Now more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to conserve both money and fuel. ecoRoute is free software included with a software update for your compatible nüvi® that helps you find more fuel efficient routes and helps you track your fuel usage.
With ecoRoute, you will have a “less fuel” option as a routing preference. When selected, nüvi will determine if more fuel efficient routes exist based upon road speed data and vehicle acceleration data for a given route.
ecoRoute’s Fuel Report tracks fuel usage over time, and Mileage Report monitors mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis.
Mileage Report also makes it easy for business travelers to keep track of distance traveled for company reimbursements.
You can also customize your nüvi by entering your car’s fuel economy and the current price of gas.
Fifth Gear’s Tim Shaw tested the latest in satellite navigation technology, Garmin ecoRoute and claimed he could save £20 per week on a regular journey. View the video here >
ecoRoute is currently compatible with the following nüvi series sat navs:
(In an independent test carried out by Fifth Gear an EcoRoute journey saved over £4 on fuel compared to the same journey using the ‘fastest route’ option, a possible saving of £20 per week. Fifth Gear review while driving a Volkswagen Passat R36, 20/07/09)