ViaMichelin unveils portable GPS Navigation X-930 in North America

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­ViaMichelin portable GPS Navigation X-930 in North AmericaViaMichelin, the portable GPS navigation and technology firm and a subsidiary of the Michelin Group (yup the tire guys), has announced its ViaMichelin X-930 entry-level portable GPS navigation system for North America. Combining ease of use and portability, the X-930 is the lightest weight product in its class, and features the latest GPS receiver technology (SiRFstarIII). Loaded with comprehensive NAVTEQ digital map data for the United States and Canada, the X-930 can seamlessly navigate users to destinations throughout North America.

The X-930 features a slim, lightweight design (4.7 ounces) and size (4.8 x 2.8 x 0.7), while providing a full-size touch screen (3.5). The unit also features voice and text turn-by-turn guidance with street-level maps for all 50 United States and Canada. It showcases a directory of more than 1.5 million Points of Interest that allow users to easily find restaurants, lodging, gas stations, banks/ATMs and other businesses and services.

The X-930 has been one of the top-selling entry-level GPS portable products in Europe for the past year, and we expect it to do very well here.

The X-930 is now available in select outlets and will be available at other major retail stores and websites throughout December 2006. The suggested retail price is $299 in the U.S.

Main features of the ViaMichelin X-930:

  • Integrated SiRFstarIII GPS receiver
  • Size: 4.8¹¹ (L) x 2.8¹¹ (W) x .07¹¹ (D)
  • Weight: 4.7 ounces
  • 3.5¹¹ screen (320 x 240)
  • 312 MHz processor
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • SD card slot
  • Loudspeaker

Retail package includes:

  • ViaMichelin Portable GPS Navigation X-930
  • Stylus
  • Car mounting systems
  • Lighter cable
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable for PC connection
  • SD card with pre-loaded U.S. maps (all 50 states)
  • ViaMichelin Navigation DVD-ROM with documentation, utility software, and maps of Canada with Points of Interest
  • Installation poster and QuickStart manual

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  • Mayoor

    Little hard use and It is great once you figure it out.

    Only problem is MOUNTING it keeps on falling down on window or provided little plastic to stick on the dashboard. Sucking cup is terrible. Unless other way to mount may have to return it. It does no good if it is fallen down and cannot be used.

  • jj

    Try turning the knob to increase the suction. Took me awhile to realize this; kept falldown for me.

  • Rex

    I am from canada , i got x-930 as a gift , lost dvd software , is there any other way to download canada map or to get dvd,??, I talked to viamichelin people they said know, can any one send me or upload in torrent,
    without canada map its usless.


  • Vikas

    Hi Rex,
    I am in the same boat now. did you get DVD please let me know what you did to figure out your problem.