Amazon Alexa In Your Car! Enter Garmin Speak

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Bringing the best you like in Amazon Alexa into your Car. Without spending $30K on a new one.

After last month’s exciting BMW announcement, I started thinking that we will need to wait until June/July of 2018 to see how Amazon Alexa integrates into my car. Then it dawned upon me, it could be even further than that as the first model release kinks and quirks are ironed out and the feature has been thoroughly reviewed.


And ya .. I just realized that I will need to buy a new BMW too.

With all hope gone of using Amazon Alexa in my car, the twitterverse brought back some hope with this announcement from CNN Tech:

The new Garmin Speak has a built-in Alexa in it. Being able to use the existing sound system in your car to do a tone of things, like listening to music and audiobooks to finding out the latest breaking news and tracking weather conditions, makes the Garmin Speak very easy to install, operate, and even transfer to another car.

Simply place it on your windscreen, connect it to a power outlet, set it up on your car’s Bluetooth (or use an auxiliary audio port) and you are good to go.

The Garmin Speak has an integrated LED ring that tells you when Alexa is activated before our voice, and also a small OLED screen with the basic navigation instructions to know where to turn and continue with our route.

In addition to the functions that Alexa is able to perform with voice, like play music/audio book and get latest weather report, the Garmin Speak also supports the Alexa Skills Store, which is basically an add-on shop from which the user can install new apps and integrate Alexa with other services and products.

With ease of installation, familiarity of operation, virtually no waiting time (other than shipping), and for around a fraction of the cost of a new BMW, the Garmin Speak is the next natural extension in your home automation journey.

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