Buyer’s Guide & Information

Best Garmin GPS Devices Reviewed

The best Garmin GPS devices will keep you safe and sound. These models offer reliability and are packed with features.

by Andrew

Buyer’s Guide & Information

Best Garmin GPS Devices Reviewed

The best Garmin GPS devices will keep you safe and sound. These models offer reliability and are packed with features.

by Andrew

by Andrew

Garmin is the go-to brand when it comes to navigation, especially for anglers. Whether you’re trying to find your way to your next fishing adventure or you need help with on-water navigation, Garmin has got your back.

Here we’ve covered the 10 best Garmin GPS devices available for all purposes and budgets.

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Product

Type

Battery Life

Check Price

Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 with...

Garmin

Striker 4

Handheld or mountable

Up to 18 hours

Garmin GPSMAP 64st, TOPO U.S. 100K with...

Garmin

GPSMAP 64st

Handheld

Up to 16 hrs

Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Garmin

Foretrex 401

Watch

Up to 17 hrs

Garmin inReach Explorer+, Handheld Satellite...

Garmin in Reach Explorer+

Handheld

Up to 30 days

Garmin DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S with Lifetime...

Garmin

DriveSmart 61

Mountable

1 hr

Garmin Drive 50 USA LM GPS Navigator System...

Garmin

Drive 50

Mountable

1 hr

Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS...

Garmin

eTrex 10

Handheld

Up to 20 hrs

Garmin Nuvi 2639LMT North America,6' inch

Garmin Nuvi 2639LMT

Mountable

1-2 hrs

Garmin RV 770 NA LMT-S, Advanced Navigation...

Garmin RV

770 NA

Mountable

1 hr

Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with...

Garmin

Instinct

Watch

GPS mode: 16 hrs, Smartwatch mode: 14 days

Why Choose Garmin?

Garmin is the leading brand in the GPS industry, selling millions of devices in a variety of models. The company was founded in 1989 in Lenexa, Kansas, and today it’s a globally-recognized brand with a solid reputation. Garmin products can be purchased in over 100 countries around the world.

So why is Garmin’s reputation so sterling? The main reason is product quality; each of their models is durable, reliable, and more advanced than the last. Other benefits of choosing Garmin include helpful customer service, impeccable GPS accuracy, and easy-to-use device interfaces.


Features of Garmin GPS Systems

Various GPS Navigation Types

Garmin manufactures a variety of GPS devices for all applications. Their main GPS types include portable, handheld, watch, and mountable. Portable and handheld devices are an excellent choice for outdoor adventure activities like hiking, trekking, fishing, and more. Hands-free GPS watches are great for activities like golf and running, while mountable Garmins are the perfect addition to a car, truck, or RV.

Satellites, Accuracy & Coverage

Location accuracy is obviously an essential aspect of your navigation system, and the good news is that Garmins are some of the most accurate devices available. GPS accuracy of Garmins is all thanks to “their parallel multi-channel design…

Garmin GPS receivers are accurate to within 15 meters (49 feet) 95% of the time. Generally, users will see accuracy within 5 to 10 meters (16 to 33 feet) under normal conditions.” However, it’s important to realize that certain factors can get in the way of GPS accuracy, like tall buildings, dense populations, and extreme weather.

Interface & Durability

Garmins come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from small wristwatches to large mountable GPS systems for the road. Decide on the type of interface and screen size that’s best for your specific navigation needs. Don’t just focus on display size, but also on ease of reading, screen resolution, and visibility. 

Garmin has always been known for creating durable devices, but some of their products are more durable than others in terms of water resistance, shock resistance, and overall build quality. You’ll want to go with a more durable device for activities like kayak fishing and hiking, but for navigating in the car, durable construction isn’t a top priority.

Mapping System

Every Garmin model is different in terms of the mapping system. Some come with thousands of preloaded base maps, some come with a more advanced built-in mapping system, and some come with the ability to download custom maps based on coverage area.

No matter what the device’s mapping system looks like, be sure to choose a device that comes with free and frequent updates. An outdated system won’t be nearly as effective as one that undergoes constant updates, so make sure that the device is not only up-to-date but also that it can be updated easily when the time comes.

Battery Type & Life

Some Garmins come with a built-in rechargeable battery, while others require a user to replace the batteries when they run out of juice. There are pros and cons to each, but a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is much more convenient.

