Sunday, March 18, 2012

Best selling GPS for August 2012

Top ten bestselling GPS August 2012

It’s that time again — the first of the month, when we look back on our readers’ favorite auto and handheld GPS units. And for the second month in a row, the nuvi 50LM and eTrex 20 top the charts. The rankings below are based on the number of units sold on GPS Tracklog and our sister site, GPS Deals, through our various partners like Amazon and REI. On to the charts…

Top selling auto GPS

  1. Garmin nuvi 50LM
  2. Garmin nuvi 1450LMT
  3. Garmin nuvi 2595LMT
  4. Garmin nuvi 1350LMT
  5. Garmin nuvi 2460LMT
  6. Garmin nuvi 1490LMT (tie)
  7. Garmin nuvi 2360LMT (tie)
  8. Garmin nuvi 3590LMT
  9. Garmin nuvi 2555LMT
  10. Garmin nuvi 40LM

Top selling sport and handheld GPS

  1. Garmin eTrex 20
  2. Garmin Oregon 450
  3. Garmin Dakota 20 (tie)
  4. Garmin eTrex 30 (tie)
  5. Garmin eTrex 10 (tie)
  6. Garmin Oregon 450t (tie)
  7. Garmin Montana 650t (tie)
  8. Motorola MOTOACTV (tie)

Beyond that, there are numerous handhelds tied for the next position, but with only a couple of units sold for each, I’m not sure how meaningful those numbers are. Nevertheless, here’s the list of models tied for ninth place: DeLorme inReach, Garmin eTrex Legend HCx, eTrex Venture HC, Foretrex 401, GPSMAP 62sMagellan eXplorist 710 and the Nike+ Sportwatch.

About Rich Owings

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  1. I’m not surprised to see the eTrex 20 at the top of the list. It seems like such a great bang-for-your-buck, considering it’s mapping capabilities and GLONASS support. It’s the one I’ve been recommending to my customers as a starting point for a general purpose trail GPSr. If they are going to be entering a lot of waypoints, I tell them to consider the Oregon for its touch screen.

    Rich, do you have any idea how long it will be to get GLONASS support through the rest of the Garmin line?

    • I expect that the next time we see any line updated (Oregon, Montana, 62/78, etc.), we’ll see GLONASS support added. The question is, how long till they update them. I believe the Oregon line is due for a refresh next.

  2. Hi….am looking to buy a GPS Device for occasional motor vehicle use…..Which should i consider…both are almost evenly priced….TomTom XLv2 or TOM TOM XL IQ ????


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