Google Maps (or Apple Maps — we’re not getting into that argument right now) are fine for finding the quickest way to get to a dinner reservation, but car GPS devices are still best for journeys with more riding on them. (Just ask the New York Times.)
True, the ones with good reviews are few and far between, but they exist. The Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS Navigator is one of the rare models to have four out of five stars on Amazon, and it’s on sale for $65.99 off. It’s still full price ($249.99) at Garmin.com.
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For those road trips or drives to the airport where you cannot afford to get lost, the rechargeable Garmin DriveSmart 61 GPS Navigator can be the directions companion you need. Aside from constantly-updating Lifetime maps, the Drivesmart 61 offers real-time services like live traffic and parking updates, TripAdvisor, and Bluetooth calls. Just sync it with the app on your phone.
Its touchscreen actually responds to your finger and it works with voice commands for hands-free use. For a device under seven inches, the 1024 x 600 display is seriously nice.
Regularly $249.99, you can save $65.99 and get it for $184.