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— March 2003
By Ben Ellison
|Garmin iQue 3600|
Garmin has just introduced the first fully integrated GPS PDA. While some boaters will be disappointed that it is not waterproof, few will deny the amazing traveling power Garmin has squeezed into a stylish five- by three-inch device. The iQue 3600 combines Palm's latest operating system, a fast DragonBall processor, and a relatively huge 320- by 480-pixel screen with a WAAS GPS that you wouldn't know was there except for the flip-up antenna.
The iQue comes bundled with highly configurable multicontinent base and street maps. Integration extends to the address book, where you'll be able to tap an icon to locate someone, even initiate turn-by-turn routing. Users should also be able to easily load and plot on Garmin's nautical BlueCharts; in fact, any marine- or other location-aware program for the Palm OS should run nicely. Suggested retail is $589 complete.
Garmin Phone: (425) 454-8155. www.garmin.com.
This article originally appeared in the March 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.