When looking for automotive GPS systems, it will all seem confusing at first due to the wide variety of pricing, features and brands. In fact there are probably hundreds of models available today. Also, the price can vary greatly from model to model, depending on the features. When searching for automotive GPS units, you first have to know what options are available. Do you want just a standard system that can help you travel from one place to another, or do you want something more sophisticated with additional capabilities? If you just need something basic, then you should look at a price range at the lower end of the scale. Some of the options available for automotive GPS include widescreen or standard size, preloaded maps, Touch screen to easily look up addresses and services, voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination, and some and will calculate a more fuel-efficient route for you. Also, do you want Bluetooth capabilities?
Another thing which you might want to consider is if it is small enough and light enough to carry it with you when you get to your destination and the ability to continue to use it while wandering on foot and how long the battery will hold up; is it long enough for an all-day outing or do you only want to be able to find your car again after a day of shoping at the mall? Be sure to check to see whether it is waterproof or not; if you are considering using it on your motorcycle, bike or boat as well as in your car, this is an important factor. Several automotive GPS units are excellent to be used for either land or marine use and can be handy for that weekend fisherman.