Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin news and image gallery from CES

Garmin is pretty tight-lipped about future plans and, as expected, I wasn't able to pry a lot out of them at CES. I did find out that the new third-generation MSN Direct services will be available on nuvi 2×5, 7×5 and 8×5 models (when equipped with an MSN receiver, of course). And it does sound like the nuvifone rollout will be at the GSMA Mobile World Congress next month.

While at the Garmin display, I snapped quite a few images, and though the quality may not be that great, we can garner some things about the units' interfaces from them.

Garmin zumo 660

First up, the zumo 660, where we see above that they have integrated the look of the nuvi 500 series interface to select the type of use. By touching the motorcycle icon at the top of the main menu, you can choose from motorcycle, automobile, pedestrian and scooter.Garmin Approach G2

Not being on the links, there wasn't a whole lot to see on the Approach G5, but I did grab the shot to the right.

Finally, I'll close with some pics of the forthcoming GPSMap 640, another flat form factor unit, albeit one that does double duty on the water and on the road. Announced back in October, the 640 is expected to hit marinas in the first quarter of 2009.

Garmin GPSMap 640
GPSMap 640
Garmin 640
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