Alpine Electronics Announces Newly Reduced Price for PND-K3 Portable Navigation Plus Bluetooth System

Back December 1, 2008

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of automotive mobile media solutions, today announced that its PND-K3 portable navigation plus Bluetooth® system is now available for $349.95 at participating retailers in the U.S.

The PND-K3 is the company’s third-generation portable navigation device. Totally redesigned with a new, slim form factor and updated user interface, the all-in-one PND-K3 combines superior vehicle positioning with Bluetooth hands-free technology.

The PND-K3 has OnPoint™ Advanced GPS Positioning for optimal vehicle tracking. OnPoint simultaneously uses three technologies – satellite-linked global positioning data, gyro technology (to measure the vehicle’s direction) and accelerometer technology (to measure the vehicle’s speed) – resulting in highly accurate, continuous vehicle positioning in almost any location, even in tunnels and around tall buildings.

Additional features include:

  • Total touch screen control via a sunlight-readable 4.3-inch color display
  • Simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) with big, bright icons, large buttons and easy-to-understand screen graphics
  • Natural-sounding voice text-to-speech announcements that deliver turn-by-turn driving instructions, street and highway exit names
  • New assistive mapping visuals that offer essential driving information, such as Highway Junction View (which distinctly indicates the correct lane to use at a junction split) and One-Way Street Icons for clear notification of one-way streets
  • 6 million points of interest (POIs)
  • Preloaded NAVTEQ® maps of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  • Built-in Bluetooth for convenient hands-free phone calls when connected to compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices
  • Built-in SD card slot for playback of WMA/MP3 music files
  • Customizable map and menu color schemes with eight different color options
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Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

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