Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: kingdave-ga
List Price: $3.00
26 Jun 2003 21:00 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2003 21:00 PDT
Question ID: 222251
What is the best GPS unit that I can buy for around $1,000?
Answered By: arimathea-ga on 26 Jun 2003 21:13 PDT
kingdave-ga, Thanks for the opportunity to answer this question! Best is highly subjective. But i'd suggest the Garmin StreetPilot III, which does just about everything you can think of in a portable GPS. It is a little bulky, but I assume for $1,000 you're not looking for something to do geocaching or to carry in a backpack -- although you could certainly do that with this unit. It has connections for an external antenna, can be easily connected to a computer, does voice turn-by-turn directions, and has a large memory for maps, along with a brilliant color screen. If you don't need the color screen, you could go with a Garmin GPS V for a car-based unit [similar footprint to the Streetpilot], or a Garmin GPSMAP 76S for a portable unit. I don't mention Magellan or Trimble because of the difficulty of finding models with computer connections or external antenna connectivity. Research methodology: Personal knowledge (I just had to make the same decision!) Best regards, arimathea-ga Researcher
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From: donna2003-ga on 16 Sep 2003 16:13 PDT
For about $1000 there are quite a few choices. I'm assuming you're asking about car GPS units at that price. The one should be coming out soon: It's the StreetPilot 2610 from Garmin. Another great unit is the iCN 630 from a brand called NavMan. They both take memory cards to expand the memory and they'll run you just under $1000 at your local CircuitCity (if they carry it). Online you can find them cheaper around $800: for example at http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?DPNo=268189&adcampaign=email,ECOSTNEXTAG or at http://www.gpsexplorer.com/st26.html. I believe that the NavMan iCN 630 has a $100 rebate going on and it also has a larger screen than the StreetPilot 2610.
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