August 22, 2006

New GPS: Garmin Nuvi 660 Leaked

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UPDATE: Garmin Nuvi 660 and 610 Officially Announced! also See our Review of the Garmin Nuvi 660


News of the forthcoming Garmin Nuvi 660 has leaked from the FCC website, and it appears that Garmin is ready to extend their line up of popular Nuvi models right before the holidays. The Garmin Nuvi 350 has really taken off for Garmin lately, and their recent introduction of the Garmin Nuvi 360 with Bluetooth handsfree is reportedly doing well. One can't blame them for extending the line with this Nuvi 660, but you have to wonder what the big news will be. The single biggest thing that I can see is an FM transmitter to help get all that audio from MP3's and audiobooks across to the stereo in your car, well that and the fact that it's coming up spec'd out as a wide screen. The other thing is the addition of the traffic receiver (GTM20 or 21), which like the one on the C550 (see our review) is integrated into the 12 volt adapter. Well according to an internet retailer, and some snooping on one of our reader's parts (Thanks Ken), we have some details on the spes of the Nuvi 660 after the jump. Its price is around $1,000 and will be available in Mid-September.

Garmin 010-00540-00 Nuvi 660 Travel Assistant

  • High sensitivity integrated GPS receiver (can you say SiRF star III?)
  • WAAS enabled with flip-up antenna
  • Built-in travel kit menu includes sample language guide, MP3 player with sample MP3s, audible book player with sample audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency & measurement converters & calculator
  • Handsfree Bluetooth wireless technology interface
  • Integrated microphone & speaker
  • Simply tap the screen to answer calls & speak directly into the unit's built-in microphone
  • Personalized phone book with phone call history log
  • 3D mapping perspective or 2D overhead view
  • Preloaded with highly detailed City Navigator NT maps containing detailed road maps throughout the entire United States, Canada & Puerto Rico
  • Features nearly 6 million points of interests including hotels, restaurants, stores, gas stations, ATMs & attractions
  • Map data provided by Navteq
  • 700 MBs of internal memory for storage of supplemental maps, MP3s & audio books SD memory card expansion slot
  • Text to speech unit
  • Audible & visual navigation instructions & warnings
  • Includes 12V power adapter cable & suction cup mount with external microphone jack
  • 4.3" WQVGA LCD screen 480 x 272 pixels
  • Bundled traffic receiver includes GTM 20 or GTM 21
  • Built-in FM transmitter
  • Pre-installed European safety camera database for speed tracking
  • Suction cup mount has an 18-pin connector for
  • Dim: 4.9"W x 2.9"H x .9"D
  • Weight: 5.8 oz

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    Posted by Scott Martin at August 22, 2006 8:49 AM
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