Safety Features

Some GPS Garmin devices come with several safety features, which is especially helpful for outdoor navigation. Incident detection is one of the most advanced, automatically sending a message to a user’s preloaded contacts when an incident happens during an outdoor adventure. Other safety features to look for are the arrival alarm, collision alarm, low battery alert, compass, and altimeter.

Other Features

Modern Garmins come with tons of cool features, like voice command. Voice command is a great addition for keeping your hands free during road trips. Automatic traffic updates is another useful tool that provides real-time info of estimated arrival times, traffic slow-downs, and accidents.

Price & Warranty

The more you spend, the more advanced features you’ll be able to take advantage of. But if you're trying to stick to a strict budget, you can still find a Garmin device that will get the job done. The good news is that all Garmins come with warranty coverage, typically for one year. 


10 Best Garmin GPS Devices Reviewed

1. Garmin Striker 4

Best Garmin GPS Fish Finder

Type

Handheld or mountable

Display Size

3.5”

Preloaded Maps

None (must download)

Battery Life

Up to 18 hours

Water Rating

IPX7

The ultimate choice for anglers looking for a Garmin device is the Striker 4, mainly because it comes with a built-in fish finding feature. It uses Clear Vü Scanning Sonar to show you more of what is in the water around your boat. This high-frequency sonar gives near-photographic images with detailed representations of objects, structure, and fish.

The thing that anglers love most about the Striker 4 is how easy it is to use - you don’t need to be a tech expert to figure out how to operate this device. It's all about simplicity with very few buttons and an easy to use interface that is small (just 3.5") and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Plus, the IPX7 waterproof rating means that it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for as long as 30 minutes.

The Striker 7 uses a waypoint map that allows users to easily view, mark, and navigate to locations such as brush piles, stumps, and docks. The maximum depth is 1,600 feet for freshwater and 750 feet for saltwater. The CHIRP sonar sends a continuous sweep of frequencies, which provides a wider range of information than other fishfinder GPS devices on the market. There’s also a built-in flasher view that’s great for ice fishing or vertical jigging.

The main drawback of the Striker 4 is that it’s more geared towards finding fish than it is for general navigation. It doesn’t come with any preloaded maps, and it's extremely limited on GPS data, making it a not-so-ideal navigation tool. But when considering its fish-finding capabilities, it’s hard to beat.

Pros
  • All in 1 fishfinder + flasher
  • Easy operation
  • Improved target separation
  • High-performance CHIRP
Cons
  • Limited GPS data
  • No protective cover

2. Garmin GPSMAP 64st

Most Popular Garmin Model

Type

Handheld or mountable

Display Size

2.6”

Preloaded Maps

100K

Battery Life

Up to 16 hours

Water Rating

IPX7

If you’re not so interested in a Garmin fish finder and more interested in a top-rated navigation tool, you’ll want to go with the GPSMAP 64st. This Garmin handheld GPS is small yet powerful with a screen display of just 2.6 inches (measured diagonally). It has an impressive battery life of up to 16 hours and a solid water resistance rating of IPX7.

Even with such a small screen, you’ll have no trouble reading what's on it; the pixel count is 160 x 240, the colors pop, and the details are crystal clear. It uses high-sensitivity GPS and a GLONASS receiver with a quad-helix antenna for superior reception, plus it comes with an electronic compass complete with a barometric altimeter. This is a fantastic tool for exploring new terrain.

Garmin says that it's

Preloaded with TOPO 100K, which includes coverage of the full US, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Plus, it includes a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription — all the tools for serious climbing or hiking.

To top it all off, the 64st provides accurate details of national, state, and local parks complete with terrain contours, elevation info, trails, rivers, lakes, and points of interest.

The main downside of the 64st is the high cost, but as you can see, it’s definitely a valuable tool for outdoor adventurers. You can even wirelessly upload data through the Garmin Connect app. Setting up the device can be a bit tricky, but all in all, it makes sense why this is the most popular Garmin available.  

