Our best selling sat-navs, GPS and accessories
The following is a list of the most popular items that we sell along with our suggestions and recommendations. We have based our
recommendations on popularity, customer feedback and features.
Of Garmin's mid-range systems, the Garmin nüvi 2599LMT has proved to be the most popular as it comes with everything - 5" display, full Europe lifetime maps, Bluetooth, lifetime digital traffic, lane assist, junction view and so on. There are many options available in this series such as display sizes (5", 6" and 7"), mapping options - Ireland and UK only, Western Europe, Europe and North America - some with Bluetooth, some with digital traffic - so there is one to suit everyone. The 5" display is our customers and ours perferred choice in terms of portability (can fit easily into a pocket or bag) and cost - it is good value for money. Also these models are designed well, are robust and capable of working for years if looked after (much longer than Garmin would prefer).
First there was the ground breaking Zumo 550, next came the Zumo 660 which was our best selling motorbike GPS for several years and now there is the zumo 590, a GPS that really is the leader of the pack by a long way. Garmin do make the best Motorbike sat-nav out there and the 590LM will not disappoint. It has several new features such as the 5" display, squiggly routes and more and I have no hesitation in recommending it even if I am an ex-biker.
Works with all Garmin automotive GPS and mapping handhelds
We only ever stock the latest maps available so you can be rest assured that you will always get the most comprehensive maps available for
Ireland. All motorways and by-passes are available on this map set.
If you are looking to update your maps on your sat-nav and only need to update your Ireland maps this SD card is the cheapest option.
The GPSMAP series from Garmin has always been one of the most popular handheld product lines and the new GPSMAP 64 series has built on
The GPSMAP 64s is very similar to the GPSMAP 64 with a few extra features. First of all it has an electronic compass and barometric altimeter so you can get more accurate altitude reading. Secondly the unit enables unit-to-unit transfer and wireless connectivity to a range of compatible sensors such as Garmin's Heart Rate Monitor and live tracking via Garmin Connect. Finally, smart notifications allows you to receive emails and text alerts from compatible smartphones.
All-in-all we feel that the 'S' represents the best of the GPSMAP 64 series, a good balance between price and the features offered.
The GPSMAP 64s comes prelaoded with a Topo Light Ireland and UK map which is adequate for most recreational purposes however it does lack the detail that you get with equivalent Ordnance Survey maps.
Furthermore it is no longer possible to get OSI 1:50K maps of the Republic of Ireland for the GPSMAP series from Garmin.
Currently the only handheld GPS devices on the market that offer OSI 1:50K maps of the Republic are the Active series from Satmap.
If you need detailed maps of the Republic, we highly recommend the new Satmap Active 20 and it is definitely worth investigating further.
Click here for details on the Satmap Active 20 or visit www.satmap.co.uk to find out more about the company behind these award winning devices.
Please note that maps from Satmap will not work on Garmin handheld GPS systems.
eTrex 20x is Garmin's upgraded version of the popular eTrex 20, with enhanced screen resolution and extended
internal memory to hold more maps.
The device is preloaded with Garmin TopoActive Map which supports a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, geocaching, cycling, mountaineering and fishing.
Garmin TopoActive Western Europe is based on OpenStreetMaps (OSM) mapping data and covers the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Vatican City.
OSM map data is crowd-sourced so the quality and completeness depends heavily on local mapping coverage.
As good as, if not better than high-end Garmin outdoor GPS.
As of Summer 2016, the Satmap Active 12 is the only dedicated handheld GPS that supports Ordnance Survey Ireland maps for the Republic of Ireland.
Launched in March 2014, the Active 12 Mapping Sports GPS builds builds on the success of the previous model, the Active 10, which proved a big hit when it first came out nearly 6 years ago.
The new model has a hi-res screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a barometric altimeter, more RAM and new and improved software. Like the Active 10, the Active 12 stands out amongst its competitors with a large colour display and rugged water resistant case.
The new display uses a 3.5" 320 x 480 pixel HVGA transmissive LCD panel with twice the resolution of the Active 10 providing enhanced clarity and detail.
Bluetooth allows for wireless connectivity between Bluetooth low energy heart rate monitors and cadence/speed sensors as well as peer to peer data sharing between other Active 12 units. Connectivity to smartphones and tablets is expected in a forthcoming software update.
For those of you who want to update to the new device, most of the accessories and all the mapping that you have used with your Active 10 are compatible with the Active 12. The only Active 10 accessory that isn't compatible with the Active 12 is the screen covers, due to the difference in screen sizes.
The Active 12 is waterproof to IPX6 and for this reason we would recommend that you do purchase one of the high-end Proshield cases.
This model is the 2015 replacement for the reliable Garmin dezl 760 LMT-D which has always been our most popular trucking sat-nav
by a long way.
It now comes with additional trucking features so it is definitely worth considering.
This premium watch from Garmin has some very interesting features that make it worth considering.
Firstly, the Forerunner estimates your VO2 max, which is a good indicator of athletic capability. Your VO2 max indicates the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute, per kilogram of body weight at your max performance so it is a way to objectively measure your fitness.
Secondly, when used with the HRM-Run, the 620 is the first GPS watch that provides feedback on your running dynamics, that is your cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time, which can then be compaired with other runners of your gender and age range.
Finally, the 620 has an in-built accelerometer which means it can be used indoors in a gym and can measure distance and cadence without the need of a separate footpod.
The watch is also available without the heart rate monitor if required.
Currently the most popular of our cycle computers, this GPS offers a range of 'connected' features such as live tracking, course sharing,
social media sharing and weather> Another advantage is the wireless transfer of your cycle data to analyse and share.
The 810 is also compatible with Garmin street-level and topography mapping products.
Unless you will never require the heart rate monitor and speed cadence, we would always recommend the performance bundle as it is more cost effective as a package rather than purchasing the ANT+ monitors at a later date.
The Garmin nüvi 2517LM is our most popular sat-nav with Ireland and UK mapping. A real bonus is the free
lifetime map updates which means that you can always keep your sat nav right up to date at no additional cost.
The 2517LM is a very good intermediate sat-nav that also features a 5" dual-orientation widescreen display,
a very useful 'Junction View' feature and Bluetooth. These devices will last for years if taken care of -
as close to bulletproof as you'll get.
Please note that this version does NOT come with voice activation nor traffic information.
One of the best and most popular Garmin accessories. This new portable friction mount features a non-skid bottom and pliable base to keep the mount secure on your dashboard..
For ease of use, setup and removing quickly from the dashboard to hide under your seat, this mount is an excellent no fuss solution. Unlike suction cup mounts, that leave ring marks on the windscreen, or permanent dashboards mounts this mount leave no evidence that you even have a GPS in your car - so it's a great deterrent for would-be thieves.
Garmin nüvi Accessory Travel Pack
We recommend the travel pack because it simply is great value. You get a decent carry case suitable for all Garmin nuvi 3.5" and 4.3" sat-navs, a spare USB cable and a wall charger that has adaptors for Ireland & UK, Europe and the US.
As Garmin vehicle powers cables don't charge the battery in your Garmin, the travel pack is a great backup.