New Product: Cobra NAV ONE 4500

Cobra has started a teaser campaign for a new Cobra that is pre-announcing the NAV ONE 4500 with Real-Time traffic information. This would most likely be similar to the Garmin StreetPilot2720 and StreetPilot 340 - the FM, RDS signal from Clearchannel. See our articles on the StreetPilot 2720 or the StreetPilot c340, as well as our comparison of the StreetPilot 2720 vs. the RoadMate 760.
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August 5, 2005

GPS Review Update: Garmin Vista, Legend and regular eTrex Shut Off Problems

A lot of our readers have complained about the Garmin eTrex Vista, the Garmin eTrex Legend or the Garmin eTrex units shutting off automatically when the GPS is mounted on a handlebar mount while cruising down a bumpy trail, or bumpy road. A while ago, we got in touch with Garmin Technical support, and they claimed that there was no known issue with the unit that would cause this. We have had the problems ourselves and we have a solution for you.

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GPS Review: Another Positive Review for Mio 269

Another first hand review has popped up for the Mio 269, and they generally give it the thumbs up. You can see our other posings on the Mio 269 for background: Announcement, and then first review from the Inquirer.

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July 30, 2005

GPS Review: Garmin eTrex Legend vs. Magellan eXplorist 300

Continuing our series of head to head reviews (the first being the Garmin Streetpilot 2720 vs. the Magellan Roadmate 760), today we have a review of the Garmin eTrex Legend vs. the Magellan eXplorist 300. A lot of people have been asking about how they compare, and here is a quick rundown of the features and our take on the subject.

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GPS Review: Mio 269 GPS/MP3 Player

The Mio 269is an interesting blend of GPS / Sat Nav with a beautiful screen and a hard drive with the added ability to play MP3s. So, do you really need an MP3 player that does navigation and vice versa? Why not?

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July 29, 2005

Garmin Streetpilot C330 review

D8Ab9C586Fc0F4764198735E8C6A862D Pocket-link has a great review of the Garmin Streetpilot C330. I don't currently have a GPS in my car, but I did see yesterday in Hyampom, CA outside a little general store, a pair of motor-cross bikes with a GPS mounted on each of them for mapping trails. Yep. Nuts. They use these little GPS rigs to help the forest service map trails.


"As little as eighteen months ago, the idea of adding GPS to your car was something only those buying a high-end number or able to afford a two-grand post-purchase solution were capable of. The introduction of GPS into PDAs forced a re-think of the market and now it’s possible to find a wide range of GPS devices suited to all types of user."

Via Pocket-lint.co.uk

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July 25, 2005

GPS Review: Garmin Streetpilot 2720 vs. Magellan Roadmate 760

A lot of people have been looking for a review on the Garmin Streetpilot 2720 and the Magellan Roadmate 760, simply asking "Which is best?" So here is a quick run down of the feature sets of the two new automotive targeted GPS receivers. They are two feature packed devices coming from two well regarded manufacturers, but here at the GPS Lodge, we were wondering what set them apart, and which one was worth buying.


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July 23, 2005

Handheld GPS Reviews this month in Money Magazine

Five handheld GPS units are reviewed in the August issue of Money Magazine. Not exactly an in depth review of all handhelds, but they take a look at a decently broad range, and evaluate them for their overall value. The highest rated handheld was the Magellan eXplorist 600 with an "A" rating, and then Garmin GPSMAP 60CS with an "A-". The handhelds range from a low price (and low feature set) of $126 on the Magellan eXplorist 100 to the high of $536 on the Garmin GPSMAP 60CS (approx. street prices). (continued)

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July 19, 2005

New: Garmin GPSMAP376C - Hints of things to come?

Garmin introduced yet another GPS receiver today, after a rocking week last week where they introduced 6 other devices. This is not exactly a low end, plain old consumer targeted device though, but could signal a direction of things to come for new Garmin models. The great new feature that is available on the GPSMap 376c is the ability to overlay weather on top of your map, and position. This feature allows you to see where storms are in relation to you in real time and make plans accordingly. This would have been a wonder the other day when I got caught in a thunderstorm with my Vista C out on a 70 mile bike ride. Can they get that technology in a handheld?

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July 18, 2005

GPS Review: Garmin Forerunner 201 - Overview

GPSLodge takes a look at the Garmin Forerunner 201. We have one coming in, and we will give it a full review in a few weeks. The premise of the Garmin Forerunner 201 is to bring the GPS technology with you while you are out running, hiking, on the water training, or biking. It is more to measure where you went versus where you are going - which is OK, but keep this in mind as you consider it. Overall, the concept is a great idea. With a wrist mounted GPS, you can capture training detail and download it onto a PC which lets you analyze it eight different ways and track your progress.

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