Garmin Mobile 10 for smartphones - the new plug-and-play navigation solution for smartphones that delivers Garmin's voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions and much more using Bluetooth wireless technology. Garmin has provided smooth integration with major smartphone platforms to offer routing to contacts, POI dialing, SMS integration and more. Simply insert the Garmin Mobile XT data card into your smartphone, follow the on-screen prompts to install the application, pair to the GPS 10x, then navigate with ease. The included GPS 10x is a compact, high-sensitivity GPS receiver with Bluetooth wireless technology. It's perfect for using your phone as a navigator in your vehicle or for pedestrian use. The GPS 10x has a long-life, removable battery that will provide more than 20 hours of continuous use.
The Garmin Mobile XT software provides the same high-quality mapping and navigation features found on other Garmin automotive devices. Users can easily route to a specific street address or search millions of points of interest (POIs) - places like hotels, restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions, with one-touch dialing to call for more information. After selecting a destination, Garmin Mobile XT software automatically calculates the fastest or shortest route to the destination and provides voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions along the way, all while showing a 3D moving map on the phone's display. If a driver strays off course, Garmin Mobile XT will automatically calculate the quickest way to get back on track. Garmin Mobile XT also includes several power-user features such as saved routes, tracks, area or road avoidance, custom POIs and more. Map data for North America is provided by NAVTEQ - a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
Garmin Mobile customers will also have access to powerful Garmin Online Services such as dynamic traffic, fuel prices, hotel rates and weather information at no additional cost. The real-time traffic service from traffic.com identifies accidents, road construction, or other incidents affecting traffic, and routes users around the congestion. The fuel prices feature displays helpful fuel information such as the filling station's name, fuel price, type of fuel, and distance to the station (U.S. only). View current hotel rates, ratings and availability information from hotels.com. Real-time weather information lets users see weather conditions at their current location.
Garmin Mobile 10 for smartphones also includes PeerPoints a powerful short message service (SMS) feature that sends a user's position or information about a POI to any other phone via text messaging. Garmin Mobile XT will display received PeerPoints on the map and enable quick navigation to the location of POIs or other users. Map images can also be sent to other phones with multimedia messaging (MMS). (PeerPoints requires SMS or MMS service on the mobile phone.)