Garmin 580 GPS: Can Grab Movie Times, Weather, Traffic, and Gas Prices

When we spotted that Garmin Nuvi 680 a few weeks ago, with its MSNDirect data-over-FM service, we didn't think it would be the only one to get bits of useful data from the airwaves. Here's the car focused c580.

It does the head-of-its-class GPS navigation that all Garmins do. But like the 680, it has the ability to download gas prices, movie times, weather, and traffic — and use that data to route you accordingly. Add a Mcdonalds finder before road trip season, and we'll be up to our neck in McNuggets in no time. Garmin's entry is just in time, to meet the challenge from upstart Dash, with their cellular-data equipped GPS hitting California roads in a month or so.

I'd be happy, but not thrilled to hear about this setup, but screenshots abound. The integration looks tight.

Garmin 580 GPS: Can Grab Movie Times, Weather, Traffic, and Gas Prices

Garmin 580 GPS: Can Grab Movie Times, Weather, Traffic, and Gas Prices

Garmin 580 GPS: Can Grab Movie Times, Weather, Traffic, and Gas Prices

Garmin 580 GPS: Can Grab Movie Times, Weather, Traffic, and Gas Prices

Garmin c580 [via GPS Track Log]