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I just saw an article in the August, 2006 issue of Consumer Reports ("CR") rating 15 portable (i.e., those not built into cars) GPS systems. At least the following attributes (and their functionality when present) were given consideration in the article and/or score graph below:

* Enter[ing] destination
* Use [of] controls
* Info for driver
* Route options
* How portable
* Touch screen
* Preloaded maps
* Battery operation
* Screen size ("large enough to see easily but not so large it blocks your view")
* Speaking ability and format of directions

As usual with CR, a ratings chart accompanied the article which I have supplied below. Out of the 15 units, and not surprisingly, Garmins seem to have dominated by garnering 1st and 2nd place finishes in the top 5 (as well as a Best Buy recommendation elsewhere); the bottom five were two Lowrance models and others I'd frankly never heard of.

Anyway, since I see regular postings to the effect of "Which GPS should I buy/is best?" the following is offered as a very basic guideline that you may interpret as you like.

 

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Good info for us to see but...located at the bottom of each page...
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jniles said:
Is your Honda Navi portable?
If you can pick the bike up, it is! :wink:
 

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If prerouting is important to you then you may want to do a little more homework on their top pick Nuvi 350. I was looking at it and the newer version 360 but I'm not sure it will allow you to create your own routes, diviate from the precalculated ones, and download them. I do believe the Streetpilot 2730 will allow you to do this though.
 

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jniles said:
Is your Honda Navi portable?
It has a very smooth and quiet 6 cylinder motor to help ya move it.
 
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