Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Summer Travel Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS

With summer travel season coming I have decided to feature and right about some of the best gear for any summer travel adventure. Travel in the United States can be the adventure of a life time and your stories will stay with you forever. With so many places to choose from researching a trip is essential.
These days research includes electronics like GPS and mapping services. AAA alone just dosnt cover everyting users can do with mapping. Most GPS units come with built in map and the capbility to download updates from Internet sites like Trails.com where users can get Unlimited access to topo maps. Try it free! and Triple AAA.
One of the most popular and Affordable GPS is the GARMIN NUVI 660 WIDESCREEN TRAVEL ASSISTANT

Number two (2) on Consumer Reports Best GPS of 2008
nüvi 660 can be purchase for as little as $239.99
Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (full coverage)
Vehicle suction cup mount
AC charger
12/24 volt adapter cable
Dashboard disk
USB interface cable
Carrying case
FM traffic receiver
Owner's manual
Quick reference guide
Answer the call to adventure with nüvi 660, a sleek navigator and travel assistant. This preloaded navigator brings a colorful widescreen display to the nšvi family and features hands-free calling, traffic alerts, an FM transmitter* and more.
Hands-free calling
nüvi 660, along with its counterpart nüvi 360, integrate Bluetooth® wireless technology with a microphone and speaker that lets you make hands-free mobile phone calls. Simply dial numbers with the nüvi's touch screen keypad to make a call on a compatible Bluetooth phone. To answer calls, just tap nüvi's screen and speak directly into its built in microphone.
In addition, easily look-up and dial numbers from your personalized phone book or from your phones call history log. Dont know the phone number for your destination? Simply find and dial it from nüvi's extensive points of interest database including hotels, restaurants, stores, and attractions.
Navigate with Ease
nüvi 660 comes ready to go with preloaded maps and includes automatic routing, 3D or 2D map perspective, turn-by-turn voice directions that speak street names and a fingertip touch screen interface, making navigation easy. It also supports configurable vehicle icons fun, customized car-shaped icons in a variety of colors that show your position on the map.
See More with a Widescreen Display
nüvi 660 features a super-bright 4.3" widescreen display for improved map viewing, POI lookup and MP3/audio book playback. This landscape display has white backlight and a touchscreen for easy use.
Avoid Traffic Tie-Ups
Steer clear of traffic with nuvi 660's integrated FM TMC traffic receiver. Receive alerts about traffic tie-ups and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch nuvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.
Enjoy Wireless FM Audio Transmission
With nüvi 660's wireless FM transmitter* you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 660 includes many "must have" entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player, JPEG picture viewer, currency converters, and more.
Optional software for language translation, detailed travel guide and savings programs allow you to customize your nüvi for your travel needs.
* FM Transmitter feature is only available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

nuvi 660 FEATURES:
Receiver: high-sensitivity WAAS-capable GPS receiver by SiRF
Display: 4.3 diagonal, 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT landscape display, with white back-light and touch screen
Unit dimensions: 4.9"W x 2.9"H x 0.9" D (12.4 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm)
Weight: 6.2 oz. (190 g)
Battery life: 3 to 7 hours
Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
FM transmitter (U.S., Australia and New Zealand only)
Alerts for traffic, road construction and weather-related tie-ups. nvi 660 uses data to suggest alternate routes before problems are encountered
Includes Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature
Voice announces streets by name
Preloaded maps for all of North America
Fingertip touch-screen interface
Look up addresses and points of interest
Choose 2D or 3D map perspective
Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams
Built in Travel Kit includes MP3 player with sample MPs, audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator and more
Add optional software such as Travel and Language Guides to personalize nvi
SD memory card expansion slot
USB interface for loading data
All Keeping Dad On Track

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