Nuvi 1100 sneaks into Garmin's lineup

The newest of Garmin's Nuvi line of GPS devices was quietly added to Garmin's lineup this week.

Garmin Nuvi 1100
Small screen, no traffic, and no text-to-speech? You'll forgive us for dubbing this guy the Nuvi Throwback. Garmin

The newest of Garmin's Nuvi line of GPS devices was quietly added to Garmin's lineup this week. The Nuvi 1100 appears to be Garmin's newest entry-level navigator with its 3.5-inch screen and "affordable price." The device slots in beneath the Nuvi 1200 and packs an almost identical feature set, with the obvious omission of text-to-speech spoken street names.

The 1100 is loaded with maps of the lower 48 states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico and features Garmin's now-standard ecoRoute software for fuel efficient route calculation. The unit is also compatible with Garmin's downloadable cityXplorer maps and FM traffic subscription service and is also upgradeable with the MSN Direct data receiver. Out of the box, however, it's about as plain vanilla as GPS devices come.

The Nuvi 1100 is not yet available at any retailer that we could find, and Garmin has not yet listed an MSRP. We're guessing that it will land somewhere in the $89 to $109 range, based on its feature set relative to Garmin's other devices.

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