Garmin has introduced the Nuvi 1200 and 1300 series of sat navs that join the team of ultra-thin and include some advanced functionalities. These new series of satellite navigators were introduced at the CeBit that took place between 3rd march and 8th march at Hannover Germany. It is an affordable GPS unit that includes many advanced functionalities.
These also offer pedestrian GPS mode. In this mode, the device makes use of CityXplorer maps. The CityXplorer maps, which can be easily downloaded into your nuvi, include many tourist destinations across Europe as well as North America.
Some of the premium features offered by these series of sat navs include free lifetime traffic alerts and lane assist functionality. The lane assist feature is one of the most important features in sat navs; it tells you about the correct lane that is to be followed on complicated intersection and turn. These GPS units also feature text-to-speech facility that reads out the names of the major roads and junctions as and when they appear on the screen. It also announces the names of upcoming lanes and roads. In short, it offers the excellent navigational options same as any other Nuvi device along with these advanced functionalities.
The Nuvi 1200 and 1300 series are designed for use in cars, they come with a pedestrian mode. It uses CityXplorer maps for this purpose, which allows an user to plan and use route that come with public transit facilities such as buses, trams, metro and rail system. As this is a thin and compact unit, it can easily be carried in the pocket or a purse. You can help you car run an extra mile by choosing to take the economical route, that allows you to save on fuel. You can also read through the ecoRoute’s Mileage and Fuel Report, which tells you about fuel conservation along with giving you fuel saving tips all through your journey.
All the models in the Nuvi 1200 series, come with a 3.5-inch touch screen display and is priced between $199.99 to $299.99. The Nuvi 1300 series on the other hand, comes with a wide 4.3-inch touch screen display and is priced between $249.99 to $449.99. Both the series come with Text-To-Speech functionality. Garmin has introduced these new ultra-thin series of sat navs in North America currently, it will probably hit the European markets later this year.