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5 Great Portable GPS Devices with Built-in MP3 Player

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Tricia Goss•updated: 10/12/2009

A portable GPS is a useful device for navigating your way through unfamiliar territories and finding specific locations. However, would it be more useful if your portable GPS could also serve as an MP3 player? Here are five Portable GPS with built-in MP3 players that you may want to consider buying.

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    Names in the Frame

    • Mio Digiwalker C320 4.3" Portable Navigation System
    • Harman Kardon GPS-500 Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator
    • Lowrance 112-362 iWay 500C Portable GPS Navigator and MP3 Player
    • Magellan RoadMate 3000T Portable GPS Navigator and MP3 Player
    • Pharos Drive 135 All-in-One GPS Navigation Unit
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    Mio Digiwalker C320 4.3" Portable Navigation System

    Mio C320 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator  Not only is this portable GPS useful for business travel or family vacation by guiding you to your destination, but it is also a great companion that can provide you with soothing music to help you relax as you drive. This GPS device features wide screen display with a unique split screen interface designed to deliver detailed information that you need for your travel. It comes preloaded with maps of the entire U.S., including 1.7 million Point of Interest locations. Its full-featured mp3 player also has several equalizer settings, a built-in speaker and a 2.5mm headphone jack. The Mio Digiwalker C320 supports SD memory card for additional storage for your music files. (Price: $134.99 at Amazon)
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    Harman Kardon GPS-500 Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

    Harman Kardon GPS-500 Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator The Harman Kardon GPS-500 Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator can be truly called a convergence of technology. It's a 3-in-1 gadget that not only acts as a GPS device but an MP3 and video player as well. Its GPS functionality gives you turn-by-turn maps and spoken driving directions in English, French, or Spanish. It also comes preloaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada. In addition, this device also lets you playback video which is then projected to its 4-inch widescreen touchscreen display. It supports MPEG-1/4 and WMV9 formats. While its MP3 player allows you to search mp3 files by artists, album, genre, song title and playlist. (Price: $314.60)

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    Lowrance 112-362 iWay 500C Portable GPS Navigator and MP3 Player

    Lowrance 112-362 iWay 500C Portable GPS Navigator and MP3 Player  This GPS device might be a bit pricey but its features certainly make it worthy of money you would spend to get it. These features includes a robust GPS navigation device, an MP3 player with 5-inch TFT color display, built-in 20GB HD to contain 10 GB of maps and 10GB of music files, and built-in precision GPS WAAS receiver with 12 parallel channels. It gives the best route and turn-by-turn directions with voice and visual guidance. (Price: $899.99)
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    Magellan RoadMate 3000T Portable GPS Navigator and MP3 Player

    Magellan RoadMate 3000T Portable GPS Navigator and MP3 Player  This compact GPS navigation device comes preloaded with U.S. and Canada base maps. It features 3.5-inch color touchscreen display that automatically switches to night view when you are in a dark location. It also features 4GB memory that contains maps and custom points of interest, as well as supports SD cards. Other features of the Magellan RoadMate include eight direct-access keys with power, volume, repeat and reset buttons, 3D birds-eye map view, and built-in patch antenna. (Price: $359.99)

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    Pharos Drive 135 All-in-One GPS Navigation Unit

    Pharos Drive 135 All-in-One GPS Navigation Unit  Here is another compact and highly affordable GPS Unit - the Pharos Drive 135. This powerful GPS device offers built-in maps, voice prompts and turn-by-turn driving directions. It has a 3.5 touch screen color display and calculates GPS position through highly sensitive SiRF star III chipset. Of course, this device is also equipped with an MP3 player. (Price: $180.97)