Garmin GTM 10 FM TMC Traffic Receiver
The Garmin GTM 10 is an FM-band traffic receiver that, when installed
between one's automotive radio system and antenna, provides realtime
traffic information to compatible Garmin GPS automotive navigation
products. Using this data, compatible Garmin products can alert
the user to local traffic tie-ups and display graphical map symbols
for improved driver situational awareness. The GTM 10 is currently
compatible with the StreetPilot
7200 and nuvi 350.
10 works with your Garmin GPS to display traffic events and enable
re-routing. The FM TMC
(Traffic Message Channel) traffic information
is received through radio signals transmitted by independent service
providers. With the GTM 10 in your vehicle, you can see traffic
problems down the road and avoid them!
The GTM 10 FM traffic receiver will come with a 15-month trial
subscription to Clear Channel TMC. To renew a subscription, visit
the FM TMC Traffic Service section on the Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com).
Complete the steps to purchase a 25-character code and enter it
into the Garmin unit. The cost for a 1-year subscription is $60.00.
Traffic Data with Garmin GPS's
The map on the Garmin GPS will display icons that represent traffic
events. For example, the map might show a construction that roadwork
is in progress in that area. The symbols vary by region but are
traffic event is displayed in a list in the Garmin unit. You can
read the list for incidents in your path and in your you are navigating
a route, the GPS device gives you the option to alter your route
and avoid traffic incidents.
Professional installation of the GTM 10 is not required but, due
to the wide variety of automobiles and electronics systems, professional
installation is recommended by Garmin. The installation of the
GTM 10 requires that the unit be placed in-line with the FM antenna
of your vehicle. This will require the dash of the vehicle to
be partially disassembled. The amount and difficulty of disassembly
will vary between vehicles. For portable use the GTM
11 Traffic Receiver is available.