Garmin Announces the Nuvi 265T, 265WT and 275T

Posted by at 9:26 am on August 27, 2008

Garmin today announced the next evolution of the popularnuvi 2×5 series, adding top-of-the-line features to their family of affordable navigators. The nuvi 265T, 265WT and 275T enhance upon their 2×5-series predecessors with Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling and provide free traffic alerts.

“Many customers want a simple-to-use, low-cost personal navigator, but find themselves in need of premium add-ons along the way,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “These devices add two of the most popular premium features – traffic alerts and hands-free calling – to an affordable, yet powerful navigator.”

These new navigators boast lifetime traffic alerts from NAVTEQ Traffic that allow drivers to steer clear of traffic accidents, road closures and construction. These devices come standard with a traffic receiver that will provide alerts in the coverage areas, and no subscription fee is required.

The Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, these nuvis make it possible for drivers to make and receive calls using the unit’s built-in microphone and speaker. For states which prohibit the use of handheld cell phones while driving, the Bluetooth hands-free option is ideal.

All nuvis in the 2×5 series include Garmin’s new HotFix feature which automatically calculates and stores critical satellite information for fast satellite reception. For the ultimate in awareness, these compact nuvis will also display the speed limit for major roadways.

The nuvi 265T and 265WT will be available with preloaded comprehensive coverage of North America. For transatlantic travel, the nuvi 275T comes standard with mapping for North America and Europe. These nuvis are available in vibrant 4.3″ or 3.5″ screens that display shaded digital elevation mapping. All models will announce street names in their voice prompts, advising drivers to “Turn right on Elm Street,” rather than “Turn right in 500 feet.”

Using Garmin’s unique Web site – Garmin Connect Photos – users can choose from millions of geo-located photos provided by Google’s Panoramio photo sharing community and download them to the nuvi, for a photo-rich navigation guide. With Garmin’s “Where Am I?” feature, nuvi is always aware of a driver’s surroundings. At any time, drivers can look up their exact location including nearest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersection.

All three units will be released in the 3rd Quarter of 2008.  Suggested Retail Price are  $299.99 for the  nuvi  265T,  $349.99 for the  nuvi  265WT and  $399.99 for the  nuvi 275T.

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