Why do you want to spend money for a GPS device and pay extra for map updates in every year? You can buy a nice android tablet with built in GPS for the same price of vehicle GPS. You can use this tablet as same as vehicle GPS with some additional bonus features.
The bonus you get when you choose GPS tablet is a large screen display for your map, can watch movies, browse the internet with WiFi or 3G/4G, keep sync with your business or trip calendar and to-do list, check emails etc.
Modern cars have a Bluetooth receiver to connect your smart devices to your car audio system. If your car doesn’t have built in Bluetooth receiver, then you can depend on external Bluetooth devices Wirelessly Connect your Smart Phone to Car Audio System.
With the help of these Bluetooth devices, you can hear the map directions, songs on your car audio system instead of tablet speakers.
The next hidden benefit is that most of these tablets are offering good battery back up time in hours compared to less battery backup time of GPS devices and this helps you to keep on your GPS tablets as a portable GPS for a long time.
With this portability and long back up time, anybody can use this tablet GPS while walking or biking without additional power supply for at least a couple of hours.
List of GPS Tablets with Wi-Fi & 3G
When you choose the best tablet for your vehicle GPS, I would recommend Google Nexus Tablets that built with high end hardware and a reliable device.
Google Nexus 9 (Buy from Amazon)
This tablet built with a thin bezel, brushed metal sides. This GPS Tablet from Google powered with Android 5.0 Lollipop and coming with large 8.9” IPS LCD display with 4:3 aspect ratio constructed from Gorilla Glass 3. The tablet is built in 8MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera. This is one of the power tablet from Google, packed with 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver @ 2.3GHz CPU, Quad-band GSM, CDMA, Penta-band HSPA, LTE and Micro-USB 2.0 port.
This is one of the latest addition from Google with built in GPS. Google Pixel C tablet (2016) model doesn’t have built in GPS and we are not listing here.
Google Nexus 7 – 2013 (Buy from Amazon)
Google has released second generation Nexus 7 with a screen resolution 1920×1200 (323 PPI!) with a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon S8 Quad Core Processor. This tablet has 2 gigs of RAM, 4 times as powerful graphics chip, and a 5 megapixel back camera. The tablet is a bit lighter and thinner than the first generation( 2012 model) as well. This Android GPS Tablet powered with Android 4.3 operating system.
I would recommend to use Google Nexus 7 (2013) version tablet if you can spend a little bit more money. Nexus 2013 version offers 1920 x 1200 resolution with 2GB RAM where 2012 version coming with 1280 x 800 and 1GB RAM.
Google Nexus 7 16GB-2012 (Buy from Amazon)
Nexus tablets are built in with GPS and always will be up to date Android OS direct from Google. This tablet is coming with 7″ WXGA (1280×800) display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 (1.2GHz) ARM Quad core processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM. This tablet has a front camera with 1.2 Mega Pixel and no Rear Camera.
I’m using Google Nexus 7 16GB (2012) tablet in my car both as GPS with offline map and also news reader for last two years and extremely happy with this portable multi-use tablet GPS.
Simbans Presto 10 Inch (Buy from Amazon)
This is a budget model tablet coming with price under 100 bucks. Even though the price is very competitive, this tablet is coming with 1280×800 IPS screen, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.
This 10-inch tablet is powered with High Power MediaTek Quad core processor, which boosts the multitasking abilities of the tablet. The IPS HD screen resolution makes pictures very crystal clear. This low budget laptop packed with Bluetooth, GPS and mini USB port for all the connectivity you need.
Fusion5 10.1 inch Android Table (Buy from Amazon)
The fusions GPS tablet is boosted with IPS screen technology with bright colors and saturated in natural high quality images from different angels. This tablet with builtin GPS loaded with Android 5.1 Lolipop and 1GB RAM. Fusion tablet accepts a micro SD card of up to 128GB that can add extra space and power to this already pretty useful and powerful machine.
Proscan 10-Inch (Buy from Amazon)
This 10inch tablet is another cheapest tablet you can get with built in GPS. This table is coming with Quad Core, 1 GB RAM, Built in Bluetooth and GPS and Android 4.4 Kit-Kat OS. This tablet has Touch Screen with 1024×600 Pixel Resolution, and built-in Wi-Fi with built-in Front Facing Camera.
Please see the best list of Android tablets sorted out from Amazon those have built in GPS and ready to navigate with Offline or Online maps.
There are more tablets in the market with more powerful hardware and advanced features. You can see a list of available tablets with GPS for less than $120 on this Amazon page GPS Tablets under $120 to get a quick comparison.