Garmin Navigation Made Easy
In 2007, Kenwood received high praise from consumers who took to the streets using the now older-model DNX7100 and 7120 series head unit and its integrated Garmin system, the leaders in GPS automotive navigation. This year, Kenwood once again teamed up with Garmin to offer precise, easy-to-use, turn-by-turn voice directions and on-screen map guidance. With simple one-touch access, end users are able to use the built-in hard drive-based Garmin-sourced navigation system with 2GB of dedicated memory to find multiple points of interest, which include maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Turbo magazine put the DNX8120 Garmin navigation up to the test against some of the more popular competitors' navigation systems and found that while the graphical display of the Garmin looks simplistic in style with its visual, crayon-styled routing, the navigation stood out from the rest as the NAVTEQ mapping and text-to-speech sequence methodically led us to our final destination with ample time to prepare for a turn on even the smallest of street names. With a push of the button, the optional voice commands, ranging from American accents to our favorite British turn-by-turn voice prompts, ensure any driver with no sense of direction to make it from point A to B with Garmin's 6 million points of interest. If you're caught making long commutes to and from work, you might want to check out the XM Instant Traffic & Weather for constant traffic and weather conditions and continuous real-time updates (GXM30 XM live traffic receiver to XM radio subscription required). Another added feature you can add onto the DNX8120 is the Kenwood GTM-10 tuner for XM Live Traffic Only (subscription required), which enables you to receive the same type of traffic information through local FM broadcasts.