Garmin Nuvi 1300 Series GPS - Newest Wide Screen GPS From Garmin

in Unit

Garmin announced the Nuvi 1300 series in March 2009. The projected date for release was originally in May, but it is now set for June 28, 2009. The 1300 product line is a wide screen model with a diagonal dimension of 4.3 inches. Garmin made this model to be a multi-functional unit so it works well in your car and you can take it with you when you navigate abound the city on foot. The five units in the product line are all thinner and lighter than the wide screen models in the old product lines. All these units are 0.6 inches thick versus 0.8 inches for the older models.

The 1300 series units are also lighter than their predecessors (5.7 ounces versus 6.1 ounces). All units in the Nuvi 1300 series speak street names which is the most important feature in an automotive GPS.

The Nuvi 1300 is the basic unit in the series:

· 4.3 inch display (diagonal)
· Speaks street names
· Preloaded street maps for lower 48 states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
· Optional FM lifetime traffic information
· Where am I?
· Photo navigation
· ecoRoute™
· Optional MSN® Direct

The Nuvi 1200 and 1300 series have the optional cityXplorer™ which you can download from Garmin for as low as $9.99 per city. This gives you the ability to navigate around the city like a native. It shows you where to walk or where to catch a bus or a subway.

The Nuvi 1300 does not have lane assist, but all the other units in the series do.

The "T" suffix on the model number indicates that the unit has lifetime traffic included in the price (1350T, 1370T, and 1390T).

Two of these units, the Nuvi 1370T and the Nuvi 1390T have Bluetooth® wireless so you can use them for hands free calling with your Bluetooth® cell phone.

The Garmin list prices for these units are:

· Nuvi 1300 $249.99
· Nuvi 1350 $299.99
· Nuvi 1350T $349.99
· Nuvi 1370T $449.99
· Nuvi 1390T $399.99

If these GPS follow the usual product life cycle of most GPS, the units will soon sell lower than the manufacturer's list price.

The projected ship date for the 1300 series on has been June 28, 2009. However, Amazon began selling units of the 1300 series on June 21. Learn how to find more information about these new Garmin Nuvi 1300 series GPS in the resource information following this article.

Author Box
John V. W. Howe has 1 articles online

John V. W. Howe is an entrepreneur, author, inventor, patent holder, husband, father, and grandfather. His degree in physics makes him curious about how things work and he was naturally fascinated with early GPS units and has followed their development.

Add New Comment

Garmin Nuvi 1300 Series GPS - Newest Wide Screen GPS From Garmin

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2010/04/01