Where to go online for GPS Reviews

Where to go online for GPS Reviews

It’s not always easy to find reviews you can trust online, so if you’re considering making any major purchase, including a GPS system for your car or a handheld or wristwatch model GPS, you should check several online reviews before making your choice. Here are some good places to go online to find out more about equipment you want to purchase.


Though it’s a general tech magazine, Wired.com reviews products as well. With GPS units, you’re best off going to Wired.com’s home page and searching on the particular model that you’re interested in. There may or may not be a review, but if there is, it is likely to be detailed and based on real-word tests. For example, Wired.com has done reviews of the Motorola MotoNovo TN765t (http://www.wired.com/reviews/2010/04/pr_motorola_motonav/), the TomTom Go 2025 TM (http://www.wired.com/reviews/2010/11/tomtom_2505/), and the Roundup Spot GPS Messenger (http://www.wired.com/reviews/2010/02/pr_extremetest_spotmessenger), which is a rescue device rather than a navigator.

PC Magazine (pcmag.com) is another good online source for GPS reviews. There, you can find articles on the latest GPS advances and choosing a GPS system as well as some reviews of particular GPS models. For example, an article from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show about TomTom’s latest generation of connected GPS technology is available (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375150,00.asp), telling all about TomTom’s latest and greatest innovations. “How to Buy a GPS” is another PC Magazine article that’s perfect for the person who’s still weighing the options (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2339300,00.asp). For those interested in GPS apps for mobile devices, there’s an article titled “What do GPS Users Search For? TeleNave Knows” (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361180,00.asp). You can also find specific model reviews, such as for the Magellan RoadMate 2035 (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366122,00.asp).

CNET.com is another general tech site that does GPS reviews. For a list of recent GPS system reviews, go to http://reviews.cnet.com/gps-systems/. Models reviewed include the TomTom GO 2505, TomTom GO 2405, and the TomTom XL 350TM. They also have an extensive GPS buying guide at http://reviews.cnet.com/gps-buying-guide/, and a November 2010 article titled “Best 5 GPS Navigation Systems” at http://reviews.cnet.com/best-gps/.

For consumer-written reviews, you can almost always do a search engine query on a particular GPS model and the word “review” and be taken to numerous shopping sites with customer-written reviews on various GPS devices. Amazon usually has a collection of customer reviews for the GPS devices it sells. These reviews are valuable because they point out real-world uses and the things actual users like and don’t like about them. You can also usually get information about where the best prices and customer service can be had when buying a GPS system.

One Response to “Where to go online for GPS Reviews”

  1. JimB.
    February 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I find CNET to have the most thorough and in depth reviews. PCMag does a good job, but for some reason CNET has always done it for me. Nice site you have here! Best of luck.

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