Are you a walker who gets lost or sometimes a tourist and would love to know where to go? Now help is at hand with the release by Garmin of a portable GPS device for pedestrians.
According to TWICE the new pocket sized devices are lighter and thinner than current nuvi models so they are easily carried in a pocket.
They can also be used with optional CityXplorer maps that are available for tourist destinations in North America and Europe. These maps may be downloaded to a PC and then to the nuvi via USB cable at prices ranging from $10 to $15, depending on the city.
In addition, the devices allow not only pedestrian directions but they include bus, train, subway and other public transportation information.
“The personal navigation device (PND) is no longer just for the car,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin VP worldwide sales claiming that the devices may now be taken “wherever you go.”
The nuvi 1300 series models have 4.3-inch touchscreens and they are available with different map configurations.