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  • Garmin Mobile XT brings Garmin software to mobile phones
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    Garmin Mobile XT brings Garmin software to mobile phones

    By 4 October 2007

    Garmin has announced the launch of a new software solution called the Garmin Mobile XT that promises to give users the Garmin software experience on their GPS-enabled smartphone. Seeing more and more phone manufacturers including the GPS technology into...

  • TomTom and Garmin to launch GPS PDA phones soon
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    TomTom and Garmin to launch GPS PDA phones soon

    By 14 September 2007

    DigiTimes, the Taiwanese tech paper always good for a few scurrilous rumours, has it that some major satnav brands are about to venture into the phone market. According to their sources in the manufacturing world, we can expect GPS PDA phones from both...

  • Comment: Will TomTom end the £1500 in-car satnav?
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    Comment: Will TomTom end the £1500 in-car satnav?

    By 12 September 2007

    With the announcement that TomTom is to embed its satnav into the Toyota Yaris are we finally to see the end to £1500 satnav options on a new car's spec sheet? Or, is this the end of the GPS receiver market? I mean why are they that price anyway? We...

  • IFA 2007: Garmin launches Nuvi 700 GPS Satnavs
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    IFA 2007: Garmin launches Nuvi 700 GPS Satnavs

    By 30 August 2007

    Garmin has announced a new Satnav device at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany hot on the heals of the TomTom 920 T. The new range of devices called the nuvi 700 series will come in four different options to suit different types of drivers. The device will sport...

  • Garmin launches Edge 705 and 605 for cyclists
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    Garmin launches Edge 705 and 605 for cyclists

    By 29 August 2007

    Garmin has launched the Edge 705 and Edge 605 – the latest in the line of integrated personal training systems for recreational and advanced cyclists. The Edge 705 and Edge 605 provide mapping capabilities, street navigation and a 2.2-inch colour display...

  • Garmin announces "Connect" community website
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    Garmin announces "Connect" community website

    By 29 August 2007

    Garmin has today announced the launch of Garmin Connect - a community website for customers to store, view and share activities/locations recorded by Garmin fitness and recreational devices. Garmin Connect is described as "the evolution" of the MotionBased...

  • Garmin launches entry-level Forerunner 50 fitness range
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    Garmin launches entry-level Forerunner 50 fitness range

    By 8 August 2007

    Garmin has launched the Forerunner 50 range of five fitness products in the States. At the centre of the range is an advanced fitness watch which interfaces wirelessly with three other devices - suitable for either runners, walkers or cyclists. The system...

  • Garmin launches nuvi 260 budget range GPS in the States
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    Garmin launches nuvi 260 budget range GPS in the States

    By 6 August 2007

    Garmin has announced the nuvi 260 which they describe as a "sleek, simple-to-use, and value-priced personal navigation device". The major plus for this new device, which has seen an American launch today, is that is has the ability to speak street names....

  • Garmin launches nüvi 200W and nüvi 250W
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    Garmin launches nüvi 200W and nüvi 250W

    By 15 June 2007

    Garmin has today launched the nüvi 200W and the nüvi 250W – two new widescreen GPS navigators that claim to be the most compact and lightweight sat navs available with a 4.3-inch screen. The slimline design means they are easy to mount in a car or...

  • CeBIT 2007: Garmin announce six new Satnavs
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    CeBIT 2007: Garmin announce six new Satnavs

    By 15 March 2007

    Garmin has flooded the satnav market today with the announcement of six new models. The company has broken the offering into two distinct offerings - an entry level and pro range of satnavs. At the top end of the announcements are the new range of widescreen...

  • Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry
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    Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry

    By 12 February 2007

    Garmin's presence at the 3GSM conference is primarily to show off its mapping systems for mobile phones, including the latest BlackBerry. Garmin Mobile delivers satnav functionality to BlackBerrys, the latest of which, the 8800, incorporates its own GPS...

  • Garmin launch bike friendly zumo 400
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    Garmin launch bike friendly zumo 400

    By 9 February 2007

    Garmin has announced a new version of the zumo motorcycle navigator, the zumo 400. Following on from TomTom's dedicated bike system Garmin's new offering has been designed to be used while wearing gloves. The new unit features glove-friendly design with...

