HANNOVER, Germany, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin
International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced
several new widescreen navigators -- the nuvi 600, nuvi 650, and nuvi
660FM. These navigators made their debut at CeBIT, Europe's premier
electronics trade show in Hannover, Germany, March 15-21, 2007 (Garmin
Booth: B29, Hall 11).
"The nuvi is an indispensable travel tool," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's
vice president of worldwide sales. "Whether you're navigating in a car or
you're using the nuvi's pedestrian mode and walking, the nuvi 600-series'
widescreen makes traveling from point A to point B straight-forward and
With its large, 4.3-inch (diagonal) touchscreen, the nuvi 650 offers
cost conscience consumers the benefits of a widescreen Personal Travel
Assistant(TM) without compromising the features that have made the nuvi
popular. This sleek device makes navigating to a destination easy thanks to
the simple to use interface and turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions.
In addition, the nuvi 650 offers innovative applications such as the
Garmin Travel Guide(TM), Garmin Language Guide(TM), and Garmin
SaversGuide(R). These optional guides are available on SD card and provide
helpful and thorough information: restaurant and hotel reviews and
recommendations, audible language translation into five different
languages, the first geo-coded "coupon book" that notifies users of nearby
discounts at restaurants, hotels, automotive repair, and more. The nuvi 650
does not include Bluetooth Wireless Technology, FM transmitter, or standard
real-time traffic info. Real-time traffic is available on the nuvi 650
through an optional traffic receiver.
The nuvi 650 is available with preloaded maps of either North America
or over 30 countries in Europe. Those in Europe seeking specific regional
map data should consider the nuvi 600, a regionalized version of the nuvi
650 that is only available in Europe. The nuvi 600's regional coverage
includes UK/Ireland, Nordics, France, Italy/Greece,
Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg, Spain/Portugal, Alps, and
Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Czech Republic. All map data is provided by
NAVTEQ(TM) -- a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
The nuvi 660FM brings the benefits of an integrated FM transmitter to
the European version of the nuvi 660. Available only in Europe, the nuvi
660FM's integrated FM transmitter makes it possible to broadcast voice
guidance, MP3, audio books and phone calls over the vehicle's existing
speakers*. The nuvi's entertainment audio is muted when navigation
instructions are given. Other industry leading features of the nuvi 660FM
include an integrated traffic receiver that makes it possible to avoid
traffic and road construction delays, and Bluetooth Wireless Technology
capability that allows hands-free mobile phone calls.
The nuvi 600, nuvi 650, and nuvi 660FM are expected to be available in
April. Additional information is available at http://www.Garmin.com.
*Use of FM transmitters is currently not permitted in certain European
countries due to specific radio frequency restrictions. You must check the
local regulations in the country in which you intend to use the FM
transmitter to ensure its use is permitted in that country.
About Garmin International, Inc.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN)
group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells
navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most
of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and
general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile,
outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated
in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the
United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
Garmin's virtual pressroom at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact
the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nuvi, are
registered trademarks, and Garmin Travel Guide and Garmin Language Guide
are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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