May 4, 2008

GPS Steals and Deals - 5/4

Best buys this week have to be the Nuvi 260W that dropped $50+ to $290, which is about right-priced for its capabilities. The Garmin Nuvi 200 is $139 at Office Depot after discounts and Mail In Rebate. Staples has a good low price for the Nuvi 200W - $199.


Standard Screens - 3.5-inch

  • TomTom ONE - $144 and Free Shipping at Amazon; Entry Level TomTom with Maps of North America, no Text to Speech.

  • Garmin Nuvi 200 at Amazon - $151 No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps, solid interface and routing. Also at Office Depot for $139 after $50 Mail in Rebate. See My Full Review - Nuvi 200 for more info.

  • Garmin Nuvi 260 at Amazon - $208 Text to Speech, Maps of North America, solid interface. Same quality routing as Nuvi 200, just adds more maps and text to speech. At this point, I am recommending the Nuvi 260 with its updated interface, newer design and slightly lower price; for more see: Compare the Nuvi 260 vs. the Nuvi 350.

  • Nuvi 350 at Amazon $231; down this week - Still a top seller with North American Maps, and Text-to-Speech. Want Bluetooth? Get the Nuvi 360 that adds Bluetooth Handsfree, for $249.

  • Navigon 2100 - $129 at Staples - Entry level unit, at a pretty good price. See my Full Review of the Navigon 2100

  • Widescreen Models

  • Nuvi 200W at Amazon $206 - No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps. See My Full Review - Nuvi 200W. Also at Staples for $199.

  • Garmin Nuvi 260W - $295 at Amazon; down $50 this week, MUCH more Reasonable. Like I said last week, I think a good range is $290 - $299 range; getting there faster than I thought.

  • Nuvi 660 at Amazon $340; up again this week; still the best seller at Amazon - Text to Speech, North American Maps, TMC Traffic Capability included. See My Full Review - Nuvi 660


  • TomTom ONE XL S at Amazon $249 - Text to Speech, North American Maps, MapShare. I think the Text to Speech is worth the extra money, but if you don't need it, the TomTom ONE XL is only $227. Or $199 at BestBuy

  • Nuvi 750 - $371 at Amazon - New thin design with Text to Speech and Maps of North America. Route Optimization - plug in multiple stops and let the unit optimize the route for fastest planning.

  • Nuvi 760 - $426 at Amazon - Down a bit this week. New thin design with Text to Speech and Maps of North America. Route Optimization - plug in multiple stops and let the unit optimize the route for fastest planning, adds Bluetooth handsfree and built-in TMC traffic. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 760.

  • Garmin Nuvi 780 - $499; broke the $500 barrier - Has MSN Direct 2, with traffic and gas prices sent to your GPS. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 780 for more information.

    • Nuvi 5000 - The Big Bad Boy of GPS units with a 5.2" screen is on sale, and is only $559 at Amazon. Big screen and dead simple interface for solid usability and great navigation. Price continues to drop across the last few weeks. Best Buy has it for a mere $699 after $100 savings; ouch.

    It's Running Season and for many, it's time to hit the roads. I am starting to watch the prices on the Forerunners. Steady price these days.

Recent Comments

Best deal going is the refurb TomTom ONE 3rd Ed for $100 after rebate at Buy.com


Posted by: Ryan Brancel at May 4, 2008 11:06 PM
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