Because of the recent question about RV GPS Systems, I was looking around at other options. I’m not sure if there are many people using GPS systems in their car, but the TomTom Go 520 has a pretty good sale right now.
This is The Wirecutter’s alternative recommendation if the Garmin DriveSmart 55 isn’t available or doesn’t meet your needs. Here’s what they say:
The TomTom Go 520 is a good alternative to take along if you frequently travel outside North America because it offers free downloadable world maps, which are separate, expensive purchases for Garmin models. TomTom’s handy magnetic mount is also a nice bonus.
While the Go 520 provides many of the same features as the Garmin DriveSmart 55, we prefer the 55 for US use because it gives more specific directions and clearer lane guidance, it has a sharper display, its menu system is easier to use, its voice controls are more extensive, and it offers more driver alerts.
It’s available with a 5 or 6-inch screen.