With a price tag just under $200, Garmin’s DriveSmart hits a GPS sweet spot with features that are fun but also extremely useful. The DriveSmart was our pick for the best GPS because it performs well at all the essential tasks but also has lots of extra features to make navigating on the road safer and more convenient.
We liked its large, clear screen, accurate turn-by-turn directions, and Bluetooth connectivity. Downloading the Smartphone Link app to your phone gives you voice control, on-screen phone notifications, and hands-free calling, which are a huge plus if you have a car that isn't equipped with those features. It also comes complete with maps of North America and built-in Wi-Fi for free lifetime map and software updates.
The only drawbacks were minor annoyances, like the occasional loss of Bluetooth connection and inaccurate arrival times. But with everything else the DriveSmart has going for it, those minor flaws are easily overlooked. Read the full review below to learn more.