GPS

May 19

Costco Canada: Garmin GPS Only $140

Posted by on May 19, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Costco Canada: Garmin GPS Only $140

Costco has a fantastic deal on the Garmin nuvi 3490LMT GPS with lifetime maps. It is selling for $139.99 and sells for quite a bit more on other sites like Amazon, where it sells for $223, Tiger Direct, where it sells for $155 and ebay where it sells for $140 U.S. plus $40 shipping. As always, you’ll get this shipped free from Costco too.

While GPS systems can really be the bane of my existence, a good one can really be a lifesaver. This one seems have all the bells and whistles you need to get yourself in good time from point A to point B. These features include lane assist (because I hate being in the wrong lane when it is time to turn or merge), pedestrian navigation options, hands-free calling and ecoRoute, which calculates the most fuel-effiecient route.

This GPS machine also has an ultra-thin design, so you don’t mind adding it to your bag of technology instead of leaving it in your vehicle for potential thieves to take advantage.

There are so many features that this GPS has, I’ll let you read them yourself instead of listing them here. I will say the majority of the reviews are fantastic, and people like the lightweight design and that it responds quickly and accurately.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 2

Best Buy Canada: TomTom 5″ GPS Only $119.99 (Expired)

Posted by on January 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: TomTom 5 GPS Only $119.99 (Expired)

Best Buy is having a two-day sale with a number of items on sale. One that particularly stood out to me was the TomTom 5″ GPS with lifetime map updates for only $119.99, was $199.99. Checking out other stores for their prices on this item, I found it at Staples for $169.95 and Factory Direct for $129.95, so this is the best deal.

As an added bonus, when you buy any GPS system, you’ll get this Roots Hard Shell carrying case for 5″ GPS systems for only $11.99 (valued at $24.99). Just add it to your cart along with your GPS.

Since I have a smartphone, I sometimes feel like I don’t need a separate GPS system. That is until the one on my phone decides to crap out on me at the worst time. It is also not very useful when I’m on the phone (speaker of course), or when the battery is dying because I find the GPS on my phone eats my battery like cookie monster eats cookies.

This one is really cool too, packed with features you never knew you needed until you had them and can’t live without them. It incorporates the swipe feature to move from screen to screen or zoom in on the sharp graphics or intuitive menus. They have lifetime map updates so you’ll never get lost in your friend’s brand new subdivision.

You know how some GPS systems take you on a wild goose chase down dirt roads and the wrong way down a one-way street? This GPS system uses IQ Routes to take you the smartest and fastest way. You also have lifetime traffic updates so you’ll miss out on sitting on the highway for hours behind that stalled car blocking four lanes. I know you’ll be sad missing out on that fun. You’ll also be able to talk to your GPS when you are lonely and tell it exactly where to go (or where you want to go, it is your choice). Pair it with your phone to see your incoming call information, although I always suggest pulling over for this, and you can even talk hands-free through the device.

Another thing that bugs me about some GPS systems is that you can’t always tell where you are supposed to turn. It says 250 metres, but I have really poor spatial awareness and always turn too soon. This systems has Advanced Lane Guidance to show you exactly what road to take.

Shipping will be free since your purchase is over $20.

(Expiry: 5th January 2014)

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June 8

The Source Canada: $40 Off Garmin Nuvi 40LM GPS (Now $99.99) + Free Shipping

Posted by on June 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM

The Source Canada: $40 Off Garmin Nuvi 40LM GPS (Now $99.99) + Free Shipping

The Source Canada is offering $40 off the Garmin Nuvi 40LM GPS. Originally $139.99, it is now on sale for $99.99.

Deep linking doesn’t work for us for some evil reason – so merely look up the product code #1917124 and you will be immediately taken the the sale priced GPS.

This GPS has pretty good reviews from buyers and many mention how easy it is to set up and the lifetime maps are big incentives.

The price for this GPS from The Source actually kicks their competition well. Best Buy has the same GPS for $139.99 and Amazon.ca, which is notorious for their great prices, also has the GPS at $139.99.

I think a great gift for Father’s Day would be a GPS. My brother-in-law Henry uses one and I have never seen driving made simpler. I have been wanting to get one for my car because I get nervous when navigating roads I have never driven before. Now that I am moving from Alberta to Vancouver Island I will soon be only driving on roads I don’t know!

The Source Canada even offers free shipping on orders of $20 or more right now so you can get this shipped to your home for free!

(Expiry: 13th June 2013)

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June 6

Buytopia Canada: $85 For TomTom Go GPS Navigator (+ Shipping)

Posted by on June 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Buytopia Canada: $85 For TomTom Go GPS Navigator (+ Shipping)

This deal from Buytopia is a really amazing deal. Get the Tom Tom Go 2405TM 4.3″ portable bluetooth GPS navigator for only $85, normally $227. When price comparing I could not find this item for less than $150, so if you need a GPS navigator and have been waiting for a sale, now is the time.

