Sunday, March 18, 2012

Best selling GPS for February 2013

Top ten best selling GPS February 2013

Lots of ties on our best seller list this month!

Ah February, the month of…ties? Well, it is the lowest month of the year for GPS sales, hence the high number of ties in the list of what our readers bought last month. The rankings below are based on the number of units sold on GPS Tracklog, through our various partners like Amazon and REI. On the auto side, the Garmin nuvi 50LM and 2495LMT share the top spot. On the handheld list , it’s a three-way tie for first place between the Garmin eTrex 20 and the Oregon 450 and 450t. On to the charts…

Top selling auto GPS

  1. Garmin nuvi 50LM (tie)
  2. Garmin nuvi 2495LMT (tie)
  3. Garmin nuvi 40LM (tie)
  4. Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (tie)
  5. Garmin nuvi 3490LMT (tie)
  6. Garmin nuvi 1350LMT (tie)
  7. Garmin nuvi 2595LMT (tie)
  8. Garmin nuvi 2475LT
  9. Garmin nuvi 3590LMT
  10. Garmin nuvi 2460LMT

Top selling sport and handheld GPS

  1. Garmin eTrex 30 (tie)
  2. Garmin Oregon 450 (tie)
  3. Garmin Oregon 450t (tie)
  4. Garmin Dakota 10 (tie)
  5. Garmin eTrex 20 (tie)
  6. Garmin GPSMAP 62s (tie)

I’ve only listed the top six models on the handheld side. Even then, the last few only had a couple units sold of each model. We typically see a lot more auto units sold than handhelds, and in the winter sales are depressed across the board.

About the numbers

One last note — while I do get aggregate reports each day on what purchases folks make through my site, I have no way of knowing who made them. When you follow my links, I get a small fee with each purchase you make (it comes out of the merchant’s pocket, not yours). This is the only way I can justify the time and effort it takes to manage GPS Tracklog. Thank you for your support, which allows me to keep bringing you the latest GPS reviews, news, tips and tricks!

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  1. Any chance you can also include other manufacturers and their positions in the list? It would be interesting to see if the top selling TomTom and Magellan units are in position #10 or #50!

    • TomTom had two units tied for 13th – the GO 2535TM World Taveler Edition and the Start 55TM. No Magellans sold more than a single unit each, but that makes them tied for 7th on the handheld side with the eXplorist GC & 710 both showing up. Hope this helps!

      • I had a look at Amazon and their top seller list is similar to yours in that it is a sea of Garmin with the others mentioned way further down. (I had assumed you blended your affiliate sales with the Amazon top seller lists, but on closer reading you are counting affiliate sales only.) Wasn’t it the case several years ago that there was a greater diversity in manufacturers and their success?

  2. Rich I’ve heard from some retailers in my area, Portland Oregon, that there is a new chip set for GPS units that should be coming out later this year. I would like to know if that is true and if so are there any reasons to wait for them? After reading your reviews I’m most likely going with the Oregon 450 to be used for Geo caching, hiking and hunting. Smartphone app is working for Geo caching now and hunting wont start until October so I have the option to wait if its in my best interest or if the prices might be driven down with new technology.

    Thanks, Bob

    • The new Oregon 600 series will have a chip that uses GLONASS + GPS, which could help in northerly latitudes like Portland. But the new units will be pricey and I don’t expect to see them discounted for many months.

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