There's a confusing enough array of GPS units on the market, but around the holidays the major manufacturers start throwing out units you've never heard of and have never seen reviewed. Some are exclusive to one retailer, while others are bargain-basement stripped down devices. Here's what the major manufacturers have on tap for the holidays this year...
- TomTom ONE 125 - A stripped down version of the TomTom ONE 130, the 125 has maps of the U.S. (the 130 includes Canada as well). The number of points of interest (POIs) may also be reduced. UPDATE: I've confirmed that the only difference between this model and the ONE 130 is that it drops the maps and POIs for Canada. Like the ONE 130, it has a 3.5" screen. This unit will be widely available on Black Friday for $99.
- Magellan Maestro 4370 - Available exclusively at Best Buy, it is unclear if there is any difference between it and the Magellan Maestro 4350. I have the latter in hand, but it may be a couple of weeks before I get a review posted. It has a 4.3" screen and lists for $399. Magellan Maestro 4370 GPS at Best Buy.
The following units are available exclusively at RadioShack:
- Mio Moov 500 - Very similar to the Mio Moov 300, but with a 4.7" screen. $249.
- Navigon 2090S - You'll find a 3.5" screen and text-to-speech on this fairly basic model, but it includes a two-year subscription for map updates. Lists for $199.
- Navigon 5100 max - The 5100 max bumps the screen size to 4.3", and adds free lifetime traffic and Bluetooth. Lists for $299. I discussed both Navigon units in this post.
- TomTom GO 630 -A stripped down version of the TomTom GO 730, but without an FM transmitter and MP3 player. RadioShack says it has 3 million POIs, and I expect that's a bit less than the 730. This 4.3" wide screen model lists for $399.