  • RAC offering premium discounts for satnav users
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    RAC offering premium discounts for satnav users

    By 9 February 2007

    Using a mobile phone maybe concidered one of the most dangerous things to do in the car, but using your satnav not supposedly. The RAC has begun offering premium discounts for motorists who use satellite navigation equipment. According to the breakdown...

  • Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America
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    Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America

    By 30 January 2007

    Garmin's latest two satnavs, the nüvi 370 and 670, are impressive devices that come with street maps of over 30 countries. The map coverage extends across Europe as well as the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In addition, both models incorporate traffic...

  • Garmin unleashes the Astro 220 dog tracker
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    Garmin unleashes the Astro 220 dog tracker

    By 5 January 2007

    The world of hunting is not one that gets paid much attention by the gadget industry, but today the two have met in wonderment over Garmin's Astro GPS Dog Tracking System. Designed for hunters, the GPS device keeps track of up to 10 dogs, all wearing...

  • Garmin integrates MSN Direct on to new satnavs
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    Garmin integrates MSN Direct on to new satnavs

    By 5 January 2007

    Garmin has introduced several new products ahead of CES to enhance its range of satnavs. The first is a vehicle integration box, the VIB 10, designed to hid your StreetPilot C550 and plug it into the vehicle's stereo system to make it seem like a factory-integrated...

  • Garmin nuvi 660 GPS receiver review
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    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...

  • Garmin updates its mapping to version 9
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    Garmin updates its mapping to version 9

    By 13 December 2006

    Garmin has released new editions of its mapping for its satnav devices. The new City Navigator Europe NT version 9 contains more countries than ever before, with 32 nations throughout both Western and Eastern Europe receiving coverage. Spain is completely...

  • Win a Garmin nuvi 360 GPS receiver
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    Win a Garmin nuvi 360 GPS receiver

    By 1 December 2006

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Garmin to giveaway a Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS receiver worth over £300 for your car. All you have to do is answer a simple question to enter and then be the lucky one to have your name pulled out of the hat. The competition...

  • Garmin launches Zumo satnav for bikers
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    Garmin launches Zumo satnav for bikers

    By 12 October 2006

    Garmin has brought out what it’s calling its first motorbike-friendly satnav, dubbed the Zumo. The company brought bikers on board when designing the device to make sure that it’s as convenient as possible for a biker to use on the go. They started...

  • Garmin nuvi 360 GPS receiver review
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    Garmin nuvi 360 GPS receiver review

    By 18 September 2006

    GPS has long stopped being just a tool for getting you from A to B, and the Garmin nuvi 360 is no exception. Whether it's directions, listening to MP3s, getting the low down on places to visit or even making phone calls the nuvi seems to have it all....

  • Garmin serves up BlackBerry and mobile devices navigation application
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    Garmin serves up BlackBerry and mobile devices navigation application

    By 14 September 2006

    BlackBerrys are slowly but surely being turned into satnav devices. T-Mobile announced this week that a satnav application would be available on BlackBerry; now Garmin has announced that its new Mobile 10 application would be available on selected BlackBerrys....

  • Garmin announce nuvi 660 GPS unit
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    Garmin announce nuvi 660 GPS unit

    By 2 September 2006

    Garmin has announced a new GPS unit in its Nuvi range. The new 660 incorporates a large, 4.3-inch touchscreen, integrated traffic capabilities, FM transmitter, and a super-bright display. "The nuvi 660 builds on the legacy of the nuvi 300-series while...

  • Garmin's Foot Pod monitors athletes speed and distance
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    Garmin's Foot Pod monitors athletes speed and distance

    By 10 August 2006

    Garmin has added an accessory to the Forerunner 305 GPS training device, in the form of the Foot Pod. The Forerunner 305 Foot Pod lets athletes monitor their activity when out of range of a GPS. The shoe-mounted device wirelessly communicates with the...

  • Garmin launches coloured eTrek Venture Cx
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    Garmin launches coloured eTrek Venture Cx

    By 20 March 2006

    Garmin has announced the launch of a new personal GPS device showing the company isn't forgetting its original market in favour of car navigation systems. The new device builds on the eTrex Venture handheld unit and is called the eTrex Venture Cx. New...