October 13, 2007

GPS Steals and Deals - 10/13

So, the GPS is #5 on the Holiday Gift Wish List - always #1 on the list around here at the GPSLodge. Not surprised that the GPS got on the list, as so many people are figuring out how easy life can be with a GPS guiding the travels. We'll continue to review GPS units as fast as we can coming into the holiday shopping craze to give you a read on what's worth buying and what's not. Stop by our full list of hands on full GPS reviews - we've used them all, and walk through the good and the bad.


Standard Screen Units

  • The Nuvi 250 is ~ $300 this week ($301), while the Nuvi 200 is $235.- down again this week. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 200/250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), Nuvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
  • TomTom ONE 2nd ed. - $224. I would recommend skipping it and spending the extra few bucks on the TomTom ONE 3rd Ed. (The 3rd ed. has optional traffic alert inputs; 2nd ed does not. You get upgraded functionality without going through the steps to upgrade the unit via your computer. Saves an hour's worth of computer work. If you want to upgrade yourself, see my post on Upgrading your TomTom ONE.
  • The Mio C220 is selling around $167 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220. However, at this point, I would recommend the Mio C230 instead. Same price, and you get Text to Speech capability for $189.
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  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $366. I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $430. See my Review of the Nuvi 360

    Widescreen GPS Units

  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 200W ($327) and 250W ($374 - Down $20 last week). Costco has the Nuvi 250W for $299 valid through 10/28 - thanks Bill for sending in. I recently posted my review of the Nuvi200W/250W.
  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $444.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $543 (Down $48 last two weeks) at Amazon. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $652 (Down $48 this week) - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680. Also at BJs Club for $649 - $50 Coupon Ends 10/17; Thanks for sending in Ted!

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded.

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  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Costco has this for $299 - Add to cart to see price - thanks Bill for sending in. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 - Now $314. Low Priced Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech. See my review of the Mio C520.

  • The Magellan Maestro 4000 is selling around $262, widescreen with AAA POI content - No Text to Speech.

    Going to Europe?
    Get Pre-loaded GPS Units with North American AND Euro Maps.

  • Consider the Nuvi 370 which has Text to Speech
  • The More Economical Nuvi 270, or
  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 670. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)
  • Check out my recent post for more on European Mapping GPS options.

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra money, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx - Offer Ends 12/31/07.

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.


  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)

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  • October 7, 2007

    GPS Deals Special - Staples Flier

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    Thought I would post some guidance on the Sunday Staples Flier - some good deals and some not so good deals. Overall, Staples can be a great place to get a deal on a GPS; they offer door-bustin' prices every now and then, but have some pretty high prices on a normal day to day basis. Usually most bricks and mortar store fliers have terrible prices with their "Specials" being priced far above regular everyday prices from trusted online sites like Amazon. (Don't even get me started on Best Buy - bottom line is they rarely are the best buy.)

  • Front Page - Magellan 2000 - $179 "Lowest Price Ever" they claim - skip it; hard to navigate and old interface. Better deals on either the Mio or TomTom below. See my Full Review of the Magellan RoadMate 2000.

  • TomTom ONE - $199 - very good price on a good navigator. TomTom has one of the easiest interfaces, second to Garmin in my mind, and is the best value for the money at this price. Well worth the extra $20 over the Magellan.

  • Mio C220 - $149 - very good price for this entry level GPS. See my Full Review of the Mio C220 for more performance details. Note: The Mio C230 was recently released and if you want to stay in the Mio family, the Mio C230 has a brighter screen and Text to Speech. The Mio C230 is $189 at Amazon.

  • Garmin Nuvi 200 - $349 then add to cart and add coupon to save another $100; Net $249. For reference, the Nuvi 200 is $244 at Amazon with free shipping. Your call. I like the Nuvi 200/250 units, good interface; no text-to-speech. See my Full Review on the Nuvi 200/250.

  • Magellan Maestro 4000 - $299 - Amazon has the Magellan Maestro 4000 for around $280. Either get the cheaper price online or seriously consider the Garmin Nuvi 200W for $334 at Amazon with free shipping. Much better interface/ easier to use.


