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Garmin HD Dash Cam automatically detects potential crashes to record them
Garmin HD Dash Cam automatically detects potential crashes to record them By Luke Edwards

The Garmin Dash Cam is here to help the rest of the world catch up with Russia for car crash videos.The idea is that the Garmin Dash Cam attaches to your windshield and records any crashes in HD. Using an integrated gravity sensor, incidents such as braking... Read more

Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen
Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen By Stuart Miles

Garmin is hoping to make using a satnav safer and has announced a new navigation device, called HUD, that projects directions from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone on to your windscreen - so you don't have to look away from the road to see where you are... Read more

Garmin Monterra brings a slice of Android to your GPS
Garmin Monterra brings a slice of Android to your GPS By Hunter Skipworth

Garmin has launched the Android-powered Monterra GPS. The Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS combines Android with Garmin's mapping technology.The Wi-Fi connection allows you to download apps from Google Play, with Garmin hoping developers will build... Read more

Garmin Android app uses your smartphone to update your nuvi GPS
Garmin Android app uses your smartphone to update your nuvi GPS By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Garmin snaps up rival Navigon
Garmin snaps up rival Navigon By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Garmin hopes to go streets ahead with nuvi 2400 series satnavs
Garmin hopes to go streets ahead with nuvi 2400 series satnavs By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

Garmin rambles on with GPSMAP 62 navigator range
Garmin rambles on with GPSMAP 62 navigator range By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS
Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS By Duncan Geere

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... Read more

Garmin, Harley Davidson announce Road Tech Zumo 660
Garmin, Harley Davidson announce Road Tech Zumo 660 By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Garmin Oregon 550t
Garmin Oregon 550t By Stuart Miles

If you think you've seen the Garmin Oregon 550t somewhere before that's because you have. The new GPS from Garmin for geocachers and outward types comes in virtually the same casing as the previous Garmin Oregon 400t, but adds a 3.2-megapixel digital... Read more

Garmin Dakota GPS promises to stop you getting lost
Garmin Dakota GPS promises to stop you getting lost By Stuart Miles

Hot on the heals of the Oregon 550 and 550t, Garmin has announced a new outdoor handheld GPS device in the US, it is called the Dakota. The Dakota 10 and Dakota 20 handheld GPS navigators look to be housed in the same tough casing of the 550 and 550t,... Read more

Garmin offers AA City Guides
Garmin offers AA City Guides By Amy-Mae Elliott

As well as the downloadable CityXplorer guides for its nuvi 1200, 1300 and 1400 series of satnavs aimed at pedestrians, Garmin has announced it's also offering downloadable AA City Guides for your Garmin satnav. Based upon the AA City Guide books, the... Read more

Garmin launches CityXplorer guides
Garmin launches CityXplorer guides By Duncan Geere

Garmin has launched a series of downloadable CityXplorer guides for its nüvi 1200, 1300 and 1400 series of sat-navs. They aim to assist tourists in foreign cities by showing them local landmarks. Unlike most sat-navs, the CityXplorer guides are tuned... Read more

Garmin announces Oregon 550 and 550t
Garmin announces Oregon 550 and 550t By Amy-Mae Elliott

As Pocket-lint revealed would soon be the case from a retailer leak, Garmin has now announced the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t sunlight-readable touchscreen handheld GPS devices that integrate a 3.2-megapixel camera, as well as a 3-axis compass. The waterproof... Read more

Garmin nuvi 1490T announced
Garmin nuvi 1490T announced By Amy-Mae Elliott

Garmin has announced the nuvi 1490T, describing it as a "premium automotive GPS device". The 1490T offers a 5-inch touchscreen and a design 25% slimmer than most nuvi models. With lane info and the ability to save 10 routes, there's also safety camera... Read more

Garmin Oregon 500 leaks out
Garmin Oregon 500 leaks out By Stuart Miles

Garmin looks to be updating its Oregon 400 GPS model with the Oregon 500 model, as details of the new device leak out ahead of an official launch. Although the company has yet to officially announce anything, that hasn't stopped one online retailer jumping... Read more

Garmin announces nuvi 1200 and 1300 series
Garmin announces nuvi 1200 and 1300 series By Amy-Mae Elliott

Garmin has announced eight new models in the nuvi 1200 and nuvi 1300 series, described as navigators with an "ultra-thin" design for use in and out of the car. The new series gets the option of "CityXplorer" maps with public transit mode, available for... Read more

Garmin ecoRoute announced
Garmin ecoRoute announced By Amy-Mae Elliott

Garmin has announced the launch of ecoRoute - a free software update that it says will help drivers save money and fuel. The downloadable software will add new features to compatible Garmin personal navigation devices providing detailed fuel and mileage... Read more

