Smart & Connected Life Connected Car Tech Best Mobile GPS Device Options - Directory Everything You Need to Know About Mobile GPS Options - Reviews, Ratings and More Share Pin Email Print The Optimus Real Time GPS Tracker is one example of a portable GPS that also works with your smartphone. Photo from Amazon Connected Car Tech Navigation Android Auto Apple Carplay By Fred Zahradnik Freelance Contributor Former Lifewire writer Fred Zahradnik has a long history as a writer and is considered an expert on all things related to GPS products and software. our editorial process Fred Zahradnik Updated June 24, 2019 GPS technology was once limited to a few types of devices, but GPS mobile is becoming standard on millions of smartphones, handheld devices, watches and more. What's the right technology for you, and how can you get the best GPS functionality for your dollar? Read on for your best GPS mobile options. Virtually every phone made today includes a GPS chip. Smartphones, with their capacitive touchscreens make the best of location technology. There are thousands of apps that help you navigate as you drive, or track your workouts or hikes. Leading the smartphone pack for GPS mobile functionality are the Apple iPhone, Android operating system phones and BlackBerry phones. Your GPS Mobile Smartphone Options Read the latest GPS smartphone reviews.Mount your smartphone in your car for GPS navigation and charge it at the same time.Compare iPhone GPS turn-by-turn navigation apps. Car GPS Still Packs Plenty of GPS Mobile Punch Read the latest car GPS reviews and ratings.Check out new car GPS models, such as the TomTom XL 350 with free product lifetime map and traffic service updates. Handheld GPS Mobile Devices Help You Navigate the Back-country Waterproof, durable, and with long-lasting batteries, handheld GPS devices are reliable back-country companions. Try them for hiking, mountain biking, or the outdoor adventure game of geocaching. Check out the latest handheld GPS receiver reviews.Economical, do-it-all handheld GPS devices such as the Garmin Dakota 20 keep you on course anywhere in the world. Get in Shape With Sports & Fitness GPS Mobile Devices GPS sports & fitness watches can help you get the most out of your training and fitness time, and keep you on pace during a race. GPS watches don't require any supplemental wires or in-shoe sensors. You can use a GPS watch on a bike, during a run or hike, or for just about any outdoor activity. GPS Mobile - Free Stuff Location services are increasingly being offered for free, and you can read more about how to get free turn-by-turn navigation, map updates, GPS golf course databases, and more.