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26 March 2017

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Black Friday TomTom GPS deals are CHEAP

TomTom ONE 125SE

TomTom ONE 125SE

Geez, I’m not so sure if Black Friday deals mean anything in the GPS industry anymore. GPS prices continue to erode as mobile navigation continues its ascent–the latter bolstered by Google’s recent announcement revealing a future of free turn-by-turn GPS direction software. This year we’re seeing the cheapest prices ever for GPS devices, the plummeting led by TomTom’s ONE 125SE which is selling for a ridiculously low $59, and followed up by the TomTom ONE 325SE for $89 (both of which will be available at Walmart beginning at 5AM tomorrow morning). Garmin is standing a little bit stronger with its lowest price point this Black Friday at $79.

The TomTom ONE 125SE sports a 3.5-inch touchscreen, text-to-speech, preloaded maps of the United States, a POI database, and an included TomTom Easy Mount. The step-up TomTom ONE 325SE has a larger 4.3-inch touchscreen, while both have Map Share, 30 days of free map updates, and are traffic-ready though the service and its associated fuel price database are optional.

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Bass Pro Shops Black Friday GPS deals

icon bassproshops Bass Pro Shops Black Friday GPS dealsDeLome Earthmate PN-40 GPS Unit $299.94

Garmin GPSMap 60CSx GPS System $299.94

Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS System $99.99

Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS System $149.94

Garmin Nuvi 755T GPS System $219.94

SPOT 1 Satellite Messenger $49.99

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Meijer.com Black Friday GPS deals

Okay, so it’s a single deal but it’s not a bad one…

Magellian RoadMate 1440 GPS — $119.99 as opposed to Amazon which has it for $142 regularly.

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Magellan iPhone GPS app released; built-in GPS dash mount coming soon

Magellan iPhone GPS app

Magellan iPhone GPS app

Nipping at the heels of Google’s evil plan to decimate the navigation industry, Magellan has joined the iPhone app party with a new GPS app today. The application basically replicates the functionality of a typical Magellan PND, right down to the interface. In fact, rather than give the Magellan iPhone app an ‘Apple-y’ look, Magellan chose to stick to its own look, right down to replacing the iPhone keyboard.

Features include turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names, 3D landmarks, lane guidance, a “Find My Car” GPS function, address book integration, in-app music controls, a pedestrian mode, and Magellan’s OneTouch feature that places oft-used features within one tap of the touchscreen.

One downside of the Magellan iPhone GPS app is its size. At 1.3 GB, it takes up a fair amount of space, but at least in areas with poor carrier coverage you’ll still be able to navigate. Magellan will aim at TomTom in the iPhone dash mount space as well, with a dedicated dash mount, coming in the near future. The dash mount will have its own built-in GPS receiver, in-car charging, Bluetooth hands-free calling, a speaker, and iPod Touch compatibility as long as you’ve purchased the GPS app. No word on iPhone GPS dash mount price, but the Magellan iPhone app is available now for $59, though that price could increase in the future.

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Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS gets reviewed

roadmate 1700 review Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS gets reviewedMagellan’s RoadMate 1700, the company’s monstrous 7-inch GPS navigator, has been reviewed by PCMag. While the review is mainly positive, there are some trade-offs to be had. Sure, you’re getting the best deal out there when it comes to dollars for screen real estate. But the RoadMate 1700 is also missing some must-haves. Among them: real-time traffic updates and speed limits. If you’re just looking for a decent GPS navigator that will get you from point A to point B, with a huge screen and a fair price tag though, the RoadMate 1700 GPS might be for you.

Magellan RoadMate 1700–At Amazon

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