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  • Garmin's head-up display connects smartphone navigation to any vehicle windshield

    Posted July 8, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Garmin today announced a portable head-up display device for smartphone navigation apps that costs $129.99 and can be used in any car.
  • Why you should be excited about iOS 6

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:41 am

    In case you missed it, Apple had a little media event yesterday. Of course, I kid. Yesterday was the keynote presentation at Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) and it has dominated tech news for the last week.--including the obligatory unveiling of all things magical, like iOS 6.
  • Upcoming 4G cell net may break national GPS network: Garmin

    Posted March 4, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    Un-objective party Garmin predicts the LightSquared net will break GPS; it's pure coincidence it might hurt Garmin's location business.
  • Review

    Review: Today's best GPS devices

    Posted January 26, 2011 - 12:17 pm

    If you're looking to buy a dedicated GPS navigation device, you'll quickly discover that every manufacturer offers an almost dizzying array of products--each with slightly different features. The challenge, then, is to determine which features are must-haves and which would just be nice to have.
  • Review

    Review: Garmin Nuvi 1350T

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    One of the challenges of buying a GPS navigation device is to figure out just which set of features you want. The other lies in deciphering the differences among models in a product line--in this case, the difference between the Nuvi 1350T ($180 list, as of January 21, 2011) and the Nuvi 1370T. One need look no further than the list prices of these two models to know there’s a difference: The similarly featured 1370T is priced at $250 (as of January 21, 2011).
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    Review: Garmin Nuvi 265WT

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    If you're shopping for a bargain-priced GPS, searching for the previous year's models is often a good place to start. One of the current best finds is the Garmin Nuvi 265WT. While it still carries a hefty list price of $220 on the Garmin Website (as of 1/21/2011), you can generally find it online for $100 less.
  • Review

    Review: Garmin Nuvi 1260T

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    Each of the GPS manufacturers offers an almost dizzying array of products--each with just slightly different features. The key challenge in buying a GPS navigation device is to determine which features are must-haves and which ones would just be nice to have. Once you make that determination, buying the perfect GPS becomes simpler. Over the past several years, larger screens have been the trend for dashboard GPS devices. Devices with a 4.3-inch screen have almost completely replaced devices with 3.5-inch screens. Still, some people might prefer a smaller screen device. And, often, but not always, the smaller screens could mean a cheaper price. Such is the case with the Garmin Nuvi 1260T.
  • Best deals in tech: Garmin nüvi 255W - $99

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    We're back with, yes, you guessed it, more great technology for cheap. This week's theme: helping you find your way.
  • The Lowdown on Garmin's Nuvi Recall

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    GPS manufacturer Garmin is recalling some 1.25 million Nuvi personal navigation devices after detecting potential overheating problems in some of the units, the company announced Wednesday.
  • T-Mobile Garminfone Has Maps, GPS, Voice Navigation, Android

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    T-Mobile and GPS navigation device maker Garmin this week announced the Garminfone, an Android-powered smartphone with built-in Garmin GPS navigation software. The Garminfone will be available in June for $200 with a two-year contract.
  • GPS Data Can Steer You Into a Ditch

    Posted April 1, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Two events, one at a new site, one at a site that's been around for decades. Lots of people were going to either for the first time. Many used GPS units. Few got there, as a result-- without external help! Standards are essentially non-existent and GPS makers don't force users to update the devices. GPS becomes so vastly less useful without these simple things.
  • Garmin nuvifone to be released on Oct. 4

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    When first we heard of Garmin's nüvifone (if it's got an umlaut, it has to be good, right?), it was in the cold winter days of February 2008 and the device was supposed to ship in the third quarter of that year. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Garmin announced the device would finally arrive in the U.S. on October 4 as an AT&T exclusive. Oh well, close enough for government work.
  • Review

    Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS Device

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Competition in the connected GPS market is starting to heat up. Earlier this year, TomTom introduced its $370 Go 740 Live GPS device, staking a claim to the market for navigation devices with a built-in cellular radio (for real-time services such as traffic, weather, and Google Live Search). Now, Garmin counters with its $500 Nuvi 1690.
  • Error in GPS map data prompts Garmin product safety recall

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 12:29 pm

    For safety reasons, device maker Garmin has recalled maps that gave incorrect information to some of its users.
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