Garmin Unveils Entry-Level GPS Devices
Garmin International introduced a new entry-level line of GPS units, including a widescreen version, at the CeBIT consumer electronics show in Hannover, Germany. The products are expected to hit the street next month.
The nuvi 200 (MSRP $399), 250 ($499) and 270 ($599), as well as the widescreen nuvi 650 (price TBD), are aimed at the budget-conscience consumer and are designed to work “out of the box,” Garmin said. Based on a new slim design, the 200 series incorporates many of the same features as the company’s premium models, the company said.
The 200 series includes an internal GPS antenna, an intuitive “where to?” and “view map” welcome screen for the quick location of a specific street address, establishment name, or destination category. Turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions guide the user.