Popular GPS Manufacturers - dummies

By Joel McNamara

Part of GPS For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you can download a GPS app to your phone, you know GPS has gone global in more than just name (GPS = global positioning system. Get it?). To help you explore some of the GPS makers out there, the following table offers links to some of the more prominent manufacturers and shows whether they make handheld or automotive devices or both.

Company Handheld Automotive
DeLorme X
Garmin X X
Lowrance X X
Magellan X X
Mio X
Navigon X
TomTom X

Even if a company doesn’t manufacture a handheld GPS unit, it most likely offers an app you can download to your mobile device.