A friend of my wife’s gave her their TomTom XL340S GPS navigation system because they got a new car with the navigation built in. So we installed it in my wife’s Chevy Tahoe SUV and found it to be quite a cool little device. I never really thought of having a navigation system but for traveling and avoiding traffic this little TomTom system is great.
I’ve only once encountered one problem with this GPS navigation system. There was some new construction on Tryon Street here in Charlotte, NC and it was not very good at getting me around this construction. It kept trying to take me rates through the clothes off road.
Although GPS-enabled smartphones are gaining ground in the portable navigation market, the standalone portable navigation device (PND) is far from dead. In fact, today's PNDs sport more features than ever to help you get from point A to point B quickly and safely--features such as audible driving directions with text-to-speech (TTS), spoken street names, real-time traffic updates, Internet connectivity for points-of-interest search, and large easy-to-read screens, to name a few. However, the GPS market has also never been more crowded, so to help you in your buying decision, we've selected our Top 5 picks for in-car GPS navigation systems. We will frequently update this list as we review new GPS devices, so check back often.