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Global Portable Navigation Devices Market by Type (Sucker Navigators, Folding Navigators), By Application (Automobile, Navigation, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Portable Navigation Devices Market by Type (Sucker Navigators, Folding Navigators), By Application (Automobile, Navigation, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global portable navigation devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for portable navigation devices from automobile and other applications, and the growing demand for these devices in emerging economies such as Asia Pacific and Latin America. The global portable navigation devices market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into sucker navigators and folding navigators. The sucker navigators segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to their low cost and easy portability. On the basis of application,the market is divided into automobile navigation, personal navigation, marine navigation, aviation navigation,,and others (including construction sites). The automotive sector accounts for a major share of this market due to rising demand for these devices in passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles.Geographically,.the global portable Navigation Devices Marketis dividedinto North America,.Latin America,.Europe,.Asia Pacific.,and Middle East & Africa .Among these regions,, Europe holds a leading position in terms of revenue contribution followed by North America .

Global Portable Navigation Devices Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A Portable Navigation Device (PND) is a device that provides navigation guidance for drivers. It can be a stand-alone unit or it can be integrated into a vehicle's infotainment system. PNDs are often used in place of or in addition to traditional paper maps. They provide real-time traffic information and routing, as well as points of interest (POIs) and other features.

Sucker Navigators:

Sucker Navigators is a technology that uses the principle of suction to capture data from portable navigation devices and transfer it wirelessly to a computer. The device consists of an air-powered pump, which creates a vacuum between two plates, one of which is connected to the navigator’s antenna and the other is connected to an RFID reader. As soon as the user points navigator towards target object, information about that object appears on screen.

Folding Navigators:

Folding navigators are compact, lightweight and consume less power. They can be easily transported in a backpack or handbag along with the portable navigation devices. The folding navigators are used as backup when space is limited or if the user does not want to take chances while traveling long-distance.

The global folding navigators and it's usage in portable navigation devices market size was valued at USD 648 million in 2016.

Application Insights:

Automobile was the largest application segment in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Increasing automobile production across the globe, particularly in emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil is anticipated to drive demand for portable navigation devices in automobiles. Furthermore, stringent government regulations on driving habits & safety are promoting the use of navigators in automobiles across developed countries such as North America and Europe.

The other application segment includes outdoor activities like hiking, biking and travels by bus or train. Growing popularity of these modes of transport among millennials has led them to prefer using portable navigation devices while traveling by bus or train instead of carrying paper maps along with them. In addition, increasing urbanization has led people to prefer traveling on foot or bicycle over other modes due to a reduced travel time when compared with motor vehicles leading navigators manufacturers towards developing products for outdoor activities too.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in 2017. The region is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increasing adoption of portable navigation devices by drivers and passengers, favorable government regulations, and high disposable income of consumers in this region. Europe is also estimated to hold a considerable share during the same period owing to growing popularity of portable navigation devices among automobile owners for using while driving or for saving fuel. Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period owing rising disposable income especially in developing countries such as China and India along with other Southeast Asian nations that are popular tourist destinations like Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore, Indonesia & Philippines etc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for portable navigation devices from the automotive sector as a result of increasing sales of cars and SUVs.
  • Growing demand for portable navigation devices from the commercial sector due to increasing number of businesses and their need for efficient route planning and tracking.
  • Proliferation of smartphones with in-built GPS capabilities is expected to fuel the growth of the portable navigation device market as these devices are used as alternatives to standalone PNDs.
  • Development of advanced features such as voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, etc., is expected to boost the adoption rate of portable navigation devices among consumers worldwide.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Portable Navigation Devices Market Research Report

By Type

Sucker Navigators, Folding Navigators

By Application

Automobile, Navigation, Other

By Companies

TomTom, Garmin, Magellan

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Report Segments:

The global Portable Navigation Devices market is segmented on the basis of:


Sucker Navigators, Folding Navigators

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Automobile, Navigation, Other

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. TomTom
  2. Garmin
  3. Magellan

Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Overview

Highlights of The Portable Navigation Devices Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Sucker Navigators
    2. Folding Navigators
  1. By Application:

    1. Automobile
    2. Navigation
    3. Other
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Portable Navigation Devices Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Portable navigation devices are handheld devices that allow users to navigate their surroundings. They typically include maps, directions, and other information about the surrounding area. Portable navigation devices can be used for a variety of purposes, such as finding a destination or getting from one point to another.

Some of the major players in the portable navigation devices market are TomTom, Garmin, Magellan.

The portable navigation devices market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Portable Navigation Devices Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Portable Navigation Devices Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Portable Navigation Devices Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Portable Navigation Devices Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Sucker Navigators
      5.3.2. Folding Navigators
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Automobile
      6.3.2. Navigation
      6.3.3. Other
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Portable Navigation Devices Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Automobile
      9.4.2. Navigation
      9.4.3. Other
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Sucker Navigators
      9.7.2. Folding Navigators
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Portable Navigation Devices Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Automobile
      10.4.2. Navigation
      10.4.3. Other
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Sucker Navigators
      10.7.2. Folding Navigators
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Portable Navigation Devices Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Automobile
      11.4.2. Navigation
      11.4.3. Other
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Sucker Navigators
      11.7.2. Folding Navigators
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Portable Navigation Devices Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Automobile
      12.4.2. Navigation
      12.4.3. Other
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Sucker Navigators
      12.7.2. Folding Navigators
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Portable Navigation Devices Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Portable Navigation Devices Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Automobile
      13.4.2. Navigation
      13.4.3. Other
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Portable Navigation Devices Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Sucker Navigators
      13.7.2. Folding Navigators
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Portable Navigation Devices Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Portable Navigation Devices Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Portable Navigation Devices Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Portable Navigation Devices Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. TomTom Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Garmin Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Magellan Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. COMPANY4 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. COMPANY5 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. COMPANY6 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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