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Garmin nuvi 1250 $249.99

This ultra-thin GPS is affordable, portable, and has all the specifications of higher priced GPS systems.garmin-1250

  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 3.7″W x 2.9″H x .6″D (9.3 x 7.5 x 1.6 cm)
  • Display size, WxH: 2.8″W x 2.1″H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5″ diag (8.9 cm)
  • Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
  • Bluetooth wireless technology (connect to your phone for hands-free calling)
  • FM traffic compatible
  • MSN Direct compatible (receiver included)
  • XM Navtraffic & Radio for U.S. compatible
  • Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight Weight: 4.0 ounces (113.4 g)
  • Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life: up to 4 hours



Garmin nuvi 880W GPS Navigator $849.00

This guy could have been number one, but it does tote a very high price point. Also it’s been discontinued by Garmin according to their site, but there are still plenty of models out there, and you can get a used one for a cheaper price on Amazon.garmin-880

  • Display size, WxH: 3.81″W x 2.25″H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3″ diag (10.9 cm)
  • Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
  • Bluetooth wireless technology (connect to your phone for hands-free calling)
  • FM traffic compatible
  • MSN Direct compatible (receiver included)
  • XM Navtraffic & Radio for U.S. compatible
  • Display type: WQVGA color TFT with white backlight Weight: 6.2 ounces (176 g)
  • Battery: removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life: up to 4 hours


Garmin nuvi 255W   $219.99

Another Garmin nuvi system—decently priced, but doesn’t has as many perks as the previous nuvis on this list—and it has a nice widescreen display.garmin-255w

  • Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
  • Display type: QVGA color antiglare TFT with white backlight
  • FM traffic compatible
  • MSN Direct compatible:
  • Weight: 5.2 ounces (147.42 g)
  • Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery life: up to 4 hours

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