Garmin's dedicated navigation devices continue to evolve, now with more integrated funcionalities:
Garmin Speak is now on sale at Amazon or Best Buy for $149.99.
Amazon and Garmin have teamed up to bring the wisdom and subservient attitude of Alexa to a car near you.
The Garmin Speak is an Echo Dot-like device that sits in the dash of your car and brings the full range of Alexa skills into the car. What’s more, the Garmin Speak integrates Alexa services through the car stereo, meaning you can listen to music, audiobooks, news and weather through a full-fledged sound system (comparatively) instead of tiny speaker.
You can also use Garmin’s turn-by-turn navigation by simply saying “Alexa, ask Garmin.”
What’s more, users will be able to place orders on Amazon and control their smart devices at home through the Garmin Speak. So if, for example, you forgot to turn off the lights or lock the door (and you have the smart home accessories capable of doing that for you), you can simply take care of it from the driver’s seat.
I wonder how much cell phone data it'll use. If a lot, it's not good for us Tracfone-ites.
is that this device will go the same way as Garminfone and Garmn HUD.
as the stupid things put in their homes to audio command things. Who know's what "Big brother " is listening in.
Now you can do it in your car too, yipeeeee !!!
I'm sure that every time I use "SIRI" Apple finds out. Fortunately I do not use Siri very often
...Alexa can hitch a ride from somebody else but she's not riding with me.
Oh joy! Just what we need, another distraction for the car.
What a waste of technology. Garmin should be ashamed to have their name associated with this. But, of course, money supersedes all else.
At first glance, my reaction is that I am not thrilled with it because it requires data and doesn't display a traditional map on the screen. On the other hand, my wife just might like it! I actually want to try it. Does anybody happen to know if this device would also let you access Google Maps?
I am 68 yrs old..can't see what this is good for or why they developed it.. but what do I know. A phone would do all of that can't it ? the brochure doesn't tell much to me at all. I must be missing something.
doesn't live here!
I was at a Best Buy last night and these were on a shelf. One of the first things that came to my mind was what this will do, that Google Maps won't do. Think about it, it needs data. For that to happen you probably have a smartphone, with data, nearby. So, if you already have a smartphone, with access to Google Maps or other mapping apps, why get this?
But, I have no experience with Amazon Alexa, So, maybe this will turn out to be a success. I think I would have to use it myself to make an informed decision, though.
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