Garmin announced today the nuvi 2400 series of personal navigation devices, featuring a large five-inch display and a new range of optional features like voice-activated navigation, lifetime traffic and map updates, and advanced route planning and calculation with Garmin's nuRoute technology.
“The nuvi 2400 series offers drivers some of the most sophisticated and sought-after features available on the market today,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. “The large five-inch diagonal display is easy on the eyes, and options like voice activation, traffic alerts, and enhanced route calculation make traveling across town or cross-country easier than ever. And never before have these features been available at such an economical price.”
The nuvi 2400 series is comprised of four models: the nuvi 2460LMT, nuvi 2460LT, nuvi 2450LM, and the nuvi 2450. Models featuring voice activated navigation let users control nüvi by voice, so they can keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Simply wake up nuvi with a customizable voice command and begin speaking menu options that are displayed on the screen. Bluetooth connectivity lets users make and receive phone calls when paired with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone. Lifetime traffic-enabled models help notify drivers of traffic delays and road construction and suggest detours around them. Units featuring lifetime map updates let users download the most up-to-date maps and points of interest up to four times a year.
|nuvi 2450||nuvi 2450LM||nuvi 2460LT||nuvi 2460LMT|
|Detailed mapping coverage||U.S., Canada and Mexico||U.S., Canada and Mexico with lifetime map updates||U.S., Canada and Mexico||U.S., Canada and Mexico with lifetime map updates|
|Traffic||Compatible||Compatible||Lifetime traffic included||Lifetime traffic included|
|Voice activated navigation||No||No||Yes||Yes|
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All models feature nuRoute with trafficTrends and myTrends predictive routing. With trafficTrends, nuvi automatically learns traffic flow trends to improve route calculation and better predict the estimated time of arrival based on time of day and day of week. With myTrends, nuvi will, over time, begin to anticipate a route to favorite destinations as soon as the device is powered up.
The nuvi 2400 series lets consumers customize their unit in new ways as well. Users can give a one- to five-star rating to any point of interest. When the unit is connected to a myGarmin account, they can submit their ratings and receive an updated community database of ratings from other users. Owners can also customize their device's main menu to display their most-used icons for quick navigation.
Price and Availability
Priced from $249.99 to $349.99, the nuvi 2400 family is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2011.