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Garmin's new StreetPIlot c550 adds Bluetooth to the c series, as well as a built-in TMC traffic receiver. (Most other Garmin navigation units require you to purchase the TMC hardware separately [not to mention pay a monthly fee for TMC data].)

The StreetPIlot c550 also offers full Europe or United States map coverage, voice notification, and anti-theft locks that make the device useless to thieves (but still, you know, stolen).


If you don't expect to have a need for Bluetooth or the TMC coverage, the StreetPilot C510—it's the one with the blue bezel—offers most of the same functionality for less than the c550's $850 suggested price, although it won't be out until September, while the c550 is expected in the second quarter.

StreetPilot c550 Product Page [Garmin]
StreetPilot c510 Product Page [Garmin]