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  • Garmin offers nuMaps guarantee
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    Garmin offers nuMaps guarantee

    By 16 October 2008

    Garmin has announced the availability of its "nüMaps Guarantee", which means new owners of selected Garmin satnavs receive the most updated maps available. After a customer purchases a new nüvi or zumo satnav, they can check to see if they are eligible...

  • Garmin announces three new models for its entry level 200 series
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    Garmin announces three new models for its entry level 200 series

    By 27 August 2008

    Garmin has announced a number of new models that are to added to its entry level nuvi 200 series. In brief, the new nuvi 215, 265 and 275 models will offer Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree calling, a fast satellite fix, an easy-to-use interface and...

  • Garmin 755T, 765T and 775T Satnav announced
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    Garmin 755T, 765T and 775T Satnav announced

    By 27 August 2008

    While TomTom waits until Thursday to announce its latest satnav offering Garmin has jumped right in ahead of IFA in Berlin and announced that its launching three new models apart of its nuvi 700 series and two new models apart of its nuvi 200 range. Following...

  • Garmin Forerunner 405 review
    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...

  • Garmin nuvifone delayed until 2009
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    Garmin nuvifone delayed until 2009

    By 30 July 2008

    Whilst reporting on its second quarter financial results, Garmin has revealed that its nuvifone GPS-enabled mobile phone has been delayed. Garmin says that meeting carrier requirements is the reason for the delay, rather than any problems with the phone...

  • Full speech control for new nüvi 860 from Garmin
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    Full speech control for new nüvi 860 from Garmin

    By 23 July 2008

    Garmin has unveiled the nüvi 860, which it claims is the first portable navigation device with full menu speech recognition. Clive Taylor, Garmin’s director of product explains: "Garmin’s nüvi 860 uses full menu speech control to make driving safer...

  • Garmin announces budget nüvi 205 satnav system
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    Garmin announces budget nüvi 205 satnav system

    By 23 July 2008

    Garmin has introduced the next evolution of the nüvi 200 series. The new affordable nüvi 205 models offer a fast satellite fix, simple user interface, Navteq mapping, elevated shaded base-maps, Cyclops safety camera alerts, traffic, photo navigation...

  • Garmin launches Great British drives competition
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    Garmin launches Great British drives competition

    By 23 July 2008

    Garmin has launched a whole host of new GPS devices at this year's British International Motor Show at ExCel in London which runs until 3 August. And the company has also launched a competition to get us all out there driving and exploring this fair isle...

  • Garmin Mobile XT gets updated
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    Garmin Mobile XT gets updated

    By 22 July 2008

    Garmin has announced the latest version of Garmin Mobile XT with access to Google's location aware Local Search and Google's Panoramio geo-tagging, picture-sharing service. Garmin says the new version of XT is an "all-in-one software solution that turns...

  • Garmin nuvi 500 series launches
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    Garmin nuvi 500 series launches

    By 22 July 2008

    Garmin has announced its first multi-use nüvi portable navigation device dedicated to walking, cycling, scootering, driving and boating in one rugged "easy-to-use" unit. The nüvi 500 series comes equipped with the latest tech from Garmin including Navteq...

  • Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry launches
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    Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry launches

    By 22 July 2008

    Garmin has announced Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry, a one-time, £89.99 purchase with full European coverage that will give customers who own BlackBerry devices unlimited use of Garmin Mobile’s turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions for the life of...

  • Garmin launches GPS collar for dogs
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    Garmin launches GPS collar for dogs

    By 26 June 2008

    Garmin has announced the DC 30, a GPS dog tracking collar for use with its Astro GPS Dog Tracking System. The DC 30 collar's main housing sits below the dog's neck, while a small, low-profile GPS antenna is integrated into the collar strap and positioned...

  • Garmin nuvifone pricing and availability revealed in the US?
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    Garmin nuvifone pricing and availability revealed in the US?

