You've done your Christmas shopping and bought too much chocolate for Easter. Now it's World Cup time! It's hard to believe we're already in June, but why not help your getaway planning this long weekend with a new GPS unit!
GPS devices can act as a glorified street directory, but are also capable of much, much, more — live traffic updates, lane guidance and Bluetooth hands-free functionality to name a few. Most of them can also warn you of speed and red light cameras, which is very handy on any long weekend with double demerit points in force.
Whether you are planning a long drive down to the coast, a getaway for the weekend or a trip to the snow, a GPS unit can get you to your destination sooner and avoid arguments about directions along the way. In anticipation for the Queen's Birthday long weekend, we've rounded up five of the best budget GPS units currently on the market.
Garmin nuvi 1260Price: $219 (Save $30)
Budget GPS units like [[artnid:319440|Garmin's nuvi 1260|Review: Garmin nuvi 1260]] generally have smaller displays than more expensive devices. Thanks to its simple interface, though, the nuvi 1260 fares better than many other cheap GPS units. It's the only entry-level model currently on the market with Bluetooth hands-free capabilities, and it also has text-to-speech technology. You can pick it up from [[xref: http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Technology/GPS-Navigation-Units-and-Accessories/GPS-Navigation-Units/GANUV1260|Officeworks|Officeworks -- Garmin nuvi 1260 GPS unit]], for just $219 — a saving of $30 off the RRP.