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The best GPS for your car | Digital Trends Spanish

The best car GPS on our list offer advanced driver assistance features such as Bluetooth connectivity, geographic recommendations, voice commands and more on large HD displays. We’ve also included a truck device, so if you’re driving a much larger vehicle for your business, you’ll know where the right routes are for you.

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Better overall

Garmin DriveSmart 65

The Garmin DriveSmart 65 is packed with features for navigating the road that can even help you find the best food in town. The exemplary user interface can take you to your destination effortlessly with clear step-by-step instructions that you can follow.

Not to mention, this GPS device can also receive commands with just your voice, so you can say where you want to go without the hassle of typing. The bright 6.95-inch TFT navigation screen displays free lifetime traffic information.

It also has a TripAdvisor that will help you find points of interest, such as gas stations, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, avoiding wasting time finding these types of places in advance.

The best of all is that with the help of the Garmin Drive application, you will have access to real-time information on weather, traffic and parking, you can also pair your cell phone via Bluetooth, so your hands will always be on the wheel without having to to release it when answering calls.


  • Wi-Fi connectivity for map updates
  • Allow voice commands for convenient use
  • Bluetooth compatible for hands-free calls
  • Easy to read maps


  • A detailed map is only limited to North America

The best value

Optimus Tracker

Best Value Optimus Tracker

While most of the GPS devices on our list help you with route navigation, Optimus Tracker will give you the location of your car when used by a family member or friend.

Battery life can be up to 2 weeks while reporting real-time data. You can even monitor your vehicle from any cell phone, tablet or desktop computer.

With the help of the GPS Tracking application, personalize notifications and receive driving reports. You can also set a speed limit alert to notify you when and where your car has exceeded the speed limit and at what speed.

Best of all, you can use the Geofence alert, so you will be notified when your vehicle enters a pre-defined area.


  • Easy to use and provides real-time data.
  • Long battery life for convenient use
  • It can notify you about car location updates


  • Requires monthly service fee

Best for travel

TomTom Go 520

Best for travel TomTom Go 520

It’s easy to get caught up in robust feature sets, but sometimes the essentials are all you need, especially when you’re on the go. For that, we recommend the TomTom Go 520 GPS Navigator.

Its map technology and smart features are hard to ignore. It can provide free map updates for life, regardless of where your next adventure takes you.

Wherever you go, this GPS device can guide you around the world and not just North America. You’ll love how you can listen to text messages and answer calls from your phone with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road, thanks to the quick-download MyDrive app.

It can also run for about an hour on battery power before it needs a charge.


  • Allows hands-free calls while driving safely
  • Compatible with Siri and Google Now
  • It has a world map and traffic for convenient travel.


  • It does not include a built-in traffic receiver; just take advantage of your cell phone to update traffic conditions

Best for Trucks

Garmin dēzl

Garmin dēzl, one of the best GPS for trucks

Since trucks have different routes than normal cars, the Garmin dēzl GPS Navigator is here to help you. It will provide you truck preferred roads suitable for the size of your vehicle and the load you are hauling.

This GPS device also features the best loading dock guide in the industry that shows you potential loading areas or storage lots, so you know where to go.

You can also receive alerts about upcoming bridge heights, railroad crossings, speed changes, and more for safety. The voice assistant will help you with your verbal command requests, so you can keep your hands on the wheel while receiving instructions.

Best of all, it allows Wi-Fi connectivity to keep your map up to date even without the use of computers.


  • Offer a custom route based on the size and weight of your truck.
  • It has a voice assistant for effortless use.
  • It can help you with stops and parking.


  • The price may be too expensive

How we test GPS

The automotive team at Digital Trends en Español evaluates GPS systems in real-world conditions, such as city driving, highway driving, highway excursions, trips to unfamiliar areas and more.

These types of devices are rated based on ease of installation, interface use, additional features available, demonstrable accuracy, and cell phone compatibility, but appearance, durability, and price are also important factors.

Why you should trust us

The Digital Trends en Español team prides itself on providing expert product recommendations in a way that everyone can understand. We constantly use and review the latest and greatest consumer technology, smart home devices, televisions and much more to have information to help guide your purchase decision.

We have tested many different products in each category and we filter the lists to bring you only the best. If we believe that a product does not meet our expectations, it does not appear in our recommendations.

However, we are human, and we realize that not all recommended products will be perfect for everyone, so we do our best to highlight the important features that may affect your choices.

Below our top picks, we’ve included additional product information to make sure you’re making the right choice for your specific needs. The products in this guide have been carefully selected by our team of experts and enthusiasts who understand the value and quality required.

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