GPS Reviews For 2019

For the best GPS reviews, turn to Gadget Review, where we keep tabs on all the latest GPS technology developments and let you know what’s important. Today’s GPS devices are used for everything from hunting down exciting geocaches out in the wilderness to keeping track of your pets to make sure they are safe. Our top lists can help you find the best GPS units for your next excursion, and our expert news articles will let you know what mobile devices use GPS in fun, innovative ways.

Latest GPS Reviews And News

MEGA XL Cycling GPS Review

MEGA XL Cycling GPS Review

If you are a cyclist you’ll like the MEGA XL Cycling GPS. No. Scratch that. I think you’ll love it. It’s designed and engineered for serious riders. It has everything that a cyclist needs including a large, 2.7-inch 240×400 high-resolution screen that can be viewed either vertically or horizontally. This…
Garmin’s Viago App Packs A Lot Of Functionality Into One Place

Garmin’s Viago App Packs A Lot Of Functionality Into One Place

Garmin was once the king of the GPS systems, but they’ve seen their user base steadily eroded by phone mapping systems that, while not as full-featured, are “good enough” for their users. So if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em; Garmin’s Viago app has been updated with a suite of…
Piksi Brings Incredibly Accurate GPS To The Masses

Piksi Brings Incredibly Accurate GPS To The Masses

Real-time kinematics is a highly efficient, and effective, method of navigation. GPS systems rely on information from a satellite signal to find their way, but RTK systems use instead the signal of the satellite itself. By locking onto that, and using a reference station, it means that you have accuracy…
Marge Simpson and Mr. Burns Voices Now Available on TomTom Voice Skin

Marge Simpson and Mr. Burns Voices Now Available on TomTom Voice Skin

TomTom has finally added a couple more Simpsons characters for its Voice Skin GPS systems. Homer has been available for a couple of years now, but they’ve also added Marge Simpson and Mr. Burns. Expect to hear Marge’s raspy voice as she guides you around town, while Mr. Burn will…
Tagg GPS Dog Tracker

Tagg GPS Dog Tracker

Doggies don’t give a crap about how they look, let alone where they are.  As long as they’re knee deep in no good, or simply sleeping under the shadow of a tree on a hot summer’s day, they couldn’t be happier.  However, owners might have something to say about that,…
Magellan Outs eXplorist Pro 10 GIS/GPS, Costs $700

Magellan Outs eXplorist Pro 10 GIS/GPS, Costs $700

Magellan just got back into the GIS market with the eXplorist Pro 10, a Windows 6.5 powered handheld GPS unit. It has a rugged, IPX-7 rated waterproof case that sports a 3-inch, WQVGA transflective color touchscreen. Under the proverbial hood is a 533MHz processor with 128MB RAM and 4GB of…
Navigon Directs People To Macworld To See Their $50 iPhone Car Kit

Navigon Directs People To Macworld To See Their $50 iPhone Car Kit

While it ain’t a ground breaking piece of kit, Navigon’s just announced iPhone car kit has a certain allure other manufacturers haven’t been able to achieve.  We’re essentially referring to the arm that mounts the device to the windshield – it just looks like it’s dripping in high end Euro design. But what ‘s really…
Maptor Handheld Map Projector

Maptor Handheld Map Projector

In Japanese Maptor means ominous robot bent on world domination, which isn’t a perfectly accurate translation but gets most of the meaning across. The Maptor device, on the other hand, has less of an overpowering feel about it, though if you’re an archeologist used to poring over paper maps, getting…
Sony And TomTom Not Joking Around With Navigations Systems

Sony And TomTom Not Joking Around With Navigations Systems

Sony teaming up with navigations systems industry leader TomTom sure sounds like some heavy artillery being pushed around. They promise the “ultimate package of technology, innovation and style”, a match-up of TomTom’s mobile navigation chops and Sony’s undeniable audio-video mastery. The new systems, XNV-770BT (7-inch widescreen display) and XNV-660BT (6.1-inch…
Garmin Launches Recall Of 1.25 Million GPS Units

Garmin Launches Recall Of 1.25 Million GPS Units

Garmin’s line of GPS receivers are best-sellers, so quite a few people could be affected be news of safety recall they announced today. 1.25 million nuvi units suffer from an overheating issue that could be a potential fire hazard — these include the nuvi 200W, 250W,260W, and 7xx models, and the issue…
Magellan Debuts Three New eXplorist GPS Receivers

Magellan Debuts Three New eXplorist GPS Receivers

Never get lost again — Magellan unveiled three new GPSs in their eXplorist line this week aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, with some cool features to make outdoor exploring more interactive. In addition to the required GPS navigation, the eXplorist 710, 610 and 510 all take 3.2MP photos that are automatically geotagged…
Yoda GPS Voice Now Available From Garmin (video)

Yoda GPS Voice Now Available From Garmin (video)

Garmin has added Yoda to their list of celebrity GPS voices today, joining Darth Vader, C-3PO and KITT from Night Rider as downloads for select devices. Han Solo is on his way, too, in August (I’m guessing they got a Harrison Ford soundalike for that one). And, for your entertainment,…
What Does 26 GPS Devices Mounted On One Windshield Look Like? This. (video)

What Does 26 GPS Devices Mounted On One Windshield Look Like? This. (video)

How many GPSes is too many GPSes?  I’d say 26.  It’s part of an art installation by Garvin Nolte. Practical purposes? None, duh. It’s all pretty amusing and just proves that Europeans are crazier than us Americans.
Springteq WeGo GPS Projects An Image Directly On To Your Windshield (aka HUD)

Springteq WeGo GPS Projects An Image Directly On To Your Windshield (aka HUD)

Goggles with a HUD, that’s so last year.  GPS touchscreen, please.  Springteq’s WeGo GPS unit boasts an ultra bright projector that can display a HUD (heads up display) directly onto your windshield.  The advantages are completely clear, quite literally since you’ll be able to view your upcoming turn without taking…
Kapten Talking Pocket GPS From Kapsys

Kapten Talking Pocket GPS From Kapsys

The cringe of crap gadgets overwhelms me sometimes.  The Kapten Talking Pocket GPS is going to be the smallest and most expensive ($475) GPS navigational aides you might never care to notice.  Foregoing an LCD display in favor of a small unit size, the Kapten Talking Pocket GPS leads you…

Learn More About GPS

Today GPS capabilities are easier to install in devices than ever before. They are used in quadcopter drones to help track their location, and in fitness devices to help you map out a run. Some of the best GPS devices are found in locators, which let you know where vehicles or pets are at all times. There are also GPS trackers available for your kids, complete with speakers for quick two-way communication in case of an emergency. The best GPS products can range in price – the fancy hiking and car navigation devices with broad touchscreens will cost more than simple trackers – so let Gadget Review help you make the right purchase!

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