A combination of brains and beauty, the groundbreaking S-Series is the most stylish and intelligent GPS range on the market

Navman is redefining electronic navigation with the launch of its new S-Series, following a dramatic redesign of the company?s unique satellite navigation systems. During a year of extensive consumer research, Navman has listened to both existing and potential customers who wanted a GPS system that could present its many features in a simple and intelligent way. In response, the Navman product range has been upgraded from the inside out.

With more than 500 internal and external enhancements to the range, adding style and security without compromising its simplicity, the four models in the S-Series range ? the S30, S50, S80 and S90i ? have been designed to accommodate both first time users looking for the basics and experienced GPS buyers looking for uncluttered depth of features. Among these improvements is a stylish and lightweight new exterior, as well as an intelligently re-designed interface. The pixel-perfect 4.3? widescreen offers the clearest map display of any Navman device to date. Following the success of the dedicated Parking and petrol shortcut buttons, Navman has expanded this thought to include additional shortcuts such as Money, Food, Tourist and SOS .Navman has incorporated new ideas into this groundbreaking range, such as a speaking keyboard, mileage expense reporter and a space-saving foldable cradle.

With an array of additional innovative features, the new S-Series is easier to read and operate than ever before thanks to a brand new interface. The most up-to-date 2007 map data comes as standard, for ultimate reliability and accuracy. While the brilliant anti-glare widescreen display ensures that the maps offer an unrivalled view of the journey ahead and text is clearer and crisper than ever. Navman has been long renowned for the quality and reliability of their visual and voice guidance. The new S-series will definitely prove it self to have the best performing guidance so far. It really does feel you are travelling with a local beside you, helping you along the way, with a smooth Australian voice pronouncing street names, giving you lane guidance (no more strange pronunciations of street names).

The most comprehensive safety camera information provides directional alerts when motorists are within 10% of the speed limit and spoken voice directions give specific road names when approaching a turning. All of these features are part of a considered and intelligent redesign, making the new interface the simplest and most responsive on the market. Other intelligent features such as the auto dimming screen, which automatically switches from day to night mode as evening falls, and a quick drop down menu showing the extra information you want only when you need it, make this the most user-friendly and intuitive GPS range available. Navman has even added a unique technology to the S-Series with a Speaking Keyboard that speaks each letter and number as you type, meaning that inputting addresses is more accurate. With these extra features, Navman?s S-Series is as smooth and slick on the inside as it is on the outside.

Through constant innovation, Navman has gone beyond navigation with the S-Series. The pioneering and unique NavPix technology allows you to navigate to pictures, as well as creating your own NavPix destinations and sharing them around the world. And now, for the first time, an online image search powered by Flickr gives you access to a staggering 23 million geo-tagged images ? simply download onto your Navman device, and navigate straight there with one touch. In addition, Navman has integrated Bluetooth capability to make your journeys as safe and easy as possible. S-Series devices are able to connect with your mobile phone and dial the number for contacts or Points Of Interest with one touch. Also, the dedicated SOS button is an indispensable addition to the new range, providing you with a list of emergency services – from hospitals to garages, dentists to police stations – in the area should you need assistance of any kind. All you need to do is select the service required, and the S-Series can instantly dial the number or navigate you to the location.

To make sure you?re kept informed of everything along your route, an integrated TMC Traffic receiver has been installed on the S90i.  This will enable you to receive traffic updates through an FM radio frequency directly to your Navman device and if there?s anything in your way, a simple one-touch detour button will redirect you around any problems along the way. Traffic is currently available through a trial system in Melbourne however it is envisaged that coverage will be Australia-wide by mid 2008.

Models, main features and pricing

Navman S90i: Beyond navigation (suggested RRP $799)

  • Stylish, intelligent design
  • Safe, easy to use menu
  • Brilliant, sharp 4.3 inch high quality touchscreen
  • 2007 (V14) Australia-wide mapping
  • Built in real-time traffic receiver ?(ready)
  • Integrated Bluetooth hands-free calling
  • Text to Speech (TTS) ? speaks ?next turn? road names
  • Preloaded safety camera data
  • Mileage reporter  – a digital log book
  • NavPix technology ? navigate to pictures
  • Integrated NavPix  2 meg digital camera
  • New Navman Desktop Manager

Navman S80: Australia on widescreen (suggested RRP $699)

  • Stylish, intelligent design
  • Safe, easy to use menu
  • Brilliant, sharp 4.3 inch high quality touchscreen
  • 2007 (V14) Australia-wide mapping
  • Integrated Bluetooth hands-free calling
  • Preloaded safety camera data
  • Text to Speech (TTS) ? speaks ?next turn? road names
  • NavPix technology ? navigate to picturesNew Navman Desktop Manager inc.
  • Mileage reporter ? digital log book

Navman S50: Great design and clever technology (suggested RRP $499)

  • Stylish, intelligent design
  • Safe, easy to use menu
  • Brilliant, sharp 4.3 inch high quality touchscreen
  • 2007 (V14) Australia-wide mapping
  • Integrated Bluetooth hands-free calling
  • Preloaded safety camera data
  • NavPix technology ? navigate to pictures
  • New Navman Desktop Manager inc.
  • Mileage reporter ? digital log book

Navman S30: Stylish and affordable (suggested RRP $399)

  • Stylish, intelligent design
  • Safe, easy to use menu
  • Crisp clear map display on 3.5 inch touchscreen
  • 2007 (V14) Australia-wide mapping
  • Preloaded safety camera data
  • Intelligent day / night display
  • New Navman Desktop Manager

Availability

Navman?s new S30 will be available from September and the S50, S80 and S90i will be available in early October at select retail outlets.

Source: Navman