Garmin nuvi 295W Gets 3MP Camera, Wi-Fi And Web Browser - HotHardware
Garmin nuvi 295W Gets 3MP Camera, Wi-Fi And Web Browser

Garmin nuvi 295W Gets 3MP Camera, Wi-Fi And Web Browser

Garmin recently revealed a new series of standalone GPS units, all of which were drastically different in design than many of the company's past units. They also slipped out their second-ever mobile phone, one that's destined to land in June on T-Mobile USA. But what's this? This looks a lot like the original nuvifone, minus the phone portion. It's the nuvi 295W, a dedicated GPS with a slightly overhauled user interface and a few extra features that are rarely found on devices of this sort.


There's a 480x272 resolution touch panel, a battery that'll last four hours, an internal solid state drive with all of the maps loaded on, a microSD card slot, turn-by-turn guidance, an internal speaker, and a few bonuses. First, there's a 3MP camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging, and second, there's an internal Wi-Fi module with a web browser, e-mail support and the ability to check the local weather forecast.


Like we said, it's a lot like the nuvifone without the phone aspect, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It can be ordered today for $279.99, with shipments to begin in a few weeks.
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I don't need all of the excess crap on a GPS unit. The features I want to see are Lifetime Maps, and the ability to do Traffic via the public option which will always be free. The costs they charge to update maps is outrageous and needs to be stopped.

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realneil:

I don't need all of the excess crap on a GPS unit. The features I want to see are Lifetime Maps, and the ability to do Traffic via the public option which will always be free. The costs they charge to update maps is outrageous and needs to be stopped.

Yeah tossed my Garman and bought a Tom Tom because I had to pay almost as much for new maps every year. Tom Tom give me updates every quarter for less than a quarter of the cost. I will NEVER buy or recommend a garman as long as there maps are still priced the way they are.

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