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You'll add state-of-the-art Garmin navigation prowess to your compatible Kenwood receiver with the KNA-G610 navigation system. It augments your Kenwood multimedia receiver with some of the easiest to use and most comprehensive navigation tools you'll find anywhere. You'll find your destination efficiently and accurately, and enjoy instant access to restaurants, gas stations, and other indispensable spots along your route.
If you appreciate a bargain, check out the Kenwood DDX418 navigation package or the Kenwood DDX318 navigation package — you'll get a Kenwood DVD receiver, the KNA-G610 navigation module with each system, and you'll save some serious green too.
Accurate navigation, great features
Plug the KNA-G610 module into the back of your compatible receiver and then use your Kenwood's touchscreen controls to take charge of the navigation functions. You can choose a destination by entering a specific street address or intersection, or by selecting a hotel, restaurant, shop, or another of the six million points of interest. You'll see the preloaded road maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on your receiver's video screen, as it displays your current position and your destination. Voice prompts delivered over your car speakers also help out, and you'll even hear actual street names announced whenever a turn is coming up.
Garmin, a navigation pioneer, provides the built-in road maps that feature impressive detail, along with 2-D and improved 3-D views. The KNA-G610 also includes an SD card slot, so you can easily upload new maps as they become available.
Eco Route and traffic guidance
Kenwood's Eco Route system calculates fuel consumption, fuel economy, and the carbon footprint of your vehicle. You'll drive greener and save money too.
Add an optional NAVTEQ traffic tuner, and you'll receive up-to-the-minute traffic reports from NAVTEQ in almost every major metropolitan area. You'll rest easy, knowing that you're truly seeing the fastest way to your destination. Best of all, you'll pay no subscription fees.
Average Customer Review(s):
This unit is quick to setup and easy to use. You need to scroll way in for the POIs to appear. The unit keeps up with my driving speed announcing roads well in advance. The loaded maps are accurate.
Pros: Easy to use.
Had the 510 and it had some glitches but was good enough. Upgrading a head unit w/o making sure it was compatible with the 510 cost me the price of a 610 and not much improvement. Basic functions are OK but features like adding POI's, cars, etc are just to awkward and the econo feature is worthless. Wish it had a better interface and connectivity to a computer.
yeah it might have the cooler stuff like most of the newer garmins but, even with the 2011.2 maps the unit is horrible about displaying road names and lake names, I had a g510 and it was lot better, the g510 has the XM ability and the G610 doesn`t, I`m going back too the G510
Compatibility: The Kenwood KNA-G610 is a hideaway navigation system designed to work with 2010-up Kenwood and Kenwood eXcelon in-dash navigation-ready receivers. The KNA-G610's built-in mapping software will display on your compatible Kenwood navigation-ready receiver. You will be able to control the KNA-G610 from your compatible Kenwood navigation-ready head unit's touch screen monitor, or the head unit's wireless IR remote control.
Software: With built-in Garmin navigation technology and NAVTEQ mapping software, the Kenwood KNA-G610 GPS Navigation System features on-screen maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; which includes over 6 million Points of Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination using the unit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the KNA-G610's navigation system guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows, and directions along the top of the map. Your route is marked with a highlighted line and an arrow, while your destination is marked with a checkered flag.
Note: There is also an SD memory card slot used for future map and software updates from Garmin.
SiRF Star III: The SiRF Star III GPS chipset is so sensitive that it's forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you additional placement options.
GPS Antenna: The KNA-G610 comes supplied with a GPS antenna that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5' cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the hideaway module. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive magnetic base if you are having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount the antenna.
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: In addition to graphic directions, the KNA-G610 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions through your connected A/V receiver. The unit's text-to-speech voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed on your compatible head unit's screen. The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the street names as you approach turns. The volume can be adjusted to match the other sources. The voice guidance and on screen text can be changed to English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Find Locations and Routes: The unit's "Where To?" menu screen offers the following features to help you find your destination.
Search Modes: The navigation system automatically searches for places near your current location. You can also choose to have the KNA-G610 search for places in a different city, a recent destination, a favorite destination, projected destination, or along your current route.
Multiple Destination Routing (Via Points): You can add intermediate destination points (via points) to your routes as you create it. You can also add points to your route after its been created when you go to edit the route. You can program up to 500 via points for long trips.
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also menus to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
2D/3D Map: You can changes the perspective of the map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen).
