Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Opinions Please

Okay, so I've been in the market for a GPS for a while now and Costco has some on an awesome sale so I think now is the time to buy.  I've read reviews, but they are all inconsistent.  It sounds like pretty much it doesn't matter the brand, all GPS devices work well but occasionally get mixed up and have little glitches with directions.  So I want your opinions...

Is one brand superior to the others, Tom Tom, Garmin, Magellan?

This is the one I've been eyeing...Garmin 855
I like how it has the view of the signs from the road.  I believe this is the only GPS with this feature.  

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11468756&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US&s=1


Then, there is this one...Magellan 5310
It's cheaper and it got a little better reviews.


http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11473205&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US&s=1


And, a TomTom


http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11475047&search=GPS&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Mo=31&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&ViewAll=31&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=GPS&Ntt=GPS&No=22&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1



There are more listed here:
http://www.costco.com/Common/Search.aspx?Dx=mode+matchallpartial&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&ViewAll=31&Ntk=Text_Search&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&lang=en-US&D=GPS&search=GPS&Ntt=GPS&topnav=


Or, Amazon is always a good buying research source.

I don't know!!!  Please give me opinions and suggestions on these or any other GPS devices you know about!  How does anyone decide???

9 comments:

Heaton Family said...

We have Tom Tom and it has worked really well for us!

Molly said...

Hey uh, I read your blog. is that weird? Do you remember me from High School? lol. I was Molly Shumway back then. My inlaws have a garmin and it works really well....but Ive never used the other kinds so Maybe my comment is no good. Good Luck! I think at costco if you buy electronics you can return them in 90 days? (might want to double check that) so maybe get one and take it back if it stinks!

GabeandKatieBru said...

Hey Ruthann this is Katie (Clark) When I nannied I used a TomTom but now that I bought m own I went with the Garmin. There is not much difference but the Garmin is a little easier to make function and it is nice to see the road signs, also the TomTom broke one time when I was back east and the customer service is really really bad!

brady lady said...

they now have gps for your phone, it's 10 bucks a month and well worth it

Moore Fun said...

we have a Garmin and couldn't be happier with it. My dad got the same one too. I think it's the best deal you'll find and great quality.

Kaisi said...

If you sign up an account at Key Bank for 6 months you get a free Garmin GPS. That is what Marc & I did. Didn't pay a penny for it.

Samantha said...

I LOVE our Garmin Nuvi!!!

Josh and Elisha Sandberg said...

They have some GPS on half.com for $70 bucks.

Kiera said...

My sister, dad and Brother in law all have Garmin and they all love them!.. They are user friendly and easy to understand!!!

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