Garmin® nüvi® 780 Puts Traffic, Stocks, News at Your Fingertips with MSN Direct
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
announced the nüvi
780 – the newest addition to the popular nüvi family and the
most powerful in its acclaimed 700 series. The nüvi 780 was announced in
preparation for the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and
will be on display at the Garmin booth (#35832 in South 4).
“The nüvi 780 brings vital information – through dynamic updates – to
recreational and business travelers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice
president of worldwide sales. “Whether you’re doing your daily commute,
on an extended business trip or relaxing on vacation, the nüvi 780 uses
the second generation of MSN Direct to provide the most important
details you need at a glance.”
Travelers can test the new features out for themselves at Avis Rent A
Car. Avis Where2, based on the nüvi 780, will be available for
rent with any Avis vehicle.
The enhanced dynamic content from the second generation of the MSN
Direct network, which is also included on Garmin’s newly announced nüvi
Traffic conditions: receive up-to-date traffic incident and
flow information for most metropolitan areas across North America, and
let nüvi select a route that avoids traffic accidents, road closures,
Fuel prices: receive gas price data from over 100,000 gas
stations across the nation. Drivers will always know where to get the
best prices – and save time and fuel by using their unit to navigate
directly to the station of their choice.
Weather reports: features current weather conditions (including
high/low/current temperatures, chances of precipitation, humidity,
pressure, wind, and weather alerts) as well as three day weather
Enhanced movie listings: search for movies by title or by
theater and receive show times, ‘star’ ratings, genre, actors, and
more – and get driving directions to the theater.
Local events: receive special notices on festivals, concerts,
and sporting events in your area, and navigate to them.
News and stocks: the latest news headlines and financial market
updates are always at your fingertips.
Send to GPS capability: plan trips and look up destinations
from the convenience of your computer, via Windows Live Local, and
then wirelessly send locations to your nüvi 780.
Three months of free MSN Direct service is included with the purchase of
the nüvi 780. Owners can re-subscribe for $49.95 a year, or a one-time
charge of $129.95. For more information on MSN Direct services and
coverage areas, visit http://garmin.msndirect.com.
The nüvi 700 series has been widely praised for being the first to
answer two common questions: “Where am I?” and “Where’s my car?” At any
time, with a single tap of the screen, drivers can display their exact
latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and
intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and gas
stations. And to help drivers find their car in an unfamiliar spot or
vast parking lot, the nüvis in the 700 series automatically mark the
position in which they were last removed from the mount.
The nüvi 780 comes preloaded with highly detailed City Navigator NT road
maps for the entire United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The nüvi 780
is also compatible with audible.com, a subscription based audio book
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq:GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets,
and sells navigation, communication and information devices and
applications — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a
leader in consumer and general aviation navigation and its products
serve the automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation
markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom
at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at
913-397-8200. Garmin and nüvi are registered trademarks, and Garmin Lock
and Garmin Travel Guide are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its
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