Garmin Introduces Color Handheld - the GPS 12CX
January 7, 1999
unit combines brilliant color screen with amazing 35-hour battery life"
– GARMIN International, the leading manufacturer of consumer GPS
products, announces the introduction of the GPS 12CX – GARMIN's
first color handheld unit. This 12 parallel channel receiver is
similar to the extremely popular GPS 12XL, but carries a number
of advanced software features including a point database of
cities, exclusive TracBack navigation and graphic steering
guidance. Even more incredible, the GPS 12CX accomplishes all of
these things while providing a longer battery life -- up to 35
With its new
color LCD screen, users will be able to clearly differentiate
between nearby waypoints and tangled track-logs. Characters,
icons, numbers and letters will be displayed in crisp red, green
has once again proven how advanced GPS technology can be," said
Gary Kelley, director of marketing. "With the 12CX we've
combined waterproof construction, a color display and 35 hours
of operation to create a great new handheld product."
12CX also features dedicated zoom keys for quick map scaling.
Additionally, new graphic interface will organize your waypoints
into an easily accessible tab-file system.
Significant features of the GPS 12CX include:
- 12 parallel
- Up to 9
different languages available on screen display
waterproof construction protects unit (IEC-529, IPX7 standard)
- 10 year
lithium battery back-up keeps stored data safe
- Up to 35 hour
battery life using four AA alkaline batteries
- 1,000 user
waypoints with graphic icons
GARMIN's 12CX is
shipped standard with 4 AA batteries, lanyard, carrying case, owner's
manual and quick reference guide. The unit will be available in January
1999 at a manufacturer's suggested list price of $432.71.