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.