Don’t know what cheap GPS to buy for your car? TomTom or a white label GPS? Here at AlixBlog we are going to try and answer these questions as well as some others that might come up along the way. Can I find cheap ones? Yup, and today we are going to show you just how to find the best cheap GPS systems in AliExpress.
Given how important they’ve become, you probably already know how these devices work. Who hasn’t got lost driving and been late to an event? Should I take this road or the other one? If you want to forget about getting lost or having to ask for directions and simply enjoy driving, try using a GPS in you car. Yeah, but… what model or brand should I choose? Not to worry, we’re also going to talk about the different models that are available, so by the end of this article, even if you aren’t completely decided yet, you will have a much clearer idea of what’s out there. 🙂
Advice on purchasing a cheap GPS for your car or truck
There are thousands of models in the market, so before you decide which one you want to buy, here is a little advice that will ensure you get the right one for you: Technical specifications are important!
- To make moving it or carrying it easier, choose a model that isn’t too big or heavy.
- Ideally you want an easy to use interface, so everybody can use it.
- Try getting a high resolution touch screen
- Make sure it contains maps of the countries or regions you want to visit
- Good sound quality so you can hear the indication clearly
- For professional use, you might want to choose one with route planners
Pick one that includes a large data base points of interest, such as gas stations, restaurants, parkings and hotels
- Anti-theft system
- Inclusion of a TMC traffic app (a service that alerts you of traffic) to avoid getting stuck in traffic
- You can also find a cheap GPS systems that include radar detection and are can stream or play movies.
BE WARY of the LIFETIME TRAFFIC app by TomTom, you may have a bad experience if you are outside the country and the device does not include the option “Always connected”. If it includes it, you will avoid roaming charges.
And remember, if you’re a truck driver you are going to need a GPS suited to this type of vehicle. You might have problems fitting your truck on narrow roads, tunnels or bridges, so you can’t use just any GPS. You need to find a special one and, a heads up, they can be quite more expensive than a car one.
Differences between a TomTom GPS system and a white label one
TomTom is the most famous brands when it comes to GPS systems and therefore it’s probably one of the easiest ones to find in AliExpress. Nevertheless, there are others, such as Garmin or Navitech, which also have good reviews. Unlike the TomTom ones, these two brands, Garmin and Navitech, might be harder to find, but you can find a lot of their accessories (especially chargers and mounts).
An alternative brand that seems to be quite popular in AliExpress is Navitel, with incredible prices. Speaking of which, before we go on, let’s take a look at what price these devices go for.
Prices for TomTom and other brands
Prices among GPS systems can vary a lot. You can find anything in between 50 and 300 euros. This being said, in AliExpress, you can find them at incredible prices, like 30 euros… So, why is there such a price difference? Easy. AliExpress works without intermediaries, so they can offer prices that the rest of the world can’t, meanwhile prices in regular shops seem to be increasing by the day. Another reason why you can find them for so cheap on the Chinese platform, is that they usually offer replicas or white label brands, they are practically the same as originals and so much cheaper.
When deciding if you should purchase a TomTom or a white label GPS in AliExpress, the first thing you need to do is to check the price. As you will soon be able to see, the fact that TomTom is much better known, does not mean there’s a huge price difference. It also depends on the seller and if they have any sales going on at the moment. And don’t forget, it’s very easy to update maps in known GPS brands, but it may not be as easy with other more unknown ones.
Make sure you read the technical specifications closely and consider spending some extra money so the GPS features most of the applications we told you about at the beginning go the article. You might have already noticed that you can find TomTom for less than 100 euros, needless to say, you aren’t going to find prices like this anywhere else. Also, don’t forget to check the shop’s ratings, number of sales and comments left by previous customers. If you do this, you can be sure you are making a good purchase. In any case, here is a shopping guide to help you out in your decision.
Bestselling cheap GPS systems in AliExpress
You already know what to look for in a GPS. Now, to make things easier and quicker for you, here is a list of the best selling ones, sorted from most to least based on their price-quality ratio.
- TiaiwaiT: with almost 2000 units sold, it’s one of AliExpress star products. It features a 7 inch HD screen, free updates for various countries and costs less than 60€!
- WinCE 6.0: one of the cheapest GPS systems in the market. For only 30 euros (free shipping) you can have a 5 inch device compatible with all car brands.
- Navitel 9.1: with the Navitel technology, this 7 inch GPS is one of the most popular ones on the platform. The price is almost too tempting to resist, only 32 euros.
- U-Route: also featuring Navitel technology, this 7 inch replica is a bit more expensive (around 90€), but take a look at the comments on the product and the seller’s rating, you’ll soon see why it’s so popular. This model comes with a radar detector camera! and with streaming capacity, so your passengers can watch movies.
Best shops to buy TomTom or white label GPS systems in AliExpress
- Junsun: a shop exclusively focused on the sale of GPS
- Shenzhen Tomtop: with 4 crowns, this is one of the most trustworthy shops. If you want to make sure you are making a 100% purchase, this is the one for you.
- T-Best Wholesales Outlet: this shop is also very reliable, with 2 crows. Check it out!
You might also find other sellers on your own, these are just the some we’ve selected based on ratings and safety. Truth is, as long as you remember our advice, you should be making a good purchase. Any other questions? Just leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.