Garmin® announces new 2012 range of nüvi® sat navs

Available Q1 2012

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the new 2012 range of nüvi sat navs 
featuring a new tiered series with ‘Essential, Advanced and Premium’ to meet the lifestyles and budgets of customers.

Also new to the 2012 line-up is advanced Guidance 2 and 3 navigation engines for a faster and more intuitive user experience including enhanced features that result in Garmin’s most capable navigators yet. 

“Whether you’re a student, a busy parent running the kids around town, or a road-warrior spending significant time in your car, the tiered structure of the new 2012 nüvi line makes it easy to pick the features and price point right for you” said Clive Taylor, Garmin’s EMEA Product Director, Automotive. “The ESSENTIAL, ADVANCED, and PREMIUM lines bring features and capabilities that do far more than just get you from A to B. They make everyday driving easier and provide time and fuel-saving benefits that only a dedicated navigation device can offer.”

 Full breakdown of the new 2012 range:


Nuvi30_HR_102 ESSENTIAL: The nüvi 30/40/50 series is the perfect starting point, providing GPS navigation at its simplest with accurate turn-by-turn directions and spoken street names. These entry-level sat navs are budget-friendly and easy to use, making them a great solution for first-time drivers, students away at University, or as an extra navigator for the other family car.


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ADVANCED: The nüvi 2405 and 2505 series offer sophisticated features at an affordable price, an ideal choice for the multi-tasking parent or the professional with a longer commute. The Advanced line comes with Guidance 2, a new navigation engine with a faster, more intuitive user experience that enhances the speed and accuracy of searches and routing up to 10x faster POI search and up to 2X faster routing.

Selected models even offer ‘call me angel’ a feature which allows you to give your nüvi a name, that when spoken provokes your nüvi to awaken ready for hands-free voice commands that really work.

With Guidance 2, complex junctions and exits are simplified using photoReal™ Junction View. Road signs and junctions along the route are realistically displayed with photographic detail to clearly mark the correct lanes to be in for junctions and exits. Garmin’s exclusive junction view database now includes 34,000 junction views in Europe,

Also part of Guidance 2 is 3D Traffic. A Garmin sat nav with 3D Traffic technology compiles historical traffic information (where traffic tends to be at certain times of the day), computes it with 80 million current traffic sources (from real-time data) to confidently predict future traffic.

The world’s most geographically extensive traffic information technology obtains 2 billion feeds per month from GPS probes on the road and also 80 million real-time sources around the world ensuring Garmin sat nav owners know where the traffic is and more importantly where to turn to avoid it.

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PREMIUM: The nüvi 3400 series, Garmin’s premium line of PNDs, features Guidance 3 and the award-winning design of the popular nüvi 3700 series – the benchmark for the future design of premium sat navs. At less than 9mm it’s the thinnest navigator in the world. The design features pinch-to-zoom touchscreen interaction and automatic dual-screen orientation. With the most robust features available on any device, this product series is perfect for people who want the best Garmin has to offer.

Guidance 3 is Garmin’s most innovative navigation engine and includes all of the features of Guidance 2 plus more. Guidance 3 includes photoReal Junction View technology and Garmin’s innovative Bird’s Eye junction view. This technology gives you an overhead perspective of the correct lanes to be in when approaching complex junctions which require multiple maneuvers.

Also on selected models is: Safe Texting* which allows you to hear and reply to texts without taking your eyes off the road; myTrends™ which automatically remembers favourite route destinations to predict where you are going and estimate a time of arrival; 3D terrain & buildings for a real view of the road ahead.

The new 2012 nüvi product line is expected to be available in the UK in Q1 2012. For more information about individual models, features and pricing, visit Model availability may vary between countries.

Since its inception in 1989, Garmin has delivered 88 million GPS enabled devices – far more than any other navigation provider. Garmin’s market breadth in the GPS industry is second to none, having developed innovative products and established a leadership position in each of the markets it serves, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation, tracking, and wireless applications. Learn more about Garmin’s products at or at  

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