Olathe, USA, 1 May 2006 – Garmin International Inc. announced the launch of StreetPilot 2820, a premium automotive and motorcycle navigation device for customers, as well as a configurable platform for Garmin’s OEM partners. The StreetPilot 2820 builds upon the StreetPilot 2700 series, and incorporates Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a hands-free calling interface.
The Bluetooth wireless technology makes it possible for automotive and motorcycle consumers to take advantage of hands-free calling with a full user interface. Customers may retrieve and dial numbers using their phone’s contact list or from the phone’s call history log. A user can also make calls from the StreetPilot 2820’s huge points of interest database that includes hotels, restaurants, stores, and much more. In addition, the Bluetooth connectivity also gives motorcyclists the ability to receive and place phone calls as well as receive navigation audio prompts wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled headsets or helmets.
Real-time traffic is available as an option through either an FM RDS-TMC (Traffic Message Channel) traffic receiver or XM NavTraffic (U.S. only) receiver. When the optional traffic service is activated, the StreetPilot 2820 calculates routes that navigate around traffic. Accidents, road construction, or other incidents affecting traffic are graphically represented as icons on the navigation map. Information
relating to a traffic incident is also available including the precise location, lanes affected, and the predicted duration. The StreetPilot 2820 is expected to be available in June for estimated retail price of $1,099.