped news today of a new Zumo model for motorcycle riders, the Garmin Zumo 220. Riders have always wanted to really like the motorcycle specific Zumo series from Garmin, but often were turned away by the relatively high cost, so the lower “220″ model might sound appealing. However it ...

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Cydle T43H GPS Review

In years past it seemed like I was always adding new companies to the product database here. Every month there were new companies launching GPS devices, or existing companies expanding into the GPS market. The list of companies who are no longer in the North American PND market (or are ...

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Delorme Pn-60w GPS Navigator Review

It is worth digging a little deeper into the technologies behind the new DeLorme PN-60w, and specifically the “w” (wireless) part. While some of the wireless features won’t be out until Fall, we’ll fuel some of the appetite now. We’ve seen many of the “front and center” features, now lets ...

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Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS Review

With the possible exception of the 770 which includes European maps, the Garmin Nuvi 760 is the flagship GPS of the Garmin auto line. It has nearly all of the advanced features GPS connoisseurs look for, a widescreen display, Bluetooth hands free calling, live traffic reporting, and an FM transmitter. ...

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Garmin Oregon 400t GPS Review

Hitting the trails a couple of months ago, the Garmin Oregon 400t makes a big leap in technology for handheld GPS devices… the first major handheld GPS device with a touch screen display. Building on the foundations of the Colorado line, the Oregon line aims to make the GPS easier ...

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