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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Garmin Nüvi 1350LMT Car GPS

Garmin Nüvi 1350LMT

Since we'll be spending the first two weeks of our Boston vacation exploring attractions by rental car we decided that we were going to need a GPS device to help us navigate around some of the back-roads we are planning to take.

The last time we rented a GPS from the car rental company it cost us around USD 45.00 for 5 days. At that time I had no clue how much these things were actually selling for, so when I recently checked out the prices online I was pretty peeved to find out that we had blown about half the price of a new one on a rental.
Note: I did find a great online outfit where the rental rates are much more reasonable, two weeks would have cost us a mere USD 29.00 if it wasn’t for the fact that return shipping between Tempe and Boston adds an additional 22 bucks. If you’re near or passing through Arizona and in need of a rental GPS check them out at:
So we decided to buy one for ourselves since we plan on hitting the road quite frequently in the future and settled on the Garmin Nüvi1350LMT, which was (and still is at the time of this writing) on special from USD 210.00 to USD 115.00. For GPS newbies, such as myself, LMT stands for Lifetime Map and Traffic updates of the pre-loaded US maps.
It is listed on Amazon with over 2200 mostly positive reviews (4 stars) and is classified as a pretty decent entry level to mid-range car GPS. Some of the features listed are:
-          4.3 inch, 480 x 272 res, touch screen
      -          City (Transit) Navigator
      -          Turn-by-turn directions
      -          ecoRoute
      -          JPEG viewer
      -          World Travel Clock
      -          Calculators and Converters
As soon as I get the chance to play around with it, I’ll be updating this post to review the features.


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