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New Navigon Premium GPS 7200T Date 26th August 2008

Article by Lutz Bendlin  

 

 

 

Today Navigon are unveiling their new top-of-the-range GPS device.

 

 

The NAVIGON 7200T features include:


• Free Real-Time Traffic Updates for Life. Real-time traffic updates allow routing around congestion by including traffic flow, incidents and alternate routes and works for the lifetime of the product out-of-the-box without any registration processes, fees or additional hardware.

 

• Voice Destination Entry. Advanced voice recognition allows drivers to specify their destination by simply speaking the address. NAVIGON’s distinctive iconic interface guides users through the process.

 

• Landmark View 3D. The NAVIGON 7200T brings a new dimension to the map with hundreds of richly-textured 3D landmarks across the U.S. and Canada like the Empire State Building and the White House.

 

• Reality View Pro™. Never miss an exit again with the next generation of Reality View providing more coverage in more places. Reality View Pro displays photo-realistic 3D views with actual road signs and lane guidance for virtually every highway interchange and exit drivers will encounter.

 

• Lane Assistant Pro™. Helps drivers prepare to make an upcoming exit or turn by providing clear visual lane guidance. NAVIGON’s second generation of Lane Assistant provides a lane map complete with arrows and actual road geometry.

 

• Flat-Panel Design. NAVIGON is not only committed to designing products that are appealing to the eye, but are also designed to make navigating the device simple and effortless. The NAVIGON 7200T sports an innovative, frameless touchscreen. The responsive Flat-Panel Touchscreen adds to the sleek and elegant exterior of the 7200T.

 

• Fewer clicks to get you there. The latest generation of NAVIGON software makes entering and finding information fast and simple with, on average, fewer clicks than any competitor product. NAVIGON’s SmartSpeller feature helps guide users through the entry process.

 

• Go Hands-Free. The integrated Bluetooth® feature helps keep both hands on the wheel while still staying connected. The NAVIGON 7200T acts like a Bluetooth speakerphone to hold conversations without all the distractions, plus your contacts are downloaded automatically for one-touch calling.

 

• Advanced Text-to-speech. Spoken Directions with Street Names lets drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road with advanced phonetic text-to-speech technology to ensure proper pronunciation of streets.

 

• Zagat® Ratings and Reviews. Shows where to wine, dine, and unwind with a built-in ZAGAT guide for restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, attractions and golf courses. With millions of standard points-of-interest and branded icons, onboard users always have a gas station, restaurant or golf course at their finger tips.

 

• DirectHelp™. Help is a click away with DirectHelp, providing instant driving directions to and contact information for nearby hospitals, police stations, roadside assistance and pharmacies.

 

• Exit Guide. NAVIGON’s Exit Guide enables users to search upcoming exits for one of six POI categories – food, gas, lodging, rest areas, auto service or shopping. And, with one click, the NAVIGON 7200T navigates there.

 

• Faster. Faster. Faster. NAVIGON’s new software gets to the right route in less time. Our new platform delivers our most responsive interface to date with dramatically improved route calculation times to get directions more quickly.

 

• Instant Fix GPS. With NAVIGON’s new Instant Fix GPS receiver (SIRF InstantFixII Receiver), the NAVIGON 7200T triangulates global position in a matter of seconds and improves performance in urban canyons and areas with tall trees.

 

• Favorites as POI: Shows stored addresses with name on the map marked with flags.

 

Also with:
• Speed Assistant
• Multi-Destination Trip Planning
• Automatic Standby Feature
• Auto Day/Night Mode

 

 

Similar to the HP iPAQ 310 the Navigon 7200T runs Windows CE 5.0 on a Centrality Titan processor at 600MHz.

 

 

Here's a little video of the 3D buildings (wmv, 2.5MB)

Here's the product flyer .

 

And here a few more pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

The NAVIGON 7200T will sell for $449 (MSRP) in the U.S. and Canada when it hits stores shelves and online retailers in October 2008.

References

Suppliers Website http://www.navigonusa.com/
Pocket GPS Contributor

Lutz Bendlin

   

 

 

Comments
Posted by michaelj2 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:11 pm Reply with quote

I presume this is just for the US market?


