GPS Stories June 20

expiredGarmin’s 7″ edge-to-edge screen GPS has live traffic, more: $150 (Refurb, Orig. $250)

BuyDig offers the Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S 6.9-inch GPS with Built-In Bluetooth, Lifetime Map, Live Traffic, and more for $149 shipped in refurbished condition. Also at eBay Daily Deals for $1 more. Originally $250, this GPS sells for $200 at Best Buy when on sale and this is the lowest we’ve tracked. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 1,000 at Best Buy. A 1-year warranty is included with purchase.

GPS Stories March 29

expiredThis Garmin GPS has lifetime maps, a 6-inch screen, more: $79 (Refurb, Orig. $170)

BuyDig offers the Garmin Drive 61 LM 6.1-inch GPS with lifetime maps for $79 shipped in certified refurbished condition when code DRIVE is used at checkout. New, this GPS fetches $170 and this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked. If you’re looking for a large-screened GPS with lifetime map updates, this is a fantastic option. Rated 4.5/5 stars from Best Buy shoppers. A 1-year warranty is included with purchase.

GPS Stories June 27, 2016

expiredRuntastic’s Road Bike GPS Cycling App goes free for the first time in a year (Reg. $5)

Runtastic makes a host of popular fitness app for iOS, in fact just about all them sync together to offer reports and other workout data. Over the weekend, Runtastic Road Bike PRO GPS Cycling Computer, Ride and Route Tracker went free, down from its usual $5. We haven’t seen it go free on the App Store since July of 2015. Be sure to grab this one now if you’re interested, it tends to only go free once a year.

iOttie makes a couple different options to mount your iPhone on your handlebars starting around $19.99 Prime shipped.

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GPS Stories June 8, 2016

The best-selling Garmin GPS Golf Watch has 30K pre-loaded courses and just dropped to $117 shipped (Orig. $250), more

Amazon is offering the Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses in black for $116.98 shipped. That’s $234 off the original price, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find by $15+.

Features include pre-loaded worldwide courses (30,000 of them w/ free lifetime updates), GPS tracking, precise yardage readouts, dogleg/layup distances, digital scorekeeping and more. It is the very best selling Golf GPS unit on Amazon and has a 4+ star rating from over 420 customers.

And be sure to check out Suunto’s latest fitness tracker.

More Sports/Fitness Deals:

GPS Stories May 23, 2016

Amazon has the Garmin Forerunner 230 smart running watch in black/white, purple or yellow for $199.99 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s $50 under the regular price, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. 

It tracks distance, pace, time and more. This model features smartphone notifications, a built-in accelerometer, GPS, vibration alerts and a 1.23” color display. More details below. Rated 4+ stars from over 100 Amazon customers.

We also spotted the Garmin fenix 2 GPS Watch at $149.99 shipped for Prime members on Amazon. That’s as much as $50 under some listings, matching the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. Rated 4+ stars from over 460 Amazon customers.

More Top Sports Deals:

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GPS Stories May 19, 2016

expiredSmartphone Accessories: Garmin Forerunner 920XT Multisport GPS Watch $330 shipped (Reg. $450), more

Today only, Amazon takes up to 27% off the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Multisport GPS Watch. It comes in either blue or red for $329.99 shipped. That’s $120 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays.

This Forerunner predicts your race times for several distances when used with heart rate. When used with a power meter, it estimates VO2 max for cycling as well. You can pair the 920XT with your smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile app for additional capabilities that can help you stay connected during your cycling and running workouts or races. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 85 Amazon shoppers.

More accessory deals:

Deals still alive from yesterday:

  • Trianium Sports Exercise Armband for iPhone 6/s $2.88 w/code 4ZTQM7QI (Reg. $9) | Amazon
  • Boombotix Bluetooth Portable WaterProof Speaker $30 (Orig. $150) | Little Star via eBay
  • Tronsmart Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3-Port USB Car Charger $7 (Reg. $17) | Amazon
    • w/ code 3USBCHAR

GPS Stories April 11, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Garmin fēnix 2 GPS multi-sport watch w/ heart rate monitor $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Garmin fenix 2 GPS Watch for $149.99 shipped. That’s $250 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it by $50. This multi-sport smartwatch can track time, distance, pace, calories, speed, lap data, heart rate and automatically upload data wirelessly to Garmin Connect (iOS or Android). Rated 3.9/5 stars from over 400 Amazon shoppers. 

