Portable GPS units, what to look for?

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  1. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    The TomTom ONE 3rd edition is mad cheap at $129. Aside from the larger screen, why would I want to spend >$300 on one?
     
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    more expensive ones announce street names.

    That's all I can think of
     
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    I've been looking at them too. Sportsmans warehouse is going to have a sale on the Garmin Nuvi 200W for $249, unfortunately it doesn't have alaska maps. So many of them are sold here and don't even work. Costco has some good deals on the Magellan too.
    Look at the reviews on Cnet or gpsreview.net

    Some of the more expensive ones have bigger screens, announce directions, work with Bluetooth, play mp3's etc.

    Also, where did you find the Tom Tom for that cheap?
     
  4. Hua

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    Staples has them for $124.99 + a $20 gift card bonus.

    If you can't get to Staples, you can also order it from Crutchfield.com for the same deal.

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    I look at the layout. I'm on my 2nd GPS Nav system. First I had an Alpine Blackbird and absolutely LOVED the layout. It was simple, easy to read and displayed a lot of information. Now I have a Garmin Streetpilot C340. I still like the Alpine better, but the Garmin is definitely good.
     
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    Because the more expensive ones can speak in celebrity voices? :bigthumb:
     
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    tom tom one 3rd can do homer's voice :mamoru:
     
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    All I know is they're mad cheap compared to last year. Last year all you could get under $200 was a Mio c310x (which I have, it's not bad but not great)
     
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    Just got a Navigon 2100. First GPS and love it so far. Text to speech and lifetime traffic are a couple of highlights. Besides, at $140 (99 on bf) with lifetime traffic included, its not a bad deal.

    Also, the more expensive they are, in general, the more they do. Most high end ones have bluetooth, play mp3s - although I'm still not sure why, have fm transmitter, traffic capable, text to speech, 6-12m poi, etc.
     
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    garmin > *

    best in the business.
     
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    The Tomtom has celebrity voices too... I got a folder full of them on my laptop.

    I bought a Tomtom One on black friday and love it. Good price for an entry level GPS and it hasn't let me down yet. I've been to a few places where I totally relied on it to get me there and it did without any issues.

    It doesn't actually say the street names though, but it's simple enough to glance at the screen for the street name.
     

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