Sunday, March 18, 2012

Best selling GPS for December 2011

Top 10 nuvi 1450lmt OR 450Just like last month, my top ten GPS list comes with a twist this time around. This monthly feature usually ranks models according to the most popular GPS Tracklog reviews. But during the holidays, there are enough sales made here and on our GPS Deals site, through our various partners, that we can rank actual units sold. Analysis and caveats follow the rankings…

Top selling auto GPS

  1. Garmin nuvi 1450LMT
  2. Garmin nuvi 1490LMT
  3. Garmin nuvi 1350LMT
  4. Garmin nuvi 2460LMT
  5. Garmin nuvi 2360LMT
  6. TomTom VIA 1535TM
  7. Garmin nuvi 40LM (tie)
  8. Garmin nuvi 2595LMT (tie)
  9. Garmin nuvi 2350LMT (tie)
  10. Garmin nuvi 2450LM (tie)

Top selling sport and handheld GPS

  1. Garmin Oregon 450
  2. Garmin eTrex 20
  3. Garmin eTrex 30
  4. Garmin eTrex Venture HC
  5. Garmin eTrex 10 (tie)
  6. Garmin Forerunner 405CX (tie)
  7. Garmin Oregon 550t (tie)
  8. Magellan eXplorist 310 (tie)
  9. Garmin Oregon 550
  10. Garmin Dakota 20 (tie)
  11. Garmin Edge 200 (tie)
  12. Garmin eTrex Legend HCx (tie)
  13. Garmin GPSMAP 62s (tie)


Now this is all highly impacted by which units go on sale, which of my reviews rank better on search engines, how positive (or not) I was about a particular unit, etc. If you want a different view of the best selling GPS, check out Amazon (though their list is more dynamic as it is updated hourly).


Once again, as they have since April of 2011, the Garmin nuvi 1450LMT and Oregon 450 head up the lists, continuing to dominate.

Auto GPS

This is a first – every model on the list has lifetime map updates bundled with it. This is well on it’s way to becoming a standard feature. All but two include a traffic receiver and, just like last month, six of the top ten are 5” models. I’ll also note that two of the 2012 nuvis made the list, the economical 40LM and the high-end 2595LMT.

Handheld GPS

The big news on the handheld side is the popularity of the new eTrex series, with all three models showing up in the top half of the chart. Newly introduced, higher-priced models like the 62s and the Montana series suffered compared to some of the more economical models available this season.

Thank you

Finally a big thanks to everyone who shopped or purchased through the site. We get a small fee with each item sold (coming out of the merchant’s pocket; it doesn’t increase your cost at all), and it’s really the only way we can justify the hours it takes to keep GPS Tracklog up and running. With your support, we can keep bringing you the latest GPS news, reviews, tips and tricks!

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

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