Aussie company Laser Corp has rolled out its latest rendition of its Navig8r series of GPS devices
LASER Corp’s new Navig8r GPS devices come with free map updates for life (on the map you purchase, and does not include updates of new suburbs),, and offers monthly modifications made to roads, signs or other map data, and displays familiar “UBD style” map skins.
Utilising a text-to-speech (TTS) engine, users can hear typical Australian names such as Parramatta and Wollumbi pronounced in a friendly native accent.
There are two new units – the G35 and G43 – both of which have a trial version of SpeedAlert, which confirms current speed limits with visual and audible warnings. SpeedAlert cautions users if the vehicle is exceeding the speed limit, as well as alerting drivers to speed limit changes such as school zones and time of day.
Additionally, the new Advanced Turn Assist (ATA) illustrates upcoming turns clearly and correctly with an actual map snapshot preparing users for turn guidance in good time and allows the recording of trips for playback of journeys via Google Earth.
With its intuitive interface, users can view maps in 2D or 3D and effortlessly navigate from A to B. Determine detours to avoid traffic caused by road blocks, collisions and other accidents and with handy re-route, calculate a new course mid-journey. The full screen Speedometer, used in conjunction with SpeedAlert, provides accurate speed information and can be viewed in analogue or digital format.
Both SpeedAlert and Speedometer serve to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians, plus a user’s licence. The G35 and G43 are also equipped with a catalogue of POI which is now hosted by StartLocal, Australia’s local search engine and business directory.
Featuring a 3.5-inch or 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen with anti-glare brightness and are said to help users stay on track saving time, money and fuel – knowing where you are going and getting there without getting off course.