Garmin to offer optional pedestrian content in new nüvi line-up



Garmin to offer optional pedestrian content in new nüvi line-up
Garmin to offer optional pedestrian content in new nüvi line-up
Garmin today introduced a new range of personal Navigation Devices (PND), the nüvi 1200 and 1300 Series, the first nüvi devices to offer pedestrian navigation capability enabled through optional “CityXplorer” maps. These maps, based on the NAVTEQ Discover City data, are available for select tourist destinations in both North America and Europe, and can be downloaded directly to the nüvi.

Public transportation
CityXplorer allows the user to plan and use routes that can include public transit options such as bus, tramway, metro and suburban rail systems. In the United States content from CityXplorer varies in cost from $9.99 to $14.99, depending on the city. In Europe the pricing has not yet been decided. A list of cities offered in North America and Europe is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2009.

This pedestrian software is a good news not only for Garmin PNDs but also for the nuvifone which is likely to have it as well, something that was really missing in the specifications announced by Garmin at the Mobile World Congress two weeks ago.

Entry level to mid range PNDs

The nüvi 1300 series boast a 4.3” touchscreen display while the nüvi 1200 series feature a 3.5” display. In the United States Lifetime traffic alerts from NAVTEQ Traffic is included with the 1260T, 1350T, 1370T and 1390T. The price of the 1300 and 1200 series devices goes from $199 to $449 depending on the software features implemented and the Bluetooth availability.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009


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