Navman has launched another portable navigation device, the Navman iCN 650; this one has a 2GB internal harddrive, I would guess microdrive; and comes pre-loaded with maps of the entire U.S. and Canada. The iCN 650 will run on SmartST Version 3 software and will have a 3D map display option that enhances the visual navigation experience on the high-resolution (320×240), TFT LCD (3.8-inch display). All this comes packed in a temperature resistant magnesium case, for about $1200 USD.
See press release below.
Navman Launches new iCN 650 Portable Navigation Device with Internal Hard Drive and Preloaded Map Data
Navigation Leader Makes Getting Where You Want To Go Easier Than Ever
Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning systems (GPS), communication and marine products, announced today the expansion of its award-winning iCN product line. Designed for the consumer electronics and automotive personal navigation markets, the iCN 650 is an impressive navigation device with a superior mix of technology. Equipped with an internal hard drive preloaded with maps of the entire U.S. and Canada, a high-precision GPS antenna, an ultra-fast processor and the brightest daylight-viewable screen on the market, the iCN 650 is a comprehensive, powerful navigation system that is ready to use right out of the box.
Providing consumers with the ultimate user interface, the iCN 650 is loaded with SmartST Version 3 software. Exciting features of Navman’s newest software include: a detailed planning utility for trips with up to 12 destinations; a complete U.S. base map with major interstate, highway, and select primary road detail; various points of interest enhancements such as POI import, nearest POI search and MY POI™ active notification; improved map topography with topographic polygon display for colorful elevation relief; new 2-D mini-maps for enhanced text-only instruction view; improved routing options for an unprecedented level of routing control; and the latest 2004 map data from Tele Atlas for the most up-to-date navigation experience. Other standard features of SmartST software include: address-to-address routing; a time-saving zip code search tool; the ability to pre-select areas to avoid; a handy town-to-town routing function; complete route summary; enhanced zooming functionality; selectable map views; automatic and manual zoom for map detail control; Back-on-Trackä rerouting when off-course; day and night screen modes; an extensive points-of-interest library; voice and visual driving instructions; and a striking 3D map display option that truly enhances the visual navigation experience.
“The iCN 650 is a true testament to the technological advancements taking place in the navigation electronics marketplace,” said George Arnott, president of Navman USA. “Walking out of a store with a lightweight, all-in-one navigation device that’s ready to use right out of the box is a far cry from costly custom-installs or products requiring PC connectivity for registration. Living today’s constantly-on-the-go lifestyle leaves little free time as is, there’s no reason to waste it trying figuring out how to operate your navigation.
The iCN 650 features a high-resolution (320×240), TFT LCD (3.8-inch display), a temperature-resistant magnesium case and employs a reliable, integrated GPS antenna. The device contains an automotive-rated internal hard drive that stores map data, an internal speaker for loud and clear spoken instructions, an 8-way directional keypad, and a USB port for PC connectivity. Navman’s iCN 650 also comes with a remote control for added operational ease and safety, a versatile windshield mounting bracket, a standard 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter for in-vehicle power and a soft protective case for storage and travel.
Navman’s iCN 650 is will be available this holiday season at electronics stores nationwide and competitively priced at U.S. $1199.95. For more information on the iCN 650, Navman and its entire GPS product line, contact 866-9-NAVMAN, or visit www.navmanusa.com.