Navman launches iCN 520 GPS

Posted on Saturday, October 01 2005 @ 7:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Navman has launched the iCN 520 GPS system which is an upgraded version of its iCN 510 with new enhancements and advanced software capabilities. The device has a 3.5-inch QVGA touchscreen display, an integrated flip-up GPS antenna and includes a 256MB MMC memory card preloaded with a U.S. base map. It also includes a CD-ROM with the latest Tele Atlas street-level map data for the entire United States and Canada.

  • Clear Turn-by-Turn Audio Instructions: with user-selectable male and female voices in a choice of 9 languages;
  • Multiple Navigation Views: 3D map view, 2D map view, quick next- maneuver icon view with 2D mini-map, and a text-based instruction list that displays the next four maneuvers;
  • Journey Planner: allowing users to define up to 12 preplanned stops en route to their final destination;
  • U.S. Base Map: providing details for all major interstates and highways, as well as select primary roads;
  • Improved Routing Options: providing users with an unprecedented level of routing control including specialized options such as routing via ferries, and a sliding preference scale for options like quickest/shortest routes, preference for freeways and urban roads;
  • My Points-of-Interest (MyPOI): enabling users to customize their iCN 520 by defining individual POIs, or downloading and importing third-party POI databases;
  • Active My POI: user-definable alarms, notifying the approach of user- selected points of interest;
  • Nearest POI: providing quick access to a specific POI by shortest distance (e.g. closest gas station, parking lot, emergency room, etc.);
  • Latest Tele Atlas Map Data: including the latest road network data release for the most up-to-date navigation experience.
  • Other standard features of the iCN 520 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, automatic and manual zoom for map detail control, Back- on-Track rerouting when off-course, day and night screen modes, an extensive POI library, and a striking 3-D map display option that truly enhances the visual navigation experience.

    The Navman iCN 520 is available for $499.95.

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