Cobra 8000 and 6000 Pro HD GPS Navigation System

Cobra also just announced two new GPS navigation system targeting professional drivers. Cobra 8000 and 6000 Pro HD differ in size more than anything else. Former has a bigger 7″ screen whereas 6000 has a 5″ screen.

Some of the features of these two GPS navigation systems include full-color, high-definition touch screen display,
free Lifetime map updates, junction view with lane assist, multi-point routing to reduce fuel cost and more.

They both include over 33,000 trucker-friendly POIs for information on fueling stations, restaurants, rest stops, heavy duty towing services, truck and trailer repair shops, truck-friendly hotels, weigh stations, certified scales, and more coming from ProMiles and TruckDown
Database partner TomTom which provides more than 1 million additional miles of road coverage in the U.S. than the competing map.

Other features include hours-of-Service timers and more.

new Cobra 8000 GPS navigation for truck drivers

Cobra has a brand new GPS navigation system for truckers. It is called 8000 PRO HD, 7″ GPS Navigation for Professional Drivers with Lifetime Maps and Live Traffic. As you may already guessed this GPS navigation system has a 7″ high definition screen.

With the 8000 PRO HD a truck driver can enter truck’s height, weight, length, width, and be safely and legally routed to their destination on time. Some other features of the Cobra 8000 Pro HD include free live traffic updates, free map updates, junction view to assist at big highway intersections, mileage log capability for IFTA reporting, on-duty off-duty time tracking and the AURA Speed & Red Light Camera Database that warns for speed & red light cameras, caution areas, and known speed traps.

Cobra 5550 PRO

Cobra just today announced a new GPS navigation system called Cobra 5550 PRO, that is designed for truckers or any other professional driver with its 5″ screen. The new 5550 is very similar to Cobra 7750 Platinum but offers enhanced graphics, junction view with lane assistance, state mileage log, and hours-of-service log, and “last-mile routing” which they claim is best in industry with unmatched road coverage on secondary highways.

Other features that target this market include distances to weigh stations, travel centers, rest areas and mile markers. Cobra 5550 PRO even has State Mileage Log feature to keep track of distance covered within a state for IFTA reporting and an Hours-of-Service timer that makes it easier than ever for drivers to track their On-Duty, Off-Duty, and Driving Time.

In addition drivers with Cobra 5550 PRO will get 3 months of unlimited downloads from Cobra’s exclusive AURA Camera & Driving Hazard Database, which alerts drivers to the locations of fixed speed and red-light cameras, dangerous intersections, and known speed traps.

Wait until April this year to get your hands on one of these. It will cost you $350.

giveaway reminder: Cobra GPS radar detector

Don’t forget about our giveaway for a Cobra XRS 9960G. We will finish this giveaway in two days and so far there are less than 50 entries. So you have a pretty good chance.

Just go there and leave a comment and maybe you’ll win free stuff. That’s all.

giveaway: Cobra XRS 9960G Radar Camera detector with GPS

As promised we continue to clean out the garage here at Navigadget. We’re now giving away a A Cobra XRS 9960G Radar Camera detector. We initially talked about this a while back so you may have to update the database for the radar locations.

You can read about the specs and everything else for 9960 at Cobra’s own site and see that it costs about $389. Some of the highlights for this Radar Camera with GPS include:

  • 15-Band™ Detection
  • AURA™ Camera & Driving Database
  • Full Color ExtremeBright DataGrafix™ II Display
  • 8-Point GPS Compass
  • 8-Point Electronic Compass

How to enter? Really easy. 1) Follow our RSS feed and then 2) leave a comment below. That is all. Do make sure you enter a valid email so we can contact you back.

We will ship this out to a U.S. address only. Sorry rest of the world. Also duplicate entries, emails, IP addresses will be disqualified.

One week from now we’ll announce the winner.

giveaways: NaviGadget cleaning out the garage

OK guys; merry Christmas. We haven’t done any giveaways for a while. We have some GPS stuff we need to get rid of. It’s all yours for free. We’ll do this one by one. Oh yes, what are we giving away?

