It’s just another GPS, right? Is that what you’re thinking? While it is just a GPS the Shotgun from TeleNav brings a bit more than your standard Garmin. It’s somewhat comparable to the Dash as well, but we all know what happened to them.
The Shotgun has a 4.3-inch LCD and connects wirelessly over a GSM network for real-time traffic updates and OTA upgrades:
• Restaurant Reviews – Quickly identify the top places to go and read what others say.
• Address Sharing – Share addresses or your location to meet up with friends more efficiently.
• Weather – Get up-to-date, detailed weather information.
• Commute Alerts – Get emailed alerts about traffic conditions on your daily commute.
You can search the Net from wherever you are to find all sorts of POIs like cheap gas, Wi-Fi hotspots and restaurants. Check out the video after the jump.
If you’re like me then you’ll want to pre-plan your trip and you can do so by sending routes from your desktop directly to your Shotgun with plug-ins for Firefox and IE.
The Shotgun actively searches every five minutes for traffic and automatically reroutes if you choose to do so with the touch of one button. You can also dig a bit deeper into traffic problems or incidents to see how slow it’s moving.
It’s small enough at 4.9L x 3.1W x 0.75H inches to throw in your coat pocket or purse/bag if you’re feeling more pedestrian.
The device itself retails for $300 with three months of free TeleNav Connected Service. A 2-year plan will set you back $239 ($9.96/month) or a 1-year plan for $129 ($10.75/month).