Woodbury, N.Y. - Harman Kardon introduced a trio of new Guide + Play personal navigation devices (PNDs) including its first units to include real time traffic and text to speech.
As in earlier Guide + Play models, the three new PNDs offer special settings so users receive turn-by-turn prompts even while listening to music.
The trio leads with a GPS-310 at a suggested retail price of $349.959 with street name pronunciation and 2GB of internal memory for built-in maps of the U.S. and Canada, and more than 10 million points of interest (POI).
The model GPS-510 at $449.99 adds a larger, 4-inch widescreen and real time traffic from Clear Channel with a free 90-day trial period. It also includes a video player and SD card slot.
At the top of the line is the GPS-810 at $599.99, which steps up to a 4.3-inch screen and Bluetooth for hands free calling. It also has a wireless rotary knob controller for in-car operation, photo viewer and a wireless FM transmitter to play music through the car’s sound system.
All models are now shipping.