September 30, 2007

September 3, 2007

Monthly Round-up for August 2007

It was a big month for the GPS world, as all big makers announced new units at the end of the month so that they will enter the holiday shopping season with new features on the shelf for the buying hoards that most likely make the GPS another top of the Wish List must-have.

I also turned out two full reviews this past month, one on the Garmin RINO HCx and one on the Mio Digiwalker C520 widescreen.

GPS Reviews

  • Garmin RINO 530HCx Full Review
  • Mio Digiwalker C520 Full Review
  • LG LN740 Review
  • Garmin Nuvi 200W/250W Arrives for Review
  • Garmin Nuvi 200W Review

    New GPS Units Announced

  • Garmin Nuvi 260
  • Garmin Nuvi 750/760/770
  • Garmin Edge 605 and 705 - Maps, Wireless Sharing
  • Garmin Forerunner 50
  • TomTom GO 920 and GO 920T
  • TomTom ONE 3rd Edition
  • TomTom RIDER 2 for the US
  • Mio Digiwalker C230
  • Mio C620 and C620T
  • Magellan Maestro 3200 and 4200 line - ( 3200, 3220, 3250, 4200, 4220, 4250)
  • Nokia 500 GPS
  • Magellan Triton Handheld GPS 2000, 1500, 500, 400, 200 also see some Q&A on the New Magellan Triton Handheld GPS
  • Becker Traffic Assist Highspeed 7934 GPS in US
  • Pioneer AVIC X3

    Mapping News

  • NAVTEQ with 3-D Terrain Maps
  • TeleAtlas LBS Contest
  • TeleAtlas Teams up with the Travel Channel
  • TeleAtlas Connect - The World in your palm

    General GPS News

  • GPhone, the Google Phone - With GPS
  • Garmin to use New Chipset
  • Garmin uses MediaTek Chipsets in Legend HCx
  • How To: Custom Car Icons on TomTom GO 720
  • Help Me! TomTom GO 720
  • Garmin Tops in Sales
  • GPS Shoes for the Working Girl
  • Simple Solution to GPS Thefts
  • "AAA" Gets Into Mobile Phone Navigation - AAA Mobile
  • Loox to Disappear
  • Next Step – Fix the POI

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  • August 3, 2007

    June 3, 2007

    May 1, 2007

    Monthly Round-up for April 2007

    It's been a busy month here at the GPS Lodge, and here's only about half of the articles we posted on developments in the GPS world. Springtime is busy for the GPS world, getting ready for new units and new drivers for the summertime. I wrote a couple of reviews, and I have a lot more coming (I have 3 units in house right now and more on the way). There are several good reviews that have popped up around the web that I listed below too.


  • V7/MyGuide Navigator 1000 Review
  • Jensen NVX227 Review by GPSLodge
  • Foarm eTrex Case - Excellent
  • Review: Garmin Nuvi 250
  • TomTom FM Transmitter Mount Review
  • Sony NV-U92T First Look Review
  • Magellan CrossOver GPS Review
  • Magellan Maestro 4000, 4040, 4050 Review

    New GPS Units

  • Mio C520 in the US
  • TomTom ONE XL Available for Pre-Order
  • Garmin Nuvi 650 Now Shipping
  • Pioneer AVIC-S2 - It's Official
  • Magellan Maestro 3100 and 3140 Launched
  • TomTom RIDER 2nd Edition Announced
  • Mio C220 - Official Launch
  • Where's the Garmin Nuvi 380 with MSN Direct?
  • Mio Launches C520 and C720t (in Taiwan)
  • LG GPS Line Released: LN740, LN735, LN730

    General News

  • Garmin vs TomTom Patent Battle Round 3
  • Another Day Another Suit in the GPS World
  • GPS On a SIM Card
  • GPS Prices Show Downward Trend
  • Nuvi 200 series to use SiRF Star III LP
  • Compare Garmin Nuvi 350/360/370 vs. Nuvi 200/250/270
  • Global Locate vs. SiRF – GPS Chipset Patent Dispute
  • Win A Garmin Nuvi 350

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  • April 1, 2007

    March 4, 2007

    January 31, 2007

    Monthly Round-up for January 2007

    January was a pretty busy month here at the GPS Lodge, with lots of news pouring out of the CES 2007 show, it kept things hopping for a few days. In general though, there is a lot going on with new models, and companies posturing for the summer travel season here in the US and in Europe.

    See our Big Round-up of CES 2007 for highlights.

    Coming out of CES 2007, I was able to review the announced, but not yet available Garmin Nuvi 680:

  • Garmin Nuvi 680 Full Review by GPS Lodge.

    I was also able to take a look at the Bushnell NAV-500 unit:

  • Review: Bushnell NAV-500 Review by GPS Lodge

    Other Reviews from around the Net:

  • Navman N60i Review
  • Review Via Michelin X-980
  • DeLorme PN-20 Handheld Review
  • Via Michelin X-930 Review
  • Garmin Zumo 550 Review
  • Garmin StreetPilot 2820 Review
  • Route 66 GPS: Chicago 9000 Review

    New GPS Models
    Almost all of them were announced at CES, except the GolfLogix/Garmin, Golf GPS unit that was announced at a Golf convention.

