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Garmin DriveLuxe 50 LMTHD GPS review

The DriveLuxe offers every feature you could possibly want in portable navigation and is without any major flaws See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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TomTom Rider 400 Review

  • Easy-to-read screen, even in daylight
  • Superb handlebar mounting hardware
  • Voice-based turn-by-turn navigation
  • Display works horizontal or vertical
  • Free, real-time traffic info via smartphone
  • Response lag from slow processor
  • Glitchy handling of incoming calls
  • Inadequate custom route-planning software
Our Score 8

Garmin DriveLuxe 50 Review

  • Voice search for hands-free navigation
  • SmartLink app adds Bluetooth calling
  • Uses landmarks to guide your drive
  • LIfetime map and traffic updates
  • Great build quality
  • Clear 5.1-inch touchscreen
  • Sometimes complicated simple routes
Our Score 9

Garmin RV 660LMT Review

  • Excellent lane assist directions
  • Clear, concise graphics
  • Free traffic data
  • Missed some RV obstacles
  • Suggested dirt roads without warning
Our Score 6

Garmin Edge 1000 Review

  • Data, data, data!
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Wi-Fi, Ant+, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • Easy to use mapping
  • Lackluster display, compared to most modern phones…
  • Riding with maps takes some getting used to
  • Battery life could be better
Our Score 8

Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB Review

  • Clear directions and traffic assist in the city
  • Clean 3D renderings
  • Free lifetime map and traffic updates for the U.S…
  • Bluetooth compatibility turns the RoadMate into a…
  • No voice control
  • GPS doesn’t perform perfectly in rural areas
  • Point-of-interest searches could be better
Our Score 7

Garmin nüviCam LMTHD Review

  • Simple, accurate navigation on high-resolution…
  • Easy-to-use voice commands
  • Driver-assist features are a nice addition
  • HD dash cam never stops recording
  • Driver assist safety functions are costly
Our Score 10

Garmin VivoActive Review

  • On-board GPS and step tracking
  • ANT+ sensor connectivity
  • Waterproof to 5 ATM
  • Smart Notifications (phone, text, email)
  • Only one programmable alarm
  • Sleep tracking lacks detail
  • Menus can be complex
Our Score 8

TomTom GO 500 Review

  • Reliable maps
  • Excellent traffic information
  • Quick response times
  • Smaller icons make interface trickier
  • Smart phone required for traffic info
Our Score 7