Sunday, March 18, 2012

December 2012 best selling GPS


Our top sellers for December were the Garmin nuvi 50LM and the Oregon 450

Here’s what our readers have been buying for the holidays… The rankings below are based on the number of units sold on GPS Tracklog, through our various partners like Amazon and REI. For the second month in a row, the Garmin nuvi 50LM and  Oregon 450 claimed the top spots. On to the charts…

Top selling auto GPS

  1. Garmin nuvi 50LM
  2. Garmin nuvi 2595LMT
  3. Garmin nuvi 1490LMT
  4. Garmin nuvi 2460LMT
  5. Garmin nuvi 40LM (tie)
  6. Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (tie)
  7. Garmin nuvi 3490LMT (tie)
  8. Garmin nuvi 2360LMT (tie)
  9. Garmin nuvi 2555LMT (tie)
  10. Garmin nuvi 3590LMT (tie)

Top selling sport and handheld GPS

  1. Garmin Oregon 450
  2. Garmin eTrex 20
  3. Garmin Oregon 550t
  4. Garmin Oregon 550
  5. Garmin GPSMAP 62sc (tie)
  6. Garmin GTU 10 (tie)
  7. Garmin Oregon 450t (tie)
  8. Garmin eTrex 10 (tie)
  9. Garmin Forerunner 10 (tie)

I’ve only listed the top nine models on the handheld side. Beyond that, only a couple of each of the following units were sold, so the numbers may not be that relevant: Garmin Dakota 10eTrex 30Montana 600 and the Magellan eXplorist GC and eXplorist 510.

About Rich Owings

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


  1. Atlas Cached says:

    Awe, No Montana love??? 🙂

    Of course, when you can buy three Oregon’s for the price of one Montana….

    • Hey, it tied for tenth! Seriously though, the Montana series isn’t as successful as I thought it might be. Even when heavily discounted, $400 is a lot for the 600.

  2. I bought a Lowrance Out & Back without its USB cord. Truly, I enjoy it in all ramification, but the challenge I have with it is that I CANNOT download the waypoints from the handheld to my computer.

    I’ve looked around for its dedicated cord in my neighbourhood here in Nigeria but not available.

    Can any other USB of a different handheld GPS fit my Out & Back?

    Please advise me.

  3. We trail ride with horses, usually in the boonies without any kind of communication. We don’t always know where we will end up to camp at the end of a truck travel day even though we try to plan ahead. Would I be better served to get the Oregon 450t with pre-loaded maps?

    If no communication access, getting a free map for an unexpected travel stop could be a problem. Need to upgrade from the Garmin GPS III for a number of reasons, primarily computer connectivity issues. Thanks for your site. It has provided the most lucid, direct information I’ve seen to compare models.

    • I’d still go with the 450 rather than the 450t and just load maps for the state(s) you ride in. The 450t maps are 1:100K scale, and not very detailed.

      • Thanks Rich. I read and digested all day yesterday and finally bought an eTrex 30 along with a DVD of the states I need right now. I did heed your advice about the maps from reading your posts.

        I have not had much luck with touch screen devices. Also I wear a fishing vest with the GPS in my pocket secured with Velcro. If riding thru heavy brush it is not uncommon to get slapped by twigs or branches. A touchscreen didn’t seem like the best option. From a GPS III is the eTrex is about as big a jump as I am comfortable with right now. Thanks Again.

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