New models (4590/4592R/4695R) on Taiwan Garmin Site. Possible 3597 follow-on for the U.S.?

 

Three new Android based Nuvis showed up on Garmin Taiwan Web Site.

Same as the 3597, the new Nuvis have 800x480 resolution and capacitive touch screen. Magnetic mount for the 4592 and 4695. Additional features include WiFi, photo viewer, MP3 and video player, Bluetooth headphones and 3.5mm phone jack, input jack for backup camera and other video source, MiraCast, integrated traffic recorder (4592R and 3695R), digital TV (4695R) and tire pressure monitor (with optional pressure gauges). Nice

Garmin has been marketing, in the Asian markets, Nuvis with neat features and Android models for a few years now. But some of the nice features and the Android models have yet to reach the North American/European market. sad We can always hope.

Google translated Links:

Nuvi 4695R (6”)
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&pr...
Nuvi 4592R (5”)
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&pr...
Nuvi 4590 (5”)
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&pr...

Original link
http://www.garmin.com.tw/products/ontheroad/

New Asian Garmin Models

Those look prett neat. More of an "All in One" unit too.

I wonder why they aren't on the North American Market Place?

I like these

I see the 4592R as a nice replacement for our 3597. Similar screen but adds back up camera and a dash cam.

I don't need digital TV (nor would it be legal in the USA) of the 4695R. My car already has TPMS so I am not sure how useful that would be for most folks.

The other thing I don't need is phone integration. That is done through the dash now, and is part of most newer cars or can be added through a radio upgrade. I never use mine in the 3597. When I did try it I was told the road noise made it too hard to hear me.

--
Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

interrsting but ....

I don't speak or understand Taiwanese

Doubt it would do much for me

--
Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Thanks Pillowcase for the scoop

I for one always find it interesting to learn of the new features offered from a manufacture within another market.

Remember if it's done elsewhere it can also be done here, but is it probable the real question smile

--
Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

.

BarneyBadass wrote:

I don't speak or understand Taiwanese

Doubt it would do much for me

The Taiwanese models, same as the U.S. models and models from other locales, do offer UI with other languages, American English is definitely one of the built-in ones. smile

New Models (4590/4592R/4695R) On Taiwan Garmin Site

Pillowcase wrote:

Three new Android based Nuvis showed up on Garmin Taiwan Web Site......Additional features include WiFi, photo viewer, MP3 and video player, Bluetooth headphones and 3.5mm phone jack, input jack for backup camera and other video source, MiraCast, integrated traffic recorder (4592R and 3695R), digital TV (4695R) and tire pressure monitor (with optional pressure gauges).....

I have been waiting and hoping for Android to come to Garmin Nuvi automobile models offered in the United States. Only time will tell if they are offered here, of course. While I rather doubt that US Mobile DTV (ATSC-M/H) would be offered on a US model. I think having it would have some benefit. For example, I listen to TV audio on my drive to work every morning. I stream it on my smartphone through my DISH 722k via Slingbox. If a Garmin Nuvi offered only TV audio while in motion, I think it would be quite handy. I realize, though, that I am probably one of the few people that stream TV Audio in their vehicle!

Having Android apps would be quite handy. I could connect via wifi to my smartphone and listen to XM Sirius online. Come on Garmon, bring it on to the United States!

Wrong direction Garmin!

The whole point of my using Garmin equipment, be it navigator or hiker, is off grid competency. I see these products as for the gadget/gizmo/social media crowd. But that's O.K.: someone else is welcome to keep the company liquid. wink

I have

Jim1348 wrote:

If a Garmin Nuvi offered only TV audio while in motion, I think it would be quite handy. I realize, though, that I am probably one of the few people that stream TV Audio in their vehicle!

I have all the TV audio I need in my vehicle already. CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, simulcast their TV audio on Sirius XM and have for as long as I have had satellite radio. .

--
Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

New Models (4590/4592R/4695R) on Taiwan Garmin Site.

t923347 wrote:

I have all the TV audio I need in my vehicle already. CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, simulcast their TV audio on Sirius XM and have for as long as I have had satellite radio.

I have that, too, but it isn't enough for me. I like to listen to my local station TV audio in the morning to find out what is going on in my area. Later in the day, I switch to Sirius XM Online.

I did also email Garmin (US) to ask about the availability in North America. I am anticipating that they can't, or won't, tell me, but I decided that it couldn't hurt to ask anyway.

Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information. I would love to see new products.

Camera

The camera unit is interesting. I assume it's always recording or can it be smart enough to only record when you are moving?

just for kicks

thequidam wrote:

The camera unit is interesting. I assume it's always recording or can it be smart enough to only record when you are moving?

Per instruction manual (paraphrased translation):

The integrated dash cam, GDR30, records continuously onto a u-SD card (8GB or bigger, class 6 or faster, recommended) in the card slot on the camera. The recording function can be turned off. However, in the off-recording state, the system prompts to turn it back on if the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h.

