Which GPS is affordable and reliable?

Which GPS is affordable and reliable? Topic: Features of good business plan
July 16, 2019 / By Davina
Question: I'm planning to give each of my adult children a GPS for Christmas. Which one is affordable and reliable? I heard that text to speech is recommended.
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Brenda Brenda | 9 days ago
Garmin is great! What model of Garmin depends on what features you want. Do you need any specific features like mp3 player, bluetooth, etc? If not go with the Garmin 205 I just bought one the other day for $140. Garmin is the best gps system in my opinion. You may pay a little more for it over Magellan and Tomtom but it is worth is faster route calculations, finds the satellites faster, doesn't crash as much, etc...On top of that Garmin's map updates are cheaper too. The Nuvi 205 has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating among the customers that bought it. It is definitely worth checking out. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015F0A8G?ie=UTF8&tag=marartpla-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B0015F0A8G If you do buy something other than Garmin make sure it is at least TomTom or Magellan since they are big names in the GPS business, the last thing you want to do is buy some cheap GPS and the company goes out of business leaving your GPS updated. Text to speech is one of the extras you can get(like bluetooth, traffic updates, mp3 player etc...), It is pretty handy. A GPS without text to speech will say something like "turn left in 1.7 miles" and the name of the street will appear on the top of the screen. However, text to speech will say something like"turn left in 1.7 miles onto Spring Meadows" making it not necessary to look at the screen to figure out exactly which street to turn onto. A good model to get with text to speech if you do not want a fancy and expensive model is the Nuvi 260 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UU7ZPS?ie=UTF8&tag=marartpla-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B000UU7ZPS also the Nuvi 360 is marked down pretty reasonable considering the features it has http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EXS1BS?ie=UTF8&tag=marartpla-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B000EXS1BS
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Alexandrea Alexandrea
Ebay have a really good gps company from Europe called Navigon... It is not really famous but really reliable and also have features like traffic report for free,which you would have to pay for if u get other gps. You could get one for around 100 dollars.
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