Garmin International has announced that nuMaps Guarantee is now available. This program allows a customer who purchases a new nuvi or zumo GPS device to update the unit map free of charge if both of the following conditions exist:
1. The customer registers the new unit here within 60 days of the unit's first use.
2. A newer map becomes available within 60 days after the unit has been activated.
The Garmin Mobile PC is a navigation package that turns laptops and ultra mobile PCs into powerful navigators. Garmin Mobile PC features the same easy-to-use "Where to?" and "View map" interface found on Garmin nuvi and StreetPilot portable navigation devices. With a few clicks, customers can quickly search and route to addresses or over six million points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations, and more. In addition, users can navigate to Outlook contacts stored on their PC or laptop.
Garmin Mobile PC is available in two configurations - a software only package and a bundle with software and Garmin's new GPS 20x sensor. The software only version is compatible with broadband modems, as well as internal or third-party GPS receivers that provide the industry standard NMEA GPS data via serial or Bluetooth connections. The bundled version includes the new GPS 20x, a high sensitivity GPS sensor with a USB connection. The GPS 20x has non-skid pads for dash mounting and is less than two inches in length.
Garmin Mobile PC offers much more than traditional trip planning. Users can use their laptop to receive turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to their destination, similar to Garmin's traditional portable navigation devices. If a turn is missed along the way, Garmin Mobile PC will automatically recalculate the route and get them back on track. Garmin Mobile PC also offers advanced route options which allow users to select specific roads for their trip, avoid geographic areas, and auto sort multiple destinations. Drivers who want to keep track of where they have been can turn on the trip log feature and see an electronic bread crumb trail that shows exactly where they traveled. In addition, a smart trip odometer automatically records trip data.
Garmin Mobile PC also provides free access to Garmin Online services. This real-time data service simplifies trip planning by providing live weather, flight status, hotel rates (U.S. only), fuel prices (U.S. only) and safety camera data (Europe only, with subscription). Garmin Mobile PC includes highly detailed City Navigator NT road maps for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The preloaded map data features over six million points of interest, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions. The map data is provided by NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
Product Features and Specifications
- Easy-to-use interface
- High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
- Includes City Navigator North America NT
- Offers a three-dimensional mapping perspective
- Turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance: text-to-speech feature prompts you to "Turn right on Main St" instead of "Turn right in 500 feet"
- Route planning with up to 50 saved routes: can automatically arrange destinations to minimize trip distance
- Automatic rerouting: recalculates your route when you stray from the original course
- Route to home: feature allows you to set a "home" point for quick navigation
- Navigate to Outlook contacts
- Access premium content using Garmin Online services such as weather forecasts, flight status, hotel and fuel prices
- Digital elevation maps show you shaded terrain contours at specific zoom levels
- Trip log provides an electronic breadcrumb trail of up to 10,000 points to view your travel history
- "Where Am I?" feature: find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates
- Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more
- With the POI loader program, users can set up proximity alerts for school zones, safety cameras, create custom POIs and more
- GPS 20x dimensions: 1.3"W x 1.7"H x 0.5"D, 3' cable length
- Weight: 1.0 ounce
- Works with tablet PCs and ultra-mobile PCs with or without touchscreens
- System requirements: Windows 2000 SP2, XP or Vista, 256 MB RAM, at least 800 x 600 display, 1.3 GB free disk space, USB port, DVD drive. Internet connection required for Garmin Online features. Includes USB device drivers