Pros
  • Lots of internal memory
  • Sunlight readable display
  • Wireless connectivity
  • BirdsEye satellite subscription (1 yr)
  • Added features (compass, altimeter)
Cons
  • Difficult setup
  • Pricy

3. Garmin Foretrex 401

Best Garmin GPS Watch

Type

Watch

Display Size

1.42” x 0.91”

Preloaded Maps

None

Battery Life

Up to 17 hrs

Water Rating

IPX7

There is nothing more convenient than wearing your GPS on your wrist, which is why so many people are turning to GPS and smartwatches. The best Garmin GPS watch (also a great choice if you’re looking for a golf watch) is the Foretrex 401. This wrist-mounted GPS is durable, waterproof, and works with a GPS satellite system to provide accurate positioning.

The Foretrex 401 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception, even in areas with heavy tree cover or deep canyons. It keeps track of routes, tracks, and waypoints, and can even monitor a user's heart rate (you'll need to purchase the additional heart rate monitor for this feature).

Users love the TracBack feature, which retraces a path down to exact measurements on the easy-to-read LCD display. The display resolution is just 100 x 64 pixels, but this is mainly because the screen is only 1.42 x 0.91 inches. Battery life lasts up to 17 hours in GPS mode, and the screen supports dual-position readouts so that you can view the screen from any position.

Garmin says that the Foretrex 401

Lets you create and store routes to all your favorite places and provides other helpful information, including a trip computer, sunrise/sunset times and hunting and fishing information...To keep track of your trip, connect Foretrex to your computer with USB to store your waypoints, routes and tracks, or share them wirelessly with another Foretrex 401.

Some users complain about the battery lifespan, and others don’t love that you have to save individual trips manually (the device doesn’t do it automatically). But for the price and performance, this really is one of the best GPS watches available today.

Pros
  • Works in heavy tree cover
  • Can monitor heart rate
  • Dual-position readouts
  • Provides hunting/fishing info
  • Great value
Cons
  • No preloaded maps
  • No automatic trip saving

4. Garmin in Reach Explorer+

Best Garmin Handheld GPS

Type

Handheld

Display Size

1.5” x 2.7” x 6.5”

Preloaded Maps

None (must download)

Battery Life

Up to 30 days

Water Rating

IPX7

Handheld GPS devices offer a lot of versatility for outdoor adventurers, especially Garmin’s Reach Explorer+. This GPS isn’t just ideal for navigation, but also for communicating; it uses 100 percent global Iridium satellite coverage to enable two-way text messaging from anywhere. You’ll need to invest in a satellite subscription for this feature, but many users say that it’s entirely worth it.

If you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, the Reach Explorer+ triggers an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. It also allows you to track and share your route and location with friends and family members. You can easily pair it with mobile devices using the free earth mate app, which gives you access to downloadable maps of the US, NOAA charts, and color aerial imagery.

The Reach Explorer+ device is small yet rugged, designed to let you venture off the grid while also staying in touch with the rest of the world. You’ll be able to explore anywhere yet communicate globally, and this is without-a-doubt the biggest selling point of this Garmin. Even if there’s no cell tower and no phone service in the area, you never have to worry about not being able to communicate.

Although this device is waterproof (to an extent) and impact-resistant, some users feel that it needs an additional protective case to extend its lifespan. Another downside is the lofty initial price tag plus the additional monthly payment if you want the communication add-ons. Still, if you’re planning on adventuring off the grid, this will make your experience so much safer.

Pros
  • Impressive battery
  • 2-way text messaging
  • SOS alerts
  • Rugged design
  • Share your location
Cons
  • Pricy (especially with add-ons)
  • Protective case necessary

5. Garmin DriveSmart 61

Best Garmin GPS with Traffic Updates

Type

Mountable

Display Size

6.95”

Preloaded Maps

North America + Mexico

Battery Life

1 hr

Water Rating

N/A

One of the most helpful features for navigating in the car is automatic traffic updates. A lot of modern GPS devices come with this feature, but very few compare to the DriveSmart 61. It comes with lifetime maps and traffic info, life parking, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, smart notifications, voice activation, driver alerts, and more.

This easy to use GPS navigator keeps users connected with all the features necessary to navigate effectively. The bright 6.95-inch capacitive touch display has a crystal clear resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. You’ll get detailed maps of North America and free lifetime updates with your purchase as well as real-time services like live traffic and live parking updates through the compatible smartphone app.

The DriveSmart 61 also comes with Bluetooth calling, smart notifications, and voice-activated navigation. There’s built-in WiFi for quick and easy software and map updates, plus it has lots of storage and is compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Garmin says that this is the ideal device for anyone who wants to:

Outsmart traffic jams with time-saving alternate routes or by avoiding them altogether. Then, with live information, spend less time circling the block to look for parking.

