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12 of the best GPS devices for your car

Mashable

While today's smartphones are loaded with Google Maps or Apple Maps, they are merely quick solutions for traveling short distances. Believe it or not, getting a dedicated GPS device for your car or truck is still the best way to get to your destination safely and with ease. Companies like Garmin and TomTom specialize in safe car travel and update their maps and traffic reports whenever changes occur on the road. GPS devices also offer the peace of mind that you'll never get lost, even when you're in a new location -- including remote areas. They can also help you find the nearest restaurant, shopping mall, rest area, and other locations that might be considered off-the-beaten-path.


12 of the best GPS devices for your car

Mashable

Garmin Drive 50 -- Save $35.90 While today's smartphones are loaded with Google Maps or Apple Maps, they are merely quick solutions for traveling short distances. Believe it or not, getting a dedicated GPS device for your car or truck is still the best way to get to your destination safely and with ease. Companies like Garmin and TomTom specialize in safe car travel and update their maps and traffic reports whenever changes occur on the road. GPS devices also offer the peace of mind that you'll never get lost, even when you're in a new location -- including remote areas.


The best car GPS

Engadget

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. After spending more than 70 hours researching the latest car GPS models and testing the top contenders over 1,200 miles of rural, suburban, and urban orienteering, we recommend the new Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S as the best in-car navigation device for most people. It's easier to use and more driver-friendly than the competition. Though many people now rely on their smartphones for turn-by-turn directions, the best GPS devices can still make navigating to your destination easier, thanks to handy features such as built-in databases, displays that show clearly what lane to be in at interchanges and which highway signs to follow, points of interest with TripAdvisor and Foursquare integration, a speed-limit display for the road you're on, a variety of driver and safety alerts, and more natural, landmark-specific voice directions.


"Alexa, can we talk" – in the car?

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Jefferson Graham takes a look at two products that bring Alexa and voice-activated controls to the auto, Garmin Speak and Roav Viv. MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--"Alexa, find the nearest gas station!" It's a request you'd probably love to get the answer to, especially if you're low on the gas and behind the wheel on a dark, deserted highway. Or, you're hungry and determined to go to Chipotle. Specific music that's not going to come up on your radio.


Garmin down: how to still get your activities on to Strava

The Guardian

Garmin Connect and Express have been taken offline by a reported ransomware attack, leaving runners, cyclists, walkers and others unable to sync their activities to Strava. But don't worry – there is a manual way to upload your activities to Strava while Garmin is down. Your Garmin watch or cycling computer. The USB charging cable that came with it. A computer with a USB port (practically any computer will do).