Holiday Gift Guide 2010: GPS navigation devices

Looking for a GPS navigation device to give for the holidays this year? Look no further. Here are our favorites for 2010.

As the holiday season approaches, people start thinking about gift ideas. To help you give (or receive) the perfect holiday gift this year I've put together a list of five cool in-car and handheld GPS devices tech gift ideas.

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Note: All prices are approximate. Shop around for the best deals.

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In-car: Garmin Nuvi 3760T 4.3"

The Garmin Nuvi 3760T has a lot going for it. Not only is it an excellent navigation device that will get you to where you want to go with the minimal of fuss, the capacitive touchscreen makes this device much easier to use in the car that devices with pressure-sensitive screen.

The 4.3" screen on this device really needs to be seen to be believed  it's truly wonderful both for daytime and nighttime use.

All-in-all, a great in-car GPS for the road warrior.

Price: $399 | Find out more: [Reviews]

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Budget In-car: Garmin Nuvi 255 3.5"

If you're looking for a budget in-car GPS then look no further than the Garmin Nuvi 255. This is a fast, responsive, accurate navigation buddy that will guide you to where you're going. It doesn't have all the features present in the higher models, but it's great for occasional use.

One other great feature of this device is that it comes with a lifetime of free updates.

Price: $140 | Find out more: [Reviews]

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Handheld: GARMIN GPSMAP 60CSx 2.6"

It's sometimes easy to forget that GPS can also be used outside of the car too. However, most in-car GPS receivers aren't well suited to handheld use.

One of the best handheld GPS receivers out there is the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. This rugged device is ideally sited for both outdoor and marine use. The high-sensitivity antenna, along with a barometer to keep track of your altitude, works well under challenging conditions and makes sure that you get to where you are going.

Price: $399 | Find out more: [Reviews]

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Budget Handheld: GARMIN eTrex H 2.4"

For the weekend warrior who wants a rugged outdooor GPS revceiver but doesn't want to break the band the Garmin etrex H is the ideal tool. The eTrex is the workhorse of the Garmin range, and while the eTrex H is about as basic as things get, this is a great entry-level model that's ideal for backpackers and geocachers.

Price: $90 | Find out more: [Reviews]

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Wrist-mounted: GARMIN Forerunner 205

GPS receivers aren't just for cars or backpacking. Joggers and runners can also benefit from accurately knowing their position and speed, and being able to log their routes.

The Garmin Forerunner 205 is a fantastic wrist-mounted GPS receiver offering all the accuracy and sensitivity of bulkier devices. Not only will the Forerunner 205 keep track of where you are, but also the distance you've been going for, calories burned and the pace at which you are eating the terrain.

Price: $199 | Find out more: [Reviews]

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