Garmin has gone on a new product announcement spree! One of the newest models to join their popular nuvi lineup is the nuvi 2300 series. The five units have coverage areas from just the lower 49 states to full US, Canada, Mexico and even European mapping. The new lineup adds MyTrends and TrafficTrends technology to less expensive entry level units, and a host of new features for the customer who wants it all.
Other than the entry-level 2300 (with limited US-only map coverage), the new nuvi models include lane assist with junction view, along with other very helpful features. The nuvi 2350 and nuvi 2360 have mapping of Canada, US and Mexico preloaded, along with a memory card slot for adding additional maps. They also offer MyTrends and TrafficTrends, services that analyze routes travelled on a regular basis and make recommendations for more efficient routes in the future.
For hands-free calling, choose either the nuvi 2360LT or nuvi 2370LT, as they both include the hands-free Bluetooth option. Some additional user-friendly features of the nuvi 2360LT are Voice-Activated Navigation, 3D terrain view, and dual orientation. A lifetime traffic subscription is included with any of the units with the abbreviation LT at the end of its name.
Other features that are standard in all of the 23xx series include EcoRoute (a tool that helps you conserve time and money), compatibility with the optional City Xplorer software for navigation through public transit methods in select cities. Speed limit indicators, a high sensitivity GPS receiver, and a built-in trip computer are also standard.
The price range of the nuvi 23xx series is $199.99 on the low end all the way up to $299.99 for the 2370LT or 2360LMT. Expected arrival for the 2300's is October 2010. Be on the lookout for them at GPS City!