$300 portable gps system?

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  1. unrealii

    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    I was at radio shack and I saw they had the Magellan Roadmate 300 gps system for $300. I instantly bought it. I couldn't find much else at that price range. Wondering if the roadmate 300 is worth the $300 I spent on it.:hsd:
     
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster New Member

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    I don't know much about Magellan - but I've heard with GPS you get what you pay for! $300 seems to be the basic package, and is as low as I'd go - so you probably got an ok deal. I personally like the TomTom units, I've borrowed a friends 700 a few times for road trips and they work really well.
     
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    Hurricurry professional alcoholic OT Supporter

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    just buy a yakumo mio (the one with the buildin receiver)
    and put a hacked version of tom tom on it = 250 euro
    the win

    you get
    pda, email, games, ability to play movies, use internet etc.....
     
  4. mysteryman

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    $300 is a bit low for a good GPS setup. If you bump your budget to $500 you can get a good Pocket PC + Bluetooth GPS. If you double your budget, I recommend you consider the TomTom all-in-one devices.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that on their site and it looks cool. I might grab one but don't need the extra functionality such as bluetooth, mp3 player, etc. The traffic accessory also looks cool but I don't know how widespread the support will be. I also wonder if it will automatically re-route around traffic?
     
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    I see where you're coming from, not everyone needs the extras, but the new ones do have the SiRF III chip set. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  8. mysteryman

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    Yeah which should be great. I see they are supposed to be available in April. I'll try scoring one then. I wonder what the pricing will be?
     
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    yes i got one a LOVE it
     
  11. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    garmin i3 the garmin i2 is even cheaper, but black and gray display.
    both are under $300 and small. also, they work very well
     

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