LG movies into the automotive GPS market with the launch of its first four GPS systems. LG’s PND line-up features touch-screen LCDs ranging in size from 3.5 to 4.3 inches, turn-by-turn voice guidance, super-slim cases for enhanced portability, and millions of points of interest, providing consumers with easy-to-use , precise navigation. In addition, some models also deliver text-to-speech voice guidance, provide access to real-time traffic services using RDS-TMC broadcast technology as well as deliver convenient voice communication with mobile telephones via Bluetooth.
Here's a quick look at the GPS navigation systems which will be available in the second quarter of this year for prices between $350 and $800:
LG LN790 – This top-of-the-line unit incorporates a 4.3-inch LCD screen that allows consumers to easily read menus and available options. Its turn-by-turn text-to-speech voice guidance (“turn right on Maple Avenue”) delivers clear instructions for safe and easy driving. Further, the unit comes with pre-loaded maps of the United States and Canada as well as millions of POIs. Traffic information is available in many cities via the supplied RDS-TMC antenna. Other available features include music, photo and video playback, Bluetooth headset and data transfer profiles. With a battery life of up to four hours and supplied car and home chargers, the LN790 is perfect for extended road trips.
LG LN740 – The 4-inch display and slim design provide a brilliant and easy-to-read map display while maintaining a high level of portability for simple transport among multiple family vehicles. Its brilliant display also automatically changes from “day mode” to “night mode” for clear visual recognition in any lighting condition. With its turn-by-turn text-to-speech voice guidance, its highly accurate pre-loaded USA and Canada map with millions of POIs, access to traffic data service via a supplied RDS-TMC antenna as well as photo and music file playback, navigation, information and entertainment are more accessible than ever.
LG LN735 – The LN735 features a 3.5-inch display with millions of POIs and pre-loaded maps of the United States and Canada. Turn-by-turn text-to-speech voice guidance and auto day/night mode switching make safe and easy driving a snap. In addition to music and photo playback capabilities, the unit includes a high-power speaker output and up to four-hour battery life, a perfect choice for family excursions or business trips.
LG LN730 – The LN730 features a 3.5-inch display and comes pre-loaded with maps of both the United States and Canada as well as 1.7 million POIs. In addition to music and photo playback capabilities, the unit includes a day and night screen modes, high-power speaker output and up to a four-hour battery life.