is this a good deal? Any recommendation for GPS deal?
You're comparing apples and oranges, Dealsea. BestBuy is selling a REFURBISHED unit for $139.99, while Amazon is selling a brand-new unit for $216.12 (28% of MSRP).
would refurnished ones have problem comparing to new ones?
I know a tablet computer or smart phone can be used as GPS now
obviously someone is paid to post such "deal" for bestbuy. Walmart always has it for $140.
> I know a tablet computer or smart phone can be used as GPS now
Many applications could run on smart phone or tablet instead of PC, for instance. It doesn't mean that it's the easiest and productive way of doing that. Personally, I even couldn't think to replace my GPS with any tablets or smart phones. GPS is the best for GPS tasks.
I would agree with @8.45pm commenter.
I was a firm believer in using one device for multiple tasks...music/data/web/gps in cell phone. But recently after using a basic GPS for a long drive has me sold on the idea to own a quality GPS even for in-city driving.
I would definitely recommend that you give a shot to dedicated GPS if you are a believer in using one device for multiple tasks. GPS on Android/iPhone is good for casual use (quick directions to restaurant or theatre) but GPS is needed for heavy-duty work like morning commute.
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