Garmin nüvi 860 Deluxe Pack
Product Code: 010-D0577-06
Ireland, UK, Europe maps; Irish Road Safety Cameras; Free AC Charger; Free Delivery
- Latest MapSource City Navigator NT Europe 2008 (v10) preloaded
- Map data includes: Ireland, UK & Europe
- Large 4.3" diagonal, WQVGA TFT with white backlight
- FM Transmitter
- Removable lithium-ion battery, lasts up to 4 hours
- Speech Recognition - navigate with voice commands
- Full route planning with multi-stop (A to B to C) navigation
- Automaticly sorts multiple destinations (providing the most direct route)
- Bluetooth for hands-free calling with compatible Bluetooth phones
- Integrated traffic receiver (only available in certain European countries)
- Intuitive easy-to-use navigation - touchscreen, voice prompts (text to speech)
- 2D/3D map display
- "Where Am I" function remembers where you parked your car
- MP3 player, audio books, JPEG viewer and more
- Travel and Language guide options
Product Screen Shots
- nüvi 860
- Integrated FM TMC traffic receiver
- 12-24 volt vehicle power cable
- SR Remote Control
- Vehicle suction cup mount
- USB interface cable
- Dashboard disk
- Quick start manual
Product DetailThe nüvi 860 is preloaded with street level maps for Ireland, the UK and Europe, Bluetooth® for hands-free calling, a built-in FM transmitter that allows you to wirelessly transmit audio, including MP3s and phonecalls through the vehicle's stereo system and multi-stop A-to-B-to-C navigation with route planning that automatically sorts your destination to provide an efficient route.
Speech Recognitionnüvi 860 not only tells you where to turn but listens to your voice commands. With nüvi's innovative speech recognition, you safely control the GPS device with your voice - while keeping both hands on the wheel. Simply press the button on the remote that you attach to your steering wheel to activate speech recognition and begin speaking menu options.
Excellent MappingThe Garmin nüvi 860 is preloaded with the latest Mapsource® City Navigator NT 2008 street-level maps for Ireland, the UK and Europe. Based on Q2, 2007 Navteq map data, there is street-level detail for every town and village in the country. Specifically for Ireland, there is a much more extensive POI database, updated road details including new by-passes and motorway extensions and a number of corrections including road-naming that makes this release the most comprehensive to date.
Navigation FeaturesThe Garmin nüvi 860 like the nüvi 760 allows you to enter multiple destinations or stop-overs on your journey and it will automatically sort these to provide you with an efficient route. You can also plan and save up to 10 routes. This means that you can do all your route planning before heading off on your journey which is invaluable when doing deliveries or sales calls or even planning your next holiday. Other features include automatic re-routing, clear text-to-speech voice prompts (i.e. speaks street names e.g. 'Turn left onto Blackthorn road in 50 metres'), 2D and 3D map perspective, a 4.3" diagonal touchscreen, an extensive points of interest database with the ability to add your own POI files.
Hands-free CallingSimilar to the popular features of the nüvi 760, the nüvi 860 has Bluetooth® wireless capability which means that the GPS can act as a mobile phone hands-free in your car or hire car. You can also use the nüvi 860 to send and receive SMS text messages.
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||4.9"W x 3.1"H x .7"D (12.5 x 7.8 x 1.8 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||480 x 272 pixels|
|Display type:||WQVGA color TFT with white backlight|
|Weight:||6.2 ounces (176 g)|
|Battery:||removable, rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Battery life:||up to 4 hours|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||microSD™ card (not included)|
|Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):||yes (internal dual speakers)|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") :||yes|
|Speech recognition (navigate with voice commands):||yes|
|3D map view:||yes|
|Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):||yes|
|Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):||yes|
|Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):||yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):||yes|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||yes|
|Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology:||yes|
|FM traffic compatible:||yes|
|XM® Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible:||no|
|MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible:||yes|
|Where Am I? feature (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):||yes|
|Car locator feature (marks position when removed from windshield mount):||yes|
|Audio book player:||yes|
|Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation):||yes|
|World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator:||yes|
|Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):||yes|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||yes|
|Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):||yes|
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
Deluxe Pakage includes
The deluxe pack includes what we think is the best combination for the nüvi 860.
- myPOIs Premium+. Your 1 year subscription includes the locations of over 500 fixed and mobile Irish Road Safety Cameras and over 25,000 extra points of interest (POIs) that you can download to your sat nav from www.mypois.ie.
- Garmin AC Home Charger. Our experience is that the home charger is an essential accessory as often the charge from the in-car charger or USB cable is insufficient to keep the nüvi's internal lithium-ion battery fully charged or in tip-top condition.
VerdictThe nüvi 860 is the latest adddition to the nüvi range. A full review will be posted here once we have had the opprtunity to see this GPS in action.
The major new feature on this GPS is voice recognition so it will be interesting to see how it copes with Irish place names and accents!
RecommendationAs with all top of the range nüvi systems we recommend purchasing the Portable Friction Mount along with the Deluxe pack to get the best sat nav solution available.
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