It’s not just the bargain end that Garmin are tackling. The company also has Navigon’s new 7200T in their sights, with the new nüvi 7×5 series of in-car GPS devices. Each of the four models – the nüvi 755T, 765T, 775T and 785T – have a 4.3-inch wide-aspect touchscreen, lane assist for close-up detail of intersections, semi-transparent 3D models of significant landmarks and, aside from the 755T, stereo Bluetooth support.
The 755T, 765T and 775T all have lifetime traffic alert subscriptions from NAVTEQ Traffic, while the 785T uses the MSN Direct service with a trial subscription to their information on traffic conditions, fuel prices, weather reports, movie listings, headline news, stock quotes and local events. Each can apparently render mapping faster than previously, meaning quicker and smoother zooming and accelerated re-routing.
Garmin’s HotFix technology, which caches satellite data for a quicker position fix, is present, as is the ability to load the GPS with geo-tagged photos. The 755T will be priced at $500, the 765T at $600, the 775T at $800 and the 785T at $700; they should be available sometime in Q3 2008.