Today Garmin unveiled something that looks very interesting.
It is called the Garmin Speck and is a device that can be fitted to an existing car and allow the user to access the power of Amazon Alexa, right from the driving seat, with this Garmin Speck will allow you to interact in a hands-free manner and gain access to all of the information that you need, all of the time.
On top of that, because it is from Garmin, it also features inbuilt GPS navigation, with turn-by-turn navigation instructions to help you get to where you’re going without too much information overload.
This is all shown on the Speak’s 1.5-inch circular display, which is big enough to see the navigation but small enough to not be too distracting.
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales said the following about the Garmin Speak:
“We are excited to be the first to offer Garmin GPS navigation and Amazon Alexa’s intuitive voice service in the new Garmin Speak, the interaction between the two technologies offers drivers a truly unique opportunity to turn their words into actions while keeping both hands on the wheel.”
Ned Curic, vice president of automotive at Amazon Alexa also added the following:
“Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers want it, including inside the car, Alexa on the Garmin Speak can help customers with many things, like controlling their smart home from the road, getting news or traffic, listening to Audiobooks, adding items to a shopping list, and ordering dinner with just their voice.”
The Garmin Speak is available to order today in the US for $149.99, sadly, we don’t know about other pricing just yet.