July 10, 2006
Garmin GPS Units Now Available at Saab Dealerships in Europe
Garmin (Europe) Ltd has today announced that Saab automotive dealerships in Europe are now offering customers the opportunity to purchase a nüvi 300 satellite navigation unit directly from the dealer’s showroom. The units are being supplied by Garmin distributor, Sportsmanship International AB.
“GPS navigational devices continue to be highly sought after in Europe,” says Garmin’s EMEA General Manager, Sean Biddlecombe. “We are very excited that Saab has selected Garmin as one of its GPS providers. Saab’s customers can now experience the benefits of travelling with nüvi from the moment they take possession of their new car.”
Thanks to nüvi’s versatility as a GPS navigator, personal travel assistant, and digital entertainment system, drivers will have helpful tools throughout every portion of their trip. The nüvi includes a large, preloaded points of interest database that makes it easy for users to find and route to their destination. Custom points of interest may also be loaded on the unit. With the optional TMC traffic receiver, nüvi can also notify drivers of traffic and will automatically suggest and calculate alternative routes around any queues.
The personal travel kit offers helpful resources, such as the Garmin Language Guide™ that provides written translations of words and phrases, Garmin Travel Guide™ that gives information about tourist sites and popular attractions, MP3 player, audio book player, JPEG picture viewer, currency converter, world travel clock and calculator.
The nüvi is equipped with a new high-sensitivity, SiRFstarIII GPS receiver, which acquires a GPS signal quickly and is capable of maintaining a signal in heavy foliage or “urban canyons” created by skyscrapers.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. and nüvi, Garmin Language Guide, and Garmin Travel Guide are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Anticipated product availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not guaranteed.
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