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The best GPS-navigators: the choice of experts and motorists

It is believed that the first in the history of the GPS-navigator was the legendary Ivan Susanin, who led the Poles to where he did not know. Since then, these devices have become more accurate, and many motorists do not represent their “avtozhizni” without ingenious and such useful conductors.

Judgments about the accuracy of GPS-navigators – this is not hyperbolization of reality. At Madrid, Carlos III University, not so long ago, a prototype of the most accurate car navigator on the planet was developed. If existing systems are able to determine the location of the car with an accuracy of 15-20 meters in open space, as well as up to 50 meters in the village, the new GPS-navigator can work wonders – he was “taught” to determine the location of the vehicle with an accuracy of 1-2 meters

The beginning of 2013 showed that today’s GPS-navigators have become more reminiscent of yesterday’s tablets. They have a growing screen diagonal, they embed the functions of anti-radar and DVR. Many people, who consider themselves specialists, claim that GPS-navigators are gradually endangered devices, the functions of which can be performed by the same tablets and smartphones. However, the popularity of these gadgets only grows every year, and such sad predictions end badly each time – at the dump of unfulfilled expectations.

We present our own rating of GPS-navigators, which was compiled based on user feedback and expert opinions.

Garmin nuvi 2495LT
Screen type color LCD
Screen diagonal 4.3 inches
Screen resolution 480×272 pixels
Photo view functions, hands-free mode
Li-Ion own battery
Work time 2.5 hours
Micro SD card slot
Bluetooth connection, USB
Number of routes 100
Number of waypoints 1000
Built-in card is
There are voice messages
Dimensions (WxHxD) 121x76x15 mm
Weight 142 g

Improved reliability and accuracy of determining the location of the car navigator Garmin nuvi 2495LT provides a combined GPS-GLONASS chip. This model not only prompts the driver where to turn, but also responds to your voice commands: you can, for example, say “Find an address” and call the street and house number — this will serve the navigator as a team for plotting a new route. In addition, this GPS navigator allows you to talk on the phone in the hands-free mode, avoid traffic jams and arrive at your destination in time, select the right lane for traffic and find, if necessary, service points such as gas stations, hospitals, police stations, restaurants, etc. .

Advantages: stable signal, FM-signal amplifier, up-to-date traffic information, excellent display contrast with anti-glare, quickly establishes a connection with a satellite, voice control, four times a year maps are updated for free, good build quality, quickly scales maps, intuitive interface

Disadvantages: imperfect drawing of maps, infrequent update of maps of small cities of Russia, somewhat quiet speaker for Hands-free

“A worthy operator. And I have something to compare with, because I have been traveling with navigators for 7 years now. At high speed, voice control is like a guardian angel who does not distract from the road. Quite detailed maps. Doubt is not worth it, because the navigator is worthy. ”
Garmin Nuvi 1410T
Screen type color LCD
Screen diagonal 5 inches
Screen resolution 480×272 pixels
Photo view, hands-free mode, TMC receiver
Li-Ion own battery
Work time 4 hours
Micro SD card slot
Bluetooth connection, USB
Number of routes 10
Number of waypoints 10,000
Built-in card is
There are voice messages
Dimensions (WxHxD) 137x86x16 mm
Weight 221 g

The widescreen display of the presented model provides a convenient view of maps, photos and navigation instructions. Up to 10 routes with waypoints are saved in the memory of the Garmin Nuvi 1410T, while the device itself will create the most efficient route and offer you several options. But excellent navigation is not the only advantage of this gadget. The special ecoRoute function calculates optimal routes and helps to monitor fuel consumption, and the “Where am I?” Function will always allow you to be aware of where you are at a particular moment. In addition, the Garmin Nuvi 1410T has the anti-theft Garmin Lock feature.

Advantages: quickly find satellites, free update maps, large screen, secure mounting, display of traffic jams, loading POI with different objects, hands-free function, quick calculation of routes

Disadvantages: street names are pronounced specifically, sometimes the numbering of houses is not displayed

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