Garmin navigation system features Ralf Jurrien : January 31th 2013 - 13:40 CET
Garmin nuvi GPS navigation system features : Garmin Real Directions guide drivers in a natural and intuitive way. The new navigation system features use recognizable landmarks, buildings, traffic lights and stop signs to give directions. For example, the Garmin nuvi navigation system tells drivers to “turn right after the Starbucks” or “turn left at the traffic light.” This provides drivers confidence early on that they’re going the right way and lets them focus on the road instead of trying to read street signs. The GPS navigation system also makes it easier to remember a route. Garmin also improved the navigation voice: Garmin Real Voice is a new human voice that sounds better than before.
Garmin navigation system voice features
Garmin offers free lifetime traffic on selected nuvi navigation system models without any fees, subscriptions or ads, helping drivers to avoid delays. The 2013 Advanced and Prestige navigation system Series now make it even easier to assess the traffic situation and decide on whether an alternative route makes sense or not. Voice integration lets drivers know if there is traffic on the route, what the expected delay is and if there is a faster route. Garmin nuvi navigation system models of the Advanced and Prestige Series that include voice command allow drivers to select an alternative route by simply speaking a response. Garmin’s new traffic interface also depicts important traffic information next to the map view, including the expected delay as well as an animated graphic that indicates the traffic situation ahead in real-time.
Active Lane Guidance feature
The new Active Lane Guidance feature uses a combination of voice prompts and visual cues to prepare users to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. Utilizing the larger screens of the 2013 nuvi navigation systems, Active Lane Guidance displays an animated graphic next to the map view that uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed to make a turn.
Garmin HD Digital Traffic
Garmin’s most advanced traffic service, Garmin HD Digital Traffic, is included with the top of the line nuvi 3597 LMTHD and available through an accessory for nuvi units of the Advanced Series. Garmin HD Digital Traffic delivers updates as often as every 30 seconds over the HD Radio system. This navigation system feature provides traffic information for interstates and highways as well as detailed coverage of side streets and other secondary roads in major cities.
New Garmin nuvi GPS navigation system features
The new Garmin nuvi navigation systems feature an all-new design and larger screens that range from 4.3 to 7 inches, displaying more driving-related information at a glance. The new and refined interface keeps the driving map onscreen at all times and displays additional information in slide-in windows, such as points of interest along the route and real-time traffic. A new Up Ahead function provides easy access to points of interest nearby. Up Ahead appears alongside the driving map and constantly informs of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores. In addition to speed limit warnings, the new nuvi navigation system units now also provide school zone warnings.
Free navigation software updates
Garmin Express is a new and seamless way to keep nuvi GPS navigation systems up to date. Users simply download the free software to receive free lifetime navigation software updates. Garmin Express also provides an easy way to update maps, backup or transfer data and download content, such as free vehicles icons, voices and dashboards.
Garmin navigation system features & apps
The Garmin nuvi 3597 LMTHD navigation system and selected models of the Advanced Series are compatible with Garmin Smartphone Link, an Android app that provides live services to the PND. Among other functionalities, the smartphone app lets nuvi users add live services such as traffic camera images, weather and fuel prices to their navigation device, utilizing the smartphone's mobile data plan. Garmin nuvi use the Navteq Map, which has been meticulously developed over the last 30 years. The new Garmin nuvi GPS navigation system lineup is expected to be available in Q1 2013.