Garmin offers nuMaps guarantee
Garmin offers nuMaps guarantee By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Garmin announces three new models for its entry level 200 series
Garmin announces three new models for its entry level 200 series By Verity Burns

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... Read more

Garmin 755T, 765T and 775T Satnav announced
Garmin 755T, 765T and 775T Satnav announced By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Full speech control for new nüvi 860 from Garmin
Full speech control for new nüvi 860 from Garmin By Katie Scott

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... Read more

Garmin announces budget nüvi 205 satnav system
Garmin announces budget nüvi 205 satnav system By Katie Scott

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... Read more

Garmin launches Great British drives competition
Garmin launches Great British drives competition By Katie Scott

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... Read more

Garmin Mobile XT gets updated
Garmin Mobile XT gets updated By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Garmin launches GPS collar for dogs
Garmin launches GPS collar for dogs By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Garmin launches "super-sized" 5.2-inch nuvi 5000 GPS
Garmin launches "super-sized" 5.2-inch nuvi 5000 GPS By Amy-Mae Elliott

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,... Read more

Garmin Mobile PC launches
Garmin Mobile PC launches By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Historical tours via your Garmin GPS
Historical tours via your Garmin GPS By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Comment: If I see one more pink gadget...
Comment: If I see one more pink gadget... By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

IFA 2007: Garmin launches Nuvi 700 GPS Satnavs
IFA 2007: Garmin launches Nuvi 700 GPS Satnavs By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Garmin announces "Connect" community website
Garmin announces "Connect" community website By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

Garmin launches nuvi 260 budget range GPS in the States
Garmin launches nuvi 260 budget range GPS in the States By Amy-Mae Elliott

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.... Read more

Garmin launches nüvi 200W and nüvi 250W
Garmin launches nüvi 200W and nüvi 250W By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

CeBIT 2007: Garmin announce six new Satnavs
CeBIT 2007: Garmin announce six new Satnavs By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Garmin launch bike friendly zumo 400
Garmin launch bike friendly zumo 400 By Jason Denwood

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... Read more

RAC offering premium discounts for satnav users
RAC offering premium discounts for satnav users By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America
Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Garmin offers triathletes chance to win Tim Don as a training partner
Garmin offers triathletes chance to win Tim Don as a training partner By Chris Hall

Garmin will be showcasing its range of GPS fitness products at the TCR (Triathlon, Cycling and Running) show in Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey on 10-11 February at Stand A4. Joining Garmin at regular intervals throughout the UK’s premier multisport and... Read more

Garmin unleashes the Astro 220 dog tracker
Garmin unleashes the Astro 220 dog tracker By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Garmin integrates MSN Direct on to new satnavs
Garmin integrates MSN Direct on to new satnavs By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Santa abandons Rudolph for Garmin nüvi
Santa abandons Rudolph for Garmin nüvi By Amber Maitland

According to Garmin, its nüvi range of satnavs is so good that it can replace Rudolph on Father Christmas' sleigh. The company has released a statement that reads as follows: Rudolph, world-renowned Chief Reindeer of Santa’s Reindeers, has surprised... Read more

Garmin updates its mapping to version 9
Garmin updates its mapping to version 9 By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Win a Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS receiver
Win a Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS receiver By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Garmin to giveaway a Garmin Nuvi 360 GPS receiver worth over £300 for your car.The Garmin nüvi 360 is an ultra slim, ultra portable GPS travel assistant. Light enough to take with you wherever you go, either in your pocket... Read more

Garmin launches Zumo satnav for bikers
Garmin launches Zumo satnav for bikers By Amber Maitland

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... Read more

Garmin announce nuvi 660 GPS unit
Garmin announce nuvi 660 GPS unit By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Garmin launches coloured eTrek Venture Cx
Garmin launches coloured eTrek Venture Cx By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

CeBIT 2006: Garmin expands c series with StreetPilot c500 range
CeBIT 2006: Garmin expands c series with StreetPilot c500 range By Stuart Miles

Garmin has expanded its c-series of GPS units unveiling the StreetPilot C500 series at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Based on Garmin's c300 series, the StreetPilot c500 series features Bluetooth and integrated traffic capabilities. For added security, Garmin... Read more

Garmin Announce GPS Support for Mac OS X
Garmin Announce GPS Support for Mac OS X By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced that its line of GPS and mobile devices will be made compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger". “We are very excited to be supporting the many tech-savvy Garmin users who are also Mac devotees”, said Min Kao, Garmin's chairman... Read more

Garmin announces iQue 3600a for US pilots
Garmin announces iQue 3600a for US pilots By Stuart Miles

Garmin, not content with going after the car navigation market, is now going after the novice pilot market with the introduction of a new model aimed at aviators. The iQue 3600a is a PalmOS-based PDA that has been designed to sit on an airplane's control... Read more