May 11, 2008

GPS Steals and Deals - 5/11

Best buy this week has to be the Nuvi 260W that dropped again this week - down about $75 in the last two weeks; very good navigator. Widescreen and text to speech with the new thin Garmin design.


Standard Screens - 3.5-inch

  • TomTom ONE - $146 and Free Shipping at Amazon; Entry Level TomTom with Maps of North America, no Text to Speech.

  • Garmin Nuvi 200 at Amazon - $152 No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps, solid interface and routing. See My Full Review - Nuvi 200 for more info.

  • Garmin Nuvi 260 at Amazon - $217 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 $236; 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 two bucks more at - $238.

  • Circuit City has the Magellan 1200 for $149 - skip it and buy a Garmin 200 (above) or a TomTom ONE (above) for about the same price and get a better unit.

  • Widescreen Models

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

  • Garmin Nuvi 260W - $272 at Amazon; down $75 in the last two weeks; Text to Speech and a dead easy interface.

  • Nuvi 660 at Amazon $344; 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 $244 - 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 - $374 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 - $422 at Amazon - Down a bit again 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 - $507 - Has MSN Direct 2, with traffic and gas prices sent to your GPS. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 780 for more information.

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.

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