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The Top Three GPS Models Reviewed

Aug 23, 2008
There is a standing joke that has been translated into many languages that tells of men possessing a genetic aversion to asking directions. Despite it being slightly prejudiced there is an element of truth that every man must face up to in their heart of hearts. Instinctual global geographical awareness is as much a trait of manhood than walking over hot coals, wrestling a rutting stag or leaving the toilet seat up.

With new satellite technology the Global Positioning Device, or GPS means that men never have to ask for directions ever again. This article examines three leading GPS models from three separate manufacturers in an impartial assessment of price against features.

The first is not technically a GPS model but a Bluetooth connection that will turn your mobile into a GPS. For 60GBP you can turn your mobile into a navigator with the Wayfinder Bluetooth GPS receiver. It is effective with quick satellite pick-up and it is compatible with any software. The issue is not the performance, but the cost. The initial outlay is reasonable however you have to pay an annual charge to avoid astronomical call costs in receiving.

The TomTom 1 is as no thrills as GPS gets. At an RRP of 150BGP which has now been dropped to 95GBP online it is by far the cheapest effective GPS system on the market. It is small, compact and accurate however the only drawback is that there is nothing beyond the GPS, so if you are looking for something more than basic destination access then this is not for you.

Finally the TomTom Go 730 is a step up in features from the 530 and a generation down from the 930. The only thing missing are the maps of North America and this combines the legendary TomTom simplicity with extra features such as Bluetooth and FM radio to keep you occupied, even your incoming text messages can be linked with GPS to be read out. The price is literally the only issue as 300GBP is a hefty price to pay for not asking directions.

Technology is changing the way in which we travel. The latter GPS model boasts advanced lane guidance which can instruct you which lanes to be in. That is pretty scary when you think about it, that satellites can monitor our every movements, however the loss of a little freedom is well worth it so long as we never have to ask directions
About the Author
Shaun Parker is a correspondent covering GPS News and all developments in GPS.
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