New Line of Garmin GPS Navigators to Give Directions Based on Landmarks
Garmin introduced its new line of Nuvi GPS navigators Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., according to CNET.
The main feature everyone is buzzing about is what Garmin calls “Garmin Real Directions.”
Instead of standard turn-by-turn directions, “Garmin Real Directions” gives directions in a more human way: by using landmarks to describe where to turn instead of simply giving approximate distances or street names. Essentially, it sounds like how a friend would give you directions.
One drawback is that landmarks can change. Garmin’s answer to that problem is to update the directions “seasonally,” according to the The New York Times.
The pricing for the 2013 Nuvi models hasn’t been announced yet but it has been reported that this new line of navigators will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2013.
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