Christmas bargains: best online deals for GPS units

Grab a navigation bargain in the lead-up to Christmas!

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start your long shopping list. We can hear you grinding your teeth already — we hate the Christmas shopping crowds too. So why not beat the retail rush and grab a great bargain by shopping online?

Whether it’s for your husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father, son, daughter or just a close friend, a GPS unit is a great gift at Christmas time. It's useful for all types of drivers, from those who spend hours on the road a day, to those who spend an hour a week in the car.

The latest GPS units can do so much more than just act as a glorified street directory — offering live traffic capabilities, lane guidance and Bluetooth hands-free functionality.

We've rounded up great value GPS units that will make fantastic Christmas gifts.

Garmin nuvi 1260

Price: $297 (Save: $52)

Budget GPS units like the Garmin's 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 Officeworks, which is selling the nuvi 1260 online for $297, a saving of $52 off the RRP!

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