Garmin offers free software for receiving texts on a sat nav


nuvi660.jpgGarmin satellite navigation systems can now download a software update that will allow them to send and receive SMS text messages when paired with a compatible Bluetooth mobile phone. And some of them will even speak those text messages (though how it’s going to cope with text language I don’t know)

The new service is available on the nĂ¼vi 660, 360 and 360T and the StreetPilot c550, which all feature the text to speak functionality.

The free download is available from Garmin’s support site at, and a list of compatible mobile phones can be viewed at

Andy Merrett
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