When you’re hundreds of miles from home, you can always use backup if your phone dies. That’s where a dedicated GPS using Bluetooth can be a lifesaver. Here are five, from pocket-sized buddies to full dashboard systems, to consider for your next trip.
Simple and Effective
A voice-activated model keeps your hands on the wheel, and depending on where you are, from being pulled over.
A Little Bit of Everything
Many backup GPS tools serve other functions as well, so if you’re looking to kit out your car, look for models with dashcams, music streaming, and other tools.
There’s an App for That
If you’re packing light, look for a pocket-sized model that pairs with your phone or other device.
Long Rides Require Great Batteries
For very long trips, or trips where everybody wants a turn on the charger, a battery backup can limit arguments and be a lifesaver.
The Ultimate Kitchen Sink
If your car supports it, a built-in dash system might be your best option, especially if you’d rather keep your phone in your pocket while driving.