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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Navman EZY30

The Navman EZY30 GPS represents decent value for money as an entry-level sat nav, but we recommend opting for a larger-screened device if you can stretch your budget.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 26th July, 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Navman
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 2.75
  • $ 199.00
  • Pros:
  • Simple UI, clear map screen, decent value, 3D junction view, lane guidance
  • Cons:
  • Small display, loss of GPS reception at times when navigating CBD area, touchscreen isn't always responsive
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