March 8, 2006

New Garmin Nuvi 310 & Nuvi 360 with Bluetooth Hands free

UPDATE: The Garmin Nuvi 350 is being sold at unbelievably low prices right now as the Nuvi 360 is being launched. So, if you don't need the Bluetooth capabilities of the new Nuvi 360, check out the Garmin Nuvi 350 .


Garmin, today announced a new feature for its all-in-one Personal Travel Assistant. The nuvi 310 and Garmin Nuvi 360 will incorporate Bluetooth Wireless Technology, as well as a GPS navigator, MP3 player, audio book player, language translator, travel guide, currency converter, world travel clock, and much more. The nuvi 310 and 360 were announced at CeBIT, Europe’s premier electronics trade show in Hannover, Germany, from March 9-15, 2006. The nuvi's Bluetooth Wireless Technology capabilities and integrated microphone and speaker provide for hands-free mobile phone calls. This easy-to-use calling feature lets users dial phone numbers through nüvi’s touchscreen keypad. In addition, users may look-up and dial numbers from their personalized phone book or from the phone’s call history log that shows calls received, calls dialed and calls missed. If a user does not know the phone number of their destination, they can easily find and dial it from nuvi's points of interest database – such as hotels, restaurants, and gas stations and attractions.

“The nuvi is quickly becoming a ‘must-have’ among travelers because it combines numerous technologies and makes it possible to streamline the number of devices carried when traveling,” said Gary Kelley, vice president of marketing for Garmin International. “The integration of Bluetooth Wireless Technology with nüvi is yet another feature that sets it apart from other GPS units on today’s market.”

the Nuvi 310 and Nuvi 360 are all-in-one portable GPS navigator, traveler’s reference, and digital entertainment system. It provides three-dimensional automatic routing with turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions that speak street names* — making it easy to find your way anywhere. In addition, when combining nüvi with the optional FM RDS-TMC traffic receiver, a driver is notified of upcoming accidents, road construction, or other incidents. When traffic delays are looming, nuvi automatically suggests and calculates alternative routes.

After arriving at a destination, nuvi's optional Garmin Language Guide™ and Garmin Travel Guide™ helps travelers feel like a native. The Garmin Language Guide contains five bilingual dictionaries and a multilingual word bank and phrase bank that support nine languages and dialects. The Garmin Travel Guide for Europe features information from Marco Polo and allows users to call up thousand of restaurant tips and display explanatory text and image information about tourist sights. The Garmin Travel Guide for the U.S. will be available in the second quarter of 2006.

For added security, Garmin has developed a theft prevention system for nuvi 310 and nuvi 360. The Garmin Lock™ disables the nuvi from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location code. If the user does not know the PIN or secure location, the nüvi will be inoperative.

In Europe, customers can purchase one of nine regional map coverage areas (nuvi 310), or opt for full European mapping (nuvi 360). The North American version (nuvi 360) includes preloaded maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. All map data is provided by NAVTEQ™ – a world leader in premium-quality mapping.

Nuvi is expected to be available in June, and is sold with a suction cup mount and 12-volt adapter, AC power cable, PC/USB cable, owner’s manual and quick reference guide. The Garmin Travel Guide and Garmin Language Guide are sold separately. Additional information is available at www.garmin.com.

*Text-to-speech functionality is available only on the nuvi 360.

Features of Garmin Nuvi 360
* Receiver: high-sensitivity WAAS-capable GPS receiver by SiRF
* Display: 2.8” W x 2.1” H (3.5” diag.), 320 x 240 pixels; bright, TFT display, 64K colors, with white backlight and touch screen
* Unit dimensions: 3.87" W x 2.91" H x 0.87" D (98.3 mm x 73.9 mm x 22.1 mm)
* Weight: 5.1 ounces (144.6 grams)
* Battery: built-in lithium ion battery — between 4-8 hours of battery life depending on use
* Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
* Supports FM TMC traffic alerting
* Includes Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature
* Voice announces streets by name
* Preloaded maps for all of North America or Europe
* Fingertip touch-screen interface
* Look up addresses and points of interest
* Choose 2D or 3D map perspective
* Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams
* Built in Travel Kit includes MP3 player with sample MPs, audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator and more
* Add optional software such as Travel and Language Guides to personalize nüvi
* SD memory card expansion slot
* USB interface for loading data

Features of the Garmin Nuvi 310

* Receiver: high-sensitivity WAAS-capable GPS receiver by SiRF
* Display: 2.8” W x 2.1” H (3.5” diag.), 320 x 240 pixels; bright, TFT display, 64K colors, with white backlight and touch screen
* Unit dimensions: 3.87" W x 2.91" H x 0.87" D (98.3 mm x 73.9 mm x 22.1 mm)
* Weight: 5.1 ounces (144.6 grams)
* Battery: built-in lithium ion battery — between 4-8 hours of battery life depending on use
* Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
* Includes Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature
* Supports FM TMC traffic alerting
* Preloaded maps for one European region
* Fingertip touch-screen interface
* Look up addresses and points of interest
* Choose 2D or 3D map perspective
* Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams
* Built in Travel Kit includes MP3 player with sample MPs, audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator and more
* SD memory card expansion slot
* USB interface for loading data

the Nuvi 350 is one of the most popular GPS units rom garmin, I would imagine that eh Nuvi 310 and the Nuvi 360 will also be blockbuster hits.

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