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What's Included In The Box?
|The Garmin GVN 53 Remote GPS Sensor ships with the following items included:|
- GVN 53
- Preloaded City Navigator® NT for North America
- GPS antenna
- RF remote control
- Wire harness
- Speaker talk box
- Installation hardware
- Installation guide
- Owners manual
||July 11, 2007
||October 22, 2008
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Customize your ride with GVN 53, a remote GPS sensor that integrates with your vehicle's audio/video entertainment system so you can hear turn-by-turn directions through your vehicle's stereo and view detailed street maps on your integrated video display. Similar to GVN 52, GVN 53 takes it up a notch with simultaneous output of RGB and composite video¹ and features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved reception.
Navigate with Your Entertainment System
GVN 53 turns your vehicle's audio/video system into a powerful street navigator. Look up and route directly to specific addresses or points of interest - such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations, retail shops or ATMs - while viewing your exact location on detailed street maps. It even announces the name of exits and streets through your car's speakers so you never have to take your eyes off the road. Map graphics are shown on your system's integrated video display. GVN 53 comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT map data, and its card slot makes it easy to plug in additional map detail from optional MapSource® mapping products.
Add Traffic, Weather and Radio
With an optional XM antenna and a subscription to XM services, you can check the weather, move ahead of traffic and listen to XM radio when you travel with GVN 53. As an alternative, GVN 53 can receive optional TMC traffic alerts (in select cities) when used with a compatible traffic receiver.
Operate with Ease
GVN 53 installs out-of-sight and is easy to use. Hide the GVN 53 under a car seat using the included mounting hardware, and operate it easily with the included wireless remote control. Use the remote to navigate the menu on your video display and make selections to find it and go.
Customize Your Video Settings
GVN 53 simultaneously outputs both NTSC composite video and RGB with the addition of a custom harness, so you can choose your video output. Its advanced video settings allow screen position to be adjusted for easy viewing from any angle.
¹ requires custom harness for RGB
Professional installation is recommended.
Display quality will vary depending on the screen being used. For best results and to ensure customer satisfaction, Garmin recommends testing GVN 53 with a specific display model before installing.
Features and Tips
|Here is a listing we have put together of some of the common |
GVN 53 Remote GPS Sensor features,
along with a few user tips that you may find of help for this particular item.
Physical & Performance:
- Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (audio output and speaker talk box)
- Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") : yes
- Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands): no
- Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): no
- 3-D map view: yes
- 3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D): no
- Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yes
- Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
- Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
- Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
- Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
- Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: no
- FM traffic compatible: yes
- XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: yes
- MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: no
- Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat): no
- Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): nov
- Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
- Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): no
- MP3 player: no
- Audio book player: no
- Picture viewer: no
- Garmin Garage™ (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): no
- World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator: no
- Touchscreen: no
- Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): no
- Remote control: yes
- FM transmitter: no
- Headphone jack/audio line-out: yes
- Dead reckoning: no
- Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): no
- Motorcycle-friendly: no
- Geocaching-friendly: no
- Additional: Output simultaneous RGB and NTSC composite video (requires custom harness for RGB).
Maps & Memory:
- Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.7"W x 1.18"H x .4.6"D (12 x 3.0 x 11.7 cm)
- Display size, WxH: not applicable
- Display resolution, WxH: not applicable
- Display type: not applicable
- Weight: 6.5 ounces (185.9 g)
- Battery: not applicable
- Battery life: not applicable
- Waterproof: no
- High-sensitivity receiver: yes
- RoHS version available: yes
- Basemap: yes
- Preloaded maps: yes
- Ability to add maps: yes
- Built-in memory: internal solid state
- Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
- Waypoints/favorites/locations: 2000
- Routes: 50
||Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
||4.7 x 1.18 x 4.6 in (12.0 x 3.0 x 11.7 cm)
||6.5 oz (185 g)
||RoHS version available:
||Ability to add maps:
||Street Map Compatible:
||Accepts data cards:
||SD data card
||Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):
||Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") :
||Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands):
||3D map view:
||Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):
||Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):
||Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):
||Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):
||Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):
||Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
||Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology:
||FM traffic compatible:
||XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible:
||MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible:
||Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):
||Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount):
||Audio book player:
||Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation):
||World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator:
||Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):
||Headphone jack/audio line-out:
||Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):
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