It’s safe to say that now’s the time to purchase a GPS after Navigon’s announcement today. I can’t attest to Navigon’s UI or ease of use, but I’d be willing to take that gamble. The 2200T is not only economical at $229, but you’re getting real-time traffic updates for free. Besides that nugget of gold, the 2200T features a 3.5-inch screen, text-to-speech (Look ma, no hands!), and Reality View Pro (3D images for highway exits and complex interchanges). Those are the big guns, but it also comes with a speed assistant, multi-destination trip planning, auto standby mode, and auto day/night mode. Oh, and it’s only .75-inches thick.
Full release after the jump.
At $229 (MSRP), NAVIGON’s new 2200T becomes the first genuine entry-level
GPS navigator to feature free Real-Time Traffic Updates for Life
CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ — NAVIGON, one of the world’s leading
and fastest growing providers of navigation products and solutions, today
unveiled its feature-rich NAVIGON 2200T GPS Navigator. The NAVIGON 2200T
offers a best-in-class navigation experience characterized by NAVIGON’s
roster of trademark features — including free real-time traffic updates
for the life of the product.
The NAVIGON 2200T — “T” for Traffic — is based on NAVIGON’s next
generation software which makes route calculation fast and entering a
destination easy, requiring fewer clicks than any other GPS product to
enter a destination. With high-end features such as Reality View Pro(TM),
Free Real-Time Traffic Updates for Life and text-to-speech, the 3.5″
NAVIGON 2200T is the marvel of its price class, selling for $229 (MSRP).
“As competitors try to match the unique features that we first
introduced last year we continue to enhance our offering, maintaining our
position as the lead innovator in the industry,” says Andreas Hecht,
NAVIGON’s president for the America’s. “Our vision for the NAVIGON 2200T
was to take the NAVIGON experience to a new level in a stylish, highly
portable package. This device delivers a navigation experience that exceeds
that of any high-end device on the market today at an attractive price
Features that Set it Apart
Real-time traffic, good for the life of the product, provides traffic
updates and flow information that guides users around congestion and
shortens the drive time. Reality View Pro(TM), the next generation of
NAVIGON’s exclusive Reality View feature, adds 3D images for highway exits
as well as complex interchanges. Lane Assistant Pro(TM) provides clear lane
guidance to help drivers prepare for upcoming turns.
NAVIGON 2200T features include:
— Free Real-Time Traffic Updates for Life. Users can easily route
around traffic congestion to reach their destinations faster. NAVIGON
delivers traffic in a unique way — it’s ready to go, for the life of the
product, right out of the box. No subscriptions, trial periods or
additional hardware to buy. Using simple color coding, the NAVIGON 2200T
will show the severity of congestion, what and where the problem is, and
(most importantly) how to get around it. Plus, with coverage in 95 markets
in both U.S. and Canada, users are covered wherever their travels take
— Reality View Pro(TM). NAVIGON takes its trademark feature one-step
further with the second generation of Reality View-Reality View Pro(TM).
Reality View Pro provides 3D images and actual road sign text for virtually
every highway interchange and exit you will encounter — so you’ll never
miss your exit again.
— Lane Assistant Pro(TM). 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.
— Fast Destination Entry. 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 guiding through the entry process.
— 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 that ensures proper pronunciation of
— DirectHelp(TM). Help is a click away with DirectHelp, providing
instant driving directions to and contact information for nearby hospitals,
police stations, roadside assistance, and pharmacies.
— High Performance. NAVIGON’s new software platform delivers our most
responsive interface to date with dramatically improved route calculation
— Instant Fix GPS. With NAVIGON’s new Instant Fix GPS receiver (SIRF
InstantFixII Receiver), the NAVIGON 2200T triangulates global position in a
matter of seconds and is minimally affected by urban canyons and tall
— Ultra-thin and portable. Less than 3/4″ thick, the NAVIGON 2200T is
compact enough to take users anywhere whether traveling the world or the
— Favorites as POI: Shows stored addresses with name on the map marked
— NAVIGON FreshMaps: Keep your 2200T as up-to-date in three years as
it was on the day you bought it with NAVIGON’s FreshMaps accessory,
providing up to 12 map updates for three years for $79.99 (MSRP).
— Speed Assistant
— Multi-Destination Trip Planning
— Automatic Standby Feature
— Auto Day/Night Mode
NAVIGON INC. is one of the world’s leading providers of navigation
products and software solutions. NAVIGON makes its own navigation brand
consumer products and creates software solutions for OEM customers
operating in personal navigation, wireless, and automotive sectors. Founded
in 1991, NAVIGON employs more than 400 people in Europe, North America and
Asia. For more information, visit http://www.navigon.com or