Garmin on Wednesday issued a worldwide recall of 1.25 million Nuvi GPS units, saying the batteries can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Roughly 1.25 million units are affected, with 796,000 of those in the U.S. Garmin said there have been 10 cases of the batteries overheating, but no injuries or significant property damage.
Models affected by the recall include the 200W, 250W, and 260W, and 7xx and 7xxT units (where xx is a two-digit number). The third-party supplier of the battery, which Garmin didn't name, will split the cost of replacing the battery packs, … Read more
I've spent a fair amount of time this summer driving the backwoods of northern Michigan. Without a GPS, I'd still be out there. Seriously, how did people navigate before these things came along? (Oh, right: maps.)
If you're tired of getting lost, or you're just looking for an inexpensive replacement for a crummy, outdated nav system, Newegg has a refurbished Garmin Nuvi 255W 4.3-inch GPS for $79.99.
Shipping adds another $1.99--and nets you a free Dolica GPS bag (a $12.99 value!). Not at all shabby, my friends, not at all shabby.
Update: … Read more