Thinking about taking a long trip this summer? Take another look at the GPS market to get you from here to there. The basics are covered with preloaded maps, turn by turn navigation and the helpful 3D display on all of the following.
Top of the line at $1499, the Garmin Street Pilot 7200 gives you a 7 inch display (all the better to see you, my dear) with built in speaker for direction prompts and mp3 and radio audio. Thereís satellite radio with updated weather and traffic conditions.
Sony has entered the GPS market with the nav-u NV-U70, pricing in at $499. There is a 3.5 inch touch screen that automatically adjusts the screenís lighting according to the lighting conditions and has a built in lithium ion battery.
Garminís StreetPilot c550 has live traffic updates, a touch screen, two speakers and an mp3 player (transfer your tunes to the 700mb capacity or use a secure digital card. Itís Bluetoothed, so you can use it with your likewise capable phone on speakerÖgreat hands free option, all for $799.
The Magellan RoadMate 3000T has moved that company into the GPS mid market with this $599 option. This model has a ton of buttons along with a touch screen and is an mp3 player as well. Travelling helps include Quick Spell and SmartDetour.