Best budget GPS devices

The best budget GPS units from brands including TomTom, Garmin, Navman and Navigon

Now has never been a better time to buy a GPS navigation device.

Spending less doesn't mean your navigation experience will be an inferior one — aside from giving you turn-by-turn directions, even the cheapest GPS units will allow you to locate points of interest (POIs), save your favourite locations and explore new places. The main differences between a budget GPS unit and a high-end one are generally unnecessary add-ons like Bluetooth hands-free capabilities, live traffic information, MP3 playback and FM transmitters.

We've rounded-up our favourite budget GPS units on the market from Garmin, TomTom, Navman and Navigon.

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TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition

TomTom has added its IQ Routes technology and advanced lane guidance to the entry-level ONE 140 GPS unit. The changes from the previous model are minimal, but with each iteration this excellent GPS series continues to improve.

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  • 29th May, 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • TomTom
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  • Pros:
  • Slim design, ease of use, IQ Routes technology, advanced lane guidance, EasyPort mount, TomTom HOME software, Map Share, Help Me! safety menu, preloaded camera alerts
  • Cons:
  • IQ Routes takes a little longer than usual to calculate route, no included AC adapter

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