Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin nuvi 2013 line brings 7″ screens, Real Directions, active lane guidance & voice-activated traffic

Garmin nüvi Advanced Series Up Ahead

Garmin nüvi Advanced Series showing new slide-in Up Ahead feature

UPDATE: Read my hands on reviews of the Garmin nuvi 52LM, 2597LMT2797LMT and 3597LMTHD.

Garmin is announcing their 2013 nuvi series today, with new additions to their Essential, Advanced and Prestige series. New to the nuvi line is a high-end unit with a magnetic mount, a couple of  7″ models, interface changes and new features including Real Directions, active lane guidance, and voice-activated traffic. Read on for more details… read more

UPDATED: Entry-level Garmin nuvi 140T and 150T coming to the US?

Garmin nuvi 150TUPDATE: I’ve just been informed by Garmin that the 140T and 150T appeared on their US website by accident and that they “don’t have any plans to launch these units in the U.S.” 

Well this is interesting — the Garmin nuvi 140T and 150T have shown up on the company’s US website. Recently announced for Europe, the 140T and 150T have a built-in TMC traffic receiver and are not dependent upon one integrated into the power cable. read more

Garmin nuvi Essential series in stock

Garmin nuvi 30

UPDATE: Read my hands on review of the Garmin nuvi 40. I’ve also posted pages for the nuvi 40LM and nuvi 50LM.

Yes, that’s right; although they were just announced yesterday, the nuvi 30, 40 and 50 series are already available. Not only that, but it turns out that there are more models than we thought. GPS City has apparently beaten everyone to the punch – here’s what they have for you:

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Garmin nuvi Prestige, Advanced and Essential series announced

Garmin nuvi 2012 Jct View

UPDATE: The nuvi Essential series is already shipping.

UPDATE 2: Read my hands on review of the Garmin nuvi 40.

UPDATE 3: The Garmin nuvi Advanced series is now shipping.

UPDATE 4: Read my First Looks – Garmin nuvi Advanced series post.

UPDATE 5: Read my hands on Garmin nuvi 2495LMT review.

UPDATE 6: Read my hands on Garmin nuvi 2555LT review.

UPDATE 7: Read my hands on Garmin nuvi 3490LMT review.

UPDATE 8: Read my hands on review of the Garmin nuvi 3590LMT.

Can Garmin really introduce 15 new models and at the same time simplify the nuvi line? That’s what they appear to be trying to do. Taking a page from Navigon, their recent acquisition, Garmin is rolling out three new series, the Prestige, Advanced and Essential lines. And while we don’t have an estimated street date, they are referring to these as their 2012 line. UPDATE: The product pages are showing a fourth quarter availability date.

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