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New Whistler GPS car navigation with media, remote

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Tue September 19, 2006

Whistler GPS Car Units

Known for its radar detectors and other in-car equipment, Whistler today introduced a suite of new GPS receivers designed explicitly to cope with the needs of long road trips. First is the WGPX-550 (pictured) that caters to in-car media viewing: the color touchscreen device has dedicated programs for playing back MP3 music and JPEG photos on SD cards. A stylus bundled with the 550 lets users control functions without smudging the display. Also made available today were the WGPX-635 and WGPX-650 navigators. These two new models are largely similar but exchange media playback in favor of road-related features. Both the 635 and 650 have a Speed Alert function that can warn the driver when the car exceeds a speed limit, whether automatically based on map data or manually for special conditions. The 650 adds a wireless remote for basic map controls. All three GPS systems come with maps of Canada and the US pre-programmed with points of interest and are available today. Official prices have been set at $600 for the 550 and 635 models and $650 for the 650 model; online retailers are selling the systems for less.



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