Press Release Summary:
Equipped with built-in FM transmitter, nuvi 700 Series allows users to wirelessly transmit turn-by-turn directions and street names through vehicle's stereo. Models 760 and 770 include FM traffic receiver to avoid gridlock, as well as BluetoothÂ® wireless technology for hands-free calling when paired with compatible phones. All models have 4.3 in. sunlight-readable color touchscreen display. For security, Garmin Lock(TM) theft prevention system disables unit until 4-digit PIN is typed in.
Original Press Release:
Combining Latest Wireless Technology With Streamlined Design, Garmin® Introduces Next Generation of Popular nuvi Series
OLATHE, Kan., Aug. 30 /-- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the nuvi 750, nuvi 760 and the nuvi 770 -- blending the helpful features and functionality of higher-end nuvis with the fashionable form factor of the iconic 200 series.
"The 700 series allows users to truly enjoy the best of both worlds in personal navigation," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "Whether you're exploring an unfamiliar city or looking for a new restaurant in your neighborhood, this line of nuvis is the perfect combination of power and portability. And with the nuvi 760 and nuvi 770, you can locate a restaurant, find its number, call in reservations and then hide the nuvi away in a pocket or purse."
More than ever, the nuvi 700 series is there to help when drivers need it most, answering two of the most common questions: "Where am I?" and "Where's my car?" At any time, with a single tap of the screen, drivers can display their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas stations. And to help drivers find their car in an unfamiliar spot or crowded parking lot, the nuvis in the 700 series automatically mark the position in which they were last removed from the windshield mount.
Each nuvi in the 700 series has a built-in FM transmitter, allowing users to wirelessly transmit turn-by-turn directions and street names, MP3s and audio books through their vehicle's stereo, and the 760 and 770 offer Bluetooth(R) wireless technology for hands-free calling when paired with compatible phones. The 760 and 770 also feature Garmin's FM traffic receiver, helping drivers avoid gridlock and adjust routes accordingly. Available in dozens of major metropolitan areas, the traffic service includes a free three-month trial subscription. Each model in the 700 series displays speed limits for many interstates and highways.
Through Bluetooth compatibility and touchscreen technology, the nuvi 760 and nuvi 770 make reaching and enjoying a destination easier than ever. By simply tapping nuvi's screen, users can find and dial phone numbers (specifically supported phones can even access their history log of received, missed and dialed calls) or nuvi's points of interest database (hotels, restaurants, stores and more).
Like other widescreen nuvis, the 700 series boasts a bright, sunlight-readable 4.3-inch color touchscreen display (480x272 pixels). Evolving from the design of the popular 200 series, the nuvi 700 series incorporates a high-sensitivity internal GPS antenna that makes it thinner and easier to mount in a car. At startup, users are presented with Garmin's intuitive "Where To?" and "View Map" welcome screen, allowing for quick searches of addresses or nearly six million points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations, and more. Turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions guide drivers to their destination, announcing streets by name along the way. If they miss a turn, the nuvi automatically recalculates a route and gets them back on track.
The nuvi 750 and nuvi 760 come preloaded with highly detailed City Navigator NT road maps for the entire United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. In addition to those maps, the nuvi 770 provides detailed mapping of Europe.
The nuvi 750, nuvi 760 and nuvi 770 also feature extras such as a built-in picture viewer, calculator, currency converter, unit converter and world clock. Owners can also purchase invaluable Travel Guide(TM) and SaversGuide(R) databases to make their time on the road even more enjoyable and economical. For additional security, Garmin has included Garmin Lock(TM), an innovative patent pending theft prevention system that disables the unit from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location.
Garmin has also added the ability for customers to augment the preloaded maps with custom points of interest (POI's) from third parties such as school zones and safety cameras. The nuvi 770 comes preloaded with European speed camera information.
The nuvi 750, nuvi 760 and nuvi 770 are expected to be available in September 2007 at an MSRP of $599.99, $799.99 and $999.99, respectively.
Each version includes a vehicle suction cup mount, vehicle power cable, USB cable, dashboard disk and quick start manual. For more information, visit http://www.garmin.com/.
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 www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nuvi are registered trademarks, and Garmin Lock and Garmin Travel Guide are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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