    By 1 May 2008

    If you, like us, are eagerly awaiting the launch of Garmin's sexy-looking nuvifone offering that's due for a Q3 debut, you may be interested to hear that possible pricing and availability has supposedly been leaked in the US. The nuviphone, the first...

  • Road Tour for Garmin satnav review
    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...

  • TomTom shares slump
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    TomTom shares slump

    By 22 February 2008

    Shares in the Dutch satnav leader, TomTom, have dropped upon fears that the falling prices of GPS devices will hit its profits. Shares in TomTom ended yesterday 9.3% lower at 34.40 euros. This is despite the fact that sales had doubled. TomTom said it...

  • Garmin nuvifone in pictures
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    Garmin nuvifone in pictures

    By 11 February 2008

    Announced last month, Pocket-lint managed to get a hands-on with the new handset from Garmin. Expected in Q3 this year, the handset will be a navigation and communication device first and a phone second rather than the other way around. The touchscreen...

  • Garmin launches nuvifone - 3G touchscreen mobile and GPS
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    Garmin launches nuvifone - 3G touchscreen mobile and GPS

    By 31 January 2008

    As was predicted they would, Garmin has announced its grand entrance into the mobile phone market with the "nüvifone", that they describe as "an all-in-one, sleek and slim, touchscreen device that combines a premium phone, mobile web-browser, and cutting-edge...

  • Garmin Forerunner 405 announced
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    Garmin Forerunner 405 announced

    By 4 January 2008

    Garmin has announced a new version of its Forerunner GPS watch device, the Forerunner 405. The new wristwatch designed for adverture runners will offer a series of new training tools for "Recreational joggers and elite runners alike" according to the...

  • Garmin launches "super-sized" 5.2-inch nuvi 5000 GPS
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    Garmin launches "super-sized" 5.2-inch nuvi 5000 GPS

    By 4 January 2008

    Garmin has announced a new series of nüvi navigators designed specifically for those wanting satnav with a large, 5.2-inch touchscreen display. "The nuvi 5000 is ideal for those with larger vehicles that need navigation on a big screen", said Dan Bartel,...

  • Garmin Mobile PC launches
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    Garmin Mobile PC launches

    By 4 January 2008

    In the States, Garmin has announced Garmin Mobile PC, a navigation package that turns laptops into "powerful" navigators. "Garmin Mobile PC gives travelers an easy and inexpensive way to get more from a device they already own – their laptop", said...

  • Garmin nuvi 710 GPS receiver review
    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...

  • Historical tours via your Garmin GPS
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    Historical tours via your Garmin GPS

    By 4 December 2007

    A new satnav tour guide that alerts motorists to Britain's greatest historical sites as they drive near them has launched. Invented by history buff Daniel Taylor, the RoadTour software works with Garmin equipment to trigger audio commentary and pictures...

  • Garmin withdraws Tele Atlas bid
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    Garmin withdraws Tele Atlas bid

    By 16 November 2007

    Garmin has withdrawn its $3.3 billion takeover bid for Dutch digital mapmaker Tele Atlas, clearing the way for rival TomTom, reports the AP. TomTom made the first takeover bid for Tele Atlas in July, but Garmin then topped TomTom's bid in an aggressive...

  • Comment: If I see one more pink gadget...
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    Comment: If I see one more pink gadget...

    By 6 November 2007

    I'm not the first to say this, and the way manufacturers are churning out pink crud, I won't be the last - but I hate pink gadgets. Why, why, why must consumer electronics companies, especially phone manufacturers, insist on issuing a gadget with a pink...

  • Garmin do limited edition pink nuvis
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    Garmin do limited edition pink nuvis

    By 23 October 2007

    "The perfect Christmas gift for sleek and stylish women on the go, perfect for women who value style as much as high performance". Really. Garmin's special edition pink nüvi sat nav comes in two colours of candy pink and powder pink, both paired with...