Saturday, May 29, 2010

Garmin | Software Updates


Garmin | Software Updates

Dakota 3.11 Beta (May 28, 2010)


Oregon 3.81 Beta (May 28, 2010)


Friday, May 21, 2010

Garmin nüvi 765/765T 4.3-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic


The Garmin nuvi 765T introduces 3-D lane assist, 3-D building view, faster screen redraws, route planning, and host of other new enhancements to Garmin's already top-notch nuvi product line. A few grievances aside, the new 7x5T series is a major update from previous nuvi models, and ups the ante in GPS navigation. Physically identical to the nuvi 785T, the 765T uses an included FM traffic receiver instead of the MSN Direct service used on the more expensive 785T.
New to the nüvi 7x5 lineup is Garmin's HotFix satellite prediction (which locates your position quickly and precisely), Lane Assist (which provides lane guidance and junction views when possible), automatic time zone transitioning, and 3D Building views as well as Garmin Connect Photos to help you visually ascertain your position. Additionally, the nüvi 765T includes Bluetooth connectivity to your cell phone and free real-time traffic updates from Navteq (for the life of the device) via the included FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable.
Lane Guidance
With the new Lane Guidance feature built into the nüvi 7x5 series, you'll never question which lane you should be driving in again. It provides you with a view of what lane you should be in for upcoming turns. And with the 3D Lane Assist Junction View, you'll be able to see a photo-realistic screen that shows you both the road detail as well as the signs as you will see them on the road. The signs that aren't needed for navigation are faded compared to the appropriate lane signage.
Where Am I? Where's My Car?
The nüvi 7x5 series is the first to answer two common questions: "Where am I?" and "Where’s my car?" At any time, with a single tap of the screen, drivers can display their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas stations. And to help drivers find their car in an unfamiliar spot or vast parking lot, all nüvi 7x5s automatically mark the position in which they were last removed from the mount.

Multi-Destination Routing
This lets you enter several spots into the device (day care - supermarket-cleaners - office - day care, for example) and it will plot the fastest route. And once you've found the best router, the "Route Planning" feature lets you save up to 10 different routes, Garmin touts the feature for providing, "the most efficient route for errands, deliveries and sales calls." The feature also makes this an instant essential accessory for anyone who shops garage sales (you know what we're talking about). A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.
Other Features

The 3D Buildings feature helps you navigate by landmark.

* The 3D Buildings feature is able to reference the buildings displayed on the map as well. Some buildings will be grey images "extruded" from the map, other buildings will be life like representations of the actual property.
* With Automatic Time Zone Transition, you'll never have to remember to set the time as you travel. When the unit acquires a position fix, it automatically sets the unit to the correct time zone.
* MP3 player compatible with audiobook playback
* JPEG picture viewer
* FM transmitter plays voice prompts, MP3s, audio books, and more, directly through your vehicle's stereo system
* Compatible with optional content plug-ins available via SD card, such as the Garmin Travel Guides and Garmin SaversGuide, which provide detailed data for attractions and information on nearby merchants offering discounts.
* Add custom points of interest (POIs) from third parties such as school zones and safety cameras
* Travel tools: World travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more

What's in the Box
nüvi 765T preloaded with maps of North America (United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico), vehicle suction cup mount, FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable, USB cable, Dashboard

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garmin Nuvi 3760T


The new Garmin nüvi 3760T is less than 9 mm thick, about the same as a standard #2 pencil. It has a full glass 4.3” diagonal multi-touch display. Dual orientation capabilities allow you to use the nüvi 3760T either horizontally or vertically, fitting smartly in your hand when walking. Sleek design also disappears neatly into your pocket or purse. With a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it’s ready to guide you by car or foot.

No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.Steer clear of traffic with the integrated FM traffic receiver and free lifetime¹ traffic updates. Receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch the screen on nüvi to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.

