Garmin StreetPilot 2720 Portable GPS Navigator Description
Product Description This new portable GPS navigator features a new autograde, sunlight-readable, color TFT display with auto dimming capability; turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts that actually tell you which street (by name) to turn on (Text-To-Speech); traffic alerts and avoidance in select cities using the optional GTM 10 FM TMC traffic receiver. The StreetPilot 2720 is ready to go, right out of the box since there is no need to download maps. Preloaded detailed maps for the entire United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; Motorists can navigate to a specific address or to an industry-leading database of more than 5 million points of interest â including lodging, restaurants, gas stations, and local attractions. The intuitive, menu-driven touchscreen ensures that navigating the unit is as easy as navigating the road. Amazon.com Amazon.com Product Description If you’re looking for a premium vehicle GPS navigation system, one with text-to-speech and the ability to gather real-time traffic information, the StreetPilot 2720 is the answer. In addition to the turn-by-turn voice-prompted navigation available in earlier StreetPilot models, the 2720’s text-to-speech functionality allows the unit to audibly announce the names of upcoming streets and points of interest, letting you keep your eyes on the road while navigating through busy traffic and tricky roadways. At the heart of the 2720 is a new control system that features a widescreen, automotive-grade touchscreen display that automatically dims and brightens based on ambient light conditions. While the 454 x 240 pixel touchscreen interface is designed for ease of use, the 2720 also ships with a wireless remote control that can be used to operate the device’s functions. The StreetPilot 2720 offers clear, easy-to-read 3D directions to your destination, and state of the art text-to-speech and traffic interface capabilities. Preloaded maps are available and ready to use right out of the box. . A convenient touch screen allows for quick access to features such as maps, recent locations, food, and hotels. . Meanwhile, an integrated dash-mounting system provides easy adjustment and quick release, or you can use the included ‘bean bag’ mount if you don’t want to add a mount to your dash. An included speaker attachment that is built into the 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter enables the 2720 to deliver voice prompts. An internal antenna that communicates with up to 12 GPS satellites is provided, as is a USB port for PC connectivity. There’s also an MCX-type connector for hooking up an optional external GPS antenna. And if you need waterproofing, the 2720 is up to the challenge; it meets IEC 60529 IPX7 standards, which means it’s submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Finding your way with the 2720 starts with inputting a location on the touchscreen. Next, the unit’s text-to-speech feature speaks to you just like a back seat driver, telling you the names of streets and when to turn and in what direction. And if you happen to miss a turn, don’t worry–the 2720 automatically calculates a new route to your destination. In addition to point-to-point navigation, the 2720 can calculate the most efficient route between multiple destinations–a real time-saver for realtors, salespeople, and errand-runners. You can also tell the unit to avoid specific areas or road segments when calculating a route. You can also select a three-dimensional mapping perspective, or choose from several 2-D overhead viewing options. What’s more, audible and visual navigation instructions and warnings help you navigate more quickly while keeping your eyes on the road. Another time- and frustration-saving feature of the 2720 is the database of preloaded maps and points of interest. Gone are the days of uploading partial maps from your computer to your GPS device: the 2720 has them all built in. The unit comes preloaded with Garmin’s highly detailed MapSource City Navigator NT North America maps of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Finding points of interest along your route is made easy with the 2720’s huge built-in database of nearly six million hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and attractions. Garmin has also made it easy for users to upload custom points of interest–now you can add school zones or safety cameras to your database. You can even turn on a proximity alert to notify you of upcoming custom points of interest. Locations: Pinpoint your exact location for easy travel, then save these destinations for later use. Trip Distance: Calculate your arrival time, and keep track of your speed in relation to it, for complete control. Garmin really kicks the power of the 2720 up a notch with the addition of real-time traffic information. This optional service will display congested areas on a color-coded map, allowing you to avoid traffic by simply pushing a button that calculates a new route. All this wizardry is made possible by the new Garmin GTM 10 receiver that connects to the 2720 and other select Garmin products. Note that while the GTM 10 receives digital data from specific FM broadcast stations in select major metro areas throughout the United States and Europe, these traffic services are available only in select cities where coverage exists. The service requires the GTM 10 FM TMC traffic receiver and, in some cases, a subscription to enable these traffic capabilities. What’s in the Box StreetPilot 2720 receiver, MapSource City Navigator NT North America maps, 12-volt power cable with external speaker, alphanumeric remote control, PC/USB interface cable, AC power adapter, beanbag mount, dash mount, protective cover, owner’s manual, and a quick-reference setup guide.