Circuit City has also released a bunch of information as to what they have planned for us come Black Friday regarding GPS units. We have already seen a lot of stores release their Black Friday information, so take a good look at the other stores and prepare to plan out your Friday morning shopping.
Unfortunately, Circuit City won’t be selling any uber cheap GPS units, but they will be selling two models from Garmin. The first being the Garmin StreetPilot c340 for $200, which is about $28 bucks lower than the normal retail.
The StreetPilot c340 leads the portable, affordable c300 series with text to speech capability and optional traffic alerts. Whether you choose the c340 or c330 with preloaded maps or the c320 or c310 with SD card, their intuitive touch screen operation and big displays make them easy to use.
The second model is the Garmin Nuvi 350, which is selling for $300, down from a normal retail of around $340.
Menus are well laid out and plotting a route is simple. Just enter a postcode or street name and house number, press Navigate and you’re off. Picking up satellites takes about two minutes, route calculation a few seconds and unlike similar satnavs, a text-to-speech function calls out street names.
Maps are clear in 2D and 3D, although having to go back into the menu to switch between the two is a pain. As well as the 700MB of space for MP3s, Points of Interest and the like, there’s also an SD card slot for adding extra memory.
Circuit City may not be offering the best deals on GPS’, but overall they still have some pretty nice Black Friday savings.