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  • Garmin unveils its rugged Fenix GPS watch
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    Garmin unveils its rugged Fenix GPS watch

    By 10 July 2012

    If Bear Grylls is looking for a new watch, the Garmin Fenix Outdoor Watch should prove just the ticket. Geared towards the outdoor adventurer, the watch is kitted with GPS, is waterproof and will even measure your performance. Before setting off on your...

  • Garmin Swim fitness watch created for the more aquatic athlete
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    Garmin Swim fitness watch created for the more aquatic athlete

    By 25 June 2012

    Garmin has expanded its sports fitness watch range with the Garmin Swim, the company's first timepiece and motion tracker specifically designed for swimmers. It tracks stroke type, stroke count, distance, pace, lengths and more and, once hooked up to...

  • Garmin Android app uses your smartphone to update your nuvi GPS
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    Garmin Android app uses your smartphone to update your nuvi GPS

    By 9 January 2012

    Garmin has launched a new app for Android users that allows them to piggyback off the smartphone's data connection to provide live services data like traffic updates to their up until now unconnected Garmin nüvi device. The new app lets nüvi users access...

  • Garmin challenges Nike+ with new iPhone / Android fitness app
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    Garmin challenges Nike+ with new iPhone / Android fitness app

    By 25 October 2011

    Garmin has announced a new fitness app for Android and iPhone mobiles called Garmin Fit, which makes use of its GPS expertise by bringing a wealth of functionality to the user and could challenge the popular Nike+ format. The sports app allows a variety...

  • Garmin Edge 800 review
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    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,...

  • Navigon updates iPhone and Android apps, Windows Phone 7 on its way
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    Navigon updates iPhone and Android apps, Windows Phone 7 on its way

    By 1 September 2011

    Navigon, who was recently bought by Garmin, has announced it will be updating its Android and iPhone apps as well as announcing a new Windows Phone 7 app at IFA, in Berlin. The new versions will bring a new "effortless and intuitive" user interface, and...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Garmin StreetPilot review (iPhone)
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    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...

  • Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS hands-on
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    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...

  • Garmin snaps up rival Navigon
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    Garmin snaps up rival Navigon

    By 15 June 2011

    Garmin has announced that it has completed the takeover of Navigon, with the German company set to become a subsidiary of the Kansas-based satnav giant. The cost of the takeover is undisclosed although it is widely accepted that Garmin's main focus with...

  • 2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES
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    2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

    By 12 January 2011

    CES has packed up for another year, so now you know all about the new gadgets that are on the way. But when will you actually be able to get your mitts on them? We've put together a list of all the launch dates that we know about to save you scrabbling...

  • Garmin hopes to go streets ahead with nuvi 2400 series satnavs
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    Garmin hopes to go streets ahead with nuvi 2400 series satnavs

    By 4 January 2011

    Garmin has just announced the its all new singing and dancing nuvi 2400 series of satnavs at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The new 2400 series brings large 5-inch displays, as well as a wide range of features including voice-activated navigation, lifetime traffic...

  • Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch hands-on
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    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...

  • Tame it like Tiger with the Garmin Approach S1
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    Tame it like Tiger with the Garmin Approach S1

    By 29 October 2010

    If you're not a good enough golfer, or you're not rich enough, to warrant taking a caddy around with you when you're playing 18 holes, but could do with a bit of assistance on the fairways (or the rough in Pocket-lint's case) then the Garmin Approach...

  • Garmin Edge 800 cycles into view
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    Garmin Edge 800 cycles into view

    By 26 August 2010

    Garmin has unveiled its latest cycling computer - the Garmin Edge 800. The Edge 800 takes the design elements of the Edge 500, but adds a 2.6-inch colour touchscreen into the equation. Using the free Garmin BaseCamp software you are able to create, preview...

  • Garmin rambles on with GPSMAP 62 navigator range
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    Garmin rambles on with GPSMAP 62 navigator range

    By 4 June 2010

    Garmin has just announced the launch of the GPSMAP 62 series of rugged handheld GPS devices. The news is sure to get all would-be adventurers hot under the collar, but somehow we can't see the more hardcore walkers/ramblers giving up their OS maps just...

  • Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS
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    Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS

    By 19 April 2010

    Satnav manufacturer Garmin has announced that it's launching a new range of Satnavs - the 3700 series. The range consists of the 3790T, 3760T, and 3750, and have a thinner, high-resolution design. All three models have a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen...

  • Garmin Forerunner 110 promises to be simple
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    Garmin Forerunner 110 promises to be simple

    By 29 March 2010

    The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a new entry-level device joining the ranks of Garmin's sports watches. The Forerunner 110 features a SiRFstar IV GPS receiver, which Garmin claim will acquire and hold signal under a woodland canopy and in built-up areas....

  • The best of MWC 2010
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    The best of MWC 2010

    By 18 February 2010

    Mobile World Congress is almost over, but what were the best bits of the show in Barcelona this year? Which phones or apps should you be looking out for, and is there anything that you'll need to start saving for straight away?  The first show after...

  • Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 hands-on
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    Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 hands-on

    By 17 February 2010

    The Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 is being pitched as an ideal companion for business travellers, giving you all the advantages of a Windows phone with the solid navigation from Garmin. The handset features a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen display, with an obligatory...

  • Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced
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    Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced

    By 11 February 2010

    Garmin-Asus has followed up the M20 and G60 with the launch of the Android-based A50 and the Windows Mobile M10, both new smartphones with tons of location gubbins. Only brief specs have been revealed now - with more promised at Mobile World Congress...

  • Garmin launches VoiceStudio download
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    Garmin launches VoiceStudio download

    By 5 January 2010

    Garmin has announced that it's launched a software download called VoiceStudio, which will enable you to put your own voice on your Garmin sat nav. Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "sick of the sound of your own voice" it could, however, remedy...

  • Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t outdoor GPS announced
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    Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t outdoor GPS announced

    By 31 December 2009

    Garmin has launched the Oregon 450 and 450t touchscreen, waterproof, handheld GPS devices with brighter screens designed for hikers, cyclists and trail runners.      Boasting a "Custom Maps" feature, the "Connect" functionality will let users upload,...

  • TomTom shares plunge on poor Q3 results and Google announcement
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    TomTom shares plunge on poor Q3 results and Google announcement

    By 29 October 2009

    TomTom and Garmin saw their share prices plunge on Wednesday, supposedly following the announcement from Google that it was entering the "Real time" navigation sector. The news coincidently came as TomTom announced poor Q3 results with earnings down...

  • Garmin Edge 500
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    Garmin Edge 500

    By 8 October 2009

    Garmin's new Edge 500 brings sleek GPS functionality to a set of handlebars near you. If you don't want the mapping that the Edge 705 offers, the 500 will give you a much more compact unit. It is still packed with technology however, offering GPS functions,...

  • Garmin, Harley Davidson announce Road Tech Zumo 660
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    Garmin, Harley Davidson announce Road Tech Zumo 660

    By 11 September 2009

    Garmin and Harley-Davidson have announced the launch of the Road Tech Zumo 660 navigation system in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The first time Harley-Davidson riders outside of North America will be able to get their hands on the new device, it...