Reviews & hands-on

  • Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Garmin Vivofit is a long-lasting and affordable fitness band

    By 11 January 2014

    Wearables are everywhere. But when a company such as Garmin, renowned for its fitness and GPS products, announces a new product it's time to stand up and listen. Welcome the Garmin Vivofit, a wristband fitness device that we got to see at this year's...

  • Gadgets

    Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on

    By 26 June 2013

    Some will see the Garmin Monterra as a life saver, whereas others will look at it as a redundant, overpriced brick that's clamouring for relevance in the smartphone era. But the Monterra isn't a smartphone, nor is it trying to be: this is a top-spec outdoor...

  • Cars

    Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on

    By 15 May 2013

    Pocket-lint tested out Garmin's latest Premium satnav device, the Halfords-exclusive Nuvi 3598LMT-D, on the streets of London in the rarest of fashions: in the passenger seat of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Talk about a juxtaposition of old and new. We...

  • Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

    By 14 April 2013

    The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge...

  • Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review

    By 12 April 2013

    It's golfing season and just as The Masters 2013 gets under way, Pocket-lint played a few holes with Garmin and its latest Approach S2 GPS golf watch. GPS golf watch, eh? You may be wondering why you'd ever want such a device, as smartphones seem to do...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Garmin Edge 800 review

    By 6 September 2011

    Garmin has a serious cycling pedigree, its team Garmin-Cervelo being one of the best in this years Tour De France. The company has a range of dedicated bike mountable satnavs designed to get you from A to B when out on two wheels.  The more you pay,...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Garmin StreetPilot review (iPhone)

    By 25 August 2011

    Garmin recently revamped its iOS app offering, relaunching Garmin StreetPilot for the UK and Ireland at the beginning of August and promising "to get you to your location quickly, safely and economically using some of the most advanced features available...

  • Sports Fitness

    Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS hands-on

    By 8 August 2011

    Anybody who plays golf will know that, while there is no better sound on this planet than the "schnick" of a clean, straight stroke, more often than not, the calm ambience of a course is broken by profanities and curses. That's why the golf-improvement...

  • Sports Fitness

    Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch hands-on

    By 29 December 2010

    Did you watch the European golfers take on and tame the Americans at Celtic Manor in October and rush out to buy yourself a set of clubs, thinking that golf-malarkey couldn't be all that hard? Did you crash back down to earth (or rather, a bunker) when...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Garmin Oregon 550t GPS system review

    By 17 August 2009

    Looking at the Garmin 550t (t standing for topographical maps), you would be forgiven for thinking someone had handed you the previous version. It's so alike, that at first we thought that Garmin had just sent us the wrong unit. Why? Well it comes in...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Garmin Oregon 400t GPS receiver review

    By 10 March 2009

    So you fancy a spot of Geocaching, but at the same time don't want to actually do any real thinking about it? Garmin hopes it has just the answer with the Garmin Oregon 400t. But is this the must-have GPS for treks? We head out and about to find out....

  • Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Garmin Forerunner 405 review

    By 22 August 2008

    The Garmin Forerunner series has long been a firm favourite with athletes, with a strong fan base in runners and triathletes. The combination of heart rate monitor with GPS functions providing all the information you need to accurately monitor and manage...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Road Tour for Garmin satnav review

    By 28 April 2008

    Adding extras to your satnav is an increasingly common option. If you are looking to visit Britain, or just spending more time travelling around these glorious isles, then Road Tour offer downloadable guides for your Garmin satnav. But should you shelve...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Garmin nuvi 710 GPS receiver review

    By 31 December 2007

    Garmin's latest satnav range offers a bigger screen, more functionality and a host of new features, but will it help you find your way to your chosen destination? We hit the road to find out. The Garmin nuvi 710 is the bottom of the four new 700 series...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Garmin nuvi 660 GPS receiver review

    By 14 December 2006

    Not content with offering a slim handheld in the form of the Garmin nuvi 360, Garmin has released a widescreen version - the Garmin nuvi 660, but like the television in your lounge, do you really need more picture? The nuvi 660 comes in the same slim...