Color Modes: Select between Day (for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two).
Route Preference: Selects the preference for your calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance, Less Fuel, or Off Road.
Avoidance Setup: This feature allows you to enter specific areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can choose to avoid U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, or Unpaved Roads.
Auto Reroute: If you happen to depart from your original route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and provides new route instructions.
Detour: The navigation system attempts to get you back on your original route as quickly as possible, after calculating a detour. If the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the KNA-G610 might not calculate a detour.
Turn Pages: The following pages help guide you along the turns of your calculated route.
Trip Log: The Trip Log creates a bread crumb trail (trip log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log can be displayed on the map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Trip Computer: The trip computer shows current speed, current direction, distance to destination, total distance traveled, average speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving, maximum speed, total trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can reset just the maximum speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's fuel economy, carbon footprint, the fuel price of navigating to your destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The first time you access the ecoRoute features, you will be asked to enter fuel and mileage information (Fuel Type, City Fuel MPG, HWY Fuel MPG) about your vehicle.
Note: The data provide by the ecoRoute feature is only an estimate. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
NAVTEQ Traffic Receiver (optional): The optional Kenwood KNA-NT100 NAVTEQ Traffic Receiver ( 113KNANT10, sold separately) receives real-time traffic data from NAVTEQ and displays it on your compatible 2010 Kenwood in-dash head unit's video display. Real-time traffic is delivered over FM radio using a radio data system (RDS) sub-carrier channel. NAVTEQ Traffic offers the following real-time traffic services.
Note: Because NAVTEQ traffic is subsidized by unobtrusive pop-up advertising there is no subscription fees. Service is offered in 80 US Markets
NAVTEQ Traffic: NAVTEQ Traffic provides the traffic flow and incident information for the NAVTEQ Traffic RDS service. This data is collected from multiple sources across the country, including leading commercial traffic data providers, government departments of transportation, police and emergency services, road sensors, cameras, and real-time aircraft reports. NAVTEQ Traffic frequently performs extensive data quality processing to provide the most complete and accurate nationwide traffic information feed.
NAVTEQ Traffic Technologies: NAVTEQ Traffic's highly-accurate data is a result of combining the right sources with the right processing:
FM Traffic Receiver (optional): Using an optional FM Traffic Receiver (sold separately from Kenwood), the Kenwood navigation unit can receive and use traffic information. Once you activate the TMC subscription, this traffic receiver will begin to receive real-time traffic data right onto your compatible Kenwood head unit's screen, providing quick access to alternative routing using Garmin navigation. When a traffic message is received, you can see the event on the map-screen of your Kenwood head unit and change your route to avoid the traffic incident. The on-screen map page of your compatible navigation head unit will display a "diamond icon" when there is a traffic event of medium severity or high severity on your current route, or on the road you are driving. If you press this icon, your connected Kenwood head unit will create a detour route for you (if applicable) so you can avoid the traffic event.
Note: A subscription is required to receiver the Traffic Message Channel (TMC) service. The optional FM Traffic Receiver provides a 90-day subscription which is automatically activated when the receiver first receives a traffic signal once connected to your Kenwood navigation unit. To renew a subscription, go to Garmin's FM Traffic Website at garmin.com/fmtraffic.
Real-Time Traffic Data: In most area, depending on the service provider, TMC traffic broadcasts are continuous - there's no waiting for scheduled traffic news updates or random alerts. With the TMC receiver, you see traffic developments in real-time, as they happen, so you make the right decision sooner. The system alerts you when a traffic problem is on your route and proposes an alternate route to avoid the incident.
Note: Because traffic broadcasts are received via a "silent" FM data channel, you can still listen to music or news programming on your car radio without interference from incoming FM traffic data transmissions.
Traffic Coverage: TMC data is available in a fast-growing number of cities throughout North America and gives prompt, accurate notification of accidents, road construction, police, or emergency action, etc. - so you can visually monitor traffic flow and, if necessary, avoid traffic tie-ups.
Note: Check totaltraffic.com/coverageareas for areas covered by FM RDS TMC service.
Power/System Harness: Opposite end of the included cable has:
Mini-USB Port: USB mini B version 2.0 jack for optional FM traffic or NAVTEQ Traffic receiver.
GPS ANT Port: Square connector for supplied GPS antenna plug.
SD Card Slot: SD memory card slot for future map and software updates.
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