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Price Comparison GPS – Find the Right Model to Fit Your Budget

In this article, I’m going to talk about what you can get from the three major manufacturers of GPS systems and approximately how much it’s going to cost you.

I’m also focusing exclusively on after-market, automotive GPS receivers-not the kind you take hiking, but the kind you see mounted on people’s dashboards. To get started, let’s talk about GPS systems in general first, so you understand what they do, what their basic features are, and what additional features you can upgrade to.

What GPS Systems Do

GPS systems (or receivers) are electronic devices that show you where you are on an electronic map and tell you how to get where you want to go via some sort of voice instructions.

All GPS receivers also have a database of Points of Interest (POIs). These are pre-programmed locations of gas stations, restaurants, state parks, hospitals, well-known buildings, etc. Basically these are public destinations.

GPS receivers also all come with the following:

* A touch screen interface
* A choice of “views”-either 2d, which looks just like a map, or 3d, which looks a little more realistic
* All of these devices auto-calculate your route to your destination. Usually you can choose between shortest or fastest route
* Come pre-loaded with maps. Even most of the base price units have maps of the lower 48 states

Upgrades

Popular upgrades are:

* A wider screen, 4.3 inches diagonally as opposed to 3.5 inches
* Saying the names of the streets, instead of just saying “turn here.”
* More maps
* Bluetooth integration for hands-free calling
* Real-time traffic and weather
* Millions of POIs, instead of a few hundred thousand
* Multiple route calculation

Price Comparison GPS

GPS systems range in price from around $150 for base units to $1,000 for Garmin’s top of the line Street Pilot 7000. You can get a lot of bells and whistles for $200 to $300.

Magellan’s Maestro line currently runs anywhere from about $150 for the Maestro 3100, which has a 3.5 inch screen, maps of the lower 48 states, and about 750,000 POIs. The top of the line Maestro, the 4250, currently runs slightly more than $250. With the 4250, you get a 4.3-inch screen, maps of the U. S. and Canada, 6 million POIs, real-time traffic capability and Bluetooth.

Garmin’s GPS receivers are comparatively priced. Their introductory model, the Nuvi 200 does about the same thing as the Maestro 3100, and runs about the same amount of money. Their top of the line Nuvi 770 currently costs slightly less than $600, but it has every feature imaginable-4.3-inch screen, more maps, huge POI database, says street names, real-time traffic and weather, Bluetooth, and much, much more.

The other main manufacturer, Tom Tom, has fewer models to choose from, but they make a great product and their prices are in line with Magellan’s and Garmin’s. Their base model, the Tom Tom One, runs slightly more than $150. Their top of the line model, the GO 920 has a 4.3-inch screen and all of the other features.

To learn more, your next step needs to be finding an informative website where you can actually browse, look at pictures, and compare models.

Gps Maestro For Sale

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MAGELLAN MAESTRO 3100 GPS WORKING CONDITION READY TO SHIP!!!


MAGELLAN MAESTRO 3100 GPS WORKING CONDITION READY TO SHIP!!!


$10.00


Magellan Maestro 5310 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator


Magellan Maestro 5310 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator


$99.00


AC Power Charger/Adapter+USB Cord for Magellan GPS Maestro MA 3200 3250/LM/T/M/U


AC Power Charger/Adapter+USB Cord for Magellan GPS Maestro MA 3200 3250/LM/T/M/U


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Hard Carrying Case For Magellan Maestro GPS 4700 5310 tomtom 1005 Pro 7150 Truck


Hard Carrying Case For Magellan Maestro GPS 4700 5310 tomtom 1005 Pro 7150 Truck


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NEW Battery Magellan Maestro 3250 3000 3200 3210 3220 3225 GPS 1100mAh 3.7v NEW


NEW Battery Magellan Maestro 3250 3000 3200 3210 3220 3225 GPS 1100mAh 3.7v NEW


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MAGELLAN 3200 3.5-INCH PORTABLE GPS NAVIGATOR


MAGELLAN 3200 3.5-INCH PORTABLE GPS NAVIGATOR


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NEW Original Magellan GPS Slip Case Maestro/Roadmate Soft Shell Travel 6.5


NEW Original Magellan GPS Slip Case Maestro/Roadmate Soft Shell Travel 6.5″ x 5″


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📡 Magellan Maestro 4040 Automotive GPS 📡


📡 Magellan Maestro 4040 Automotive GPS 📡


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Magellan Maestro 4040  Car Portable GPS Navigator 4.3


Magellan Maestro 4040 Car Portable GPS Navigator 4.3″-Untested


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Magellan RoadMate 2120T-LM, 1440, 1412, & Maestro 3225


Magellan RoadMate 2120T-LM, 1440, 1412, & Maestro 3225


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Original MiTAC OEM Vehicle Power Adapter Car Charger Cable Cord for Magellan Maestro 4700 4370 4350 4275 4250 4225 4224 4220 4210 4200 3250 3225 3224 3220 3210 3200 Roadmate SE4 1200 1212 1220 1230 1224 1340 1400 1412 1424 1430 1440 1470 1475 GPS


Original MiTAC OEM Vehicle Power Adapter Car Charger Cable Cord for Magellan Maestro 4700 4370 4350 4275 4250 4225 4224 4220 4210 4200 3250 3225 3224 3220 3210 3200 Roadmate SE4 1200 1212 1220 1230 1224 1340 1400 1412 1424 1430 1440 1470 1475 GPS


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Vehicle Power Adapter for RoadMate, Explorist & Maestro Features: Power your GPS in your vehicle Recharge your GPS battery Replacement for the standard vehicle power adapter…

12v Car Charger Power Adapter Cord for Magellan Maestro 3100 3140 4000 4040 4050 & Crossover GPS By Chargercity (9ft Coiled Vehicle Power Cable for Longer Reach & Easy Storage) **Item comes with ChargerCity Manufacture Direct Replacement Warranty**


12v Car Charger Power Adapter Cord for Magellan Maestro 3100 3140 4000 4040 4050 & Crossover GPS By Chargercity (9ft Coiled Vehicle Power Cable for Longer Reach & Easy Storage) **Item comes with ChargerCity Manufacture Direct Replacement Warranty**


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ChargerCity Vehicle Charger power cable for Magellan Maestro 3100 3140 4000 4040 4050 GPS…

Magellan Maestro GPS Window Suction Mount 3200 3250 4210 4250 4350 4370 OEM


Magellan Maestro GPS Window Suction Mount 3200 3250 4210 4250 4350 4370 OEM


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For sale is a genuine Magellan manufactured window suction mount that works with the Magellan Maestro and Roadmate GPS units listed below. This is NOT a cheap China aftermarket mount, it is the official Magellan mount! Want to use your Magellan GPS in more than one car? Do it the easy way. Fit this extra mount kit in the other car, and you’ll be able to transfer your GPS in seconds….

GPS USB Data Cable for Magellan Maestro 3200 / 3210 / 3225 / 3250 / 4200 / 4210 / 4220 / 4250 / 4350 / 4370 / 5310


GPS USB Data Cable for Magellan Maestro 3200 / 3210 / 3225 / 3250 / 4200 / 4210 / 4220 / 4250 / 4350 / 4370 / 5310


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