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Reviewing the Best Alpine GPS Units

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 2/16/2011

Here we've rounded up five of the best alpine GPS units available on the market today. Read on to find out which of these alpine GPS units is the best for your needs.

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    Alpine INA-W900BT All-In-One Navigation/Audio/Video System With Bluetooth

    Alpine INA-W900BT All-In-One Navigation Audio Video System With Bluetooth 

    Featuring a 7-inch WVGA with a 1.15 million pixel touch-control screen, the Alpine INA-W900BT provides an exclusive GuideView Window which provides a picture-in-picture navigation window while the unit is in audio display/mode. It also has OnPoint Advance GPS Positioning the ensures accurate positioning on the map in areas where GPS reception is weak. A nice feature of this device is the fact that it supports iPod and iPhone giving you fast access to your iPod music and movies. Available at Amazon for around $799.

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    Alpine PND-K3 - GPS receiver

    Alpine PND-K3 - GPS receiver 

    This alpine GPS unit lets you view comprehensive pre-loaded maps of the U.S., Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It lets you choose from multiple map display modes so you can get a clear view of the road ahead. A nice feature of this GPS device is the arrow mode which gives you easy-to-read arrows. The Alpine PND-K3G PS receiver's map mode gives you a full-screen map of an area. The device also features an intuitive interface and smart key filtering features which helps you quickly narrow down and lockdown your destination. Other features of this device include - more than 6 million points of interest, 3D views, and multiple map orientation views. Available at Amazon for around $99.

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    Alpine IVA-W203/P1 Double Din Navigation Entertainment System

    Alpine IVA-W203 P1 Double Din Navigation Entertainment System 

    The Alpine IVA-W203/P1 Double Din Navigation Entertainment System is ideal for users who want a simple solution to integrate all of today's digital entertainment and navigation functions in the car along with Alpine's legendary sound quality. This device is preloaded with NAVTEQ map data of the United States, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It provides you with four intuitive map viewing options, 3D mapping, 2D full map, split map and turn-by-turn arrow view. The device is also preloaded with unique points of interest (POI) such as restaurants, hotels and gas stations. Available at Amazon for around $867.

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    Alpine NVE N872A - Navigation system with DVD-ROM

    Alpine NVE N872A - Navigation system with DVD-ROM 

    This device is equipped with enhanced features and functions and provides you with turn-by-turn guidance so you can concentrate on the road. The Alpine NVE N872A features a friendly graphical user interface that helps you easily operate your navigation system. What's nice about this device is that you can control your navigation via voice, touch or remote. Other features of this GPS device include - intelligent maps, useful(POI's), built-in Zagat Survey guide, and it's real-time satellite traffic ready. Get it from Amazon for $500.

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    Alpine PND-K3msn - GPS receiver

    Alpine PND-K3msn - GPS receiver The Alpine PND-K3msn major feature is of course its support for MSN Direct services which are delivered when the device is attached to the supplied MSN Direct-enabled cradle. The device also lets you receive instant and continuously updated traffic information, weather reports, gas prices, and movie times. Other features of this alpine GPS device include full map coverage view, preloaded maps of the U.S. and Canada including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, multiple map display modes, arrow mode, and a map mode. The device also has a 4.3-inch wide highh-resolution touch screen display, 8 distinct selectable map/menu color schemes and 6 million POIs. Find it at Amazon for around $173.

    All product screenshots courtesy of Amazon