CES 2014: Garmin announces new automotive navigation devices

At the CES 2014, Garmin International announced new automotive navigation devices.

Garmin in a statement said new automotive navigation devices such as nüvi 2798LMT, the 2014 Essential Series and Head-up Display Plus (HUD+).

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The company said nüvi 2798LMT is the first nüvi with a wireless backup camera, the 2014 Essential Series boasts affordable nüvis with 5- and 6-inch displays, and Head-up Display Plus (HUD+) is a combination of Garmin’s popular head-up display with a new, free companion smartphone app.

First nüvi with Wireless Backup Camera

Drivers can spot vehicles, pedestrians and other obstructions as they back up their vehicle with the nüvi 2798LMT, a new navigator that combines a 7-inch display with a wireless backup camera.

Priced at $399.99, the wireless backup camera is rugged enough to withstand even the harshest of weather and can be mounted on the rear of the vehicle. If the camera is wired to the reverse lights for power, the navigator can automatically display the live camera feed every time the vehicle is shifted into reverse and back to navigation mode when shifted into a forward gear. A button press will toggle between camera and navigation modes if the camera is plugged into constant power.

2014 Essential Series: First nüvi Models with 6-Inch Displays

The 2014 Essential Series features 5-inch and 6-inch dual-orientation displays. The new series provides standalone navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions. The new navigators feature premium functionalities that were previously only available in the Advanced Series.

School Zone Warnings, a search field to find addresses and points of interest (POIs), and Up Ahead, a feature that shows a continuous stream of points of interest next to the map view, are part of the Essential devices.

The price of the nüvi 2014 Essential Series is ranging from $129.99 to $209.99.

HUD+ with New Companion Smartphone App

Priced at $179.99, HUD+ combines Garmin’s portable head-up display with a new, free companion smartphone app. HUD+ projects crisp and bright directions onto a transparent film on the windshield or an attached reflector lens.

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