Navman unveils new GPS devices, Web service

Navman unveils new GPS devices, Web service


Navman has released three new GPS units today, but the big news from the company is NavPix, a Web-based navigation-by-picture service.

First things first:

The iCN750 starts with a 4-inch 480×272 touch-screen display, a 4GB storage disk, a fold-out antenna, and a 1.3 megapixel rear-mounted shooter, which you can use to take snapshots of various locations and upload them to NavPix.

The iCN720 is a scaled-down model of the iCN750, sporting the touch screen but missing the camera and the storage disk. It does have a SD/MMC slot, though.

The iCN530 has a touch-screen display, but it’s smaller, 3.5 inches and 320×240. The antenna on this model is internal, and the chipset is of an older generation.

Now, about NavPix: You can use both ways, for uploading and for downloading. Say you want to get to a nearby location but you don’t know quite how to go. So you log on to NavPix, download a virtual image of your destination to your Navman, and then the handy device will plot a course for you. Nifty, huh?

The iCN530 will be available in April; the other two will be on sale in May.