Top 10 GPS for February

 

From GPS Tracklog-based on hits to reviews NOT sales. Also includes top 10 handhelds.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2009/03/top-ten-gps-...

Nuvi 350, 360, 660, 680 are still the best models to me.

grush wrote:

From GPS Tracklog-based on hits to reviews NOT sales. Also includes top 10 handhelds.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2009/03/top-ten-gps-...

NUVI 360, 660 AND 780

zch888 wrote:
grush wrote:

From GPS Tracklog-based on hits to reviews NOT sales. Also includes top 10 handhelds.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2009/03/top-ten-gps-...

I agree. Almost. Nuvi 360, 660 and 780 are tops for me. I’ve still got my old Street Pilot III and it still works well.

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John Every Day Above Ground is a Good Day! Nuvi 360,660 and 780

Interestng list, but!

grush wrote:

From GPS Tracklog-based on hits to reviews NOT sales. Also includes top 10 handhelds.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2009/03/top-ten-gps-...

Have you looked at this list as well, it's just as important to look at and review.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=164

Just to be fair, they are out of production.
And some have problems, some don't.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Number 7 Garmin Nuvi 760 Not

Number 7 Garmin Nuvi 760

Not bad for a discontinued unit. I have no idea why Garmin discontinued this one already.

#1 Handheld Garmin GPS60CSx. No surprise there, it's a great unit.

I know I like my 760

I know I like my 760

Possible reasons to discontinue a model

Fluxuated wrote:

Number 7 Garmin Nuvi 760
... I have no idea why Garmin discontinued this one already.

From my past experience in a similar industry:
1. New model introduced because:
- Can save a few bucks manufacturing the newer model
- Old firmware becoming difficult to update
- Boost sales with the new introduction
2. Then:
- Having launched a newer model, will save a bundle by discontinuing the old model (manufacturing cost, support costs (clock to end-of-support ticking), marketing costs, etc.)

Only half agree

I agree with Number 1 whole heartily, However not Number 2.

I have to say Garmin is great about supporting units they discontinue. With that said it seems that when they abandon a unit because of firmware problems, they continue to have that nag even in the updates.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Me too!

I too am very fond of my 760.

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nüvi 760 (http://jdbeastlet.googlepages.com)

tomtom?

I am a little surprised that the TomToms did not do better.

TomTom

Archer wrote:

I am a little surprised that the TomToms did not do better.

TomTom has had a bit of trouble lately. They paid a ton for TeleAtlas and now the chickens have come home to roost. They have announced they'll be concentrating more on content, ie TeleAtlas, and less on hardware.

I still look for TomTom to be a major player in the automotive GPSr market, but maybe they have the right idea in trying to exploit TeleAtlas and get something back for all they paid to acquire it.

wow..

Wow. i wish I had all of these.

Zumo did not make it. Oh

Zumo did not make it. Oh well.

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Archer wrote:

I am a little surprised that the TomToms did not do better.

Consider the source. The site admits a bias towards Garmin. All of the devices they recommend are Garmin. So there's no surprise that Garmins are the top hits on their site.

If you went to a pro-TomTom site I'm sure their top hits would be TomTom devices.

Bias of reviews

Like everything else, bias is inherent and to be expected in these sort of reviews. Even something as simple as getting a free item to review can adversely affect the neutrality of the review process.

how about Garmins Hardware problems? don't they count

grush wrote:
Archer wrote:

I am a little surprised that the TomToms did not do better.

TomTom has had a bit of trouble lately. They paid a ton for TeleAtlas and now the chickens have come home to roost. They have announced they'll be concentrating more on content, ie TeleAtlas, and less on hardware.

I still look for TomTom to be a major player in the automotive GPSr market, but maybe they have the right idea in trying to exploit TeleAtlas and get something back for all they paid to acquire it.

TomTom has had a lot of trouble lately?

At least their firmware/software is not buggy like someone else's.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

re: Hardware Problems

BobDee wrote:

TomTom has had a lot of trouble lately?

At least their firmware/software is not buggy like someone else's.

Yes, like I said above TomTom got in deep doo-doo with their TeleAtlas acquisition.

Garmin has had some problems with their firmware, yes..that are usually quickly resolved.

I'd venture to say that all the major makers have had occasional problems with firmware updates. That is not a problem that is specific to just Garmin. More people may point to problems with Garmin simply because Garmin sells more units.

why did garmin discontinue the 760???

I was wondering the same thing! Why on earth did garmin already discontinue the nuvi 760??

I hope this doesn't mean that I wont be able to get worthwhile support for my 760 now!

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http://www.discountgpsdevices.com

Take some time and do some

Take some time and do some reading on the forums - in fact read this exact thread. Support for discontinued models overall in not a problem with Garmin......

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Nuvi 765T, Street Pilot I5, Nuvi 750, Nuvi 3570

Just discontinued

tampa8 wrote:

Take some time and do some reading on the forums - in fact read this exact thread. Support for discontinued models overall in not a problem with Garmin......

But manufacturing and distribution is, which is why they are discontinued.