Another cool feature is that this device works with the Garmin Backup Camera, which is sold separately, but it’s a purchase that’ll make the entire driving experience safer and more convenient. Once the GPS is connected to the cam, you’ll see everything behind you through the DriveSmart display. The only major flaw is the very short battery life (just 1 hour), so you’ll have to keep it plugged in most of the time.

Pros
  • Lifetime updates
  • Voice activation
  • Smart notifications
  • Lots of storage
  • Optional Garmin backup cam
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Clunky design

6. Garmin Drive 50

Best Garmin GPS for Cars

Type

Mountable

Display Size

4.4”

Preloaded Maps

North America

Battery Life

1 hr

Water Rating

N/A

The Garmin Drive 50 is another excellent choice for in-car navigation, and we actually feel that it’s the best GPS option while navigating in the car. It’s super easy to use, extremely affordable, and comes with everything you need to get from point A to point B as safely and conveniently as possible. Similar to the DriveSmart 61, this GPS comes with lifetime map updates with purchase.

The main thing we love about the Drive 50 is the ease of operation. Setting the intended address can be done in a matter of seconds, then the GPS will direct you with clear instructions, displaying the current street, the current speed, speed limits, and arrival time. You’ll even get helpful driver alerts for upcoming sharp curves, speed limit changes, red-light cams, and nearby school zones.

The display resolution isn’t much to rave about with just 480 x 272 pixels, but you still shouldn’t have any trouble seeing the icons and graphics displayed. This device guides you like a friend rather than like a machine, using recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights so that you can better understand the guidance provided.

Another great feature is that this GPS comes with preloaded data from Foursquare with millions of stores, restaurants, and popular establishments. Similar to the last one, the battery life is short, but with the easy mounting system, you’ll be able to keep it charging at all times. The other flaw is that it lacks durability, but this is mainly because Garmin knows that the intended usage will always be inside a vehicle.

Pros
  • Compact navigation solution
  • Map updates for life
  • Integrated Foursquare data
  • Friendly, clear instructions
  • Easy operation
Cons
  • The resolution could be better
  • Lacks durability

7. Garmin eTrex 10

Best Value Garmin Handheld GPS

Type

Handheld

Display Size

2.2”

Preloaded Maps

Worldwide

Battery Life

Up to 20 hrs

Water Rating

IPX7

Circling back to more rugged Garmin devices for outdoor adventures, the Garmin eTrex 10 is a solid option for anyone concerned with budget. This rugged handheld navigator comes preloaded with a worldwide base map and is portable enough to easily fit in your pocket. The monochrome display is just 2.2," and the device is as durable as they come with an IPX7 waterproof rating and impact resistance.

You can count on the signal to be reliable thanks to HotFix and Glonass support that helps with fast positioning and complete location accuracy.  With 2 AA batteries, you’ll get up to 20 hours of life, so if you’re planning an excursion that is likely to last longer than 20 hours, bring some spare batteries. Garmin says that the battery life is more like 25 hours, but from our experience, you can count on 20 hours at the most.

According to Garmin, this affordable handheld GPS

Supports geocaching GPX files for transferring geocaches...By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. eTrex 10 stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints, and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts.

Although the device features are all fairly basic, no one can complain about the affordable price. A user can even see high and low elevation points and store waypoints along a track, including start, finish, and high/low altitude to estimate time and distance between points.

Pros
  • Great price
  • Supports geocaching
  • Waterproof and shock-resistant
  • Decent battery life
  • Reliable signal
Cons
  • No advanced features
  • No built-in points of interest

8. Garmin Nuvi 2639LMT

Best Garmin GPS with Smart Navigation

Type

Mountable

Display Size

6”

Preloaded Maps

North America

Battery Life

1-2 hrs

Water Rating

N/A

The Garmin Nuvi GPS is a great choice for anyone looking for a more advanced car navigation system, and not just because of its smart navigation feature. The thing that makes the Nuvi 2639 more advanced than other Garmins is that this GPS does not rely on cellular signals. It simplifies navigating but uses more advanced technologies to do so for added reliability and convenience.

