NUVI 2589 LMT GARMIN

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With smartphones squeez­ing the mar­ket, car nav­i­ga­tion firms are adding ex­tras to broaden their ap­peal. With this unit from Garmin, the ad­di­tions in­clude a Foursquare app that helps you find places to eat and drink in your area. Its 5-inch touch­screen lets you pinch to zoom in on lo­ca­tions, and you can connect it to a smart­phone for the ad­di­tion of map up­dates and traf­fic in­for­ma­tion. The in­ter­face is sim­ple and easy to use and the unit re­sponds to voice com­mands, although like all voice-con­trol sys­tems, the re­sults are not al­ways per­fect. $249 / GARMIN.COM.AU / HARVEYNORMAN.COM.AU

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