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The Garmin nüvi Pocket Guide, Second Edition by Jason D. O’Grady

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1. Meet the nüvi

On September 12, 2005, Garmin announced the first nüvi automotive GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver, declaring the device “the ultimate travel companion.” The nüvi 350 arrived on the mobile technology scene with great fanfare because it was more than just a GPS device; it was a personal travel assistant as well. In addition to providing the usual, rather pedestrian features of previous GPS receivers, the nüvi translated foreign languages, currencies, measurements, and time zones; displayed travel guides and digital photographs; and played MP3 files and audiobooks.

These added bells and whistles, although nice, are still available in the nüvi line, but they’re merely adjuncts to the easy-to-use navigation interface. ...

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