best gps

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by IDANNY, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. IDANNY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2003
    Las vegas
    I just got a garmin nuvi 680 what do you guys think is the best gps. I am trying to figure out which one is the best. also I am trying to figure out how to install more maps to it especially topo maps. If anyone has any advice Id appreciate it.
  2. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    I have the nuvi 660 and it's a GREAT GPS! I am really really happy with it. I see very little faults with it, I think you will love the 680!

    Garmin definitely makes some of the best ones! :)
  3. theprizefight macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    after doing a lot of research I ended up getting the nuvi 650 for my dad. Seems that the nuvi series is the most highly regarded by critics and users alike. I think you made a good choice with the nuvi. If you have a chance you should try heading out to either circuit city or best buy, they seem to have a good selection of GPS units to try out.

    Personally I like the nuvi UI better than any of the other brands.
  4. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    I got nuvi 200w's for the clan for the holidays. I put my address and their respective addresses in each's unit, in a lame attempt to try and make it more personal... Used one for a few days to make sure it was user friendly enough for some of the less inclined recipients...

    I ended up getting another one for myself because I liked it so much. It had everything I thought I needed and nothing I didn't (Mp3 player and speakerphone, come on...).

    I would really recommend taking a look at the lower end of the range. Normally, I would be all over the high end of a product like this. I have always had GPS units for my laptop, and have had a topo unit forever for my outdoor excursions. I just do not see the need for a lot of the extra features that make some of the car units so expensive. I have traffic on my phone, and I mute my GPS anyway, so the street name pronunciation is not a big deal.

    EDIT: BTW, they are Mac friendly :)

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