January 5, 2005
Introducing the Garmin® StreetPilot® c320 and c330 Navigators
At the Intersection of Simplicity and Value
StreetPilot c330 shown
OLATHE, Kan./January 5, 2005/PR Newswire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), has introduced the StreetPilot c320 and c330, a new series of automotive GPS navigators that combine an intuitive, easy-to-use operating system with an elegant and refined design – at a very affordable price.
The StreetPilot c320 and c330 were unveiled at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and are currently on display at the company’s booth (#31250).
“Garmin designed the new StreetPilot c-series from the ground up as a simple yet powerful automotive GPS navigation device — perfect for commuters, cross-country travelers, or anyone else on the go,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing.
Garmin’s new StreetPilot c-series features an intuitive touchscreen interface – designed to make GPS navigation easy for everyone. Selecting a destination is straightforward and requires only a limited amount of input from the user. The c-series provides premium in-car navigation capability with automatic route calculation to any destination and turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions along the way. The c-series offers all of the functions of a premium in-dash system at a fraction of the cost.
The StreetPilot c-series also allows users to choose between a three-dimensional navigation view, or the more traditional “bird’s eye” overhead view. The new 3D navigation perspective lets drivers see an uncluttered view of what’s down the road, and gives visual and voice-prompted turn-by-turn information directly on the unit’s map page.
For the ultimate out-of-the-box convenience, the StreetPilot c330 comes pre-loaded with highly detailed MapSource® City Select® street data of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The database features an industry-leading five million-plus points of interest — including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and attractions. Map data is provided by NAVTEQ™ – a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
For budget-conscious users who only require detailed maps for a limited area, the StreetPilot c320 features an SD card slot, a 128MB SD card, and MapSource City Select street data on CD-ROM. The user simply selects the specific area of interest and the data is transferred from a PC via a fast USB connection. For European drivers, the StreetPilot c320 map data is supplied by region onto a pre-programmed SD card.
The centerpiece of both units is a bright, 3.5-inch diagonal, 16-bit color display with touchscreen that makes navigation a snap. The StreetPilot c320 and c330 feature dual integrated speakers for high-quality voice prompts, and an internal lithium-ion battery for out-of-car route planning.
The new StreetPilot c-series boasts distinctive and sleek styling – the units’ only buttons are a rotary volume knob and an on/off switch. The device is secured by a suction-mount cradle that fastens to the windshield, for easy portability between vehicles. Users can customize their unit’s appearance with an array of colored faceplates (sold separately).
The new StreetPilot c320 and c330 join Garmin’s comprehensive line of automotive GPS navigators – from the full-featured StreetPilot 2600 series to the compact and versatile Quest™. With its intuitive operating system, the new StreetPilot c-series is designed to attract new customers to the Garmin line – those who haven’t yet experienced the ease, convenience, and peace-of-mind that comes with automotive GPS navigation.
The StreetPilot c320 and c330 are expected to be available in March 2005 at an MSRP of $749.99 and $964.27, respectively. Both units are sold with a suction cup mount and 12-volt adapter, USB cable, AC charging cable, owner’s manual, and setup guide. The StreetPilot c320 also includes a 128MB SD card and fully unlocked MapSource City Select CD-ROM. European versions of the StreetPilot c320 are sold with a pre-programmed regional SD card.
Garmin International Inc. 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. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, StreetPilot, MapSource, and City Select are registered trademarks, and Quest is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
NAVTEQ is a trademark of NAVTEQ Corporation.
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