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Garmin HUD Projects Navigation on your Windshield

Posted in Garmin by Darrin Olson on October 15th, 2013

Garmin Head Up Display NavigationGarmin has a slick device that pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth and will project a heads-up display of driving directions on your windshield. Along with standard directions it can also show speed, traffic info, speed camera alerts and suggest lanes.

The dasbhoard mountable HUD from Garmin is wireless and will project the display onto a transparent film that sticks to your windshield or onto a reflector lens attached to the device. It works with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8 and will require Garmin’s StreetPilot or NAVIGON software.

Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD) Dashboard Mounted Windshield Projector

Garmin Rino 610, 650 and 655t handheld two-way radios with GPS

Posted in Garmin by Reuben Drake on June 2nd, 2011

Garmin has unveiled its latest hand-held two-way radios, the Rino 610, 650 and 655t. Sure they will allow you to communicate, but they also include GPS technology, so you will always know where you are.

But that’s not all. They feature a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix and will automatically calculate and store satellite information and use the stored information to keep you updated with your current position. It will also send information about your location to other paired Rino device users as well as text messages. Who wants one?

Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Watch

Posted in Garmin by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

You know Garmin for all of their fancy GPS devices and watches. Well, now they have a new watch in the Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS sport watch. It features a weather-proof touchscreen and is designed for serious runners looking for an extra advantage. The Forerunner 610 is good to go in rain, safe from your sweat and any other splashes you can throw at it.

This one is responsive enough that it can be operated while wearing running gloves. It sports features like pace, distance and time meter, a heart rate monitor, and you can even race with friends in other countries.

T-Mobile Garminfone price drops

Posted in T-Mobile by Shane McGlaun on July 12th, 2010

T-Mobile landed the exclusive Asus-Garmin GPS phone called the Garminfone back in April .I think most of us will agree that at the $199 price point the device surfaced at it was very unappealing.

T-Mobile has cut the price of the Garminfone in an effort to make the device look better to customers. Rather than the $199 price, point the Garminfone is now available for $129.99. The handset is Android powered and offers voice guided and on-screen directions.

Garmin nuvi 295W materializes with some cool features

Posted in Garmin by Shane McGlaun on May 14th, 2010

We have seen the Garminfone already with its questionable mix of smartphone and PND that I don’t think most folks will care for. Today Garmin dropped a new GPS device that no one was expecting out of the blue called the nuvi 295W.

The 295W is sort of like that Garminfone minus the phone part. The PND is clearly aimed at trying to get users to take the 295W with them outside the car. The device has a 3MP camera and can geotag images it takes.

T-Mobile lands Garminfone exclusive

Posted in Garmin by Shane McGlaun on April 21st, 2010

Garmin has been in the GPS market for a long time and makes GPS devices for every need. The company is working on a smartphone that is focused on GPS navigation. The device is called the Garminfone.

T-Mobile has been named the exclusive US carrier for the Garminfone and the device is headed to the network later this spring. The 3G smartphone runs Android and has a 3.5-inch touchscreen. Navigation is the main focus of the device with Gamin maps for drivers and walkers.

Garmin announces Nuvi 3700 Series GPS Navigators

Posted in Garmin by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2010

Garmin has announced some new additions to their line of GPS devices, to its 3700 series of GPS devices specifically. The 3790T, 3760T and 3750 all offer a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display that can be used in landscape or portrait mode, also with Pinch-to-zoom.

The Nuvi 3790T offers a wake-up-phrase, which you can set to begin voice navigation, there’s also 3D terrain and 3D building support. Both the 3790T and 3760T feature Bluetooth and come with traffic alerts.

Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2010

If you’re looking for an affordable GPS watch to wear while jogging and such, Garmin has just announced the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch. You get some decent features for the price.

The watch can be used for up to eight hours in GPS mode and three weeks in standby mode. The Forerunner 110 features Garmin’s HotFix technology to quickly acquire and hold satellite signals. You can upload your stats to Garmin Connect, and it can hold up to 200 hours of data.

Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 to launch in H1 2010

Posted in ASUS,Garmin by Shane McGlaun on February 11th, 2010

I already mentioned that Garmin-Asus has offered the official introduction for the Android-powered A50 smartphone. The company has also offered the official launch window for the Windows Mobile sibling to the A50 called the M10.

The nuvifone M10 runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and will hit Europe and Asia in the first half of 2010. The price for the device is unknown as is availability in other countries. The handset uses a 3.5-inch WVGA touch screen.

Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 gets all-official

Posted in ASUS,Garmin by Shane McGlaun on February 11th, 2010

Smartphones with GPS navigation are nothing new; in fact, the feature is a staple of pretty much every smartphone on the market today. However, for many of the most popular devices, like the iPhone, GPS navigation requires you to buy software. Garmin-Asus has announced the official launch window for the nuvifone A50 with navigation at its core.

The A50 is an Android-powered smartphone that features turn-by-turn direction and other features that Garmin offers on its software apps and stand-alone GPS devices. The A50 also has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen and an onscreen QWERTY keyboard.

Garmin z mo 220 GPS device for motorcycles debuts

Posted in Garmin by Shane McGlaun on January 21st, 2010

A motorcyclist has many of the same needs as a car driver when it comes to a GPS device. They want maps and an easy to use interface. However, the motorcyclist also has a completely different set of needs that require a robust device.

Garmin has announced a new GPS device for motorcycles called the z mo 220 that has a 3.5-inch color screen and is water resistant. The device can also stand up to fuel splashes and works while wearing gloves.

Garmin unveils ecoRoute hd device for nav units

Posted in Garmin by Shane McGlaun on January 6th, 2010

If you have ever had to get your car worked on at the shop or have looked under the dash by the drivers legs you may have noticed the little port on your computer controlled car. That Port is the OBD II port and it allows the shop to see any errors or warnings that the car’s computer has recorded.

That same port can be used by the driver to glean data about their ride if they have the right equipment. Garmin has announced a cool new device called the ecoRoute hd that plugs into that OBD II port and wirelessly sends information about your car to compatible Garmin GPS units.

Not a good day to be TomTom and Garmin

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

Not a good day to be TomTom and GarminLooks like both TomTom and Garmin might be having a bit of a bad day to put it mildly, thanks to the announcement of Google Maps Navigation. As the graph shows, things are not looking good. Nope. Not at all.

GPS makers can at least take some comfort in the fact that the new Google Maps Navigation is available on Android 2.0 at the moment, which requires you to have a specific phone to download the maps real time. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

AT&T and Garmin announced G60 is coming to AT&T soon

Posted in AT&T by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

nuvifone-sbThe Garmin nuvifone has been on our radar for a long time now and we already know most of the specs of the G60. What we really didn’t know was how much the device would cost and what carrier it would be offered on. AT&T and Garmin cleared up those questions today.

The Garmin nuvifone will hit AT&T at a price of $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new 2-year agreement. The Nuvifone Premium connected Services for the device will cost $5.99 per month and include traffic updates, white pages, weather, movies, local events, fuel prices and more.

Garmin Asus nuvifone available for purchase in Asia

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on July 24th, 2009

nuvifone-sbAsus makes all sorts of devices from computers to video cards and last year I got my hands on one of the firm’s first smartphones and found it lacking. Hopefully Asus has cleaned up its act now that it has teamed up with GPS leader Garmin.

Garmin and Asus have announced the new nuvifone models will be available in Taiwan on July 27. The devices will be in other areas of Asia by the end of August and hit the U.S. in the second half of 2009. Two models will be offered including the G60 and M20.