What does refurbished mean? This is the answer direct from Garmin:
These are systems that have been returned to Garmin from either an end user or dealer that may or may not have been used. Many of the units Garmin gets back from their larger retailers are actually found to be working fine, but end users have returned them for any number of reasons. Whereas some units do come back with real failures. Garmin therefore takes all these units that come back, tests them out and, if necessary, does repairs to bring them back to "like new" status. Garmin also ensures they have the latest software update. These units are therefore as good as new, but since they have been in the field, cannot be sold as new. Garmin then offers them to their dealers at a discounted price and offers a full one year warranty, just as they do on new systems. These systems are not new, but are as good as new.
Garmin DriveSmart GPS navigator provides driver alerts to encourage safer driving and increase situational awareness. Warnings include alerts for sharp curves, speed changes, railroad crossings, animal crossings and more. Additionally, Garmin DriveSmart notifies you when driving the wrong way on a one-way street and sends warnings for nearby school zones. Receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras5, and be prepared for sudden halts in traffic with upcoming traffic jam6 alerts. For longer drives, a fatigue warning7 suggests break times and potential rest areas after hours of driving. The Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places up ahead and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view
Garmin DriveSmart offers you the option of convenient voice-activated navigation. Control Garmin DriveSmart with your voice, while your hands remain safely on the wheel.
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to Garmin DriveSmart for hands-free calling, and receive smart notifications on your Garmin DriveSmart display. Receive calls, text messages and calendar reminders without ever removing your hands from the steering wheel to reach for your phone. Stay focused on your drive ahead while staying connected with customizable smart notifications that conveniently appear right on your navigation display.
Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts prepares you to drive through an exit or interchange with confidence. As you approach, an animated model uses brightly colored arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead. And, photoReal Junction View realistically displays junctions and interchanges along your route, including the surrounding landscape.
HD Digital Traffic is the best traffic solution available from Garmin. HD Digital Traffic is fast and free² — no distracting advertising and no subscription fees, ever, for the useful life of your device. Receive traffic updates as often as every 30 seconds. Plus, HD Digital Traffic has a great coverage area that includes interstates, highways and secondary roads. HD Digital Traffic is voice-activated, so it responds to spoken requests. It can give details about the situation, such as how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. Even learn whether or not you are on the fastest route. Traffic information is delivered straight to your Garmin DriveSmart — no smartphone needed.
Garmin DriveSmart redefines “spoken turn-by-turn directions” with Garmin Real Directions™, easy-to-understand driving directions that guide like a friend, using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., “Turn right after the red building” or “Turn left after the QT”). It’s preloaded with millions more new and popular places, thanks to Foursquare®.
The Direct Access feature simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like airports and shopping malls, by finding a place within a larger location. Direct Access even navigates through parking lots to find the entrance nearest your destination. When navigating to the mall, Direct Access gives additional location information for specific retail stores inside. For example, “Arriving at Woodfield Mall. Anthropologie is inside, on the upper level.”
Garmin DriveSmart has a search field that makes it easy to find addresses and millions of POIs. Simply enter a category (like “pizza”), an entire address (“1234 Sycamore Lane, Anytown, USA”) or a proper name (“Starbucks”), and Garmin DriveSmart quickly returns your results. In case of a misspelling, Garmin DriveSmart provides multiple search results that sound similar to what you’ve entered.
|Physical dimensions||5.5"W x 3.3"H x .7"D (14.0 x 8.4 x 1.8 cm)|
|Weight||6.1 oz (173.7 g)|
|Display type||WQVGA color TFT with white backlight|
|Display size||4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)|
|Display resolution||480 x 272 pixels|
|Battery life||up to 1 hour|
Maps & Memory
|Preloaded street maps|
|Includes lifetime map updates|
|Storage and Power Capacity||microSD™ card (not included)|
|Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)|
|Lifetime traffic updates||Yes (with HD Digital Traffic)|
|Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs)|
|Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)|
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
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