Tuesday, August 31, 2010

nüvi 255W

I've been thinking about buying a GPS for a while.

I do a bit of travelling with my job and I MapQuest where I have to go and print off the directions. Gord travels a lot to fencing tournaments and uses MapQuest too.

It seems like all the cool kids these days have a GPS.

I decided yesterday that I wanted one ... I had to have one!

I stopped in at Best Buy this afternoon and talked to the sales guy about them. He recommended the Garmin nüvi 255W. I've heard of TomTom but apparently Garmin is the world leader.

The nüvi 255W are on sale there for $130 ... but were sold out. I stopped in at Future Shop and they had them ... but they were $140. Future Shop matches all their competitors' prices PLUS gives 10% off. Sweet!

Needless to say, I bought one!

I have to go to Burlington tomorrow so I can't wait to use it!

September 1 Update: It was fun to drive to Burlington (about 60km each way) today using the GPS! I let British Serena and then Australian Lee lead me at first ... but they couldn't pronounce Gardiner Expressway properly and that was weird. I found that American Jack was the best.

6 comments:

Isabel said...

Nice!!! I want to get one for us cause we seem to always get lost when we go somewhere new.

Chris - Nachos at Midnight said...

My iPhone has the GPS thing built into it, but of course folks in Ontario can't use hand held devices. ;)

I'd like to get a GPS just because it seems like something that would be great for road trips. And I do tend to travel a lot.

Tatiana said...

Ooooh I want one too! And I've done my research and know I want the same one you have! I'm glad they're not that expensive anymore. I remember they were like 500 bucks when they first came out. Let me know how you like it.

Tina said...

they are so much better than a-z maps and passenger directions arent they!

Sue St Clair said...

My sister got one because she likes to geo-cache and I've got to admit they are fun :)

Lady Banana said...

We have one and use it all the time although I sometimes want to tell the nice lady to shut up as she takes us on some odd routes sometimes.. lol