The GPS Store's Guide to Automotive GPS units

There are no subscription or monthly fees that are associated with the use of GPS or the GPS satellites.  However there are GPS systems that have other optional features and services that may require a subscription or monthly fee. Examples of those services are real time traffic, real time weather reports and satellite radio.

Advanced Navigation Systems- Advanced vehicle navigation systems are units that have additional features to the standard pre-loaded maps and voice directions. These units generally have detailed maps of the US, Text to Speech Routing which verbally speaks the name of the street that you are turning onto and an extensive amount of POIs. Other features that you will find in some of these models will be Bluetooth technology, real-time traffic capability and Lifetime Map Updates.

Garmin Drive 52- The Garmin Drive 52 has a bright 5” diagonal color display with spoken turn by turn directions, built in mapping with Lifetime updates for the U.S. and Canada and includes millions of POI’s.
Garmin Drive 52 Traffic- Are you in the market for a new personal navigation device (PND)? Take a look at Garmin’s Drive 52 Traffic with preloaded maps of U.S. and Canada! A bright 5” display with text to speech, lifetime map and traffic updates, TripAdvisor ratings, HISTORY channel database and more!

Elite Navigation - The systems that appear in the Elite section are units that are on the higher end of the GPS Spectrum and offer Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic, text to speech routing as well as some if not all of the following features: Dual Orientation display giving you the option to view your driving directions in portrait or lanscape, Voice Activation allowing you to speak commands to your GPS and Bluetooth capabilities helping to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road ahead.

Garmin DriveSmart 55 Traffic- Navigation with the voice activated DriveSmart 55 Traffic is very simple! A bright 5.5" edge to edge display offers an easy to read, crisp screen with turn by turn navigation using real directions. No longer strain your eyes to see a street sign, RealDirections will tell you things like "turn left after the McDonalds". Say "OK Garmin" and your DriveSmart is ready to listen to your spoken commands.
Garmin DriveSmart 61LMT-S- Important safety features and free lifetime maps and traffic make this unit a great option. Also add in a 6" pinch to zoom display, hands free bluetooth and voice activation.
Garmin DriveSmart 65 Traffic- Using your phone to receive traffic updates is a thing of the past. Each DriveSmart 65 comes with a cable dedicated for traffic updates to notify you of delays, accidents, road construction and anything else that may delay your ETA to your destination. The DriveSmart 65 also has a 6.95" display and lots of the other features you know from Garmin.
Garmin 276CX Auto Bundle- A bright 5 inch sunlight viewable GPS. Keypad controlled screen with GPS and GLONASS Receivers and Preloaded Lifetime Maps of North America make this a top choice for those looking for a rugged GPS with expandable mapping capabilities.

RV and Truck Navigation - The systems that are located in the Truck section are units that are designed especially for RV's or Trucks. With specialty features that give you the ability to customize your routes based on your Truck or RV's specs. Enter the vehicles length, width, weight and height and these GPS units will be sure to keep you on the right track and on roads that you are allowed to be on.Available in a variety of screen sizes there is sure to be a unit that's right for you.

Garmin Dezl OTR500 Truck GPS Garmin Dezl OTR500 Truck GPS- Garmin’s dezl OTR500 offers a bright 5.5” display along with detailed maps of North America and custom truck routing based on the specs of your rig!
Garmin RV 780 RV GPS- Garmin’s RV 780 GPS with 3D Buildings, HISTORY Database, and added content from Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOA, iOverlander and Plan RV is a top contender in recreational vehicle GPS units.
Garmin RV 785 & Traffic with Dash Cam- Specifically designed for the RV and Camping enthusiast! The RV 785 with Dash Cam offers forward collision and lane departure warnings and saves video on impact.
Garmin Dezl 580LMT-S Truck GPS- The Dezl 580 LMT-S from Garmin is a top contender in trucking GPS. Offering Lifetime Maps and Free Live Services, the 580 provides custom truck routing based on the size and weight of your truck. Easy Break Planning provides timely notifications for breaks with UpAhead Services showing Truck Stops, POI’s, Weigh Stations and More.
Garmin RV 890 RV GPS- Preloaded RV parks and RV specific services offer full directories that show preferred amenities at specific campgrounds and national parks such as popular areas, entrances, visitor centers, and more.
Garmin Dezl 785LMT-S- The 785 with built-in dash cam automatically records the road and saves footage upon impact. 7” GPS offering truck specific routing, WiFi Updates, Truck and Trailer Service directory and much more!
Garmin Dezl OTR 700 Truck GPS- With a large 7” display and intuitive operation, the Dezl OTR 700 is a top contender for professional truckers!
Garmin Dezl OTR 800 Truck GPS- A large 8-inch display provides truck drivers with intuitive operation and a touchscreen that can be viewed in portrait or landscape mode for easy viewing inside the cab!
Garmin Dezl OTR 1000 Truck GPS- With a large 10” display and viewing options in both portrait and landscape, the DezlOTR 1000 offers an intuitive operation, and is a top choice for professional truckers!

Motorcyle Navigation -. The units in this category come preloaded with Maps of North America, provide turn-by-turn directions, offer a glove friendly touch screen and are enclased in a rugged and waterproof housing perfect for the open road.

Garmin Zumo 396LMT-S- Garmin’s zumo 396 LMT-S provides clear spoken turn by turn guidance throughout North America. Built-In WiFi, Bluetooth, Smart Notifications and More. This rugged, glove friendly motorcycle GPS is a top choice for riders everywhere!
Garmin Zumo XT Motorcycle GPS- The Garmin Zumo XT is built for adventure. The large, 5.5-inch glove-friendly display is easily viewed in bright sunlight, or low light situations. 

Offroad Navigation -. The units in the Offroad section are designed for 4x4's and vehicle's made for offroad use. Units Are specifically designed for the offroad application such as specific mapping, mounting and durability. Available in a variety of screen sizes making it easy to find a unit for your needs.

Garmin Overlander All Terrain Navigator Garmin Overlander All Terrain Navigator- Garmin’s Overlander is a rugged, all-terrain GPS Navigator with a 7” color display, turn by turn on road guidance and preloaded Topo mapping for off road use. Custom routing, Digital Compass, Altimeter and so much more.
Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator Magellan TR7 Cam Trail and Street GPS Navigator- The 7-Inch touchscreen displays a 2D Topo and 3D Basemap of the US and Canada, turn-by-turn trail and street navigation and over 160,000 preloaded trails!
Garmin Tread Powersport Navigator Garmin Tread Powersport Navigator- Roam the unknown with the Garmin Tread Navigator! The rugged 5.5-inch display and push-to-talk fist mic are built to withstand extreme terrains!