GPS Stories March 3, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS running watch $90 shipped (Reg. $120)

In today’s Gold Box Deals of the Day at Amazon, you can grab the Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS running watch in five color options for $89.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the original list price and the lowest we can find by more than $20.

It can track your steps, calories and distance and has personal record keeping – not to forget it has actual GPS unlike most other activity trackers.  Also, it has up to 8 hours of battery life. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 500 Amazon customers. Band size varies by watch style. 

GPS Stories November 17, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Bolt 12,000mAh Car Jump Starter & Power Bank $45, Garmin nüvi 5-inch GPS $80, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Newegg the 12,000mAh Bolt Power K3 Mini Portable 400 Amp Car Jump Starter and Power Bank for $44.99 shipped. That’s $75 off the original list price, $25 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. This compact device “can jump start your car 20 times on a full charge.” It has an “ultra-bright LED flash light, strobe light, and SOS signal light that lasts 120 hours.” Over 250 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

We also found at Amazon the DBPOWER 400A Peak 12000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter for $47 shipped (Reg. $63) after you use the coupon code OQM36TSP at checkout. 

More new deals for today:

Garmin nüvi 55LM GPS Navigator System with Spoken Turn-By-Turn Directions, Preloaded Maps and Speed Limit Displays $80 (Orig. $160) | Amazon

View-Master Virtual Reality Bonus Bundle: Starter Pack PLUS “Destinations” Experience Pack $30 + $5 shipping (Orig. $45) | Kids.Woot

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

GPS Stories October 26, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Garmin Nüvi 5-inch GPS $150, Foscam HD Wireless Plug & Play IP Camera $60, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day the Garmin Nuvi (2539LMT) 5-inch GPS w/ Lifetime Maps & Traffic for $149.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price/ Best Buy’s current listing and the lowest it’s been sold from Amazon. It features a 5-inch glass, pinch to zoom display with dual-orientation and lifetime map updates. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.2/5 stars

More new deals for today:

Foscam C1 HD 720P Wireless Plug & Play IP Camera $60 (Orig. $130) | Yugster

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

GPS Stories October 5, 2015

BuyDig via eBay is offering the Garmin nüvi 6-inch GPS w/ Bluetooth, Lifetime Maps & HD Traffic (Refurb) for $139.99 shipped. That’s $130 off the original list price, $30 less than Amazon for a refurb model and the lowest we can find. 

It has a 6-inch pinch to zoom dual-orientation display, maps of North America with lifetime updates and free HD Digital Traffic. Voice-activated navigation lets you keep your hands on the wheel and Bluetooth technology allows for hands-free calling. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 stars. Buy in confidence with a 1 year Garmin warranty included with this purchase.

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GPS Stories September 3, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Garmin nüvi 5-inch GPS: $100 shipped (Orig. $150)

The Gold Box Deal of the Day at Amazon is the Garmin nüvi (55LMT) 5-inch GPS for $99.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price, $37 less than Best Buy’s current listing and the lowest we can find.

Features:

  • Bright 5″ dual-orientation display and preloaded maps and speed limit displays
  • Lane Assist with Junction View: easily navigate complex interchanges; brightly colored arrows indicate the proper lane position for your next turn or exit.
  • Garmin Real Voice: Hear spoken turn-by-turn directions from speech technology that sounds more like a natural, friendly human voice
  • “Up Ahead”: Easily find places up ahead, like food and gas stations, without leaving the map
  • School Zone Warnings: Receive alerts for up-coming school zones

Over 500 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 stars and helpful reviews. 

GPS Stories August 28, 2015

If you’re an avid bike rider, there is no doubt that you’ve wondered how to bring smartphone integration into your daily commute or exercise routine. There are plenty of iPhone or Android bike mounts, like this one from iOttie, that will suffice but still require riders to focus in on a display that may be difficult to read while riding.

SmartHalo is a new project on Kickstarter that attaches a simple round display onto the handlebars of a bike. It connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth so directions can be transmitted from the iOS or Android app. From there, SmartHalo provides turn-by-turn navigation, amongst other data, until you’ve arrived at the destination.

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GPS Stories August 24, 2015

Kids are headed back to school or off to college for the first time, so backpacks are flying off the shelves in anticipation of heavy course loads and spelling tests. There are some pretty cool options out there from Ogio, Under Armour and Herschel, but some times a little more technology is in order.

