With this announcement today, any bets on how long the 2x5 and 7x5 stay off the discontinued list:
"Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced two new series of budget-friendly nüvi personal navigation devices. The nüvi 2200 and nüvi 2300 families feature multi-stop route planning, route previews and innovative nüRoute technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends™ to make the daily commute or vacation travel easier than ever.
“Mixing business with pleasure, the feature-filled 2200 and 2300 products prove there’s a nüvi for every lifestyle and every budget,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “At work, at home and on vacation, we’re all trying to do more with less, and these nüvis can help you save time, save money and save gas every day, on every trip.”
For the busy parent or college student focused on multi-tasking and making the most of every minute and dollar, the nüvi 2200 series with a 3.5” touchscreen interface fits easily into a pocket or purse, features easy-to-use multi-stop routing to plan daily errands and activities, and includes Garmin’s ecoRoute fuel-efficient navigation to help drivers conserve fuel and money along the way (www.garmin.com/ecoroute). For those everyday trips, nüvi 2200 models automatically remember your frequent favorite destinations and use myTrends to predict your destination without you needing to activate a route, displaying your travel time and best route. For vacations, nüvi 2200 models’ enhanced pedestrian mode can provide public transit options through optional cityXplorer™ content. Available for many major cities and areas at www.garmin.com, cityXplorer helps you navigate like a local by foot or using a combination of buses, metro and suburban rail systems.
For the jet-set professional heading across town or across the world, nüvi 2300 models feature a widescreen 4.3” touchscreen display that lets users preview multiple routes. Cross-country travelers and commuters alike will appreciate the high-end features of the nüvi 2360LT without the high-end price tag. Wherever their appointments take them, nüvi 2360LT owners can go hands-free with Bluetooth wireless technology and compatible phones, or get efficient routing and realistic arrival times with trafficTrends, which recommends routes using historical data and recurring trends that Garmin has collected about traffic in your area at any given time of day. Many of the new nüvi models even feature free lifetime traffic alerts, denoted by the “LT” in the product name.
The dual orientation of nüvi 2360LT is ideal for use while driving or walking, as it lets users see their preloaded maps and intuitive menus in landscape or portrait modes. And the road ahead comes to life with nüvi 2360LT through 3D terrain and shaded topography that provides unrivaled context and situational awareness. When driving, travelers with nüvi 2360LT and other compatible nüvis can tap into ecoRoute HD, an easy-to-install device that transforms nüvi into a real-time diagnostic computer. This not only provides fuel and mileage reports, but you get more accurate fuel consumption/conservation data by tapping into the vehicle’s diagnostic system.
All of the newly announced models in the 2200 series and 2300 series feature millions of preloaded points of interest and turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names, and certain models feature a speed limit indicator that displays speed limits for most major roads and alerts drivers who are exceeding the limit. Preloaded mapping is also enhanced as North American coverage (2250, 2250LT, 2350, 2350LT and 2360LT) includes Mexico. Coverage of the lower 48 states (2200, 2300) now also includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and the Cayman Islands. The transatlantic model, nüvi 2370LT, includes detailed mapping for North America and Europe."
Just visited their site and no information on these units. Can't believe that more new units are coming from them. Seems to should be fixing some of the software problems with the old (new) units first.
Seems like alot of products from them doing mostly the same function.
Got to hand it to Garmin. Their software engineers may suck but their marketing people do one heck of a job making the same old stuff sound new and exciting.
I just got a 2250lt in the mail. I opened it to check the contents and found the screen protector had been removed and put back on crooked. I checked the charge port and it was scratched from use. I ordered it from Amazon which seems to be slipping lately. I surprised it didn't come crushed due to their usual poor packaging. I can't tell if it was use from testing or just used. I can't see them testing every device on the assembly line.
I've gotten in the habit of checking electronics since so many are returned. This is a gift for someone and would hate have to give a second-hand gift.
I'll send it back and try again...it's $4 cheaper now anyway.
Lately on my last few purchases from Amazon has been the same, the packaging seems to be items have not been packed very well as though the packager was such in a hurry..
If Costco carries it and even if it is a few bucks more BUY IT FROM COSTCO. You won't get any returned or refurbished unit from them....my opinion....
i like it
Can't fix the old ones start a new line maybe they'll work. Build them people will buy them.
Seems the newer they are, the lesser the function, and lower the rating.
They appear to be aggressively cutting costs to compete with the smartphones...
paid 109$ about 3 weeks ago so kinda pissed I didn't wait to get this deal. but since I need 2 gps I'm gonna buy another one.
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