Many “ultra secret” and “under wraps” devices and applications that show up at CES have been floating around in one form or another for months before their official reveal. Garmin is one company that always seems to fall into the “tons of leaks” category and this year their CES offerings are no different.
In Las Vegas this year Garmin is delivering the following gadgets according to Engadget:
- Voice Studio: As expected, this app will let you record your own navigation voiceover, meaning you can do fun things like say “right” when they should go left, and “turn around” when they should keep going straight. Garmin not only confirmed it, but you can download it right now! Happy pranking.
- Zumo 665: This motorcycle-friendly navigation unit is also confirmed, as is its XM radio compatibility and A2DP wireless for streaming tunes and directions right into your lid. At a $999 MSRP, though, we’d almost rather get lost.
- ecoRoute HD: The ecoRoute HD will indeed be launching in March of this year, retailing for $149, and providing the Greenpeace subscribing backseat driver we all crave.
- Approach G3: Finally, the links-specific GPS from Garmin has also been confirmed, shipping with a database of 12,000 course maps and not relying on any subscriptions or fees for use. More money for lessons, then.
Nothing really ground breaking here, which is unfortunate as the company continues to fight an uphill battle against the likes of Google Maps and various other on-device mobile programs that can easily utilize built-in GPS receivers found on many phones currently available on the market.
We’re reporting all week from CES 2010 so be sure to stay tuned for our live CES coverage Wednesday through Sunday.