Navman, a designer and manufacturer of GPS, communication and marine products, announced the latest addition to its line of GPS products for the consumer electronics market. The Navman 4460 is a voice-enabled, Bluetooth(TM) GPS receiver designed for Palm®OS 5-based handhelds (e.g. select devices from PalmOne, Inc. and Sony). The device is powered by the latest version of Navman’s SmartST(TM) Professional navigation software and offers consumers comprehensive self-contained guidance solution on the market. The GPS 4460 is being unveiled at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show.
SmartST Version II provides detailed street-level mapping for all of North America, including Hawaii and Canada. The software is fully automatic and provides voice (male or female) guidance, in addition to visual driving instructions. Features include address-to-address routing, Back-on-track(TM) rerouting when off-course and an extensive points-of-interest (POI) library. The POI database contains: retail shops, entertainment venues, local amenities, restaurants, bars, buildings and monuments, hotels, public transportation, gas stations, garages, sports facilities, institutions, medical services and natural attractions, allowing users to plan routes more easily and effectively. SmartST options provide the ability to find the shortest or quickest route to any destination, set locations as favorites, select from a list of recent address entries, and hear spoken instructions in one of seven languages. Large display icons and easy-to-read maps provide an operator-friendly interface for added safety while driving. SmartST is also optimized for palmOne’s new Tungsten(TM) T3 handheld, allowing users to take advantage of the device’s full 320×480 screen in both portrait and landscape modes.