Schaffhausen, Switzerland - April 23, 2015/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced nüviCam, the first sat nav to feature a built-in dash cam and advanced alerts to enhance driver awareness on the road. Thanks to the integrated dash cam that continuously records and automatically saves files on impact, the nüviCam offers the protection of having an eyewitness that records exactly where and when events occurred1.
One of the most comprehensive sat navs to ever hit the roads, the nüviCam offers the latest in premium driver-assist features typically found only in luxury vehicles. For example, Forward Collision Warning2 alerts drivers if they’re driving too close to the car ahead; Lane Departure Warning2 alerts will appear and sound if the driver drifts off the road or into oncoming traffic; and Garmin Real Vision™ takes the guess work out of deciphering hard-to-see house numbers by displaying the camera view along with a bright arrow to direct drivers where to go when approaching select destinations.
“The nüviCam goes beyond helping drivers get from Point A to Point B,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of worldwide sales. “The intuitive driver-assist features not only lessen the stress of getting you to your destination, but the nüviCam also provides peace of mind in knowing that your commute is being recorded and can be referenced should you need it.”
The nüviCam features a 6-inch pinch-to-zoom glass display with a high-definition dash cam built in to the back of the device. When powered on, the integrated dash cam continuously records on the included microSD card, and if an incident occurs, the device’s Incident Detection will automatically save files on impact. GPS records exactly where and when events occur, and drivers can play back the video on the device or from a computer using garmin.com/dashcamplayer. There’s also a Snapshot feature on the nüviCam that allows drivers to capture still images in or outside of the vehicle if desired. The included magnetic mount enables the device to be easily and quickly secured or removed from the vehicle.
Other navigation features offered with safety and convenience in mind include voice-activated navigation that allows drivers to speak commands to the device while their hands stay safely on the wheel, and Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling(requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone sold separately). Smartphone Link, a free mobile app that connects nüviCam with a compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone, can also provide real-time data services3, such as the next generation Garmin LIVE Traffic or safety cameras to the navigator. Drivers can even pair the nüviCam with the Garmin BC™ 30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately) to see what’s behind their vehicle when they reverse.
To make sure drivers never miss a turn, the nüviCam utilizes Active Lane Guidance, which uses a combination of voice prompts and visual cues to prepare users to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. “Up Ahead” appears alongside the driving map and constantly informs of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations and rest areas, and spoken Garmin Real Directions™ guides drivers like a friend would, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. Additional features included are speed limit warnings, school zone warnings, PhotoReal Junction View, Bird’s Eye Junction View, and preloaded Foursquare® data that adds millions of new and popular points of interest like restaurants, shops and more.
The nüviCam comes preloaded with detailed maps of Europe and free lifetime map5 updates are included to ensure the most up-to-date maps, points of interest and navigation information is available. This sat-nav also features Garmin Digital Traffic via DAB and Garmin Live Traffic via SmartphoneLink6, the best and fastest traffic solution available from Garmin, for the useful life of the device.
With nüvicam, Garmin is also pleased to present its next generation of Garmin LIVETraffic via SmartphoneLink using TPEG4 technology and the most accurate Location Referencing methods, going beyond the boundaries of TMC. This new generation of Garmin technology, with improved coverage, takes traffic on smaller and secondary roads into account, enabling better routing with clever detours to save time and fuel. Garmin Traffic combines data from multiple global and regional partners, amounting to more than 70 billion data probe points per month from drivers and data sources in more than 40 countries all over the world. With traffic information accurate within 10m, and updating every 60 seconds, drivers have crucial real-time data to help them make informed decisions. Available in May 2015 via software update on nüvi 2xx9 series and on nüviCam for SmartphoneLink customers using an Android or iOS smartphone.
The Garmin nüviCam is expected to be available in May of 2015. For more information, visit www.garmin.com/nuvi.
The nüviCam is the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
1Notice: In some jurisdictions it could be considered an invasion of privacy rights to take or publicly display photographs or videos of people or their vehicles using this product. It is your responsibility to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy in your jurisdiction.
2Certain conditions may impair the warning function. Visit www.Garmin.com/warnings for details.
3User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. Subscription may be required.
4TPEG is the next generation traffic protocol, the new traffic standard and has the highest specifications for the transmission of advanced worldwide traffic information. A technology that provides the best platform for today and can expand to tomorrow’s developments.
5Lifetime maps entitle you to receive map updates when and as such updates are made available by Garmin during the useful life of 1 compatible Garmin product or as long as Garmin receives map data from a third party supplier, whichever is shorter. For the meaning of a product’s “useful life” and for other important terms and conditions, please see http://www.garmin.com/LM.
6Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available in all areas.
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