Navman’s brand new Drive Duo SUV is the first device of its kind in Australia - a 6” GPS and dashcam with special features for SUV and 4WD vehicles, large vehicles and those towing a caravan or boat. It is packed with tonnes of great functions (that you won’t find in a built in car GPS or on a mobile phone) that make every day driving easier, plus information the weekend adventurer or occasional 4WD explorer will love, getting them out of the city and discovering the places less travelled.
The Drive Duo SUV is the perfect wingman for trips all over Australia with more than 123,000 kilometres of off-road tracks - as well as driving maps for all the city and country roads - so drivers really have the freedom to get out and explore if they want. Even better, it films the adventures along the way, steers them away from potential trouble ahead and it has their back too in case of an accident.
“We wanted to give drivers a device that they will get immense value out of with features that they won’t find built into their car or anywhere else, and one that will help them make the most of their free time. It’s perfect for everyday driving but also gives options for even part-time adventurers,” says Wendy Hammond, Managing Director Navman Australia.
“There have never been so many SUVs and 4WDs sold in Australia and the resurgence of camping and caravan holidays means there is a need for a reliable GPS to ensure safe guidance. No matter where their destination, Navman’s Drive Duo SUV can guide these drivers and help them explore the area they are staying in. During the week the device’s GPS and Dashcam protects and guides – steering them away from traffic snarls - and on weekends it can guide them to a campsite and beyond.”
The latest offering from Navman marries the best of its MiVUE dashcam range with all the features of the popular MY Escape GPS, plus a few more extras. There’s an inbuilt Super 2K Full HD dash cam for extremely high quality recording, Large Vehicle Routing with specific guidance for larger vehicles, 4WD Off Road Routing from a number of sources, and an adjustable neck dashcam that lets you point the camera in the best position for your vehicle. Users can also purchase an optional rear dashcam camera for dual channel recording. Just like Navman’s My Escape, this device is also packed with the best GPS features like Live Traffic Updates, Bluetooth Handsfree, Lonely Planet Travel Guide and Zomato Restaurant Guide.
“The new Drive Duo SUV has even more off-road information than any product we’ve offered before. Here, our mapping partner on this product, has drawn data from a variety of sources such as HEMA, Hardie Grant (Explore Australia), Outback Travellers and many more, there are now over 14,250 additional off-road points of interest and a mammoth 123,000km off road tracks to explore. It will also guide those who drive a larger vehicle, tow a caravan or carry cargo such as a bike on their car roof, with specific guidance so they aren’t taken down unsuitable routes, such as low bridges or places with height or weight restrictions,” says Wendy.
Along with all these top-notch GPS features, Navman has also added the best of its MiVUE dashcam range, such as GPS tracking, event recording, 3 axis G sensor to record any incident with additional important info, ADAS safety features such as Front Collision Warning Alert and Lane Departure Warning, as well as the ability to add an optional rear dashcam.
“The Drive DUO SUV will be your friend in good times as well as bad. Not only will you have the confidence of knowing you will have the best quality footage to protect you should anything bad happen, but you can use the device to record beautiful scenery from your road trip adventures,” said Wendy.
The Drive DUO SUV comes with Navman’s signature safety features such as Spoken Safety Alerts, Speed Limit Alerts, Premium Driver Alerts such as sharp turns, steep decent or inclines, high wind areas and important merging and over taking lanes, Driver Fatigue Alerts and a Roadside Assist function in event of a breakdown. The device is also loaded with over 1,033,505 Points of Interest.
The Navman Drive Duo SUV includes a 16GB micro SD card and comes with two years’ warranty. It is available now at major electronic retailers for $479. For more information please visit www.navman.com.au or facebook.com/Navman ANZ
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 in portable, 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
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