Father's Day GPS bargains

We round up five of the best budget sat navs for your dad this Father's Day.

  • Does your dad pride himself on being a great driver? He probably thinks that he knows his way around town without a street directory. No matter whether he’s a top driver (or thinks he is), he isn't as capable a navigator as a GPS unit! This Father's Day, why not give your dad a new GPS unit so he will never get lost again? Aside from giving you turn-by-turn directions, GPS units are great for locating points of interest (POIs), saving your favourite locations and exploring new places, so your next road trip with the family can be even better! We've included five of our favourite budget GPS units.

    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:|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 touch screen. With an RRP of just $199, the Moov A350 is significantly cheaper than most other GPS units on the market; in fact, it's 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:|Harvey Norman|Harvey Norman -- Mio Moov A350 GPS unit]] for just $129, a saving of $70.
  • TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition

    Price: $162 negotiable (Save $87)

    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:|JB Hi-Fi|JB Hi-Fi – TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition]] is currently selling the ONE 140 for just $162, a saving of $87 off the RRP!
  • Navigon 3300max

    Price: $187 (Save: $112)

    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 offers 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:|Harvey Norman stores|Harvey Norman -- Navigon 3300max GPS unit]] for $187, a saving of $112!
  • Navman MY30

    Price: $159.85 (Save: $39.15)

    Despite the [[artnid:320402|Navman MY30|Review: Navman MY30 GPS unit]] being an entry-level GPS uni, 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:|Ryda is selling it for just $159.85|Ryda -- Navman MY30]], a saving of almost $40.
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