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  • October 6, 2007

    GPS Steals and Deals - 10/6

    Notable News:

  • Not a whole lot happening this week in the GPS World, other than the potential Game changing earth shaking announcement Monday that Nokia is buying NAVTEQ!
  • Also if you are new to the GPSLodge, I'll point to our list of hands on full reviews that will let you see our thoughts on some of the most popular units on the market.


    Standard Screen Units

  • The Nuvi 250 is ~ $300 this week ($301), while the Nuvi 200 is $244. Both very nice prices for these units. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 200/250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), Nuvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
  • TomTom ONE 2nd ed. - $230 with FREE SHIPPING. Curiously up in price. I would recommend skipping it and spending the extra $18 on the TomTom ONE 3rd Ed. (The 3rd ed. has optional traffic alert inputs; 2nd ed does not. You get upgraded functionality without going through the steps to upgrade the unit via your computer. Saves an hour's worth of computer work. If you want to upgrade yourself, see my post on Upgrading your TomTom ONE.
  • The Mio C220 is selling around $189 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220. However, at this point, I would recommend the Mio C230 instead. Same price, and you get Text to Speech capability for $189.
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  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $366. I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $432. See my Review of the Nuvi 360

    Widescreen GPS Units

  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 200W ($334) and 250W ($374 - Down $20 this week) have dropped in price to be very competitive. Costco has the Nuvi 250W for $299 valid through 10/28 - thanks Bill for sending in. I recently posted my review of the Nuvi200W/250W.
  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $445.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $546 (Down $45 this week) at Amazon. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $680 - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680. Also at BJs Club for $649 - $50 Coupon Ends 10/17; Thanks for sending in Ted!

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded.

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  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Costco has this for $299 - Add to cart to see price - thanks Bill for sending in. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 - Now $314. Low Priced Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech. See my review of the Mio C520.

  • The Magellan Maestro 4000 is selling around $280, widescreen with AAA POI content - No Text to Speech.

    Going to Europe?
    Get Pre-loaded GPS Units with North American AND Euro Maps.

  • Consider the Nuvi 370 which has Text to Speech
  • The More Economical Nuvi 270, or
  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 670. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)
  • Check out my recent post for more on European Mapping GPS options.

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra money, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx - Offer Ends 12/31/07.

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.


  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)

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  • September 30, 2007

    Garmin Nuvi 250W $299

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    So, Costco is almost giving away the Garmin Nuvi 250W; they must be flying off the shelves. They are offering the Nuvi 250W for $299 to members after a $100 off coupon. Compare the price at Amazon on the Nuvi 250W.

    If you want to learn more, check out my Review of the Nuvi 250W. I thought that the unit was very good, and at this price very competitive with any brand in the market.

    Briefly, the Nuvi 250W has maps of North America, a high sensitivity GPS receiver, a moderately bright widescreen, and a great, intuitive interface. This is the interface that helps them get to be the market leader...... that and a lot of distribution muscle.

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    September 29, 2007

    GPS Steals and Deals - 9/29

    Notable News:

  • The Mio C230 ($189) is selling in the US. The unit is the least expensive Text-to-Speech (TTS) unit I know of. I just got a Mio C230 in for review and as a first impression it looks good - brighter screen than the Mio C220.


    Units in the ~$200 - $300 range

  • The Nuvi 250 is ~ $300 this week ($306), while the Nuvi 200 is $249. Both very nice prices for these units. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), Nuvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
  • TomTom ONE 2nd ed. - $210 with FREE SHIPPING. Best GPS at this price. or if you want a little extra savings, consider the TomTom ONE Refurb
  • The Mio C220 is selling around $189 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220.
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  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $362. I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $443. See my Review of the Nuvi 360

    Widescreen GPS Units

  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 200W ($341) and 250W ($399) have dropped in price to be very competitive. I recently posted my review of the Nuvi200W/250W.
  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $453.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $589 at Amazon. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $671 - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680.

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded.

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  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 has dropped in price a LOT recently - Now $309. Low Priced Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech. See my review of the Mio C520.

  • The Magellan Maestro 4000 is selling around $299, widescreen with AAA POI content - No Text to Speech.

    Going to Europe?
    Get Pre-loaded GPS Units with North American AND Euro Maps.

