Feeds

Garmin walks out pedestrian-oriented satnavs

'Step left at the next corner'

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Garmin has veered off of the road to launch two satnav series targeted at pedestrians.

Garmin_pedestrian_satnav

Garmin's Nüvi 1200 and 1300: walk, not drive

The Nüvi 1200 and 1300 series – which together comprise eight models in all – are compatible with CityXplorer maps, which Garmin claimed offer “pedestrian navigation capability” for selected tourist destinations throughout North America and Europe.

The models also support a public transport mode that allows pedestrians to plan their route using the bus, tramway, metro and/or train network in the two continents.

“The personal navigation device is no longer just for the car – take it with you wherever you go,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s VP of Worldwide Sales.

Garmin has remembered that pedestrians don’t have the luxury of an in-car mount and so has claimed that all eight models have a thin-and-light form-factor that enables the satnavs to be easily carried in a pocket or purse.

All models do, of course, also provide standard road-centric navigation and have an eco-mode that suggests fuel-efficient driving routes.

All models in the Nüvi 1300 series boast a 4.3in touchscreen display, while the 1200 series’ models come with a smaller, 3.5in display. Free lifetime traffic alerts and lane assistance features are also available on some models, but all include a text-to-speech feature.

The price of each model mainly depends on the included maps, but prices range from $450 (£319/€359) for the Nüvi 1370T to $200 (£141/€159) for the Nüvi 1200. All models will be available during Q2. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
What's that STINK? Rosetta probe shoves nose under comet's tail
Rotten eggs, horse dung and almonds – yuck
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar
Movie special effects project spawns academic papers on gravitational lensing
Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box
Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export
LONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solved
Deinocheirus mirificus was a bit of a knuckle dragger
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.