Here is for your eyes only.
The first preview picture of the next NUVI 880:
The most fundamental additions in the 800 series is the addition of voice recognition, picture navigation (routing to a geocoded point in JPEG files), web drop (create favorites in a PC browser and send to nuvi via USB), digital elevation maps, and of course the embedded Linux OS.
For a full list of specs:
Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) capability (screen control)
Bluetooth wireless technology (pair with phone or headset)
Picture viewer: supports JPEG, L View Pro Image, PNG, BMP, GIF
Picture navigation: routing to a geocoded point in JPEG files
Audio player (MP3, OGG and FLAC)
Audio book player
Included traffic receiver: MSN Direct receiver (nuvi 880, NA); GTM 20 (nuvi 870/860, NA); GTM 21 (nuvi 870/860,Euro)
“Where Am I?” feature: find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates
My Data: allows users to change home location, delete favorites, delete routes, import GPX routes and clear trip log
Last position: unit automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle
Location and Text messages
Web drop: create favorites in a PC browser and send to nuvi via USB (.gps files)
User data import (.gpx files)
Route planning with via points
High-sensitivity GPS receiver
USB 2.0, high speed connectivity and mass storage
SD card slot
MCX connector (external antenna)
Digital Elevation Maps (DEM)
Integrated GPS antenna
Bright WQVGA TFT landscape display with white back-light & touch screen, 480 x 272 resolution
High quality, dual speakers (stereo)
Embedded Linux (OS)
Replaceable battery, high capacity Lithium-ion (up to 5 hours use)
Unit size: 4.9W” x 3.1H” x 1.05D”
Nice... so what are the specs? Here are the rumors from yesterday http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2008/01/02/garmin-nuvi-8... It has that 7xx look but with those slots on the side.
Here is the Garmin announcement... http://garmin.blogs.com
Gearin' up for Vegas - CES Annoucements galore!
nüvi 880: Using speech recognition and enhanced MSN Direct content, this nüvi makes traveling easier and safer than ever
nüvi 780: Dynamic traffic, weather, stocks and news updates through MSN Direct, along with "Where am I?" and "Where's my car?" features
Forerunner 405: Function meets fashion, while a touch bezel puts fitness at your fingertips
Colorado series: Revolutionary thumb-driven Rock 'n Roller wheel, vivid imagery and "Wherigo" enhance any outdoor experience
nüvi 5000: 5.2-inch touchscreen with multi-destination navigation puts you in control of the road
nüvi 260W: Widescreen pocket-sized navigation that gets you from point A to point B with street names
Garmin Mobile PC: Turns laptops and mobile PCs into navigators with "Where to? and "View Map" interfaces (on laptops and Ultra Mobile PC's)
To get my GPS
But if you did that you would miss out on a full year of fun with your current gps.....its just typical with electronics. There will always be something new and exciting on the horizon!!
Put up the nuvi on Ebay and wait till Next Christmas. lol
It’s good to see that Garmin is coming out with a GPS receiver bundeled with MSN. That is not the case in the 7XX series, where MSN is an extra option and not offered as part of a package. I was getting worried that Garmin was slowly abandoning MSN. With the nuvi 880, I see that there is hope in the horizon!
Does anybody know if the MSN service offered in the 800 series is the same as that offered in the 600 series (i.e. traffic, movies, gas prices and weather)?
I will just wait till it comes out...then they will have the 7xx series as cheap as my 650 was..then I can have routing...
I really like the voice recognition feature, but I would really like a lot more work done on the routing before I will be tempted by another upgrade.
I would like to see a much better algorithm which will make more "human" like time/distance trade-offs. I'm not usually happy with either the shortest or the fastest.
The shortest will sometimes cost one 5 min just to save 50 ft and quickest will sometimes want me to drive an extra 10 miles to save a few seconds.
It does look good. Was wondering for those of us who purchased MSN Direct, when will version 2 come out? I really like version 1, but if 2 gives stocks, local info, news, etc., when will it be available and for how much?
It seems all companies fish. They put some good stuff out, but not all at once. That way they hope we come back for more hahaha
...Does anybody know if the MSN service offered in the 800 series is the same as that offered in the 600 series (i.e. traffic, movies, gas prices and weather)?
It is everything from ver 1 plus more so they are calling it an enhanced version 2.
I have a thread started here where I will post info just on the new MSN Direct v2 services and screenshots next week.
Price will be the same as before but you must have a compatible nvui with Web Favorites (780, 800, etc) and MSN Direct receiver.
It’s too bad that MSN enhancements are not made available to nuvi 680 & c580. After all, we pay the same amount for the MSN service.
Does anyone know when the 880 will be available? I am guessing it will probably be in the later part of the 1st Quarter of 2008, sometime after the CES show in Vegas.
Will be around end april.
On one of the brochures, it said available in the second quarter which would be April-June 2008.
Note also that the cost of MSN Direct will be different for the 780 and 880. Three months free, then $49.50 per year, or $129 for lifetime vs. the 680's current one year free.
It will also support games but only for the models Nuvi 850, 880 or 5000
But don't play when driving , ha ! ha !.
Would be nice if Garmin offered software updates for purchase for folks who want to avoid purchasing a new unit once a year.
New maps get updated once a year. You don't have to purchase a new unit every year to stay up to date.
If you were, they'd fire you in a heartbeat!!!
i have a feeling ill have a 750 for sale in the second quarter of 08. lol
Garmin website says sometime in the second quarter 2008. ill most definately check it out at the local retailer and mess with it.
Does anyone know what the cost is going to be?
Retail about $1000.00 but I expect discounts will apply so you probably could get one for $900 or less
Look at this site
I found it today listed here for $808.88 w/free shipping and no sales tax if you have it shipped outside the state of Washington. Garmin has 4 pages here and its on the second page one up from the bottom. Happy Shopping....
I have Nuvi 660
600 series receives traffic information from real channel and not MSN direct.
780 has MSN and the new 880.
Nope, I have the 680 and it receives traffic information from MSN.
How do you get traffic info on the 660 with out using msn. what do you mean real channel
I am hoping that the new 8xx series will drive the prices of the 7xx series down. Can't wait. Til then, I am loving the wide screen of my 250w!
Thanks for the update!
Garmin provides traffic information from two sources. One is real-time traffic channel TMC and other MSN direct.
TMC has more coverage and gives better traffic update, where as MSN has lot of other services such as gas prices, local movies etc. But, gas prices is not really useful as they are 3 days old and in a new area, it takes time sometimes even hours to get the data. So, not really useful.
Nuvi 660 uses TMC traffic and it is really good.
Thanks for the update.
Excuse me?! I don't know what you are experiencing with MSN Direct but I have two separate accounts and don't have anything like you are claiming above. One is with my 680 and one is with the new MSN Direct v2 with a 770 that has been upgraded. An almost insignificant few of the gas prices are 3 days old and I travel regularly and don't see an update taking hours in a new area. Dude I would see about changing out your receiver if it is acting up or you maybe you are located outside a coverage area.
I agree that it is updated pretty regularly. Yes, there may be a few that say Yesterday or 2 days ago, but it gives you pretty good info, I feel. At least it's a ballpark. Shoot, some of these stations change prices faster than you can blink an eye.
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