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Garmin GPS & Navigation Tools

Updated on March 12, 2008

GPS Navigation

GPS and navigation tools can be important for the man on the go and soccer mom's who control the carpool. It's just a cool gadget to keep with you when you're on a trip or just traveling around a big city.

Garmin is one of the top manufacturers of GPS gadgets and tools. You can carry the slim, portable ones in your pocket book or laptop case, just to make sure you'll never get lost.

Below, you'll find some of the top Gamin GPS and navigation products.

Garmin nüvi 260 Portable GPS Navigator

The nüvi 260 is a less expensive GPS system. It is lightweight and slim built, measuring about 0.8" x 3.8" x 2.8".

The GPS tool can record your trip mileage for business trips where you'll be reimbursed. It can also measure your maximum speed, total time, and other points that you may need to monitor throughout the trip.

The screen is a 3.5" LCD screen that features color maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

The nüvi 260 also features turn- by- turn directions with spoken street names.

Garmin nüvi 200W Portable GPS Navigator

Another slim, portable GPS tool for your car that measures only 0.80"W x 4.80"L x 2.90"H . The nüvi 200W features a 4.3" widescreen LCD screen that features pre- set color maps.

The screen is a touchscreen display with a decent resolution pixels (about 480 x 272 pixels).

You can get turn- by- turn directions with voice guidance.

Garmin nüvi 660 Portable GPS Navigator

The Garmin nüvi 660 GPS is one of the more expensive GPS navigation tools, but it's worth it. The nüvi 660 is probably the ultimate traveling assistant; it's loaded with NAVTEQ City navigator road maps for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

The screen is a touchscreen, color LCD widescreen that measures 4.3". You can easily read the screen in the day or night, as there is a back lighting that creates a super bright visibility.

You can play your MP3's and listen to audio books with this particular GPS navigation tool. And, the bluetooth technology features a microphone and speaker for easier wireless calls on your cell phone while driving.

Garmin nüvi 650 Portable GPS Navigator

Another of the more pricey, but still affordable Garmin GPS models, the nüvi 650 feature 4.3" widescreen LCD screen that is improved for day and night, super bright viewing.

The GPS is pre- programed with maps for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It includes automatic routing with both 3D and 2D maps that give you turn- by- turn directions.

And, like the nüvi 660, you can listen to MP3's, but you can also fiew JPEG images. The GPS features a currency converter and a number of other neat tools.

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