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Panasonic CN-GP50U

5" TFT-LCD Portable GPS Navigation Unit with Built-in Bluetooth Hands-free Capability


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Panasonic CN-GP50U

5" TFT-LCD Portable GPS Navigation Unit with Built-in Bluetooth Hands-free Capability


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Display Features:

  • 5" Color Touchscreen LCD Display
  • Text-to-speech technology lets voice prompts announce road names over the built-in speaker
  • Voice-command capability for spoken access to menu and guidance functions
  • Allows custom points of interest
  • Resolution: 391,680 pixels
  • Super-bright, LED backlit screen
  • Ability to set screen image using the Picture viewer function
  • Uses contrasting colors for clarity, with a minimal number of large, easy-to-use buttons
  • Able to choose from a selection of keyboard layouts(ABCD, QWERTY, AZERTY)
  • One-Touch tilt
  • 1-year warranty

Navigation Features:

  • Built-in, precision 20-parallel channel GPS
  • 1.8 million points of interest
  • GPS assist provides compensation in case of poor reception
  • Lane Assist highlights correct travel lane in complicated intersections
  • Text-to-speech technology lets voice prompts announce road names over the built-in speaker
  • Allows custom points of interest
  • Contains an electronic compass for easy traveling
  • Maps can be updated through USB port or SD Card
    • Street Mode
      • Preview distances, travel times and even simulate the drive on-screen
      • Unit contains maps for U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico
      • Favorite destinations can be saved for quick search and display

Key Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free connection to your cell phone
  • Cigarette lighter adapter and USB Cable for charging capabilities
  • Mounting bracket, adapter Plate, dash mounting plate, 2GB SD Memory card, DVD-ROM (operating instruction included)
  • Voice guidance: US English/Canadian French/ Mexican Spanish
  • 15v DC, 2A, negative ground power supply
  • Dimensions: 1.22"L x 5.08"W x 3.43"H (15.5cm x 11.55 cm x 5.45 cm)

*NOTICE TO DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA AND MINNESOTA: State law prohibits drivers in California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other Lowrance dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. Sonic Electronix, Inc. or Lowrance does not take any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of disregarding this notice. (See California Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005, Section 169.71)

Navigation Features

Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
1.8 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Removable Memory Type
If the unit includes a removable memory card slot, then it allows you to load maps, digital photos, MP3s, and possibly other digital media files using a removable digital media cards such as an SD Card. Often times, you can expand on the typically small memory card included with the unit and purchase a higher capacity memory card that stores more data. Removable digital media cards include SmartDigital™ (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), TransFlash™, and Memory Stick®.
SD Card
MP3 Playback
If "Yes", MP3 files can be played back on the car stereo either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how MP3 files are loaded to the unit.
WMA Playback
If "Yes", WMA files can be played back on the navigation unit either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how WMA files are loaded to the unit.
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider

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Fort Myers, FL


September 24, 2008

really is helpful for traveling. easy to use features, and mid sized screen.

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