dealsgarmin nüvi 260w 4.3-inch widescreen portable gps…

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This is a pretty nice GPS...I got one (for a lot more) and it's been a nice addition.

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Not really a deal... this isn't meant to be an amazon.com advert site, is it? You can google this thing and find a better deal, anyway.

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does it work with bluetooth

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I'm sorry but with a GPS phone and google maps it's going to have to have a whole lot more bang for the buck then this to make me shell out $120 for a dedicated GPS unit. Did you see what happened to Garmin's stocks when the Droid was announced? The game has changed.

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no, this model does not have Bluetooth. You can find more complete details than what's listed on Amazon on Garmin's website:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=11017&locale=en_EN#specsTab

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Garmin lets you compare features on their website too
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134

so if you really want Bluetooth, for example, you can select that as a desired feature and narrow down your search. Once you figure out which model (or a few models) fit you best, you can better seek out deals on those devices.

I'll get off my Garmin soapbox. Helping a buddy look for one right now. ;)

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@Tekrex: GPSs will work where Google maps on a phone won't and have no contract or monthly fees. Check data coverage for somewhere like Idaho and price roaming data in Canada.

The Garmins are usable by non-techies pretty easily and you can use your phone without interrupting navigation. Remember when Hertz had those Neverlost systems? This is about the same level of complexity.

OnTopic: The 260W is a great unit but http://www.poi-factory.com/node/23409 seems to say the 255W is better.

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Assuming this is similar to my wife's 265WT, there is no way to create a route on your computer and transfer it to the GPS. This is a major problem if you want to route through more than a couple of waypoints.

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The Garmin 255WT is on sale at WorstBuy on Friday and Saturday for $129.. That gets you wide screen, text to speech, and LIFETIME TRAFFIC.
I think for an extra $20, the traffic feature is worth it....

As far as a smart phone replacing a dedicated GPS, meh... I don't see it. Your little phone isn't going to be the same as a larger screen GPS attached to the windshield. The jack of all trades is the master of none. Great to have in a bind, but a dedicated unit serves its purpose. And at around $120 for a pretty decent unit, non-techies will continue to snap up these dedicated units for years to come.

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I have this model and have very few problems with it. My only problems have come in one area where it led me the wrong way down a street for a friend's address, but that was likely because the city is ridiculous and put very similar addresses next to each other that would confuse a person without a GPS.

Other than that, it's been a great addition to my car.

Also: Garmin is also making a phone, I believe.