Garmin Launches Five New Ultra-Thin Satnavs

Garmin Launches Five New Ultra-Thin Satnavs
1390tTo hell with buying an iPhone app for your satnav needs – nothing beats a standalone unit, and these latest nüvi devices from Garmin look pretty tasty.

Dubbed the 1000 series, the new nüvi satnavs measure in at just 15.5mm thick, and all come loaded with the latest version of WhereIs mapping. There’s a range of features and prices, all of which are detailed below:

nüvi 1250 – $299
3.5” screen
Ultra-thin GPS (15.5mm)
Preloaded Australia & New Zealand maps
Text to speech
ecoRoute – for fuel efficient navigation
Traffic compatible (with optional traffic receiver)
Preloaded Safety cameras

nüvi 1260 – $349
3.5” screen
Ultra-thin GPS (15.5mm)
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Preloaded Australia & New Zealand maps
Text to speech
ecoRoute – for fuel efficient navigation
Traffic compatible (with optional traffic receiver)
Preloaded Safety cameras

nüvi 1350 – $399
4.3” widescreen
Ultra-thin GPS (15.5mm)
Lane assist
Preloaded Australia & New Zealand maps
Text to speech
ecoRoute – for fuel efficient navigation
Traffic compatible (with optional traffic receiver)
Preloaded Safety cameras

nüvi 1390 – $449
4.3” widescreen
Ultra-thin GPS (15.5mm)
Lane assist
Real View Advanced Lane Guidance
Preloaded Australia & New Zealand maps
Text to speech
Bluetooth hands-free calling
ecoRoute – for fuel efficient navigation
Traffic compatible (with optional traffic receiver)
Preloaded Safety cameras

nüvi 1390T – $549
4.3” widescreen
Ultra-thin GPS (15.5mm)
Lane assist
Real View Advanced Lane Guidance
Preloaded Australia & New Zealand maps
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Text to speech
ecoRoute – for fuel efficient navigation
Built-in traffic alerts
Preloaded Safety cameras

Other differentiating features include colour-coding the units to represent Bluetooth capabilities (if it’s black, you can call back; If it’s silver, there’s no Bluetooth inside and there are few words that rhyme with silver so get over it) and the ability to enter an address without knowing what suburb it’s in (thank the Gods!)

[Garmin]