Sunday, March 18, 2012

LMT, nuLink and the nu Garmins

UPDATE: LM and LMT pages on GPS Tracklog:

It’s been a few days since a batch of nu Garmins were announced, and I finally have some details for you. Let’s start off with a quick look at some nu Garmin marketing jargon.

An abbreviated look at LMTs

Garmin has apparently dropped the LMU (lifetime maps updates) designation, in favor of LTs (lifetime traffic), LMs (lifetime maps) and LMTs (lifetime maps and traffic). Hopefully, this will avoid any confusion with TomTom’s TM units, which stands for lifetime traffic and maps (though I wonder how many people think it means trademark).

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Garmin nuvi 2200 and 2300 series announced

Garmin nuvi 2360LT

UPDATE: Read my hands on review of the Garmin nuvi 2350LMT. I also have resource pages up for the nuvi 2300LM, 2350, 2350LMT, 2350LT, 2360LT, 2360LMT and 2370LT.

Garmin announced two new budget series today, the nuvi 2200 and 2300 product lines. Both come equipped with multi-destination routing, as well as the trafficTrends (historical road speed database) and myTrends features recently introduced on the nuvi 3700 series. The 2200 series will will utilize a 3.5” touchscreen, while the 2300 series will have a 4.3” screen and allow users to “preview multiple routes.” Models with an LT designation will include lifetime traffic.

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