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Garmin launches two widescreen sat-navs

Both devices are slim, compact and lightweight


Garmin nuvis

Garmin has launched two new widescreen satellite navigation (sat-nav) systems – the nüvi 200W and the nüvi 250W.

Both are billed as being exceptionally compact and lightweight and each comes with a 4.3in touch-screen display.

Garmin says their slim design makes it easy to mount them in a car, transfer between vehicles and take out and use on the street.

The nüvi 200W and nüvi 250W are expected to be available in July for around £199.99 and £249.99 respectively.

Preloaded maps

The nüvi 200W includes preloaded detailed maps of the UK and Ireland and the nüvi 250W has maps covering 32 countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe. There is also preloaded safety camera information for selected countries in Europe.

Dan Bartel, Garmin’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales, said: ‘Many customers want a larger display on their personal navigation device and the nüvi 200W series delivers this.

‘The nüvi sets the industry standard for elegant design and a simplified user interface, and these newest widescreen units represent the pinnacle in widescreen entry-level personal navigation devices.’

Garmin says that if you make a mistake the nüvi automatically recalculates a route and gets you back on track quickly and efficiently.

Theft lock

The device also includes the Garmin Lock, a theft prevention system that disables the unit until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location.

Customers can also add their own points of interest to the preloaded maps such as the location of specialist shops and supermarkets.

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