That’s where the iBackPack comes in. It’s a fully loaded satchel that recently hit Indiegogo and has raised nearly 500% of its $50,000 goal. While the name may not be that original, the specifications on this bad boy will help you get over it.

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GPS Stories August 21, 2015

Garmin nuvi 6-inch GPS w/ Lifetime Maps, HD Traffic & one-year warranty (refurb) $150 shipped (Orig. $270)

BuyDig is offering the refurbished Garmin nuvi 2699LMT HD 6” GPS with Lifetime Maps & HD Traffic for $179.99, but code POI will drop your total down to $149.99 shipped. That’s $120 under the original listing it still fetches pretty much everywhere including Amazon, and the best refurbished price we can find by $40.

Along with its 6-inch pinch and zoom display, this model has lifetime maps, HD traffic, voice-activated navigation, hand-free calling, restaurant searches and more. It has a 4.3/5 star rating from over 360 customers and is the best selling newly released GPS unit on Amazon. BuyDig ships it with a standard one-year warranty.

All models feature maps of North America with lifetime1 updates and traffic2 alerts. Spoken Garmin Real Directions guide like a friend using landmarks and traffic lights. Foursquare helps you find new and popular restaurants, shops and more. Direct Access simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like malls and airports.

GPS Stories June 30, 2015

Golf sensors are by no means a new addition to the world of sporting goods. We’ve seen other models that offer smartphone connected tracking in a variety of ways. Today, a new option is entering the fray that attempts to paint a clear picture of your game.

The PIQ golf sensor blends Bluetooth, GPS, motion sensors and NFC together with the idea of providing more data than has been offered before. It’s an improved design in comparison to the competition with 18 tags that use NFC to identify individual clubs when you take them out of the bag. But it’s all of the data that it collects that really makes PIQ a stand out.  expand full story

GPS Stories June 2, 2015

Short of buying in bulk, Tile Bluetooth item trackers rarely go on sale. But today Amazon has a single Tile on sale for $20 Prime shipped, which is a 20% drop from its regular price of $25. This deal is only the second straight price drop we’ve seen for this handy gadget that’ll ensure you never lose your keys again.

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Just attach Tile to any object and you’ll be able to track its whereabouts from your iPhone. It doesn’t have real-time GPS, but rather it works over Bluetooth across a 100-foot radius. The iOS or Android app automatically records the last known location of your Tile if it falls outside its coverage area. Tile’s battery is not replaceable and generally lasts about a year. 1,370 Amazon reviewers rate it 4 out of 5 stars. expand full story

GPS Stories April 30, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Garmin Vivofit Bluetooth Fitness Band (refurb) $45, Pioneer 6.1″ GPS In-Dash Receiver $350, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have the refurbished Garmin Vivofit Bluetooth Fitness Band for $44.99 shipped from BuyDig via eBay. That’s $35 less than the current price for a new one and the lowest we can find. The highly rated Vivofit motivates you to be active throughout the day by displaying a red move bar after one hour of inactivity. It can also monitor your sleep and track the quality of your rest. A 1-yr. warranty from Garming applies.

More new deals for today:

Pioneer 6.1″ Built-In GPS/ Built-In Bluetooth / Apple iPod-Ready In-Dash Receiver $350 (Orig. $750) | Best Buy

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

GPS Stories April 29, 2015

TomTom, best known for its GPS driving systems, is announcing its new Bandit Action Camera. Aimed at removing the tedious editing process that comes along with most popular options, you can simply give your smartphone a shake to edit and then share your new video within minutes of shooting it. expand full story

GPS Stories April 22, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Retro Gaming consoles $40, iRobot Roomba $425, Samsung 32″ Smart TV $250, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.

6ft MFi certified Lightning to USB charge sync cable $10 (Orig. $30) | Monoprice
Sega Genesis or Atari Flashback 5 Retro Gaming Console $40 (Orig. $60) | Groupon
iRobot Roomba 790 $425 (Orig. $599) | Meh
Samsung 32-Inch Full HD 1080p 60Hz Smart TV $250 (Orig. $350) | eBay
Just Mobile UpStand for iPad $36 (Orig. $50) | Amazon
PNY Optima 480GB SSD $150 (Orig. $200) | TigerDirect
SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC Card $15 (Orig. $30) | TigerDirect
Your Choice of SlingTVs refurb $60$170 | Electronics.Woot
Apple iPad Air 16GB or 32GB (refurb)  $270 (Orig. $659) | eBay
Garmin  7″ GPS with Built-In Bluetooth $300 (Orig. $370) | Best Buy
Foscam IP Wireless WiFi Home Security Camera $90 (Orig. $120) | eBay
Apple iPad 4 32GB wi-fi (refurb) $250 (Orig. $559) | A4C

