Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bigger and Brighter Navigation from Garmin

When it comes to the screens on navigation devices, you can’t be too big or too bright. The latest in-car navigation models from Garmin follow that maxim, with more map display space and clearer viewing in bright ambient light.

Avnic Trading has announced the release of the new nüvi 660 and 610 models in the popular nüvi family of GPS navigators and Personal Travel Assistants which feature a new super-bright, 4.3” (109mm) widescreen display for an even clearer navigation display, media player and picture viewer applications. The screen is 480x272 pixels with a white backlight, and is touch-sensitive. All interaction with the units, other than the power button, is through an exceptionally easy to use touch screen interface.

The nüvi 660 and 610 have a further great new feature: both offer Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling when paired with compatible phones, turning the nüvi into a Bluetooth car kit. An external microphone jack is provided if you want to use a separate microphone.

Top GPS performance is ensured by the high-sensitivity integrated GPS receiver. Navigation instructions are both audio and visual, and the 660 features Text-To-Speech which gives you the full street names – for example “Turn right on Main Street” instead of just “Turn Right”. You can choose between overhead 2D views (track up or North up), or a 3D perspective view. A Points of Interest (POI) loader program lets you set up proximity alerts for school zones, safety cameras, or any other POIs you chose.

Internal memory available for supplemental maps, MP3s and audio books is approximately 700MB, and an SD memory card expansion slot allows you to add even more capacity.

Both units are supplied with Garmap Southern Africa Version 1 on CD and SD card, vehicle suction cup mount and dashboard disk, carrying case, USB interface cable, 12-volt adapter cable and sample MP3s and Language Guide content. The nüvi 660 additionally includes preloaded City Navigator Europe for travellers abroad and an AC charger.

The units weigh just 176g with built-in Lithium Ion battery that gives 3 to 7 hours use.

For further information, please contact Dealer Sales Queries info@garmin.co.za or call 0861 GARMIN / 0861 427646

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