Press Release Summary:
Suited for those using Palm OS-based PDAs or smart phones with Bluetooth, GPS package includes navigation software with points of interest and GPS 10(TM) sensor. Que(TM) navigation software guides user from start to end points with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions. If driver misses turn, alternate route is automatically calculated. Package also includes wireless, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and transceiver with Bluetooth technology.
Original Press Release:
Garmin's® Bluetooth® GPS Sensor Takes Palm OS(TM) Users Door-to-Door
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3 / -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced a premium GPS navigation system for customers using Palm OS-based personal digital assistants (PDA) or smart phones with Bluetooth. This GPS package includes proven navigation software with feature-rich points of interest and Garmin's GPS 10(TM), a sensor that receives location data from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and transmits that information to mobile devices enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology. Garmin announced this Palm OS-based product at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (booth #35920).
"Palm OS-based products, such as the Treo 650, are renowned for their robust and feature-rich applications, and adding Garmin's GPS navigation expands this portfolio of applications," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of marketing. "The GPS 10 gives Palm customers with Bluetooth enabled devices a cost-effective way to integrate turn-by-turn GPS navigation with electronic devices they already own and are familiar with."
Thanks to Garmin's Que(TM) navigation software, Palm OS users may easily look up addresses, restaurants, hotels, and other services. In addition, users who have a Treo 650 phone may call ahead to their destination with the push of a button using the phone number listed in the point of interest database. After selecting a destination, users will travel from door-to-door with voice- prompted turn-by-turn directions. If a driver misses a turn, an alternate route will automatically be calculated so the user can quickly get back on course.
The GPS 10 software makes it possible for a Palm OS-based personal digital assistant (PDA) or smart phone to become a portable GPS navigation device. With a fully-integrated, wireless, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and transceiver with Bluetooth technology, the GPS 10 provides strong reception and data transmission up to 30-feet. The compact and waterproof device may be discreetly mounted inside or outside a vehicle. The GPS 10 has a rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 12-hours of use, and a 12-volt adapter for added flexibility.
The GPS 10 Deluxe package includes MapSource City Navigator North America mapping software, which offers nearly six million points of interest and detailed street-level mapping of the entire U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Map data is provided by NAVTEQ(TM) -- a world leader in premium-quality mapping. The GPS 10 Deluxe has an estimated retail price of $249.99.
The GPS 10 is one of the many products that Garmin announced at the 2006 CES in Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2006. Additional information about Garmin's other CES announcements may be found at www.garmin.com/ .
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. 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, Que and MapSource are registered trademarks, and GPS 10 and City Navigator are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Anticipated product availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not guaranteed.
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