Navigators with personalised places of interest

January 13th, 2015, Published in Articles: PositionIT



Garmin Southern Africa’s 2014 Advanced nüvi Series personal navigation devices come in a selection of 12,7” and 15,4” capacitive touch screen with advanced navigation features. It is the first nüvi Series to feature integrated Foursquare points of interest to help users explore new and popular restaurants, shops and more. Other advanced navigation features include are Active Lane Guidance, photoReal and Bird’s Eye Junction View, and Garmin Real Directions. The devices feature thousands of preloaded Foursquare places such as businesses, shops, restaurants and other destinations to find and explore. Foursquare has built a location database based on all the places people prefer to go to, and allows users to explore new places for themselves. The data from Foursquare is also used to power the company’s personalised local recommendations. Users can search for Foursquare places using Garmin’s signature “Where to?” menu. The devices are also Bluetooth-enabled to connect to the Smartphone Link app, to search for specific categories like the best places or restaurants in the area. Smartphone Link also gives user’s more detailed information from Foursquare including ratings, price range and hours of service.

Contact Michelle Hohls, Garmin Southern Africa, Tel 011 251-9964,


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