GPS navigators and I do not get along. First of all, I can’t stand the ones who do not know who to speak phonetically. Lakeshore does not equal La-ka-sh – oor. Being an editor and writer, that drives me a bit batty. Instead of two hundred, my GPS says ta hundred. Never mind the crappy ways its leads me onto dirt roads instead of going to the highway. And when I ask for a gas station it takes me to the next exit, and then back on to the highway to go the other way to a gas station. How about one along the way or the shortest distance? As you can see, I think I need a new GPS.

This GPS is loaded to the nines with premium maps of Canada, U.S. and Mexico with on-demand updates. This feature is so important for someone who drives all over North America. It says that it knows the smartest and fastest routes with IQ Routes software, so I think this navigator could be my friend.

Intuitive menus and sharp graphics let you see exactly where you are going and you don’t need a degree in computer science to figure out how to use it. With touchscreen technology you can easily swipe from screen to screen and pinch to zoom.

The best part is the lifetime traffic and map updates, which will help you outsmart the traffic, which is great when you’ve got three screaming kids in the backseat.

Shipping is $8.99

(Expiry: 7th June 2013)

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May 6

Running Room Canada: $40 Off GPS Watches

Posted by on May 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Running Room Canada: $40 Off GPS Watches

If Mom loves to run, bike or basically move, she’ll love this offer from the Running Room. Get $40 off GPS watches from now until May 12th in-stores and online.

This is a deal I can get behind. I am a casual runner (meaning I try my best but I don’t get too far), but I love tracking my progress. These watches do everything except make you a smoothie afterwards. They will make you run faster and farther though, because you’ll want to beat your last results, and this I can tell you truthfully.

The Forerunner 210 special edition accurately records your time, pace, distance and calories burned. You can customize interval sessions and set the pace. If you like tracking your heart rate (best for fat loss), pair the Forerunner with a heart rate monitor and you’ll get alerts from the watch when you enter and exit your heart rate zone. You’ll get free analysis online with Garmin Connect (which it is compatible with) so you can store and share your times and distance.

So easy to use, water resistant with an 8-hour training battery, you’ll want to take this watch everywhere. Now only $159.99, regularly $199.99.

The Forerunner 610 special edition has all the same great features as the 210, with many added benefits. It has vibration alerts, a new Virtual Racer feature, which sounds really cool and advanced heart rate training. The touchscreen allows you to touch, tap and swipe different functions.  Get it for only $259.99, regularly $299.99.

Get free shipping on these items!

(Expiry: 12th May 2013)

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December 16

Golf Town Canada: Save $80 On Garmin GPS Watch

Posted by on December 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Golf Town Canada: Save $80 On Garmin GPS Watch

Save $80 on a Garmin Approach S1 GPS wristwatch at Golf Town this week online (save $70 in-stores).

If you have a golf lover on your list who wants to improve his/her game, this watch is a great gift idea. A lightweight, flexible sport watch combined with a highly sensitive GPS receiver, this item is highly recommended by reviewers. Reviewers say:

  • easy and free course downloads and most courses available
  • loves the odometer
  • waterproof
  • easy to use while on the wrist

This watch has everything! An easy to view screen with large numbering for quick glancing provides yardages to the front, back and middle of the green. The precise yardages are measured for shots played from anywhere on the course. Even if it rains you can still take your GPS watch with you as it is completely durable and waterproof. Keep it on everyday and use it as a regular watch too. Get it in white or black.

Regularly $249, get it for only $169.99 (online only) or $179.99 in stores.

Shipping is free on orders over $100.

Expiry: Unknown

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November 23

Garmin Nüvi Portable GPS Navigator For $119 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on November 23, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Garmin Nüvi Portable GPS Navigator For $119 @ Amazon.ca

Right now on Amazon.ca, you can order the Garmin Nüvi 265WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic for only $119 and free shipping too!

The Garmin Nüvi 265WT is normally $283, so the $119 price is a pretty good one. To price compare, it’s currently $210 on Newegg.ca, $130 at TigerDirect, $206 at Dell.ca.

I googled for reviews of the Garmin nüvi 265WT, and found a few on CanadianTire. It gets a healthy 4.8 out of 5, based on reviews from 20 people. A few comments from happy users:

Easy to use, and hook up. Everything you need to navigate anywhere in Canada or the US.

I love this GPS. Very user friendly. Makes driving less stressful.

This is so fantastic to have. I think if you have a car you need one of these.

Would you be lost without your GPS?

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