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

Deals still alive from yesterday:

GPS Stories April 17, 2015

Garmin nüvi 7-inch GPS with Lifetime Maps (certified refurbished) $110 shipped (Reg. $130)

BuyDig via eBay offers the certified refurbished Garmin nuvi 2757LM 7″ GPS w/ Lifetime Maps for only $109.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the regular price, more than $70 less than Amazon’s price for a new one and the lowest we can find. 

It has detailed maps of North America with free lifetime updates (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas). It comes with a 7-inch WQVGA color TFT touchscreen with white backlight and manual dual-orientation display. Other features include: Active Lane Guidance, photoReal/Bird’s Eye junction views and Up Ahead notifications.

A 30-day no hassle return policy and a 1-year warranty is provided. It received 4.3/5 stars from over 1,000 Amazon customers.

GPS Stories April 8, 2015

Drones have entered the mainstream, most consumers are familiar with them and the beautiful imagery that these flying, camera-wielding, devices can capture. Perhaps no company has had a greater influence on consumers becoming more familiar with this technology than DJI.

Since 2006, DJI has been working to create consumer and professional style drones that put high quality aerial video and photography in the hands of many. Now the China-based company has announced its latest addition, the Phantom 3.

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GPS Stories March 12, 2015

With a series of built-in smart features, sensors and cloud support, on-top of your basic surveillance capabilities, LyfeLens is attempting to be much more than your typical in-car camera solution.

Head below for more details and a video of the system in action: expand full story

expirediOttie iTap Magnetic Air Vent Mount for iPhone 6/Plus & Galaxy devices $18 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Amazon has the iOttie iTap Magnetic Air Vent Mount for iPhone 6/6 Plus, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6/5 (HLCRIO151) for $17.78 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s about $12 or 41% under the original listing, the best price we can find by $7 plus shipping and within a few cents of the lowest we’ve ever seen.

This mount is designed to work with most smartphones (even w/ cases, as seen in the image above) and GPS devices using two metal plates and strong, but easily removable tape. It features 6 Rare Earth magnets that provide a 6lb pull force, spring loaded single click lock/release, 360° viewing angles and more.

This mount has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 100 Amazon customers. If you’re just looking to get Bluetooth audio in the car or elsewhere, we have a number of inexpensive adapters available right now as well as this Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit for $35.

Head below for more details and a brief demonstration video:

GPS Stories February 27, 2015

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Running GPS w/ USB Stick + Heart Rate Monitor $140 (Reg. $170)

BuyDig offers the Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Running GPS w/ USB Antenna Stick and Heart Rate Monitor for $169.99. Coupon code SPRINGRUN brings the final price down to $139.99 shipped. Today’s deal represents a savings of nearly 20% off the regular price, $29 better than Amazon and the lowest that we can currently find it.

Features include:

  • Waterproof to a depth of 50 meters, so you can wear it in the pool to time your swim
  • Tracks bike and run data and sends it wirelessly to your computer via USB antenna
  • Track your position, distance, pace, heart rate (with bundled monitor), add accessories to measure power data and more
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • One-year limited warranty

This fitness monitor is rated 4/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon reviewers.

 

Full description from Garmin:

Finally, a GPS-enabled training device that isn’t afraid of the water. The rugged Forerunner 310XT is the triathlete’s indispensable training tool – a GPS-enabled, swim-proof trainer that tracks bike and run data and sends it wirelessly to your computer. This multi-sport device has up to 20 hours of battery life, tracks distance, pace and heart rate (optional), and goes from wrist to bike in seconds.
  • Package includes: Forerunner 310XT, premium heart rate monitor, USB ANT Stick, AC adapter, charging clip, owner’s manual, quick reference guide
  • Compatible with cadence
  • Advanced heart-rate based calorie computation
  • Multisport: changes sport mode with a press of a button
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Easy-to-read display
  • Training and motivational features: Virtual Partner, courses, workouts, goals
  • GPS features: mark locations, back to start
  • ANT+ wireless technology: lets you automatically transfer information back and forth between the watch and the computer
  • Battery life: up to 20 hours, typical
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts over 1,000+ charges

 

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