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Queen's Birthday long weekend GPS bargains

In anticipation of the upcoming long weekend in June, we've rounded up five of the best budget sat navs currently available on the market

  • TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition


    Price: $206.85 (Save: $42.15)

    TomTom's [[artnid:305019|ONE 140|Review: TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition]] is the first entry-level GPS unit from the company to use IQ Routes technology — a route calculator that is based on real-life user data rather than the traditional maximum speed method. The TomTom ONE 140 also boasts advanced lane guidance and the EasyPort mount system. [[xref:http://www.ryda.com.au/TomTom-One-140-GPS-Navigation-p/one140.html|Ryda|Ryda – TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition]] is currently selling the ONE 140 for $206.85.
  • Navigon 3300max


    Price: $248 (Save: $51)

    Navigon may not be as well known as the likes of TomTom, Garmin and Mio, but this German company knows how to provide good value. The Navigon 3300max offers features like MyRoutes technology, lane assistance, Reality View and real road signs, so it delivers excellent bang for your buck. It's a very similar unit to the [[artnid:313194|Navigon 4350max|Review: Navigon 4350max GPS unit]] but without Bluetooth hands-free capabilities. Better still, you can buy the 3300max from [[xref:http://www.harveynorman.com.au/product/1255509325226/navigon-max|Harvey Norman stores|Harvey Norman -- Navigon 3300max GPS unit]] for $248, a saving of $51 off the regular RRP.
  • 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 1260


    Price: $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.
  • Mio Moov A350


    Price: $129 (Save $70)

    The [[artnid:319007|Mio Moov A350|Review: Mio Moov A350]] is yet another budget GPS unit that sacrifices size for affordability, coming with a rather small 3.5in touchscreen. With an RRP of just $199, the Moov A350 is significantly cheaper than most other GPS units on the market, making it an absolute steal. Built-in safety alerts, 1GB of memory and an impressive two-year warranty make the Moov A350's flaws easy to live with. You can pick it up from [[xref: http://www.harveynorman.com.au/product/1255509374312/mio-moov-a-gps|Harvey Norman|Harvey Norman -- Mio Moov A350 GPS unit]] for just $129, a saving of $50.
  • Navman MY30


    Price: $166.85 (Save: $32.15)

    Despite the [[artnid:320402|Navman MY30|Review: Navman MY30 GPS unit]] being an entry-level GPS unit, it includes lane guidance and 3D junction views as standard features. We aren't fans of the overzealous school zone warnings and the small display, but the Navman MY30 is good value, especially when [[xref:http://www.ryda.com.au/Navman-MY30-In-Car-GPS-Navigation-p/my30.htm|Ryda is selling it for just $166.85|Ryda -- Navman MY30]], a saving of over $32.
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