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Garmin Nuvi 2360LT

This 4.3-inch GPS comes with the usual features, like lane guidance, traffic messaging and Bluetooth hands-free, as well as voice recognition and automatic screen orientation.

In brief

A quick browse through the Garmin website reveals that the company isn't short of car navigation devices. To that armada the company has added another four, the new Nuvi 2000 series.

All are thin, but not anywhere near as sexy as the metal and glass 3700 series that debuted in 2010. The range starts with a 3.5-inch model, the 2250, that comes with lane guidance, junction view, text-to-speech, maps for both Australia (Whereis) and New Zealand, multi-destination trips and little else besides.

The next model up, the Nuvi 2350, ups the screen size to 4.3 inches and throws in historic traffic speed data. To that list the 2360LT adds Bluetooth hands-free, automatic landscape and portrait modes, voice-activated speech recognition and a lifetime subscription to Suna's traffic messaging service. Atop the 2000-series perch is the 2460LT, which sports a 5-inch screen.

Outlook

The new 2000-series GPS units start at AU$199 for the 3.5-inch Nuvi 2250, climb to AU$249 and AU$349 for the 4.3-inch Nuvi 2350 and Nuvi 2360LT models, and tops out at AU$399 for the 2460LT.

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