(Vocus/PRWEB) September 13, 2010
(Vocus) September 13, 2010 -- Portable GPS users have China OEM Sat Nav makers for affordable, high quality handheld GPS units according to GPS device source Chinavasion.
When portable GPS devices first emerged in 2005 the average cost for an entry level unit was 800 US dollars.
The price of high quality GPS units did not drop much beyond that in the next two to three years.
According to Rose Li, it was not until Chinese OEM manufacturers started offering high quality GPS unit software-ready devices for a fraction of the cost.
"When China manufacturers first started selling portable GPS units in 2008 the price was around 175 USD," according to Chinavasion's Rose Li.
"The overall effect it had on portable GPS prices was monumental."
According to Chinavasion's Rose Li average prices for handheld GPS hardware tumbled almost overnight with brand name units that previously cost 500 USD being reduced to 300 or even less.
"Chinese portable GPS manufacturers still lead the way with cost cutting," according to Chinavasion's Rose Li.
"A high quality seven inch portable GPS will cost less than 150 USD in many cases."
According to Chinavasion's Rose Li the GPS navigation units produced by Chinese manufacturers are the same units being used by software makers like Tomtom and Garmin but it just doesn't have the software.
According to Chinavasion's Rose Li this is actually beneficial for online portable GPS sellers.
People selling the GPS navigation system online can make a high relative profit while still keeping their customer happy by installing the software and maps that suit customers regions the best.
However, Chinavasion's Rose Li said it was important that online sellers sourced from companies that cared for their reputation as much as they did.
"Chinavasion makes it a policy to thoroughly check everything that comes into its warehouse," according to Chinavasion's Rose Li.
"Sellers can rely on getting high quality portable GPS devices sent to their customers quickly and have a world class customer service team to back them up."