Medion’s new off-road GPS navigation systems

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Medion’s new off-road GPS navigation systems



After their exclusive agreement with the National Geographic Institute (IGN) to use the ‘IGN Evadeo’ trademark, German brand Medion introduced its first GPS Evadeo intended for off-roading as well as for use on motorcycles.


Medion has introduced 3 new GPS navigation systems: the Evadeo M3220, M3320 and M3320a Premium. They all have a 3.5″ touch screen with 240x320 pixels resolution (QVGA).


The new Medion Evadeo GPS navigation systems are IPX7 standard meaning they can be submerged up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes - not that you are going to test this….


They all have a 1800mAh battery, 2GB of internal memory and a MicroSD card slot. There’s also bluetooth but it’s not for taking calls on your phone, it is only for a headset for the voice guidance.


The M3320 and Premium M3320a also incorporate an accelerometer, a compass, an altimeter and a barometer. Unlike previous Evadeo series which had a program used for both car navigation and off road navigation, Medion now has chosen a different approach. For car navigation, it will be the GoPal software. For off-road navigation, Medion software retains the excellent road TwoNav Editor CompeGPS. This software was already present in previous Evadeo and is also found in the GPS off-road TwoNav Adventura.


The M3220 comes with the road map of France, while the M3320 and M3320a Premium come with the road map of 23 countries in Europe; all supplied by Navteq.


Terrain maps are of course provided by IGN. All of the three new GPS navigation systems come with GPS mapping at 1/100,000th of the whole of metropolitan France, integrating GR (Trails) and the contour. It can therefore be used free of charge in any field.


These GPS Medion Evadeo M3220, M3320 and M3320a Premium should be available from mid-May at no extra charge of 279 €, 329 € and 349 €…

garminfone

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garminfone



T-Mobile just announced their latest Android powered handset from Garmin-Asus called garminfone. It is pretty much the U.S. version of nuvifone A50. Here is everything you need to know in one place:



  • possibly the best navigation experience on a smartphone

  • coming out Spring 2010 exclusive from T-Mobile

  • runs Android 1.6 with Breeze UI

  • 3.5″ 320 x 480, TFT capacitive HVGA touchscreen

  • 1150mAh Lithium Ion battery

  • Qualcomm MSM7227 processor

  • HSPA 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0

  • 3MP autofocus camera with digital zoom

  • comes with maps of North America, 6 million POIs

  • 4GB memory, microSD card slot up to 32GB

  • supports Microsoft Exchange e-mail

  • geotag photos, remember where you parked, navigate back to photo location

  • real time traffic, weather, local events, movies, gas prices

  • garmin voice studio to allow recording of custom voice directions

  • WebKit, 528.5+ browser





(Via NaviGadget.)

garmin nuvi 3750

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garmin nuvi 3750



Garmin Nuvi 3750 is the entry level to the new brand new Garmin Nuvi 3700 series. It has the same form factor as nuvi 3760T and nuvi 3790T. Other than the amazing 9mm super slim body, 4.3″ touch screen with the ability to pinch zoom, there’s not much to see here except the $350 price tag.


You can go ahead and compare all the 3700 models and you’ll see nuvi 3750 is lacking voice command input, 3D building view, bluetooth, and even the FM traffic receiver.


However it can still do text-to-speech, lane assistance, and even some traffic information based on historical traffic data:


trafficTrends, your nüvi 3750 automatically learns daytime trends for traffic flow to improve your routes and better predict your estimated time of arrival based on time of day and day of week. And you get free trafficTrends™ updates every time you connect your device to myGarmin.


myTrends, when you save your regular destinations in your ‘Favorites,’ your nüvi 3750 will, over time, begin to figure out where you’re going even without your telling it! It provides time of arrival and relevant traffic information. So whether you’re driving to and from work or a regularly scheduled weekly event, your nüvi 3750 will help you get there on time.




(Via NaviGadget.)

new Navman 575, Navman 475, and Navman 470

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new Navman 575, Navman 475, and Navman 470



Mio and Navman just announced three new GPS navigation systems for the European markets. They’re the Navman 575, Navman 475, and Navman 470. What’s interesting with these new models is that TomTom licensed their IQ Routes technology to Mio for these three sat nav devices, and Mio put their own LearnMe feature on top of that which learns to use the roads that you like.


At the hardware level Navman 470 and 475 look quite similar, offering 4.3″ screens, and the Navman 575 one ups them with a 4.7″ touch screen.


A few of the other features include:



  • One year free real time traffic and safety camera information

  • SiRFStar InstantFix

  • Google Send-to-GPS


It looks like Navman 470 will be offered at a price you can’t refuse: Only £99 with Western European maps included. Navman 575 on the other hand will reach in your pocket for £149.99 when it launches in May.




(Via NaviGadget.)

garmin nuvi 3760T

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garmin nuvi 3760T



Garmin also just announced nuvi 3760T today. Different from nuvi 3790T, Garmin Nuvi 3760T does not accept voice commands and does not render buildings in 3D. Giving up these two features saves you about $50 and brings the price down to $400.


However the rest of the specs are still pretty impressive. You’ve got the 4.3″ full glass capacitive multi-touch screen with 800x480 resolution. Traffic updates for the lifetime of the product, 9mm body, bluetooth connectivity, powered windshield mount with the extra speaker, and bunch of other features you can expect from any decent GPS navigation system out there such as text-to-speech, lane guidance, traffic prediction based on historical data, and a lot more.


