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Garmin Streetpilot C550 Satellite Navigator

The Garmin Streetpilot C550 Car Sat Nav is another offering from Garmin, the GPS Navigation systems expert. This automotive GPS system has a twelve channel receiver, with a built-in aerial antenna, Bluetooth for hands-free calling, custom POIs (points of interest), 2D/3D maps, MP3 digital player, dual built-in speakers, and built-in microphone. It is provided with maps of North America and Europe. It is compatible with MapSource City Navigator, MapSource City Select, and MapSource MetroGuide GPS software. It is preloaded with Garmin City Navigator North America NT and MapSource City Navigator Europe software.
Garmin Streetpilot C550 Satellite Navigator

You can load in up to 500 Waypoints by name. The navigator can chart out the maximum speed, average speed, trip distance, quickest route, and shortest route while taking into account the traffic jams, toll roads, and one-way routes. The wireless Bluetooth technology makes it extremely easy to install and use because of the hands-free calling capabilities. The 12 channel receiver ensures that the signals are clear enough even near built-up and dense areas. 2.8 x 2.1-inches (WxH) LCD color touch-screen is anti-glare. The Text-to-speech functionality ensures that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road at all. Easy navigable menus, automatic and quick recalculation, turn-by-turn directions, a comprehensive Points of Interest database, and continuous traffic information from the Total Traffic Network which takes into account the traffic, accidents, road blocks makes the ride with the C550 very effortless. Acquisition times are 38 seconds and 1 second respectively for cold and hot times and update rate is 1/second.

The Garmin Streetpilot C550 Portable Sat Nav comes with an anti-theft lock and MP3 playback. MP3 files can be stored on the C550’s memory or in the SD card. Additional maps can be loaded onto the device through the SD card. An additional feature is the ability to pair with a mobile phone and even dial to any number in the POI. When there is an incoming call or a voice prompt, the music is automatically muted. Battery run time is 8 hours.

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