Garmin® nüvi® 1460 chosen as the best choice of GPS navigator by Digital life

garminsg / 09 Jun 2010

 

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Theresa Yeh

Garmin International Inc.

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 Singapore/Feb 25, 2010 - Garmin Corporation, a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation launched  nüvi 1460 and it is recently chosen by Digital Life as the best choice of GPS navigator.

 

Nüvi 1460 is featured with outstanding large icons and fonts: “Where To?” and “View Map” and menu that one can slide with fingers to scroll, making it even easier to use. Digital Life tested on 6 models available in the market on how easy is it to find a location by setting 12 different destinations, not only nüvi 1460 was the only that located all 12 locations, a search by postal codes can be found within a second. Laud and clear shootout streets by name, guides you to the proper lane for navigation. It is also the only device can estimate the time of arrival in addition to the time for the journey. Re-routing after a wrong turn takes less than 10 seconds and when the signals are weak in the tunnel, it only took under 6 to 10 seconds to pick up the satellite signals after coming out from the tunnel.

 

Moreover, the nüvi 1460 also has Bluetooth® Wireless Technology that makes it possible to receive and place phone calls from the nüvi. Simply tap the screen and make hands-free calls to your contacts and points of interest while staying focused on the road. And nüvi 1460 supports handwriting input in English, simplified and traditional Chinese, helping you make entry in multiple languages without transition between input modes.

 

This full-featured navigator nüvi 1460 comes preloaded with dual maps from Navteq and Malsingmaps ,and junction view with over 1500 images in Singapore and Malaysia. It gives driver clear guidance on the 5-inch touchscreen that details upcoming turns and specific driving directions, including road sign detail and arrows indicating the proper lane for navigation. Not just advanced features, Garmin will also offer free updates on junction view for users who have bought nüvis that support this function.

 

With nüvi 1460, you can plan up to 10 routes in advance, making your trip more efficient because the nüvi will automatically sort multiple destinations and calculate the most direct route. In addition, the nüvi will indicate speed limit on major roads and highlight your driving speed in excess of the speed limit. To help drivers adapt to better driving habits, nüvi 1460 also features ecoRoute™. Through ecoRoute™’s Fuel Report and Mileage Report, drivers can focus on their fuel conservation and find fuel-saving tips along the way.

 

 

Additional product information is available at www.garmin.com.sg.

 

 

 

About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  Garmin, Bluechart, City Navigator, Colorado, Foretrex and Oregon are registered trademarks and Dakota, is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

 

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