The u-SD card is formatted and segmented to 15 records via a utility program. Once full, the oldest record is overwritten, unless it is protected. A record can be set to be protected manually or automatically when the G-sensor detects an acceleration exceeding a selectable threshold value.

P.S. A secondary camera (GDC30) can be attached to a jack on the GDR30.

Edit: found the same GDR30 dash cam on the Singapore Garmin site:
http://www.garmin.com.sg/products/ontheroad/gdr30/#funcTab

I like it but I don't think it will be on sale in US

I don't think it is legal to watch TV on the front seats.

Incredible

Wow, TV up front? Really? I guess some other aftermarket navi units have that now but one would hope they're only using it when parked.

New Models (4590/4592R/4695R) on Taiwan Garmin Site.

I received this reply today:

"Dear James Xxxxxx,

I am happy to assist you today. We haven't heard anything about getting the Nuvi 4500 series. I'm sorry that we do not have any information at this time.

Thank you for contacting Garmin International."

I think it would great if it is offered for sale in the United States. If not, perhaps I can get a non-US dealer to sell it to me!

Future of Portable Automotive GPS

Thanks for the update Pillowcase.
I wonder where the Portable Navigation market is going. There are so many features included in the cars of today that a lot the Garmin functionality is duplicated.
I believe there is still a "market" for a Portable unit that helps the World Traveller navigate and find POI in other countries, becuase the cost of Data Roaming when in another country is still far too expensive. That is why I still have my Garmin 3597 which still includes a "Pedestrian" mode and does not cost me any money to operate anywhere.
It also allows me to put this unit into another car, either borrowed from a friend or rentals.

DavidH

Pedestrian mode?

DavidHH wrote:

... That is why I still have my Garmin 3597 which still includes a "Pedestrian" mode ...

3597 has a pedestrian mode? How do you get to it? Mine has "off road", but I can't find a pedestrian mode.

--
Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

The 4592R is a nice upgrade!

The 4592R is a nice upgrade!

--
Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Cool

The new units look pretty cool. It will be interesting to find what makes a show in the US.

--
Dwayne, Nuvi 1690

I'm not seeing

alandb wrote:
DavidHH wrote:

... That is why I still have my Garmin 3597 which still includes a "Pedestrian" mode ...

3597 has a pedestrian mode? How do you get to it? Mine has "off road", but I can't find a pedestrian mode.

..on Garmin's website that the 3597 has a pedestrian mode.

GPS + Dash Cam

I like he idea of Navi + Dash Cam as I am on market for a good dash cam.
Having Dash Cam integrated with Navi system, I need to keep only one power cord which is nice part of the product.

look neat.

Hope we can get our hands on one of these some day.

Interesting on the Garmin

Interesting on the Garmin with dash cam and back up camera. I don't see how it would work effectively. I would need to see more details in English. For a dash cam, the best place is on near the top of your windshield and pointing it slightly downward. Garmin would need to have a separate front facing cam instead of integrating it into the unit itself because then it would be hard to use if the GPS is on the top.

Plus, the quality of the cameras are extremely important and I don't see Garmin bundling a high quality camera into the GPS.

FTW, I'm not an expert in dash cams but I do own one. It's a dual cam so I can record both front and back, plus have a parking mode which records even when my car is parked.

New Units

Narvick wrote:
alandb wrote:
DavidHH wrote:

... That is why I still have my Garmin 3597 which still includes a "Pedestrian" mode ...

3597 has a pedestrian mode? How do you get to it? Mine has "off road", but I can't find a pedestrian mode.

..on Garmin's website that the 3597 has a pedestrian mode.

Unfortunately, Garmin discontinued the City Xplorer maps. They made the ped mode a little better.

.

Interesting models but I sincerely doubt we'd see any of these in the US. There are WAY too many features and options for the dumbed-down US market. These would be a totally confusing distraction for most users here in the US. neutral

--
nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

new models

They look like a very impressive upgrades to the current models available.

New Models (4590/4592R/4695R) on Taiwan Garmin Site

http://www.garmin.com.sg/products/ontheroad/

There are three new Garmin Nuvis on the Garmin Singapore website. I find it interesting that the 4592 is there, but the 4590 or the 4695.

nüvi® 4592LM SG/MY

nüvi® 65LM SG/MY

nüvi® 55LM SG/MY

I am thinking of trying to buy this from a non-US dealer. Can anybody here suggest what dealer might be the best to buy from?

I have a 4590

I have a Nuvi 4590, bought in Taiwan.

The UI can run in American English, and it has English speech, so no problems there. The maps are lifetime updates. The thing is clearly Android-based from the interface.

For Taiwan, it correctly handles the toll roads, and some complex Chinese keyboards and searching for things in Chinese. It has special support for the lane info and Taiwan traffic cameras, and traffic info.

The Wifi support lets you update the maps and software over wifi (if you have enough free space) and, if connected, will give traffic info and weather updates, plus life traffic cam visibility (Taiwan only).

