A portable outdoor weather delivery device from Bushnell is now available through retailers like Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and Cabela’s. The ONIX 400 is described as the first handheld to offer XM NavWeather.
NavWeather is available as stand-alone package ($9.95 a month) or as a premium package with the XM main service ($16.94 total per month). The ONIX 400 can access GPS location data as well.
XM NavWeather is a personalized local, real-time weather tracking service. The service uses Threat Matrix technology from Baron Services to track and provide alerts on developing weather threats.
Separately, the 2009 Acura RL will offer XM NavWeather as a part of its AcuraLink service. Acura is XM’s first auto partner to debut XM NavWeather.
Acura RL drivers will have personalized weather tracking through in-dash navigation. Navigation icons are integrated into the sedan’s map display.
“Drivers don’t have time to scrutinize every bit of weather data, so we’ve done all the analysis before it reaches their vehicles,” stated Baron Services President/CEO Robert O. Baron.
The new Acura RL was unveiled this week at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.