  • Consider the Nuvi 370 which has Text to Speech
  • The More Economical Nuvi 270, or
  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 670. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)
  • Check out my recent post for more on European Mapping GPS options.

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra money, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx - Offer Ends 12/31/07.

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.


  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)

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  • September 23, 2007

    GPS Steals and Deals - 9/23

    Notable News:

  • The TomTom ONE (2nd Ed.) continues to be offered all over for $199, online, bricks and mortar stores, etc. Big blow out sale to make way for the next version, the TomTom ONE 3rd Ed. (see below for links)
  • The Mio C230 ($189) is selling in the US. The unit is the least expensive Text-to-Speech (TTS) unit I know of. Monstronix has a lot of them in stock for $179 + shipping. Thanks Al for the link. See my announcement for more info on the Mio C230.



    Units in the ~$200 - $300 range

  • The Nuvi 250 is ~ $300 this week ($306), while the Nuvi 200 is $249 (Down $23 this week). Both very nice prices for these units. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), Nuvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
  • TomTom ONE 2nd ed. - $199 with FREE SHIPPING. It’s the #2 selling GPS at Amazon; Best GPS at this price. or if you want a little extra savings, consider the TomTom ONE Refurb
  • The Mio C220 is selling around $189 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220.
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  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $369. (Saw it "On Sale" yesterday at a big box retailer for $450 - kills me) I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $446. See my Review of the Nuvi 360

    Widescreen GPS Units

  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 200W ($341) and 250W ($382) have dropped in price to be very competitive. I recently posted my review of the Nuvi200W/250W.
  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $458.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $569 at Amazon, down another $10 this week.. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $674 - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680.

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded.

    tomtomONEXLsm.jpg

  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 has dropped in price a LOT recently - Now $299. Low Priced Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech. See my review of the Mio C520.

  • The Magellan Maestro 4000 is selling around $278, widescreen with AAA POI content - No Text to Speech.

    Going to Europe?
    Get Pre-loaded GPS Units with North American AND Euro Maps.

  • Consider the Nuvi 370 which has Text to Speech
  • The More Economical Nuvi 270, or
  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 670. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)
  • Check out my recent post for more on European Mapping GPS options.

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra money, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx - Offer Ends 12/31/07.

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.


  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)

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  • September 16, 2007

    GPS Steals and Deals - 9/16

    Notable News:

  • The TomTom ONE (2nd Ed.) continues to be offered all over for $199, online, bricks and mortar stores, etc. Big blow out sale to make way for the next version, the TomTom ONE 3rd Ed. (see below for links)
  • The Mio C230 ($199) is selling in the US. The unit is the least expensive Text-to-Speech (TTS) unit I know of. Thanks Chien for sending this one in. See my announcement for more info on the Mio C230.



    Units in the ~$200 - $300 range

  • The Nuvi 250 is ~ $300 this week ($309), while the Nuvi 200 is $271. Both very nice prices for these units. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), Nuvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
  • TomTom ONE 2nd ed. - $199 with FREE SHIPPING. It’s the #2 selling GPS at Amazon; Best GPS at this price. or if you want a little extra savings, consider the TomTom ONE Refurb
  • The Mio C220 is selling around $189 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220.
    Nuvi350sm.jpg
  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $369. I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $446.

    Widescreen GPS Units

  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 200W ($340) and 250W ($391) have dropped in price to be very competitive. I recently posted my review of the Nuvi200W/250W.
  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $467.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $569 at Amazon, down another $10 this week.. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $669 - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680.

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded.

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  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 has dropped in price a LOT recently - Now $309. Low Priced Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech. See my review of the Mio C520.

  • The Magellan Maestro 4000 is selling around $299, widescreen with AAA POI content - No Text to Speech.

    Going to Europe?
    Get Pre-loaded GPS Units with North American AND Euro Maps.

  • Consider the Nuvi 370 which has Text to Speech
  • The More Economical Nuvi 270, or
  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 670. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)
  • Check out my recent post for more on European Mapping GPS options.

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra money, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx - Offer Ends 12/31/07.

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.