A GPS backtracker from GPS X Guider to help you find your path, or campsite etc. A Cobra XRS 9960G Radar/Safety Camera detector with GPS so you won’t get any speeding tickets (I hope). An Enzym SG-350 GPS navigation device with text to speech. Another GPS backtracker - GF Q900, this time from QSTARZ. A small pocket GPS receiver for outdoor activities; from Storyish. A 60beat Hearth Rate Monitor with chest strap that gives you the best workout analysis on your iPhone when used with their GPS enabled LogYourRun app. The new Bike GPSport 260pro from Holux with ANT+ wireless technology. And finally the latest GPS travel recorder from QSTARZ: BT-Q1000XT. Wait; that’s not all. We’re also giving away 5 promo codes for GPS Kit iPhone App (not pictured above).

OK, that’s a lot. Stay tuned (subscribing to our RSS feed should help) We’ll get the first one started shortly.

Cobra iRadar

Cobra has been quiet for a while but it looks like they were busy perfecting their new radar detection system called Cobra iRadar. This device works with your iPhone with a free app. You’ll be controlling some of the settings using your iPhone but of course you’ll have to purchase the radar device which talks to this app via bluetooth.

They kinda work separately as well though. For example on your iPhone you’ll be able to get Alerts to speed & redlight cameras, known speed traps, and dangerous intersections from the AURA Camera and Driving Hazard Database thank to the embedded GPS receiver in your iPhone. When connected to the radar unit (which costs $170) you’ll be able to control radar detector settings and get visual alerts on your screen.

The radar detects all radars and guns, including X-Band, K-Band, Ka-Band, VG-2, and Laser.

Read more about Cobra iRadar.

new Cobra Platinum navigation system is for truckers

Cobra just announced a new GPS navigation system called 7750 Platinum which has a 7″ screen and is designed for professional drivers. Cobra has added some new features with this model such as the junction view with lane assist, mileage log, and hours of service, etc.

Other enhancements include on the 7750 Platinum include visibility in sunlight, quick tabs for easy access to information such as the distances to weigh stations, etc, and also 3D images of junctions. Maps on the GPS navigation system for truckers are from TeleAtlas and include 1 million additional miles of road coverage in the US than the competing map provider according to the press release. Other software features include 17x more last mile (dock-to-dock) coverage and 4x more trucking attribute coverage on secondary highways.

The Cobra 7750 Platinum will be available at travel centers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $500.

Cobra XRS 9970G

Cobra just announced a couple of world’s first touch screen radar detectors which include XRS 9970G and XRS 9965. Touch screen is not really a necessity on GPS radar detectors but it can simplify user setup and alert settings. It only measures 1.5 inches.

Cobra XRS 9970G also features the AURA Camera Driving Hazard Database which stores GPS coordinates of speed and red light cameras and driving hazards. XRS 9970G comes with GPS and all you have to do is to plug in their USB GPS locator which you can sync online with the latest camera and dangerous intersection alerts. You can also customize your ares with up to 1,000 new locations.

Cobra XRS 9970G costs $390 and includes Aura database with lifetime subscription.

Cobra 7700 PRO

Cobra has been very quiet recently - but that doesn’t mean they forgot about the professional drivers out there. They just recently announced 7700 PRO, a GPS navigation and routing tool specifically designed to the needs of the professional driver. It utilizes a lot of truck-specific data that helps them optimize routes and arrive at destinations in the most efficient and economical way possible.

The 7700 PRO has a huge 7″ touch screen in 16:9 aspect ratio, and features text-to-speech guidance with loud turn-by-turn direction. Your purchase will include 3 months of unlimited downloads from Cobra’s AURA Camera & Driving Hazard Database, which alerts drivers to the locations of fixed speed and red-light cameras, dangerous intersections and known speed traps. An extra smart feature is you can always switch the Cobra 7700 to run in “car” mode - so drivers can take it with them in their personal vehicles.

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