Garmin nüvi 3760T has an intuitive interface that greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps for the U.S, Canada and Mexico with nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs) such as stores, restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, gas stations, ATMs and more, and speed limits for most major roads.

nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends™
Smart and good-looking, this uniquely personal navigator comes with advanced routing capabilities that include trafficTrends™ and myTrends™. There’s no subscription necessary, no added costs, your nüvi 3760T just does it.

With trafficTrends, your nüvi 3760T automatically learns daytime trends for traffic flow to improve your routes and better predict your estimated time of arrival based on time of day and day of week. And you get free trafficTrends™ updates every time you connect your device to myGarmin.

With myTrends, when you save your regular destinations in your “Favorites,” your nüvi 3760T will, over time, begin to figure out where you’re going even without your telling it! It provides time of arrival and relevant traffic information. So whether you’re driving to and from work or a regularly scheduled weekly event, your nüvi 3760T will help you get there on time.

In the box
nüvi 3760, preloaded street maps for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, vehicle suction cup mount with speaker, FM traffic receiver/vehicle power cable, USB cable dashboard disc, and quick start manual.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Garmin nuvi 1690


Garmin's 4.3" nüvi 1690 portable navigator offers built-in Bluetooth® connectivity and excellent guidance, along with the power of real-time search. And this pocket-sized travel companion adds more to your journeys than just right and left turns. Just enter a keyword, and Garmin's nüLink! Services provide real-time search results that help you find what you're looking for. And you'll still have easy-to-follow directions that'll take you to your chosen destination.
The Garmin 1690 GPS navigator--with Bluetooth and included Traffic Receiver--features an enhanced user interface, ecoRoute, public transit mode, and text-to-speech. Plus, pedestrian navigation capability is enabled through optional CityXplorer maps, which are available for select tourist destinations in North America and Europe and can be downloaded easily directly to the nüvi. The device's enhanced user interface features improved graphics and a slide control for menu operation, while ecoRoute suggests fuel-efficient routes to save drivers money and fuel. Also, Garmin's public transit mode allows you to navigate using buses, tramway, metro, and suburban rail systems. Pre-loaded with City Navigator North America NT.
nüvi 1690 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator North America NT street maps and millions of points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and more, with map data provided by NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality mapping. Enter a destination on the touch screen, and nüvi takes you there with 2-D or 3-D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. Text to speech enhances standard sat-nav voice guidance by speaking the names of places and roads. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 1690 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs.Keep track of yourself and your car with nüvi 1690. Just tap "Where Am I?" to find the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates. nüvi 1690 even remembers where you parked. It automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle. Perfect for unfamiliar spots and crowded lots such as amusement parks, stadiums and malls.
Extras for the trip
Bluetooth connectivity allows you to make and receive hands-free calls with your compatible phone. The navigator also includes a built-in digital picture viewer that lets you enjoy all your photos on the 4.3" screen — just slip your personal microSD™ memory cards into the microSD card slot. You can also purchase SD cards from Garmin with travel guides and coupons to aid you on your journeys.

* GPS satellite navigation unit with built-in antenna
* suction-cup windshield mount and dashboard disk
* JPEG picture viewer
* car power adapter and built-in rechargeable battery with 4 hours of life
Navigation features:
* 4.3" (480 x 272 pixels) display with touchscreen control
* local search powered by Google (unlimited points of interest)
* 6 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
* includes nüLink! receiver with free 2-year subscription to nüLink! Services included (additional subscription required after trial period)
* preloaded with maps for Canada, Puerto Rico, and the entire United States
* voice prompts announce road names over the built-in speaker
* lane guidance with junction view
* ecoRoute calculates a more fuel-efficient route
* built-in travel kit including world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator, and more
* security feature allows you to disable most functions with a user-entered password
* multi-destination routing: route optimization
* transport modes: auto, pedestrian
* Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling with your compatible cell phone
* microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
* dimensions: 4-15/16"W x 3-1/8"H x 3/4"D
* weight: 6.2 oz.
* warranty: 1 year


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