The Nuvi’s 6-inch display lets you zoom in and choose the orientation that works best for your driving needs and habits. With the built-in Foursquare data, you’ll be able to search millions of additional new and popular restaurants, shops, and more. Garmin fully understands that businesses open and close, and even roads/street names can change, which is why the company offers lifetime map updates.

In addition to lifetime updates, you’ll also get to take advantage of free lifetime traffic avoidance with no ads or subscription fees. The Garmin Real Directions feature works to guide you like a friend, not a robot. You’ll get helpful step-by-step notifications as you drive and simplified directions, no matter how complex the route is.

One of the best features of the Nuvi is the Active Lane Guidance, which Garmin says “prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route; a friendly voice offers additional help.” Our main complaint is that the voice command feature could be more reliable (this feature yields inaccurate results more often than not).

Pros
  • Constant Foursquare updates
  • Large, bright display
  • Free lifetime maps
  • Active Lane Guidance
  • Clear display imagery
Cons
  • Inaccuracy with voice command feature

9. Garmin RV 770 NA

Best Garmin RV GPS

Type

Mountable

Display Size

6.95”

Preloaded Maps

North America

Battery Life

1 hr

Water Rating

N/A

Although a car GPS system can operate in an RV, it’s better to choose one specifically designed for navigating in recreational vehicles - like the RV 770 NA. This Garmin truck GPS/RV GPS is built with a large, high-resolution, 6.95” edge-to-edge display that’s easy to see while navigating the open road. More importantly, it comes with custom RV routing that is based on the size/weight of your RV + trailer.

The advanced features of the RV770 NA include Bluetooth calling, smart notifications, voice activation, and free traffic updates. For traffic and weather updates, you’ll need to download the compatible Smartphone Link app (don’t worry, it’s free).

The resolution of this GPS display is one of the best we’ve seen with 1024 x 600 pixels. Garmin understands that the ultimate way to make the most of your road trip is to make stops along the way, which is why this device suggests attractions along your route to make the journey more interesting and fun.  It also allows you to filter campground searches based on your preferred amenities.

For updating your GPS, you won’t need access to a computer, thanks to the built-in WiFi connectivity. As long as you stay updated, you’ll be able to drive with helpful route warnings, all while staying completely hands-free. The voice command feature can be a bit frustrating, so that could use some improvement, but all in all, this is the go-to choice for navigating North America in an RV.

Pros
  • Custom RV routing
  • Large, high-res display
  • Live traffic/weather updates
  • Built-in WiFi connectivity
Cons
  • Poor battery
  • Frustrating voice command

10. Garmin Instinct

Best Garmin GPS Golf Watch

Type

Watch

Display Size

1.8”

Preloaded Maps

US

Battery Life

GPS mode: 16 hrs, Smartwatch mode: 14 days

Water Rating

Up to 100 ft

We’ve already covered one GPS watch from Garmin, but the better option for golfers is the Garmin Instinct. This Garmin golf GPS is rugged yet stylish and comes in a variety of colors.  It was built to withstand the harshest environments, but it still resembles a standard sports watch. This is just one of the many features that makes it the ideal choice for improving your golf game.

The Instinct comes with a built-in 3 axis compass and barometric altimeter, plus it comes with multiple global navigation satellite systems, including GPS, Glonass and Galileo. This additional support helps users track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. But the thing that golfers love most is that it can monitor heart rate, activity, and stress. While you’re on the course, you’ll be able to keep track of all this and more.

The silicone strap material is comfy, and the watch itself is lightweight (less than 2 ounces). The battery lasts up to 14 days in smartwatch mode and 16 hours in full-blown GPS mode. You can download the Garmin Connect app to stay connected with smart notifications and keep track of your activity profiles.

In terms of GPS features, the Instinct beats just about every smartwatch on the market. But this doesn’t mean it’s completely flawless. You won’t be able to use any third-party apps, and getting used to the buttons and features can be challenging.

