GPS deals for Christmas

It's Christmas and the season for giving, whether it be to loved ones or oneself. We check out what deals GPS makers are willing to make to separate us from our cash.

It's Christmas and the season for giving, whether it be to loved ones or oneself. We check out what deals GPS makers are willing to make to separate us from our cash.

Navman

Not content with, reportedly, snatching the number one position in the Aussie market, Navman is taking a big stick to the market. The bottom-of-the-range 3.5-inch MY30 gains a traffic receiver and lifetime SUNA subscription for free — Navman values this traffic bundle at AU$129.

All MY models, from the MY30 through to the MY50T and MY55T to the top-of-the-range MY500XT , also gain three years' worth of free map upgrades that the company believes is worth AU$447. Both the traffic and maps offers are available until 31 January 2010.

TomTom

With the recent launch of the 5-inch XXL 540, as well as higher spec Go 750 and Go 950 , TomTom has sharpened the prices of the not-that-old One 140 and XL 340 — both see their RRPs reduced by AU$50 to AU$249 and AU$299 respectively. The company has also launched a stripped out entry-level model, the Start, that does without lane guidance and junction view.

Garmin

In the lead up to Christmas, Garmin cut prices across its line of GPS units. Some lower-end models, like the Nuvi 255 and Nuvi 1260, have had their prices shaved by AU$50. Higher-end models, such as the Nuvi 265WT and Nuvi 1390T , have had their RRPs chopped by AU$100. The 5-inch Nuvi 5000 has lost AU$200 on its way down to the beach.

While it's not really a deal as such, Garmin is hoping to further entice shoppers by offering AU$60,000 in cash prizes with six lots of AU$10,000 to be won. To qualify, your Garmin must be bought between 1 November and 31 December 2009, and registered by the end of 31 January 2010. More details can be found on the Garmin Australia website.

iPhone navigation apps

Sygic has discounted Mobile Maps Australian and New Zealand to AU$70. Navigon has not only updated MobileNavigator to version 1.4, but also cut the price to AU$70 as well.

Don't forget...

The prices quoted here are recommended retail price only, but retailers are always busy trimming a dollar here and a dollar there, so shop around and drive a hard bargain.

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Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

 

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