Michael

 
Posted by vlak on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:30 pm Reply with quote

michaelj2 Wrote:
I presume this is just for the US market?

In his news article, Lutz Wrote:
The NAVIGON 7200T will sell for $449 (MSRP) in the U.S. and Canada when it hits stores shelves and online retailers in October 2008.

Wink


Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

 
Posted by MikeB on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:34 pm Reply with quote

The Press release was sent to us by Navigon USA. It is noticeable that the IFA Expo is on in Berlin later this week and Navigon have a press conference scheduled for Friday. I imagine if anything is going to be announced for Europe it will be then.


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

 
Posted by jonandmarkuk on Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:35 pm Reply with quote

The 7210 is already on the European website under the IFA section.
Say's should be available in Europe Sept time... still wondering what the 'secret' is going to be.


Navigon 8450 LIVE

 
Posted by lillyelse on Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:56 pm Reply with quote

A lot of this sounds awfully familiar...... how often and when do we get map updates, and is there provision for something akin to "map-share"?


 
Posted by desd on Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:07 pm Reply with quote

We have the Navigon software in our X-Trail and I have to say it is very good and the lane assistant is very handy indeed.

I wish Nissan had seen fit to include postcode search in the software version in the car but it has made me wish I could have the Navigon with mapsource to allow route planning so if they can include that it would be brilliant.

I remember doing a search when we got the car last year and you could get a discount for new mapping from the mapping company (which I think was Navteq) because it came with the car so I assume you must be able to get mapping updates this way (obviously without the discount I imagine)


Zumo 500 + 4GB SD Card, car Kit and GTM21
Linked to Autocom by bluetooth and all seems good.
Traffic reception in the central belt of Scotland and hurray NW England seems to be working again. Still a million times better than the Quest 2 it replaces

 
Posted by skagav on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:15 pm Reply with quote

would you say that this device is any better than the tomtom Question


 
Posted by MikeB on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:47 pm Reply with quote

skagav Wrote:
would you say that this device is any better than the tomtom Question

That is difficult to say until we get to test it. Navigon software is notoriously slow, but that has been improving recently.

Navigon were first to market with the lane assist and reality view for junctions both of which are creeping into other software packages.

(edited to make it clear that Navigon were first)


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com

 
Posted by desd on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:54 pm Reply with quote

skagav Wrote:
would you say that this device is any better than the tomtom Question


Which one Garmin or Tom Tom?

Not really had any recent experience with Tom Tom.
My friend had the original Rider which I thought was quite good untill I researched sat nav for myself and decided on a Garmin, nothing has changed my opinion since then and from what I read TT's backup is non existent.

On the other hand Garmin have been very good with problems I have had, and tried to help where they could.

Now we have the X-Trail there are some very good features which I wish my Zumo had.
It gives far better directions when you enter busy junctions with lots of changes close together and as I said the Lane Assist is fantastic and very useful when you don't know where you are going (have not tried in Edinburgh which could be interesting).
The traffic info is better on the X-Trail and gives more information.
It has made me consider a Navigon system for my car but I have not considered a TT.
Now if only they had an equivalent to Mapsource and I would convert very quickly.

Hope this helps.


Zumo 500 + 4GB SD Card, car Kit and GTM21
Linked to Autocom by bluetooth and all seems good.
Traffic reception in the central belt of Scotland and hurray NW England seems to be working again. Still a million times better than the Quest 2 it replaces

 
Posted by philangst on Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:32 pm Reply with quote

jonandmarkuk Wrote:
The 7210 is already on the European website under the IFA section.
Say's should be available in Europe Sept time... still wondering what the 'secret' is going to be.


349 Euro's according to the IFA section of Navigon website. Almost bought a 2110max but might wait a bit longer for this!


 
Posted by desd on Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:38 pm Reply with quote

Oh hold on you can't use the Camera database from here.

I wonder if the Mapfresh feature includes cameras (mobile and fixed).

Any Mods on here know if it will be included anytime soon.

The Mapfresh by the way is 24months of map updates every 3 months according to the website


Zumo 500 + 4GB SD Card, car Kit and GTM21
Linked to Autocom by bluetooth and all seems good.
Traffic reception in the central belt of Scotland and hurray NW England seems to be working again. Still a million times better than the Quest 2 it replaces

 
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