  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)


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  • September 11, 2007

    Nextar C3 - $149 at Amazon

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    The Nexar C3 GPS is a definite bargain at $149, which is about the cheapest GPS on the market. Maybe not the best, but definitely inexpensive. The unit offers 3.5-inch screen, which is a standard size for most GPS systems. The unit offers verbal turn cues, and maps of the US. With 1.6 million Points of interest (POI) the Nextar C3 is a little lean on places to navigate to, but it will fill in the gaps if that’s not your main focus. The Nextar C3 does have SiRF star III chipset for a solid lock on satellites.

    The Nextar C3 includes mounting cradle, suction cup mounting bracket, dashboard mounting disk, remote control, DC adapter, AC adapter, USB Cable, and convenient carrying pouch. If absolute value is the name of the game, try out the Nextar. If you want to spend jus a bit more, the TomTom ONE 2nd Edition is on sale at Amazon for around $199 as they run out the inventory. The TomTom is not perfect either, but it is a high quality entry level navigation device.

    The Nextar C3 GPS at Amazon


    Update: I posted my Full Review of the Nextar C-3, and I can't recommend it; consider a Mio, or if you can afford it a TomTom or Garmin. Specifically, check out a full list of my reviews and see the entry level units there.

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    September 7, 2007

    GPS Steals and Deals - 9/7

    Notable News:

  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 200W and 250W have dropped in price to be very competitive. I just posted my review of the Nuvi200W/250W yesterday.


    Units in the ~$200 - $300 range

  • The Nuvi 250 is ~ $300 this week ($309), while the Nuvi 200 is $274. Both very nice prices for these units. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), Nuvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
  • TomTom ONE - $199 with FREE SHIPPING. It’s the #2 selling GPS at Amazon; Best GPS at this price. or if you want a little extra savings, consider the TomTom ONE Refurb
  • The Mio C220 is selling around $175 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220.
    Nuvi350sm.jpg
  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $369. I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $446.

    Widescreen GPS Units

  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $469.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $579 at Amazon. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $669 - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680.

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded.

    tomtomONEXLsm.jpg

  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 has dropped in price a LOT - Now $301. Low Priced Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech. See my review of the Mio C520.

  • The Magellan Maestro 4000 is selling in the low $300's, widescreen with AAA POI content - No Text to Speech. Ted sent in a message that the Maestro is also selling at this price at BJ's Wholesale Club - might be worth a trip if you are a member. Thanks Ted.

    Going to Europe?
    Get Pre-loaded GPS Units with North American AND Euro Maps.

  • Consider the Nuvi 370 which has Text to Speech
  • The More Economical Nuvi 270, or
  • The Widescreen Garmin Nuvi 670. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra money, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx - Offer Ends 12/31/07.

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.


  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)


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  • September 5, 2007

    Price Drop TomTom ONE (2nd Ed) at $199

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    This might just be the best value out there for a top branded GPS, I am sure it won't last.

    What do you get in the TomTom ONE 2nd Edition?

    A standard screen (3.5-inch) GPS that offers turn by turn directions with verbal cues, but not with Text to speech (TTS) directions where it speaks the name. The unit contains maps of the US/Canada, and has an accurate high sensitivity GPS chipset receiver.

    TomTom has announced and just started selling the TomTom ONE 3rd Edition, which is $249. For the extra $50, you’ll get an updated interface that offers you the ability to get more updated maps via the MapShare program, and the Help ME! screen that allows quick access to help related to service stations, police, hospitals, etc. Finally the new TomTom ONE will accept an optional TMC receiver to get TMC Traffic updates.

    Some people have asked if TomTom will push this software update to the older versions, so that you can get these software features on the older TomTom ONE units. Honestly, I have no idea, but my hope is that they will. I can't guarantee it though. One benefit would be to get the entire installed base of older TomTom ONE's onto the MapShare network, building better maps a LOT faster.

    Anyway...

    Which one to choose?
    If you are on a budget, go for the $199 version. Simple enough.

    The new TomTom ONE 3rd edition with MapShare is cutting edge and its importance in making high quality maps will only grow. I like the feature a lot, and if you can afford the $50, I think it will pay out in the coming years.

    At Amazon....

  • TomTom ONE 2nd Ed.
  • TomTom ONE 3rd Ed.

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