Garmin introduces Android-based 'Garminfone' and 'nuvi 3700 Series' GPS navigators

By Abhinav Lal | Published on 21 Apr 2010
Garmin introduces Android-based 'Garminfone' and 'nuvi 3700 Series' GPS navigators

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Garminfone

Garminfone

Believed to be identical to the Garmin nuvifone A50 unveiled at CES 2010, the Garminfone will be launched with T-Mobile as a 3G device this spring (US), and has social networking features along with Garmin’s proprietary navigation technologies. It is apparently the first Android-based Garmin device.

Known specifications:
Screen: 3.5-inch 480x320 HVGA capacitive touch display with auto day and night modes
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Talk time: up to five hours; Standby time: up to 10.4 days
Software: View, YouTube™, multi-touch WebKit browser, Google Search™ by voice, Google Maps Street, Google Talk™, Garmin Voice Studio, and access to Android Market
Camera: 3 MP with autofocus and digital zoom
Music player: Supports MP3, AAC, AAC , eAAC , WMA, MPEG4, WAV and MIDI
Connectivity: Stereo Bluetooth 2.1/A2DP, WiFi (802.11 b/g), Built-in mini USB
3G Network: Dual-band 3G UMTS/HSPA world phone (Bands I& IV)
2G Network: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE world phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Storage: 4GB internal storage plus MicroSD expansion slot supporting optional removable memory up to 32 GB
Misc: GPS, accelerometer
OS: Android 1.6 (not confirmed)

Other key features include:
Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions with automatic re-routing for walking, driving or public transit
Lane guidance, junction view, speed indicators and expected time of arrival
North America maps
Multiple positioning technologies (GPS, A-GPS)
Pre-installed travel applications include dynamic, real-time traffic, weather and localized information, including nearby gas prices, restaurants, movie times and more
Premium services including flight status, local search and more
Easy access to personal and corporate e-mail, including support for Microsoft Exchange, AOL®, Windows Live Mail, Gmail™ and most other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services
Charging dashboard and window mount included

Nuvi 3700 Series

Garmin nuvi 3700 Series GPS Navigators

Garmin’s new range of GPS navigators are available in three models, 3790T, 3760T, and 3750, all of which have 4.3-inch 800x480 WVGA TFT capacitive multi-touch screens, and come pre-loaded with a whole bunch of excellent Garmin navigation features, such as ecoRoute (finds the most fuel-efficient path to your destination), enhanced pedestrian mode with cityXplorer content, nuRoute with trafficTrends and myTrends, and more. The nuvi 3700 Series has also won many awards for its super thin (9mm) and elegant design, including the prestigious Product Design Award at Red Dot Design Awards.

The 3790T is the flagship of the series, and sports such top-end features as 3D terrain and 3D buildings, wake-up phrase for voice-activated navigation, and more. It shares free lifetime traffic alerts service with the 3760T device.

Other new features in the Garmin 3700 Series are:
Clearer voice prompts with secondary speaker located on the powered suction cup mount (included)
Customizable wallpaper
Lane Assist with junction view
Speed limit indicator
Patented auto time zone
Garmin Locate
On-screen QWERTY of ABC keyboard
Garmin Lock
Garmin Connect, associating photos with saved locations
"Where Am I?" feature, lets you find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, address, and coordinates with the click of a button.
Accelerometer
Gesture-based multi-touch
Mac (OS X 10.4 or higher) and PC (XP or newer) compatibility
Charging dashboard and window mount included

The pricing is $349, $399, and $449 for the 3750, 3760T, and 3790T respectively.

Check out a video of the nuvi 3700 Series below:

 

 

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