Last year, our Nuvi 660 was stolen from our car in Maryland. There was a rash of break ins throughout Bethesda in that month. My error was not making a PIN code. I have GPS built into my car but it isn't as robust as the portable/pocket sized versions out on the market. However, the GPS finds the satellite instantaneously over the Garmins (which there is a latent period from turning it on). The DVD for the built in Navigation is almost as expensive as buying a handheld GPS ($250).
Now, my parents moved in with us (since my father was diagnosed with cancer). I am trying to give them a GPS to make them more independent since they are directionally impaired.
I was opting for a bigger screen (4.3" over 3.5").
To my dismay, there were so many models to choose from in the Garmin Line: 660, 670, 680, and the 700 series.
I saw the recent thread with regard to free traffic on the latest models but they really could use the GPS now.
Since they didn't need the latest and greatest, I opted for the 600 series (if the map updates are not free, I can update later). The 680 would have been a touch too much in terms of 'high tech' with the MSN service. I found the 670 $10 cheaper than the 660. That was a shock to me. So I bought the 670 in the end.
Essentially the maps are going to be the same regardless of the model (300 to 800 series).
I think you made a great choice. It is weird that the 670 is cheaper than the 660. I guess it is just a matter of supply and demand. I am real close to pulling the trigger in a 670 - I really just need a 660 but..
Well, at least you get the maps of Europe, included, if you ever need them.
The 700 series sounded good but I became cautious when I saw the buzz about firmware upgrades. I had a firmware upgrade issue with the 660 when it just came out. Luckily this site had the fix to revert.
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