View Full Version : So who has a GPS
07-02-2007, 08:14 AM
I'm looking for an entry level gps. I ride a motorcycle and I'm looking for something to get me home when I get "lost".
I'm also looking to plan some longer rides this summer. I know about the garmin zumo - but that is just too much to spend right now. I'm looking spending around $200. I don't need bluetooth or mp3. (not with this one anyway...)
I'm just looking to see what people have and the pluses and minuses to the different systems.
07-02-2007, 08:36 AM
07-02-2007, 10:57 AM
I have a Garmin Nuvi 350... and honestly, it's "the Bomb".
Sure comes in handy whenever I have to go somewhere where I am not familiar with the directions. :D
07-02-2007, 11:50 AM
I have been following the low end units for over 8 months. From what I have read, the best units in the $180-$250 range are the Tom Tom One, Garmin S330 and the Mio C220. I believe the Michelin unit is probably acceptable.
I looked at accuracy, reliability, points of interest, current maps and ease of programming. I would avoid others in that price range.
Of course, Dark Fury's unit is a high end model and I am sure surpasses the ones I mentioned.
07-02-2007, 02:26 PM
It is a high end unit from 3 years ago... (the 360 and the 660 have replaced it)
Prices have drastically come down on them. I saw one in Sam's club for about $300, but it originally retailed for $700.
Sometimes you do get what you pay for. :D
07-03-2007, 12:42 AM
Well, before a road trip today I splurged on the Magellan 3000. So far no complaints. Accurate, if not maybe a year out of date, so waiting for a map upgrade. It has the same engine as other higher end models, and the chipset from models that were $1000+ a year ago. It only has 1.7 million POIs, but I don't really care, as long as it has most gas stations, etc. No bluetooth, but I wasn't going to use it as a speakerphone anyway. It does exactly what it's supposed to, is very fast, etc. I'd highly recommend it for $250 at Staples or less online.
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