Brought to you by your GPS navigation site NaviGadget.

garmin nuvi 3760T



garmin nuvi 3790T

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garmin nuvi 3790T



Garmin Nuvi 3790T is one of the latest additions to Garmin’s Nuvi lineup. Nuvi 3790T is the highest end of the three that just got announced (other two are nuvi 3760T, and nuvi 3750) today. Priced at $450 nuvi 3790T accepts voice commands, offers 3D building views, has bluetooth wireless, and gets updated traffic information for the lifetime of the product.


Some of the other features that are common throughout this new 3700 series are the full glass high resolution 4.3″ multitouch screen, ability to operate in both portrait and landscape modes, super slim 9mm body, and the windshield mount that now carries an extra speaker for even clearer voice guidance.


Here’s the ‘making of’ the new super slim 3700 nuvis.



Mio unveils new Navman GPS navigation systems for Europe

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Mio unveils new Navman GPS navigation systems for Europe

Mio unveils new Navman GPS navigation systems for Europe


Folks living in Europe will be able to get their hands on a trio of new Navman GPS navigation systems - namely the Navman 575, Navman 475 and Navman 470. All three will rely on TomTom's licensed their IQ Routes technology, alongside Mio's own LearnMe feature that lets the device pick up which are your favorite routes. The Navman 470 and 475 are pretty similar hardware-wise, coming with a 4.3? display while the Navman 575 has a more generous 4.7? touchscreen display. Other features comprise of a one year free real time traffic and safety camera information, SiRFStar InstantFix and Google Send-to-GPS. You can expect to fork out £99 for the Navman 470, albeit it comes with Western European maps only this May. As for the Navman 575, it will retail for £149.99 a pop.




(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Garmin G3X

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Garmin G3X


Garmin just announced that they would include Synthetic Vision in their G3X. We’re not really sure what the heck Synthetic Vision does or what this G3X glass cockpit is capable of but it really sets Garmin apart from other names like TomTom, Mio, etc.


Aviation products has been a part of Garmin’s lineup since the 90’s and brings in a good chunk of their income. And do not forget their marine GPS units as well. In addition they have a really wide range of road GPS navigation units, offer one of the best solutions for athletes (even golfers), great handhelds for those who like outdoors, and, and, there’s that nuvifone.


We always give them a hard time for being kind of expensive with their nuvi’s or zumo’s but it is not easy being a company that offers products that cost between $100 to $10000.


Keep up the good work guys. I hope you sell a lot of these G3X things.


QStarz SR-Q2100

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QStarz SR-Q2100



QStarz keep coming out with really decent and functional handheld GPS devices. One of these is the QStarz SR-Q2100.


They say this is a ‘10-in-1″ product and list the following:



  • Track Logger

  • Cycle Computer

  • Location Finder

  • Digital Compass

  • Route Guider

  • IPX-7 waterproof

  • E-Temperature

  • QPlanner software for route pre-planning

  • QSports software for health management

  • QTravel software for travel logging and geotagging


We don’t really think all of these items count as a separate feature but nonetheless this is a multifunctional device. Even just the cycle computer along with route planner is quite impressive. But of course there’s more. Such as the electronic compass, location finder, or the E-Temperature feature. Don’t ask us how that works, for we have no idea.


Here are some more detailed hardware features for the QStarz SR-2100:



  • Large LCD display with backlight support : 38 x 32mm 1.8’ for instant GPS information

  • Multi-function handheld GPS with Bike mode / Waypoint mode / Route mode

  • Sport GPS mode can display info as Odometer/Distance/Current Speed/Max Speed/Average Speed/Azimuth/Temperature/Calories/8-directional compass/Total Time/Current time.

  • Location Back mode can mark 4 waypoints (A/B/C/D point) - the estimate straight line distance measuring of the location back points

  • Route Plan mode can support 1 route with 99 turn points, which can advise remaining distance/direction/time to target point

  • Support pre-loading 4 Location Back points and pre-planning 99 turn points of route

  • Track Log up to 42,496 waypoints

  • Smart power saving and support 25 hours usage (22hrs with backlight)

  • Adopts latest GPS chipset with high sensitivity -159dBm

  • Excellent performance - Cold/Warm/Hot start time: 42/38/1 sec. (average)

  • Time zone and distance/speed unit adjustable

  • Waterproof design with IPX-7 class

  • Download data via mini USB interface

  • WAAS and EGNOS support


SR-Q2100 is already available at the price of USD $139 or EURO €129




(Via NaviGadget.)

Mio iPhone/iPod touch car kit is identical to Magellan’s

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Mio iPhone/iPod touch car kit is identical to Magellan’s



We just came across this French site that claims they’ll exclusively be offering the Mio iPhone/iPod Touch car kit which looks identical to Magellan’s car kit which we actually reviewed a short while ago. We won’t be surprised if this is actually the case - since MiTAC Mio bought off Magellan couple of years ago and apparently the Euro version of this GPS embedded car kit will be under Mio brand name.


The source says Mio will soon announce its Car Kit for iPhone which integrates its own GPS chip to get a better GPS reception for more accurate navigation then iPhone 3G alone. The Car Kit will obviously compatible with the iPod to the extent that it integrates its own GPS chip and a powerful speaker for voice guidance and may be in portrait or landscape position. The assembly will be possible either on the windshield or directly on the dashboard.


The price normally will be around 100 € to compete with TomTom Car Kit.


However there will be no navigation software for iPhone and iPod Touch provided by Mio Car Kit.


The launch is scheduled for mid May 2010.




(Via NaviGadget.)