The dynamic duo you need in your car
Navman launches new GPS and dash-cam combo to help you cut the clutter and keep you covered on the road
Navman Technology’s latest car gadget keeps your windscreen tidy, and cleverly partners valuable car technology in one device to keep you informed and protected on your drives. The new Navman Drive Duo brings together the smarts of a top quality GPS that includes premium safety alerts, the Zomato Restaurant Guide and live traffic; with a brilliant dash-cam that comprises of Full HD 1080P recording and Advanced Driver Systems (ADAS) safety features, making it an essential all-on-one gadget for the car.
“Following the launch of our very popular Drive Duo SUV GPS and dash-cam, created for those who drive larger vehicles and who enjoy outdoor adventures, this new model was designed for the everyday driver,” said Wendy Hammond, Managing Director, Navman Australia and New Zealand.
“You really do get the best of both worlds with the Drive Duo. The device allows you to take advantage of Navman’s superior guidance and safety features such as Landmark Guidance that uses objects you can see through your windscreen to guide you, for example ‘in 150m turn left at the church into King Street’. There is also supreme safety features like spoken safety alerts as well as premium driver alerts that warn you about merging lanes, sharp corners, give way or stop signs,” said Wendy Hammond Managing Director Navman Australia.
“Even better, while you are using the sat-nav, the dash cam is also simultaneously recording exceptional quality footage of your journey, so you have evidence of your side of the story if you are involved in a collision. As dash-cams continue to increase in popularity it is more important than ever to own one because if you don’t have one and an incident occurs, the other party may be able to present stronger evidence than you can,” she added.
The Drive Duo comes with a 5” touchscreen, and also includes Australian and New Zealand Lifetime maps, pre-loaded with languages including Greek, Turkish, Italian and Chinese. There is also a mileage reporter that is especially handy for parents teaching their kids to drive, and multi-stop trip optimisation that allows you to easily plan several stops on your journey. In addition the Zomato Restaurant Guide provides reviews and recommendations of dining options, pubs and bars around.
Other great GPS features include 3D Junction views with real signage imagery, and lane guidance, so you never miss an important turn-off. There’s also Bluetooth Hands-Free so you can answer your phone safely while driving as well as continued guidance even when travelling in a tunnel.
Dash-cam features include a wide 140 degrees angle lens that helps you capture more details of your surroundings and a 3-Axis G sensor on the device that will automatically register the impact and tell you where the impact came from whether that’s the front, back or side of the car via the MiVue Manager. The dash-cam additionally has ADAS features, that will help keep you safer on your drives with a lane departure alert that alerts you if you are veering out of your lane and a front collision alert, that will warn you if you are driving too close to the car in front.
Optimised day and night recording on the Drive Duo’s dash-cam means footage is clear and vibrant at night or in bad and bright weather. The lens is also made of glass rather than plastic which ensures you are able to record richer footage whether this be of a crash or you want to capture something interesting on your drive.
A parking mode also works in conjunction with the MiVue Smartbox (additional purchase) allowing you to record what’s going on around your car when you are away from it. You can also purchase an additional camera for the device, to use at the rear of your car to capture any accidents that happen from behind.
The Navman Drive Duo comes with a warranty, and has a RRP of $279. It will be available at all major electronics retailers from mid-August. For more information please visit www.navman.com.au or facebook.com/Navman ANZ
About Navman: Navman, a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of global positioning system (GPS) products, has more than 20 years’ experience in GPS, and as such is now widely recognised as a pioneer inportable, in-car satellite devices and dashcams. Navman began life in New Zealand, specialising in marine electronics and even today software design and development is still undertaken there. Today the Navman brand is owned by MiTAC International, a leading worldwide maker of wireless communications products and one of Business Week’s top 100 Global IT companies. For more information, visit www.navman.com.au or facebook.com/NavmanANZ