Garmin Launches 6-Inch PND and HUD+

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Garmin is launching at CES a new series of “affordable” portable navigation devices (PNDs) and a new Heads-Up Display (HUD).

The new HUD+ display has an advantage over Garmin’s original HUD in that it doesn’t require you pay for a special app.  Instead it works with a new free app.  The  HUD+  projects images onto the windshield or a heads up screen  so they are more easily viewed by the driver.  It shows navigation cues with a red indicator for traffic.

The data is streamed from a smartphone connected to the HUD via Bluetooth.  Apps for the system are available at the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Windows Phone Store.

The  HUD+ has a suggested retail price of $179.99.

New Garmin PNDs include the company’s first nuvs with a 6 inch screen.   The line also includes features previously found only on high end devices such as lifetime traffic on select models, and Up Ahead, which shows a continuous stream of points of interest next to the map view.  The new line is called “All Essential” and starts with PNDs sporting 5 inch screens.  Suggested retail prices range from $129.99 to $209.99.

Source: Garmin

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