Gas prices are continuing to rise, so we thought we’d share some tips on how your Garmin automotive GPS can help you save at the pump. With Garmin’s ecoRoute feature you can save money on fuel costs by finding more fuel-efficient routes and analyzing your driving behavior and to make sure you’re not overpaying at the pump.
Garmin ecoRoute calculates the most fuel-efficient routes by factoring in fuel consumption data, the number of stops, speed limits, and more. ecoRoute also gives you real-time feedback on the efficiency of your driving. With ecoRoute, users will have a “less fuel” option as a routing preference. When selected, your Garmin nuvi will determine if more fuel-efficient routes exist based on road speed data and vehicle acceleration data for a given route. You’ll also get information on the time, distance and total fuel cost of your planned route. And it’s all on one easy-to-read screen so you’ll know before you go on your automotive GPS unit.
Fuel & Milage Reports
The Fuel Report feature automatically calculates details about your travel and fuel usage. You’ll see time and distance traveled as well as the cost of fuel used and average fuel economy. Perfect for keeping tabs on your travels and expenses, it’s virtually everything you need to track your ongoing fuel consumption.
See just how efficient you drive with ecoRoute’s Driving Challenge. This fun-yet-effective challenge makes a game out of saving gas with your nüvi by keeping a running score that reflects your current driving habits. You’ll get real-time feedback based on your performance and you’ll quickly see the results of your actions. Like to accelerate quickly and jam on the brakes at the last moment? Then prepare yourself for a lower score and higher fuel bill. The better you drive, the higher your score.
The ecoRoute feature is included with selected Garmin nuvi models and can also be purchased as an upgrade for other models here. Additionally, Garmin also offers an even more advanced option to analyze your driving behavior and fuel economy with ecoRoutes HD: The ecoRoute HD module transforms your Bluetooth® compatible nuvi or Android™ smartphone into a real-time diagnostic computer. By connecting to your vehicle’s diagnostic system, ecoRoute HD monitors vehicle performance and provides detailed system data, including engine monitoring, sensor and gauge data, fuel efficiency, engine diagnostics and more.
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