Fun fact: Personal navigators are still a thing. Garmin is rolling out a new series of 5-, 6-, and 7-inch GPS nüvi Advanced Series navigators and are attempting to keep the devices relevant with the inclusion of Foursquare data.
The Foursquare data of businesses, stores, restaurants and other destinations is searchable within the Garmin GPS unit’s “Where to” menu option.
“With information about tens of millions of places, Foursquare has built a location database based off of all the places where people actually go,” said David Rosenberg, International Business Development Manager at Foursquare, said in a released statement. “We use this data to help power our personalized local recommendations and we are excited to partner with Garmin to help people navigate the world around them.”
Foursquare has long been lauded as one of the best services for discovering new locations. But it has been trapped on smartphones and not everyone has a smartphone. By bringing the data to personal navigators, Garmin and Foursquare will likely introduce the service to a new demographic not yet hip to location services.
Garmin just announced nüvi Advanced Series navigators and they are available starting today with suggested retail prices ranging from $199.99 to $349.99.