For any driver, it is essential to keep yourself and others safe. The best way to do this is to concentrate on driving with no distractions, such as rummaging around for paper directions. Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, are useful, safe technology for the modern world. If you are a senior, finding the right GPS is a bit more complicated because you probably want something with large text, a high definition screen and without many bells and whistles. Below are two of the best, most reasonably priced GPS for seniors:
- Garmin has been consistently reviewed as one of the least expensive and most easy to use GPS devices on the market today. They come in a variety of screen sizes, from 3.5” to 7.0”, and they range in price from $75 to over $300. The price depends on the features you’d like to add to the device. The interface is intuitive and easy to use no matter what series you decide to purchase and the vocal instructions are crisp and clear. There are more than 5 million points of interest on the Garmin, including gas stations, hotels, restaurants, ATMs, and more. Because the letters are big and very clear on the screen, it does not seem to matter which screen size you purchase, which makes this a perfect product for seniors.
- TomToms are GPS devices with clear vocal instructions that can be made very loud for seniors who may have hearing problems. These devices start at around $80 and can go over $300, depending on the bells and whistles (or lack thereof). Many of these devices have a receiver that keeps you up to date on local traffic and major events to avoid. TomTom devices typically are easy to navigate and contain millions of points of interest. If you update your TomTom often, you will have the latest road maps, points of interest and traffic updates.
Garmin and TomTom GPS devices are the most popular to use because they are clear, accurate and easy to use. As a senior, these are the three most important details you should look for in a GPS. They will guarantee your safety and the safety of others on the road. It may seem easier to purchase a less expensive, lesser known model to save some money, but sticking with the more popular models is the right decision in this case. You will get quality for a reasonable price, and that’s important for many seniors who are watching their budgets. A GPS is a wonderful investment that will help you feel more secure traveling to visit friends, family and new places.