Saturday, February 26, 2011

nüvi® 1260T Sat Nav

Yesterday hubby called me to inform me that he can't fetch me due to his busy sched and numbers of appointments including his rotary. It's fine with me because I'm used to riding public transportation, but i realized i have my SLR with me and my laptop, i find it unsafe to travel with all those gadgets with me. Then I received another call from hubby informing me that one of his messenger will pick me up using their Vios company car.

Upon riding the car i noticed a small LCD screen in front of the passenger side. It's a Nuvi Sat Nav, i was surprised and amazed because i didn't know that Sat Nav's already work in manila. I've seen a working Sat Nav before but it was in Australia. I set the "Go To" to the address of our house and it really gives the right directions and alternative route to our home. It also beeps if we're going on a wrong direction. I've seen that Sat Nav before in our house but i wasn't eager enough to use it because i thought it won't work here.

Intrmuros Location
at Kalaw
at Roxas Blvd.
nüvi® 1260T is big on features and small on profile. This thin navigator has preloaded maps for North America or Europe, pedestrian navigation options, free traffic alerts, hands-free calling and ecoRoute™ to calculate a more fuel-efficient route.

Navigate City Transit

With its enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities, nüvi 1260T is the perfect travel companion for getting around town. Download optional cityXplorer™ content to help you navigate city public transit. Know where to walk, where to catch the bus, subway, tram or other transportation and how long it will take to get there. It easily fits in your pocket or purse. cityXplorer maps are available for select cities throughout North America and Europe. And with prices as low as $9.99, you'll have money left over to spend in the big city.
Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

nüvi 1260T's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and the speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. With the 1260T's enhanced user interface, you can slide your finger to conveniently scroll between screens. You can also upload custom (POIs). And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Make Hands-free Calls

For hands-free calling, nüvi 1260T integrates Bluetooth® wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 1260T while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.
Receive Free Traffic Alerts

Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 1260T's integrated FM traffic receiver and free lifetime¹ traffic updates. Receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Next, simply touch nüvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.
Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 1260T saves you gas and money with ecoRoute — a green feature that calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more. The 1260T includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations. The 1260T features Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download custom custom voices and vehicles. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards.
¹Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. Traffic content not available for all areas. See for traffic coverage areas and for program License Agreement containing complete terms and conditions.
Even before hubby is already convincing me to drive, since I've already study in A1 before and we have two cars (a Toyota Altis and Rav4) plus i already have my driving licence. But i was hesitant because i have a hard time remembering routes plus the driving condition here in Manila scares me. But with this gadget I'm now eager to drive again. Maybe I'll start a refreshing course this coming March so i can go wherever and whenever i want without disturbing my hubby, because for almost five years he's been my super driver hubby, he never gets tired of driving and fetching me to the office considering that he's office is already in Las Pinas and i work in Intramuros (imagine his daily route Las Pinas-Intramuros-Las Pinas-Intramuros-Las Pinas) and i know it's a bit tiring. All i need now is courage and confidence to face the road....

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