This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Tech Industry: Garmin Nuvi 880
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Tech Industry: Garmin Nuvi 880

2:42 /

At CES 2008, Tom Merritt takes a first look at Garmin's latest GPS device, the Nuvi 880, with speech recognition.

^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:04 >> Hey I'm Tom Merritt, Editor from CNET.com here at CES 2008 taking a look at the Garmin Nuvi 880. Now if you're not familiar with the Garmins go take a look; we've reviewed a bunch of these things, they're great navigation devices, one of our favorites. The cool thing about the 880 is two things; it's got the MSN direct second generation so you can access some cool content on the go, but it also has speech recognition; that's the coolest part. You take this little device here and maybe put it on your steering wheel, put it somewhere comfortable for you to grab and when you're ready to talk you activate it; that way if you're sitting around talking about your Garmin it doesn't activate it like it would with other devices. So let's see if we can show you how to speak an address--you just say where you're going, tell it what you're doing while you're driving, no problem and you can also ask for restaurants, all kinds of other things using the MSN Direct as well. I'm gonna give it a shot here--address. >> What city in Nevada? >> Las Vegas. >> Las Vegas. What house number? >> 3225. >> 301025 correct? >> No. >> 3225. >> 3225 correct? >> Yes. >> Yes. >> What street in Las Vegas? >> Paradise road. >> Well you get the idea. You probably won't have a large PA system in your car so the fact that it could get anything out of this at all is pretty impressive. If you use a touch screen, you can access the MSN direct area and you can get things like weather, stock prices; one of the cooler things is gas prices. It can actually tell you the price of gas in the nearby area based on a database provided by the oil companies to MSN so you can find the cheapest gas before you even get out of the car; you don't have to try to look at all those signs and things like that. You can also find points of interest like you can with other GPS devices; ask for restaurants but the cool thing is that you can do it all by speech recognition. Say, this will be coming out sometime in the spring Q2ish, and it will retail for 999 dollars. Once again it's the Garmin Nuvi 880 at CES 2008. I'm Tom Merritt. ^M00:02:38 [ Music ] ^M00:02:42

New releases

iPhone 6, reviewed and up clos...
3:12 September 16, 2014
A bigger screen, a whole new design, and the promise of Apple Pay. What else does Apple's newest iPhone offer?...
Play video
Apple's iPhone 6 Plus is big, bright,...
2:35 September 16, 2014
The larger of the two new iPhone models offers better battery life and a better camera than the smaller, but...
Play video
A closer look: iPhone 6, 6 Plus...
1:36 September 16, 2014
This year's iPhones have a different look. How is it different, and what do the sizes feel like? Take a look...
Play video
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus features,...
2:31 September 16, 2014
Trying to decide between iPhones? Here's what both the 6 and 6 Plus have in common, and how they're diffe...
Play video
Apple iPhone 6 vs. 6 Plus camera...
2:00 September 16, 2014
Both of Apple's new smartphones offer significant updates over the iPhone 5s before, but how do they compare...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 052: Cheetah-bot...
23:23 September 16, 2014
On today's show, Khail and Ashley panic a little about cheetah-bot's untethered evolution, gush about the...
Play video
The LG G3 brings a Stylus
4:30 September 16, 2014
One of the best phones of the year adds a stylus option, HTC is working on a GoPro-like camera and Samsung...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,552: Don't bring...
33:09 September 16, 2014
Today we're pleading with Coca-Cola NOT to bring Surge back, walking in the wrong Chinese sidewalk lane, and...
Play video