Garmin introduces nuvi 40LM and 50LM navigation devices

Telecom Lead India: Garmin Corporation, a unit of Garmin
and a provider of satellite navigation, has launched nuvi 40LM and
50LM devices.


The nuvi 40LM and 50LM devices are priced at Rs
8,450 and Rs 9,990 respectively. The devices will come
with free maps of Singapore and Malaysia, two of the most visited
places by Indian vacationers.


Different from traditional navigation devices, which
make it difficult to understand the street name or area because of in-built
American accent, Garmin self-developed technology and was the first to
implement Indian accent into devices. We believe Indian English sounds much
more familiar and can be well-recognised by Indian people. Furthermore, voice
guidance in Hindi will further help in popularising the devices,” said Tony An,
Garmin Asia Marketing Director.


The nuvi 40LM display is a 4.3″ widescreen and nuvi 50LM
has a 5″ large screen display. The devices come with free lifetime maps
and Garmin nuMaps lifetime will help the user to download the most up-to-date
map information on streets, highways and points of interest as soon as new
content is available for the lifetime of your Garmin GPS device.


For Garmin Indian market is as important as other markets
around the world.


We enjoy 57 percent share in personal navigation
devices in Americas and around 38 percent share worldwide. We entered
Indian market more than 15 years and since then have been able to have a
good share in the growing GPS market here,” An added.


Garmin has announced its new India office grand
open in Jasola, New Delhi.  The company  was founded in 1989 by
a small group of engineers.


In 1991, Garmin sold its first GPS-enabled
device.  Six years later, in 1997, the company sold its millionth
unit.  A decade after that, in 2007, it had sold 25 million
devices.  It only took another five years for Garmin to sell its 100
millionth product.


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Garmin International, a provider of satellite navigation,
announced that Cessna Aircraft Company selected the Garmin G5000 integrated
avionics system for the Citation Longitude.


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