With its sprawling 5-inch easy-to-read 4:3 format display, the Nav One 5000 from Cobra is a sight for sore, road-weary eyes.
This text-to-speech-capable GPS can help you sidestep tickets with its built-in database of traffic light and speed-camera locations, which is a godsend if you've got a lead foot. There's also a seven-million-entry POI database, which contains more than 600 retail brands so that you can find your way, for example, to the closest Starbucks or Best Buy. Another helpful feature: You can also plot and compare routes to the same destination, based on different preferences, side by side.
Designed to work in your car under extreme weather conditions, the Nav ONE 5000 has the widest operating temperature range (-4º F to 158 º F) of any brand of GPS on the market. In testing, the device performed well on both local routes and on a 650-mile trip.
While the Nav ONE 5000 offers plenty of features, its large screen means it's big and heavy (9.5 ounces), and its Bluetooth hands-free phone interface could use some improvement. But if you're in the market for an affordable, easy-to-use CPS with a screen that your eyes will have no problem with, the Nav ONE 5000 is worth a lookCobra Nav ONE 5000 ReviewPrice range: $350Check This Out:GPS Mio DigiWalker C230 Review: Max Navigation GadgetGarmin Nüvi 760 Review: Better GPS Device, Same Old PriceTomTom GO 720: A GPS that’s Always Up to Date