Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: GPS ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: GPS
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: kingdave-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 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?
Subject: Re: GPS
Answered By: arimathea-ga on 26 Jun 2003 21:13 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

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

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by arimathea-ga on 27 Jun 2003 07:36 PDT
You can purchase this device:

   a) Off Ebay
   b) At any Best Buy (and probably HH Gregg and Circuit City)
   c) At most recreational equipment stores

Clarification of Answer by arimathea-ga on 27 Jun 2003 07:46 PDT
Other manufacturers: - Meridian Platinum - Meridian Color - Meridian 750NAV - NavMAN GPS

The Garmin unit is visible at:


The GPS V:


Clarification of Answer by arimathea-ga on 27 Jun 2003 07:48 PDT
In addition, perhaps check out
kingdave-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Great job! Thanks!

Subject: Re: GPS
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,ECOSTNEXTAG
or at

I believe that the NavMan iCN 630 has a $100 rebate going on and it
also has a larger screen than the StreetPilot 2610.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy