US: Garmin launches new connected PND with online store

Garmin has recently added a new PND to its offerings, the nuLink! 1695, with a large 5 inch touchscreen display.

Features include:

A comprehensive POI database with local search functionality via Google.

White page telephone listing feature to search for a person’s street address by their first and last name or phone number.

ecoRoutes to create routes that are optimized for using less fuel.

nuRoute historical route navigation

myTrends to predict destination without user needing to activate a route

Local event information and movie listing

Real time flight status

Bluetooth to allow driver to use it as a hands free system for calls

Preloaded maps of North America

It also offers access to the nuLink! Store so the user can buy additional optional premium services that offer information like real-time advanced weather with Nexrad radar and severe weather alerts, and premium safety camera alerts.

The device comes with a year of free nuLink! services after which the connected services will cost $5 per month.

The device will launch in the US in September for $449.99.

Source: Garmin.

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