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Garmin Quest 2 Comes Preloaded with North American Map Database

Jul
29
2005

Garmin announced the Quest 2 a compact and versatile GPS navigator that’s now pre-loaded with detailed road maps of all of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

“The Quest 2 delivers what customers want the ability to use the unit straight out of the box,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing. “The Quest series has always been a versatile navigator for nearly any outdoor pursuit, and pre-loaded maps will make the Quest 2 even more popular to people looking for a small yet full-featured GPS device.”

The Quest 2 features auto-routable, turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation with automatic off-route and detour recalculation. With the brilliant 256-color backlit TFT display, the Quest 2 is easy to read in any light. The waterproof unit has a rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery that provides up to 20 hours of use.

The unit comes pre-loaded with City Select North America NT, which features full coverage of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico including nearly six million points of interest like gas stations, ATMs, hotels, restaurants, and attractions. The Quest 2 also accepts optional cartography like U.S. Topo, U.S. Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots, and BlueChart.

Key specifications of the Quest 2 include:

Sunlight-readable display: 2.2″ W x 1.5″ H, high-resolution 256-color TFT display
GPS: WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with accuracy of 10 feet (or better) in North America; can also be connected to an optional external antenna
Waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX-7 standards submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes
Lightweight and compact: Weighs just 5.5 oz. and measures 4.5″ W x 2.2″ H x 0.9″ D; GPS antenna folds flush with the unit when not in use

The Quest 2 is currently available at an estimated retail price of $699. The unit ships with City Select North America NT maps pre-loaded, PC/USB cable, external speaker with 12-volt adapter cable and suction mount, owner’s manual, and quick reference guide.

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