Panasonic Launches Its First Portable GPS
After launching their first in-car navigation device in May, Panasonic announced Tuesday the release of their first portable foray into the GPS market. The Pansonic Strada CN-GP50U features a 5-inch touch panel display and SD memory card port.
This marks the stateside debut of the device, which is already available in Japan. It features voice command and an electronic compass dubbed GPS Assist which takes over when a tunnel or other obstruction interferes with GPS reception.
The device comes pre-loaded with 1.8 million searchable and categorized points of interest, from ATMs to historic landmarks, as well as NAVTEQ mapping software with data for the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. It also comes with photo viewer and Bluetooth capability and will even tell you if you’re going over the speed limit.