Garmin® debuts new top tier GPS navigator at CES

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the nüvi® 3500 series, the company’s newest flagship personal navigation devices (PNDs) and the company’s first GPS navigators that combine the ultra-thin form factor with a large, 5-inch capacitive glass display.Nuvi3590LMT_HR_041

The 3500 series is part of the Premium line of 2012 nüvis and includes the most premium features such as the Guidance 3 navigation engine, 3D Traffic and is made Live Ready through compatibility with Garmin’s newest Android™ application, Smartphone Link.

“The nüvi 3500 series rounds out Garmin’s 2012 line up of PNDs as the most full-featured, top tier navigators,” said Clive Taylor, Director Automotive Product Marketing “This series offers it all, from the thin and stylish form factor and large display to the most premium capabilities like 3D Traffic and access to Live Services via Garmin’s Smartphone Link app. What’s more, all of these features are included with the purchase of the device, so customers with Android phones and a corresponding data plan don’t have to worry about any additional costs, fees or subscriptions.”

Powered by Guidance 3: As the flagship nüvi series in the Premium range, these PNDs feature the Guidance 3 navigation engine. Providing a faster, more intuitive user interface to enhance the speed and accuracy of searches and routing. Lane assist with photoRealTM junction view realistically displays Nuvi 35xx 1road signs and junctions along the route with photographic detail to clearly mark the correct lane to be in for junctions and exits. Garmin’s exclusive junction view database includes nearly 65,000 junction views in Europe, 4 times more than in previous nüvi models. Guidance 3 also includes myTrends™, the ability for the nüvi to automatically remember frequent favourite route destinations and predict the destination without the user needing to activate a route.

3D Traffic for Life: To keep drivers moving instead of sitting in traffic wasting time and fuel, the nuvi 3590LMT offers subscription-free 3D Traffic for the lifetime of their product[1]. Garmin sat nav’s with 3D Traffic technology are designed to give the user a better all round view of the traffic situation. The new service compiles traffic information from the past, computes it with 80 million detailed traffic sources from the present, to confidently plan the best route around future traffic on the journey ahead.  

Smartphone1Live Ready with Smartphone Link: The nüvi 3590LMT is also ‘Live Ready’ – via Garmin Smartphone Link, an Android app that provides live services to the sat nav. Smartphone Link creates a seamless navigation experience between the nüvi and an Android smartphone allowing them to communicate and share data. Among other functionalities, the app lets nüvi users add live services such as 3D Live Traffic – providing real-time information to help users navigate in and around congestion, traffic camera images, safety camera updates including mobile speed traps crowd sourced by the Speedwatch community of users, weather, parking and fuel prices to their sat nav, utilizing the smartphone's mobile data plan[2].

The nüvi 3500 series includes the 3540LT with free lifetime traffic updates (Western Europe £279.99) and the Bluetooth® enabled nüvi 3590LMT with free lifetime map updates for the whole of Europe[3], voice-activated navigation, free lifetime traffic updates, and Smartphone Link support (£309.99).

The new nüvi 3500 series is expected to be available in March 2012. For more information about individual models, features and pricing, visit

The nüvi 3500 series is the latest solution from Garmin’s automotive business segment, the worldwide leading provider of portable navigation devices. From turn-by-turn navigation and fast and accurate search capability to traffic avoidance and lane guidance, Garmin’s user-friendly PND solutions have innovative features that provide time and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.

Since its inception in 1989, Garmin has delivered 91 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  

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 Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nüvi are registered trademarks, and photoReal and myTrends are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  

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[1] FREE lifetime traffic updates may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. Traffic content not available for all areas. See

2Live services are not available in all European countries, additional data charges may be applied by your carrier.  To learn more, go to

[3]FREE lifetime map updates entitle you to receive up to four map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter.