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Comex 2013 - Telco, Tablets, GPS & Mobile Accessories Buying Guide

GPS Devices

GPS Deals at the Show

Here are some highlighted GPS devices deals at Comex this year.

Garmin Nuvi 2792LM

Garmine's Nuvi 2792LM sports a huge 7-inch display that makes it easier to read the map at a glance. It also comes with voice activation technology, so you can search for directions without ever having to take your hands off the wheel.

Comex 2013 Offer

  • Comex Price: $399 (Usual Price: $469)
  • Comex Promotion: Free Friction Mount
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Location

Garmin - Hall 6, Booth 6531

Garmin Nuvi 3560 LM + GDR30 HD Driving Recorder

A bundle pack consisting of Garmin's 5-inch Nuvi 3560 GPS navigator, which features voice commands and a built-in video and media player for on the go entertainment, and Garmin's GDR30 HD Driving Recorder with real time playback and non-stop recording, even when your SD card is full.

Comex 2013 Offer

  • Comex Price: $599
  • Comex Promotion: Free Class 10 8GB MicroSD Card and carrying case or backpack.
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Location

Garmin - Hall 6, Booth 6531

Marbella Geomate 500

The Marbella Geomate 500 sports a 5-inch display and features useful functions such as junction view, lane assist and can even calculate ERP costs.

Comex 2013 Offer

  • Comex Price: $199 (Usual Price: $299)
  • Comex Promotion: Free Marbella DVR Roadcorder (worth $99). Limited to 50 units per day.
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Location

Marbella - Hall 5, Booth 5511

TomTom VIA 620

One of the largest display GPS navigators around, the TomTom VIA 620 is armed with a 6-inch high resolution touch screen. This model is also pre-installed with SEA maps covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau and Philippines.

Comex 2013 Offer

  • Comex Price: $259 (Usual Price: $299)
  • Comex Promotion: Free High Speed Multi Charger (worth $30)
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Location

TomTom - Hall 6, Booth 6431F

 

Comex 2013 GPS Devices Portal

GPS Devices Buying Guide

You might think that with smartphones, the days of the standalone GPS devices are over. While that might be true to a certain extent, standalone GPS devices still have their place especially for drivers. These devices typically have larger screens for easier navigation, and unlike your smartphone which can be interrupted by text messages and calls, the standalone GPS devices only needs do one thing: Show the quickest route to your destination, providing a distraction-free navigation experience. We give you some pointers on selecting the right GPS for you and also show you the hot buys from this show.

 

GPS DEVICES TODAY

There’s a myriad of standalone GPS devices out there today. The two biggest names in the business are Garmin and TomTom. Garmin is famed for its ease of use, while TomTom prides itself on its unique MapShare and IQ Routes map technology. There’s also a host of smaller players and some other popular brands are Holux and Papago.

 

 

GPS Devices today are more than just navigational tools. It is possible to find add-ons such as video cameras which let your GPS device double up as an in-car video recorder too.

 

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

Screen size: As a rule of thumb, the larger the screen the better, because it is easier to see. However, if you are driving a smaller car, you might want to get a smaller unit so that it would not block your view. In our experience, a 5-inch display seems to be the sweet spot for most drivers and cars.

Maps: Unlike smartphone apps like Google Maps, a standalone GPS device’s maps are stored onto the device itself. This means that they can be used overseas (as long as they have the map of the country preloaded) without occurring exorbitant roaming costs. Typically, GPS devices sold in Singapore are preloaded with maps of both Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. Additional maps are usually available for purchase separately.

Special Features: Some high-end models are able to receive traffic updates via RDS satellite from LTA. Additionally, some models even come with an additional video camera so that the GPS can double up as an in-car video recorder too.

Check out the latest GPS devices at our HardwareZone GPS Devices Product Guide.