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 MY30

There are no advanced features like Bluetooth and live traffic updates, but Navman's MY30 still manages to include lane guidance and 3D landmarks. Overzealous school zone alerts, an inconsistent map and an average screen will disappoint.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 1st Oct., 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Navman
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.00
  • $ 249.00
  • Pros:
  • Decent value, choice between glide or tap UI, lane guidance and 3D junction views included, search method
  • Cons:
  • Screen has poor viewing angles, overzealous school zone warnings, Navteq maps miss some red light cameras and 'no right turns', screen transitions are a little sluggish, unit is chunkier models with larger screens
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