Garmin revamps 2012 product lineup

Garmin has unveiled its new line of personal navigation devices, with three new categories and revamped navigation and traffic features.

The Essential tier will feature Garmin’s entry level devices in the nuvi 30/40/50 series. These devices will feature basic map navigation, 3D maps and a text-to-speech function, with indications that they could retail from $99(R719).

The Advanced tier will include the nuvi 2405 and nuvi 2505 devices that offer more features at a higher price point. Features include the newly launched Guidance 2.0 navigation engine which offers faster routing, faster destination searches and map based business listing among others.

The Prestige tier will feature Garmin’s premium lineup of devices which will ship with the company’s latest software and features. One of these is Guidance 3.0 which adds myTrends, a feature allowing the device to remember preferred route destinations and figure out where the drive is heading without the user needing to program the unit.

Devices are expected to hit international markets in October 2011.

Read the full story over at: PC Mag.

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