Not really a piece of “gear,” but if you want a very easy to use, incredibly handy and constantly updated GPS app on your smart phone that knows where it’s going, check out Waze.
It’s a free down load that bills itself as the “world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.”
So, want the shortest route, alerts about cars pulled off on the shoulder ahead, lane closings, potholes and even the cheapest price at the pump nearby?
Waze is the way to go.