Pros
  • Rugged design
  • Monitors activity and heart rate
  • Comfy silicone band
  • Built-in sports app
  • GPS + Glonass + Galileo
Cons
  • Not compatible with 3rd party apps
  • Challenging interface at first

How to Use Your Garmin GPS

The steps for using your Garmin GPS navigation system depend on the type of device you’ve chosen. Just be sure to follow the User Manual that comes with your specific GPS. To give you a general idea of operating your Garmin, here are the main steps involved:

  • Mounting and Powering a Garmin
    If you’ve chosen a mountable Garmin, you’ll receive an included mounting mechanism and suction cup. Simply secure the mount into place and use the suction cup to attach the GPS to your vehicle’s window or dashboard.
  • Turning the Device On and Off
    To turn the device on, you’ll first need to charge it. Once that’s done, just press the power button until the device's screen is activated. To turn the GPS off, hold the power key until a prompt appears on the screen, then select "Off." 
  • Acquiring GPS Signals
    The first time you turn on the device, try to be patient - it may take several minutes to acquire satellite signals. All you have to do is wait, but if the device is struggling, try to move to a location away from tall buildings and trees.
  • Understanding Status Bar Icons & Using Screen Buttons
    The status bar is located at the top of the main menu, displaying information about features on the device. You can select some icons to change settings or view additional information. On-screen buttons allow you to navigate the pages, menus, and menu options on your device.
  • Updating Maps and Software
    A Garmin GPS update can be done through the Garmin Express app. Once you’ve installed it on your computer, connect your Garmin device using a USB and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  • Navigating to Destination
    The only real step that you have to take to navigate is to officially Start the Route (the Garmin will do the rest for you). To start your route, you’ll select “Where To?” and search for the location. You can either use the exact address or choose the name of an establishment, landmark, historical site, etc.

People Also Ask (FAQs)

What kind of maintenance is needed for my Garmin?

The best way to keep your Garmin well maintained is to stay on top of updates. But in terms of actual maintenance, try to keep your device out of extreme temperatures, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, and keep it dry. For maintaining your Garmin GPS watch, avoid exposing it to chemicals like insect repellent, sunscreen, and perfumes.

How accurate are handheld Garmin GPS units?

Modern Garmin devices are incredibly accurate, typically within 15 meters (about 50 feet) or less, but usually within 5 meters under normal conditions. Just remember that things like skyscrapers and dense forests can get in the way of GPS signals.

Do I have to pay monthly for my Garmin GPS?

According to ItStillWorks on Garmin fees:

The short answer is no, there is not a fee to use a Garmin GPS. That is, once you buy a Garmin, there's no recurring fee to use the device. You plug it in and use it. But if you want certain services, such as traffic or map updates, that go beyond the basic mapping features, you might have to pay a fee.

Are there any costs for updating my device?

HowStuffWorks says that

While most software Garmin updates are free, there's a fee for the map updates, which may run as much as several hundred dollars. However, depending on when you bought your GPS system, you may be eligible for a free upgrade; you can find out if you qualify by checking Garmin's website or contacting the customer service directly.

Does Garmin GPS require an internet connection?

A Garmin user on Quora says that

The GPS itself doesn't, but the phone’s software uses data from internet servers to check your location via multiple sources to speed up satellite lock and provide fine-grain location services.

Can I update a Garmin GPS unit without a computer?

According to Garmin’s page on updating maps and software,

You can update the maps and software by connecting your device to a WiFi network that provides access to the Internet. This allows you to keep your device up to date without connecting it to a computer." Just follow the steps listed on that page.

What does the Garmin Drive app do and how does it work?

Tons of Garmin users are installing the Drive app to make on-road navigation easier.

Garmin says that this app

Allows you to connect a compatible automotive device and a compatible smartphone in order to add additional live features to your Garmin device through your phone's existing mobile data plan, such as weather, traffic and more.

How do Garmin GPS devices compare to other brands?

Garmin’s biggest competition is with TomTom, which is why

Best GPS TomTom or Garmin” is one of the most-searched-for phrases for people shopping for a new navigation system. Although brands like TomTom, Humminbird, and Lowrance are reputable and reliable, Garmin is undoubtedly the best in the industry.

Where can I find the best price on Garmin GPS devices?

Many consumers head straight to the official Garmin website to make a purchase, but better prices can be found on Amazon. As long as you purchase from a reputable seller on Amazon, you’ll get the same warranty coverage, the same features, and the same high-quality device as you would if you shop directly through the Garmin website.


Conclusion

It’s difficult to say which Garmin GPS is the best since it depends on your specific navigation needs. If you’re looking for a fishfinder-GPS combo, you’ll want to go with the Striker 4

For a watch GPS, the Foretrex 401 is your best bet. In-car road navigation is best done with the Drive 50. You can’t go wrong with any of these devices, but establish your needs and budget before landing on one.

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