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  • December 1, 2006

    Monthly Round-up for November 2006

    Wow, what a busy month here at the GPS Lodge, and out there in the GPS world. Black Friday was a big topic of interest as people lined up what they wanted to buy as gifts for themselves for their loved ones. I have gotten dozens of emails asking me what type of GPS to buy and I am doing my best to answer them all. Consult our buying guides below if you need some guidance in what GPS to buy. I put up the “Inexpensive GPS Buying Options" post in response to a lot of those emails. The Mio C310x stirred up quite a bit of interest, and they continue to push hard to sell this economical, sound flat GPS. I’ll post a review of it this week (honest, I will). There is a rash of new GPS unit announcements as it’s starting to be the season of new product announcements. Finally, in our “Other Information” department, I posted why I think things are on the move at TeleAtlas, and why their maps have to improve. So owners of TomTom and Mio, fear not.

    Buying Guides

  • Holiday GPS Buying Guide - Best GPS Gifts
  • Inexpensive GPS Buying Options

    Mio C310 and Mio C310x Related
    Lots of action over the Mio C310x – It all started with the Black Friday GPS Deals Post. After Black Friday, we Mopped things up with a review of the day and some info on the Mio C310x. We also published a review of the differences between the Mio C310 vs. the Mio C310x.

    GPS Reviews

  • Review: Mio H610 by GPS Lodge
  • Review: Delphi NAV200 by GPS Lodge
  • Review: DeLorme StreetAtlas 2007 by GPS Lodge
  • Review: Garmin Nuvi 660 - Excellent
  • Review: Lowrance iWay 250C
  • Review: Navman F20
  • GPS Review: Averatec Voya 350
  • Review: Alpine Blackbird

    New GPS Announcements

  • CES Awards for New GPS Units
  • New GPS: Bushnell Onix 200 and Onix 200CR
  • New GPS: Bushnell NAV 500
  • Bushnell ONIX 400CR
  • Garmin Nuvi 670/680
  • Alpine PMD-B200 GPS Unit
  • RoadMax VMax361
  • New GPS: Harmon Kardon Guide + Play
  • Garmin Launches New Marine Units - GPSMAP 4008, 4012, 545, and 400 series
  • Magellan CrossoverGPS (The GPS Formerly Known as the RoadMate2500T)
  • Helio Drift - GPS enabled phone with Google Maps Built in
  • Magellan RoadMate AAA RS2.0
  • New GPS: Sanyo Easy Street NVM-4030
  • Mio C250
  • New GPS: MyGuide 4300
  • Lowrance iWay 600C GPS with Satellite Images

    Other Information

  • The Trouble with TeleAtlas Maps and What's the Future Direction
  • Dash Navigation Taps Tele Atlas for Industry-Leading Digital Map Data
  • Free Traffic Kit for Magellan RoadMate 3000T
  • What is TomTom Plus?
  • More Garmin Ads.... Funnier than the last
  • NAVTEQ to Acquire

    Thanks for a great month,

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  • November 1, 2006

    Monthly Round-up for October 2006

    Looking back at October, we ran across a lot of reviews on several models, and wrote up two reviews on key models ourselves: The Garmin Nuvi 660 and the TomTom ONE. There werwe several new products announced, including a new Sony NV-U51 and a new Nokia 330. People seemed to enjoy our comparisons of the Nuvi Line and the StreetPilot Line. Finally, a of people seemed to like what we had to say about what TomTom and Garmin should do with their product lines. Thanks for a great month.


  • Review: Garmin Nuvi 660 Review by the GPS Lodge
  • Review: TomTom ONE Review by GPS Lodge
  • Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition Review
  • Review: Mio P350 PDA/GPS
  • Review: Magellan RoadMate 3050T
  • Review: Magellan RoadMate 6000T
  • Review: Delphi NAV200 Arrives for Review
  • Review: HTC P3300 GPS SmartPhone (with TomTom On Board) Review
  • Review: Garmin Forerunner 305
  • Review: Mio P550 PDA/GPS

    New Products

  • New GPS: Sony NV-U51
  • New GPS: Nokia 330
  • Magellan CrossoverGPS (Formerly the GPS known as the RoadMate2500T)
  • New GPS: Navman F20
  • Medion GoPal PNA 460, 465, 470 Widescreen GPS
  • Pioneer AVIC-HD1BT GPS System - With Voice Recognition
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007


  • Garmin Nuvi: Compare the Nuvi 350 vs. 360 vs. 660
  • Garmin StreetPilot C-series: Compare the C320 vs. C330 vs. C340 vs. C530 vs. C550


  • Editorial: 8 Things I would do if I were TomTom
  • Editorial: 11 things I would do if I were Garmin

    Don’t forget: $50 off TomTom's this Holiday Season

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