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Best Garmin GPS 2016

Updated on February 19, 2016

There are many different kinds of Garmin GPSs. In this article we will review the best Garmin GPS 2016 with all the newest features, we will discuss a good GPS that is slightly cheaper, we will review a heart monitor Garmin unit for joggers and cyclists and we will review a hand-held GPS device for hikers. Hopefully you will find the perfect Garmin GPS for you.

Garmin nüvi 765/765T 4.3-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic

Some of the features of this GPS system are the 4.3 inch touch screen which comes preloaded with City Navigator North America NT. It comes with Bluetooth technology which can be used with any compatible devices that you may have. There is a high sensitivity GPS receive, for improved performance.

The screen is anti-glare and adjusts, for the time of day, for optimum visibility. This model is a wide screen which gives you a larger viewing screen, but also makes it easier to see where you are going and the neighborhood, showing gas stations, restaurants or other points of interest. You can program the GPS to give you the best route for multiple destinations, and it will remember the route for you.

One of the features of this particular GPS is lane assist. The GPS will tell you which lane you should be in so that you don’t have to worry about this later on when you become aware of a turn and you are in the wrong lane. It will also show you tricky intersections to help you navigate them with more ease.

A nice feature of this unit is that you can upload your own voice to read out the directions. There is quite a bit of technology wrapped into this small package making it the best Garmin GPS of 2016.

Garmin nüvi 265W 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

While this GPS is designed to be used in your car, it can also be used outside when you are walking and exploring. At only 2.5 pounds, it is not very cumbersome to carry around so you don’t get lost.

This GPS provides turn by turn directions which it can speak out loud or convert to speech, whichever is easier for you depending on how you are using it. The battery is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery so it is easy to recharge when you need to.

Having the ability to listen to where you are going is very important when you are driving, as you need to have your eyes on the road. This GPS is good about providing this direction, and you will find your destination without a lot of issue.

This unit is very user friendly and you should have no problem pulling it out of the box and putting it to use right away.

Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor

This is a great unit for when you are out exploring an area you are not familiar with and you want a GPS. You wear it on your wrist like a watch, and you are ready to go.

For an athlete that is training for an event, this unit is able to keep track of speed, distance and pace. It comes with training software that you can download your working data to for analysis. It can also be used by cyclists, cross country skiers of those who windsurf. This device is able to monitor your heart rate for an optimum exercise plan.

While this GPS does seem a bit bulky, it is a waterproof design that feels comfortable and is angled so that you can easily read the screen while you are running. As a way to keep the screen crispier, they have increased the resolution on this unit. You can also customize the screens so you can get the information that you want to know while you are still doing your exercise.

Best Garmin GPS 2016
Best Garmin GPS 2016

Garmin eTrex Legend CX Color Mapping Handheld GPS

There are many reasons why having a handheld GPS device is something that you will find handy. With this GPS, it comes with a 4 MB memory card, but you can other maps for a variety of uses.

This device has automatic route generation, recalculation if you get off route and turn by turn directions with alert tones, and icons to indicate areas of interest.  This GPS can save 10,000 points, which you can use on 20 different tracks of 500 points each. There are also built-in tables to help you with the best times to hunt and fish, plus sun and moon calculations.
For any person that does a lot of walking or just wandering the outdoors, this is a great device to have, as no one likes to get lost or have to ask directions. But if you ask your Garmin, no one else has to know that you asked.

If you want a device to use in the outdoors, this is a great device to get. Fits well in the hand, and has many features for the hiker. If you need something to use in your vehicle, you will want to look at one of the other devices, as with some ingenuity, you can mount this one, but it will be easier to buy one with that purpose in mind.

There are many different types of GPS units, and knowing your purpose before you buy will help you to make the best selection you can make. When you have made a decision, make sure you buy your Garmin GPS online, as you likely can find a better deal online.

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    • zzron profile image

      zzron 7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Very good hub, I just did a hub on my Garmin Nuvi 1300. Thanks for this info.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      I love the idea of putting a GPS in our vehicle, thank you for sharing and GPS reviews, have a great day!