Monday, February 23, 2009

Gaget Sessions: A Marine version GPS with a unique twist!

This is the Garmin GPSMAP640. An ultra portable touch screen navigator that comes ready to help on land & at sea. It’s waterproof (IPX7) with a super-bright 5.2” WVGA touch screen display (800 x 480 pixels). It ships preloaded with comprehensive street maps of North America and worldwide shaded relief mapping in addition to detailed U.S. coastal BlueChart g2 charts. A unique twist for this device comes when it’s placed in the marine mount, which is included with the unit. Once it’s placed in the mount it recognizes the connection and automatically starts up in marine mode!

So instead of street maps you’ll see marine charts with shaded depth contours, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and more. Being a huge fan on the ABC series LOST I couldn’t help but to think of the Oceanic Six. And yes, when you leave the boat and place the 640 in your car it does switch to automotive navigator. Just in case you were wondering. On the road this device gives voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions. It’s also customizable, so users can also create their own custom Points of Interest list & set up proximity alerts for the ultimate in driver awareness.

MSRP is $1199.99. And with optional BlueChart g2 Vision cards, you'll get 3D 'mariner's eye view' above the waterline and 'fish eye view' below the waterline. Users also benefit from Auto Guidance technology that searches chart data to suggest the best passage.

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