NAVIGON launches 2100 Max and 2120 Max GPS Devices
GPS navigation systems hasn’t exactly fallen to affordable levels to date, which is where Navigon sees an opportunity, releasing the Navigon 2100 max and Navigon 2120 max personal navigation devices (PNDs) in the US as well as the Great White North. In short, Navigon hopes to market these two devices as the sweet spot of GPS systems, offering top-of-the-line features without breaking the bank. Among the features include NAVIGON’s new DirectHelp which pinpoints a user’s location and provides instant links to nearby services such as hospitals, pharmacies and roadside assistance. More common features can be found after the jump.
- DirectHelp: provides instant access to directions and phone numbers of emergency services at the touch of a button. Finds the nearest hospital, police station, tow truck company or pharmacy, and indicates your exact location to help these services locate you.
- Reality View: exclusive and available only on NAVIGON devices, Reality View provides 3D, photo-realistic virtual reality views of complex interchanges, complete with road geometry and actual road sign text.
- Text-to-Speech: provides specific, clearly spoken driving directions and actual street names in a variety of languages.
- Lane Assistant: offers simple to view lane guidance to assist drivers in making the correct upcoming maneuver.
- Automatic Speed Warnings: indicates posted speed limit and notifies driver with visual and verbal warnings when speeding.
- Route Planning: allows users to plot a route with multiple waypoints – a feature found only on high-priced competitor devices.
Each purchase of the NAVIGON 2100 max will come with maps of the continental US, while the NAVIGON 2120 max will also throw in maps of Canada in addition to the US map. The former will retail for US$299 while the latter will set you back by CAD$329. What’s the price point where you won’t mind picking up a GPS device?