Sunday, March 18, 2012

Top Ten Bestselling Vehicle GPS Devices on Amazon

Garmin nüvi Essential Series 2013

When we set out to do a top ten from Amazon, we were surprised to find that Garmin Nüvi had pretty well taken over the market. Out of the top 20 bestselling GPS on Amazon, only 5 of them were not Garmin devices (four TomTom and one Magellan). And out of the 15 Garmin devices, only one of them was not from the Nüvi line (Garmin Dezl 760LMT, ranked 16).

The Nüvi line is very popular and we have written several articles dissecting the Nüvi line and comparing them in a chart for your convenience. The Nüvi line all have voice guided navigation, lane assist, turn-by-turn instructions and a bright, friendly screen. All devices with LM after the model number come with free lifetime maps. When purchased on Amazon, many of these units also include a mount for your windshield or dashboard.

 

1. Garmin Nüvi 52LM (5 in) – This unit was listed as the No. 1 bestseller on Amazon for vehicle GPS devices. It received 4.2 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 52LM is $149.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for $99.99

2. Garmin Nüvi 50LM (5 in) – This device has POI listings, a speed limit indicator and a trip computer that records mileage, max speed, total time and more. This device is USB compatible. On Amazon, this model also received 4.2 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 50LM is $149.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for $89.99.

3. Garmin Nüvi 40 LM (4.3 in) – This device has a speed limit indicator and a trip computer that records mileage, max speed, total time and more. It also has a microSD card slot. On Amazon, it received 4.2 stars and the list price is $149.99. It can be purchased on Amazon for $74.89.

4. Garmin Nüvi 2555LMT (5 in) – In addition to lifetime map updates, this unit also comes with lifetime traffic updates. Other features include a speed limit indicator, PhotoReal junction views during lane assist and park position recall. On Amazon, it received 4.1 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 2555LMT is $179.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for $117.49.

Garmin-nuvi-2595LMT.jpg5. Garmin Nüvi 2595LMT (5 in) – This device also features lifetime map and traffic updates, a speed limit indicator, photoReal junction views, more than 8 million POIs and Bluetooth capabilities. On Amazon, it received 4.1 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 2595LMT is $199.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for $129.99

6. Garmin Nüvi 2557LMT (5 in) – The 2557LMT features Garmin Real Directions and Real Voice guide which uses buildings and landmarks during voice guided navigation, PhotoReal and Bird’s Eye junction views, Up Ahead displays to show nearby info as you drive plus lifetime map and traffic updates. On Amazon, it received 4.1 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 2557LMT is $179.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for $149.99

7. Garmin Nüvi 2597LMT (5 in) – This model has all the features of the above listed model plus Smartphone Link, which allows you to link the device with your smartphone via a free app. The Nüvi will then use  your phone’s data plan to find POIs, share information about your destination and remind you where you parked. On Amazon, it received 4.1 stars and the list price for the Nüvi 2597LMT is $199.99. It can be purchased on Amazon for $164.99

8. Garmin Nüvi 2797LMT (7 in) – This device has Garmin Real Directions, Garmin Real Voice guide, Photoreal and Bird’s Eye junction views, Up Ahead, Smartphone Link, lifetime map and traffic updates and is Bluetooth compatible. On Amazon, it received 4.3 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 2797LMT is $269.99and can be purchased on Amazon for $239.99

9. Garmin Nüvi 40 (4.3 in) – This model is the only model on the top ten list that does not come with free lifetime map updates. It has US maps preloaded, but other maps can be purchased. Updates will also cost additional fees. The device also features spoken navigation with street names, speed limit indicator, lane assist with junction view and a trip computer that records mileage, max speed, total time and more. On Amazon, it received 4.2 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 40 is $119.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for $69.95

10. Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD Nuvi 3597LMTHD(5 in) – By far the most advanced of the top ten, the 3597LMTHD is the top tier of the Nüvi line. It features free lifetime map and HD Digital traffic updates, Smartphone Link, 3D buildings and terrain, voice activated navigation, Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice, active lane guidance with Birds Eye and PhotoReal junction views and is Bluetooth compatible. On Amazon, it received 4.1 stars. The list price for the Nüvi 3597LMT is $329.99 and can be purchased on Amazon for the same price.

 

 

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