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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Navigon 1400

The Navigon 1400 is one of the smallest and lightest GPS units on the market; it's ideal for being slipped into a pocket and used in pedestrian mode. The overall navigational experience suffers due to a small screen, but at this price the Navigon 1400 is great value.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 25th Jan., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Navigon
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.50
  • $ 199.00
  • Pros:
  • Compact and stylish design, fast rerouting times, MyRoutes, pedestrian mode, Last Mile feature
  • Cons:
  • UI lacks polish of competitors, below average display, keyboard can't be changed from ABC layout, chunky window mount
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