Apr 2, 2008
Nic Cho

Send-To-Garmin Feature For Google Maps And MapQuest

The global leader in satellite navigation devices, Garmin has announced the new “Send-to-Garmin” feature for MapQuest and Google Maps, allowing consumers to send data/locations from MapQuest and Google maps directly to their Garmin personal GPS navigation devices, which aimed to enhance your navigation experience.

“Given the amount of time we all spend at a computer or in our cars, teaming with Google Maps gives users the versatility of planning their travels at their keyboard in addition to their Garmin device,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “There’s no need to waste time printing, scribbling or e-mailing locations and directions when you can use Google Maps to search for and save everything you need with just a couple of clicks.”

“This is part of our ongoing effort to connect Google services like Google Maps with Garmin products,” explained Giorgio Scherl, a product manager for Google. “We continue to add progressive features, such as user-generated content, to make Google Maps more compelling and useful in an increasingly mobile world.”

“Garmin is the clear leader in satellite navigation and our partnership further establishes MapQuest.com as the go-to site for destination planning,” said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MapQuest, Inc. “GPS-enabled navigation devices are becoming increasingly prevalent. Offering users the option to plan online from the convenience of their computer and send information to these devices is a natural progression and an important, time-saving resource.”

“Our relationship with MapQuest gives our users even more of what they’ve come to expect from their Garmin products — ease of use and an array of options,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Planning a trip, whether it’s to a new restaurant, a business meeting or a family vacation, has never been easier or more efficient.”

According to the company, the Send-to-Garmin service is now available on Google Maps and will be available soon on MapQuest sometime in this April.

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