09/04/2012, Megallan has announced a new 7-inch personal navigation device (PND) today, called “RoadMate 9250T-LMB.” It comes equipped with a number of new features which, Megallan promises, will significantly improve on-road safety. For instance, RoadMate packs a Megallan Wireless Back-Up Camera which provides the driver with a rear view when the vehicle is in reverse (nice!).
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] Today Garmin announced its newest flagship personal navigation devices – the Nuvi 3500 series. Featuring an ultra-thin form factor and a large 5″ display, the Nuvi 3500 series will have premium features such as the Guidance 3.0 engine, Digital 3D Traffic and compatibility with Smartphone Link. The navigation units will be available in a few models with different features: the 3590LMT which offers subscription-free Digital 3D Traffic (US […]
11/17/2011, Navigon 2.0, the navigation software for iOS devices, has been approved by Apple and is not available on the App Store. Navigon had been launched and demonstrated back in September 2011 at IFA (Berlin, Germany) and it features substantial improvements when compared to version 1.0. For instance, the user interface and the overall look and feel has been improved, and given that Navigon already had one of the best design, […]
11/12/2010, We got our hands on the new TomTom Go 2405 that launched earlier this month. The device comes with a capacitive displays, which is the standard in smartphones, but not so much in the GPS world. This is much nice to use for touch devices as the screen is more responsive. However, the really interesting features are in the software, namely: Continuous Routing and map crowd sourcing. Continous Routing is […]
11/09/2010, They say that what goes up must come down, so it is no surprise to read about global shipments of Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) peaking at around 42 million units in 2011, followed by a gradual decline thereafter. Even with growing shipments in emerging markets such as Brazil, China, India and Russia are unable to stem the tide of decline in Europe and North America, which goes to show just […]
05/25/2010, Magellan has announced the latest devices in its RoadMate series of GPS personal navigation devices which sport free lifetime live traffic updates. This service will allow drivers to see the upcoming traffic congestion and select an alternate route. New models introduced include the 2035 that sports a 4.3-inch touchscreen and contains maps of the contiguous United States and Puerto Rico; The 2036 offers Canadian maps, a built-in AAA Tourbook and […]
03/16/2010, Despite there being a good many vehicles in Japan that come with GPS devices built-in, there seems to be some momentum going for Personal Navigation Devices (PND) over there. Now Panasonic has released a few more models in the land of the rising run to include in its Strada line of navigation devices. The new models will be available in 7-inch and 5-inch QVGA sizes, and sport touchscreens. Features of […]
03/09/2010, We played with the Motonav N765 at Mobile World Congress (MWC), but we now have one in the office, as Motorola prepares to launch it in the U.S. For a quick overview of the functionalities, you can refer to our MWC post. right now, we want to share with you an unboxing photo gallery and a quick first impression of the physical aspect of the device along with a little […]
10/16/2009, Garmin is getting ready for the holiday season and has introduced the Nuvi 1450, which is a no-nonsense version of the Nuvi 1490T. How so? You get the same navigation experience, but you don’t have to pay for the Bluetooth and the live traffic features (that you probably don’t use anyway). Still, this GPS costs $500, which is still in the “high” range for a personal navigation device.
09/08/2009, APSI has released its latest personal navigation system device known as the C100, where it will be equipped with a GPS cradle alongside A/V connectivity while carrying the functionality of a slide-out touchscreen display portable media player. Physical controls are still there for in-car use which ought to be more user-friendly for drivers who do not want to fumble with on-screen buttons that provide no actual tactile feedback when pressed. […]
09/02/2009, Sanyo is back with yet another personal navigation device – the Gorilla Lite, also known as the NV-LB50DT for those who prefer to talk in terms of model numbers. This device comes with a 5″ touchscreen display featuring brilliant LED backlight for greater image clarity, where that also helps slim down the device to just 18.8mm thin while boasting an automatic screen rotation sensor that is able to tell whether […]
07/22/2009, The Navigon 8410 GPS is a 5″ personal navigation device (PND) that has a nice design, built with quality materials. The 5″ Touch display is big enough to see the map comfortably, but without becoming a clumsy device to install in a car. The Navigon 8410 comes with a voice recognition software called “Voice Interaction Pro” that is supposed to let you use voice commands. We wonder how effective this […]
06/04/2009, Mio used Computex as a launch platform for its new Moov V500 and V700 GPS devices that feature a digital TV Tuner (DVB-T) . “The development of digital TV is already very mature worldwide, but so far the market demands for mobile TV solutions have still to be fulfilled” says Mio’s CEO. We don’t know if there’s such a demand for mobile TV (ask phone makers), especially when the TV […]
05/07/2009, Garmin has just announced the release of two more personal navigation devices – the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t. Both models feature a 3″ touchscreen display for easy navigation, a 3.2-megapixel camera (it’d better come with geotagging capability then) to capture your photos of your favorite haunts, a 3-axis compass, 850MB of internal storage and USB connectivity, all crammed into one waterproof chassis. The 550 will come pre-loaded with a […]