However, it appears to be impossible to register the device online, and Garmin Express claims to be incompatible with it. I can add new POI files the POI Loader, but MapSource cannot see the device at all. I've not yet worked out how to add new maps (I want to add Au/NZ and UK) since this seems to require online registration. Also, the myGarmin website will default to Chinese, though you can change the language to English with a little work.

The UI is fast and very responsive, but I'd like to be able to add maps more simply, and to be able to put favourite shortcuts on the desktop. Also, there is no way to disable POI display by category (as you can on the Tomtom). My wife says the Chinese search UI is way better than Tomtom though.

One thing to check

sshipway wrote:

I have a Nuvi 4590, bought in Taiwan.

However, it appears to be impossible to register the device online, and Garmin Express claims to be incompatible with it. I can add new POI files the POI Loader, but MapSource cannot see the device at all.

You might check the device to see if it's in MTP mode causing the Mapsource issue. If so, see what happens when you switch it to MS mode.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41416

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/40814

Thanks for the Information

sshipway wrote:

I have a Nuvi 4590, bought in Taiwan.

The UI can run in American English, and it has English speech, so no problems there. The maps are lifetime updates. The thing is clearly Android-based from the interface.

For Taiwan, it correctly handles the toll roads, and some complex Chinese keyboards and searching for things in Chinese. It has special support for the lane info and Taiwan traffic cameras, and traffic info.

The Wifi support lets you update the maps and software over wifi (if you have enough free space) and, if connected, will give traffic info and weather updates, plus life traffic cam visibility (Taiwan only).

However, it appears to be impossible to register the device online, and Garmin Express claims to be incompatible with it. I can add new POI files the POI Loader, but MapSource cannot see the device at all. I've not yet worked out how to add new maps (I want to add Au/NZ and UK) since this seems to require online registration. Also, the myGarmin website will default to Chinese, though you can change the language to English with a little work.

The UI is fast and very responsive, but I'd like to be able to add maps more simply, and to be able to put favourite shortcuts on the desktop. Also, there is no way to disable POI display by category (as you can on the Tomtom). My wife says the Chinese search UI is way better than Tomtom though.

Thanks for the information on the 4590. Hopefully, some of these features will become available for the US market.

Have you tried accessing the unit with Basecamp rather than Mapsource?

These procedures may or may not work on the 4590 but might be worth a try.

Before you do anything, make sure you BACK UP your unit first!! Try using the procedure provided by jgermann
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

You may be able to put your 4590 in mass storage mode using the following procedure provided by Charles45. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/41416
If so, you might then be able to use the unit with Mapsource.

What would these units cost

What would these units cost in North America? If its over priced it wont be competitive in NA with so many GPS and smartphones that seems to have a APP to do these functions.

Let hope is it reasonably priced.

New Models (4590/4592R/4695R) On Taiwan Garmin Site

sshipway wrote:

I have a Nuvi 4590, bought in Taiwan.....

Thank you for posting this. What store did you buy it from? I would like to buy one of these, too!

Compatible with Viago?

sshipway wrote:

... I've not yet worked out how to add new maps (I want to add Au/NZ and UK) since this seems to require online registration. Also, the myGarmin website will default to Chinese, though you can change the language to English with a little work.
...

Thanks for the informative post. It might be interesting to see if it is possible to access Google Play and download Viago and add maps.

New Models (4590/4592R/4695R) On Taiwan Garmin Site

Pillowcase wrote:

Thanks for the informative post. It might be interesting to see if it is possible to access Google Play and download Viago and add maps.

That is an interesting thought. I have Garmin Viago and I don't recall now if it is compatible with all of my Android devices. I have posted this in the past, but I tried again to get a retailer to sell this to me, but I have had no luck. I would love to see Garmin USA sell this.

Hope you guys get what you want

I have owned several Garmin units and have always upgraded for one reason: because the replacement would do a better job of in-car navigation.

The one additional function I have wanted to use, the bluetooth speakerphone, has never worked well.

For any of you who would find the additional features of benefit, great, I hope the new models are offered in the US. I'll stay with the 3597.

I too have upgraded to get

I too have upgraded to get better navigation and bluetooth only to be somewhat disappointed especially when compared to my android cell phone. I really wish google maps would eliminate the limit on offline map size I can store on the phone, because it would allow use of old android cell phones without cell service. All I need to use navigation is a map and the gps service. The cell phone service isn't required.

pedestrian mode

alandb wrote:
DavidHH wrote:

... That is why I still have my Garmin 3597 which still includes a "Pedestrian" mode ...

3597 has a pedestrian mode? How do you get to it? Mine has "off road", but I can't find a pedestrian mode.

That is news to me also. I would love to use the pedestrian mode in my on-foot explorations. I just got the 3597 and love it. If it has the pedestrian mode, that would be a bonus. Not in the market for a new GPS but glad to know that there is a model that can replace the 3597 when the time comes.