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Best Bluetooth GPS Devices

written by: unsel•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 11/25/2010

Finding the best Bluetooth GPS devices isn't always an easy task. In this article, you will find out 5 GPS devices that not only feature Bluetooth but are also top quality devices.

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    Garmin Nuvi 1490T

    The Garmin Nuvi 1490T is a simple Bluetooth-enabled GPS device. It has a bright 5-inch touch screen interface, which is very easy to follow. Simply enter a place of interest or an address and you will soon be on your way. Once you’ve selected your destination, you can choose how you want to view the directions. 2D maps are common in most GPS devices, but the Garmin 1490T also allows you to see the maps in 3D mode. The 3D maps are more readable than the 2D ones. I prefer viewing directions in 3D maps as you don’t have to concentrate more to see the directions, and the images become more prominent to understand. The Garmin Nuvi 1490T offers Junction View and Lane Assist features. Both are very helpful in proper navigation to any geographical location. Other features of the device include a speed limit indicator, photo navigation, world travel clock, Bluetooth for hands-free calling, text-to-speech, and multi-dimension routing. The device is 5.4" wide, 3.5" tall, and .6" deep. The weight of the Garmin Nuvi 1490T is about 8 ounces, making it a very lightweight and an easy-to-handle device. The top edge of the device is home to the power/lock button, and the slot for the micro-SD card is located on the left-hand side. On the back is the speaker and port for the mini-USB cable.

    Setting up the Garmin Nuvi 1490T is easy, and adjustments to viewing angles are also a painless procedure, due to its well-designed dashboard mount. The speaker on the Garmin Nuvi 1490T is loud, undistorted, and clear. If you are traveling through noisy traffic, you will be able to listen to the GPS instructions easily. The volume icon on the Nuvi 1490T is located at the bottom of the device, if you need to adjust it.

    Anyone who is looking for a multi-feature, reliable and large screen GPS device, won’t be disappointed by Nuvi 1490T. With multi-destination routing, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and other useful features, you will surely find this device one of the best Bluetooth GPS devices available on the market.

    Price: US $195.99

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    Motorola MotoNav TN765t

    The Motorola MotoNav TN765t features a 5.1" touch screen, includes interesting features, the ability to receive free traffic updates, run Motorola tn765t Google Local searches, and fetch data from the Internet via your phone’s voice connection. The user interface of the TN765t is different than many of the other GPS devices, as the maps remain in front all the time, even when you are browsing through the menu items or running point of interest searches. The Motorola TN765t measures 2.8" (H), 5.2" (W), 0.5" (D), and weighs only 6 ounces. The device features 6 customizable rear buttons, power/lock switch, and a devoted menu button along the top edge. The right side of the device features a customizable shortcut key, and zoom in / zoom out buttons, while the left side features mute, and volume up/ down buttons. The bottom edge of the Motorola TN765t houses a multipin connector, microSD slot, reset button, and the speaker is located in the center of the back panel. The device is equipped with 4GB of internal memory, and a hands-free speaker phone that works over Bluetooth quite reliably.

    The Motorola N765t comes with a robust feature set, a beautiful interface, and has excellent screen brightness. Overall, the device is one of the best GPS devices available on the market, and has great overall appeal.

    Price: US $251.62

    Please continue on to Page 2 to read more on our top picks for best GPS Bluetooth devices.

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    On page two of our top 5 best Bluetooth devices, you'll find even more GPS Bluetooth units that are must haves and are great gifts or should be on your wish list. Finding a good GPS device is not an easy job, especially when you need one with Bluetooth. Here we list out some of the best Bluetooth GPS devices that we've found including where to get them and how much they cost.
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    Garmin Nuvi 750

    The Garmin Nuvi 750 is a slim and lightweight GPS device. It measures 3" (H), 4.8" (W), 0.8" (D), and weighs only 6 ounces. The Garmin-Nuvi750 Garmin Nuvi 750 features a wide 4.3 inch touch screen with a white backlight. The display is bright, and the images appear sharp and clear in most lighting conditions. The touch screen itself is also responsive, navigation is easy, and the menu icons are big enough that all users should be able to use easily. The overall menu system and the interface of the Garmin Nuvi 750 are simple in that you can start using the device right out of the box.

    The Garmin Nuvi 750 offers good design, ease of use, and accurate routing. There are pedestrian and bicycle modes in the device, so you aren’t restricted to using this device just in your vehicle. The device also has a “Where Am I" feature, which helps you to locate exactly where you are, and see nearby services. It’s a good thing in case of emergencies! The other features of the device include location recording, built-in FM transmitter, integrated Bluetooth, JPEG picture viewer, and an MP3 Player

    The left side of Garmin Nuvi 750 houses an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The USB port is located on the bottom, and the power button on top. Finally, the external antenna jack, and the speaker are located on the back side of the device.

    The Garmin Nuvi 750 is a feature-rich GPS device with a bright large screen. Any one looking for high-end navigation with a lot of extras should check out the Garmin Nuvi 750.

    Price: US $344.96

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    Insignia NS-CNV43

    A GPS device by Insignia is also worthy of mentioning here. The Insignia NS-CNV43 boasts a 4.3" touch screen, a strong feature set,Insignia NS-CNV43  including real-time weather and traffic updates, Bluetooth connectivity, retail gas prices, Twitter updates, and Google search access.

    Being only slightly larger than a regular smart phone, the Insignia NS-CNV43 fits easily inside a purse or jacket pocket. The device is lightweight, weighs just a little over 6 ounces, and measures 3.2" (H), 4.8" (W) and 0.7" (D).

    The Insignia NS-CNV43 has an easy-to-read and bright backlit LCD that you can use to control everything. The power button is located on the top of the device, mini-USB port on the right, and volume rocker on the right-hand side of the device.

    The Insignia NS-CNV43 supports text-to-speech conversion, and offers a number of routing features, including the ability to avoid tolls, ferries and highways; add way points along your route, and highlight POIs. The device allows you to search for parking facilities, ATMs, hotels, convenience stores, tourist attractions, restaurants, and hospitals. And if you would like to search for something more specific, then you can use Google Search on the device.

    The Insignia NS-CNV43 is a solid choice if you are looking for a cheap, fast, and feature-rich GPS device, with Internet search capability.

    Price: US $85.99

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    Magellan RoadMate 5045

    The Magellan RoadMate 5045 is a premium GPS device. It has a large, bright 5-inch screen, and simple, easy-to-use interface. TheMagellan RoadMate 5045  device comes installed with a lot of handy features, including the OneTouch™ favorites menu (for bookmarking favorite places and routes), multi-destination routing, Highway Lane Assist, AAA TourBook, lifetime traffic alerts, and more.

    The Magellan RoadMate 5045 offers large buttons for volume control, Bluetooth, traffic and volume controls. The touchscreen has a fast response time, the icons on the main menu are easy to press, and the device offers very easy address entry and POI search facility. The device calculates the directions very quickly, keeps the positions updated, and there are a number of ways to generate a route to a destination. You can opt for a route which has shortest travel time or shortest distance. You can also set routes that use the least or most freeways, for your convenience.

    The Magellan RoadMate 5045 is stylish, measures 3.5 (H), 5.6 (W) x 0.6 (D), weighs a tad over 6 ounces, and installs very easily. If you are looking for a Bluetooth GPS device, which is durable, has premium set of features, and a large bright screen, then the Magellan RoadMate 5045 is surely one of the best Bluetooth GPS devices that you can buy for yourself or as a gift.

    Price: US $155.00

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