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Garmin Ltd. was incorporated in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. It was founded by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in 1989, hence the company name Garmin. Garmin specializes in developing consumer, aviation, and marine technologies that rely on Global Positioning System or GPS for navigational assistance. Burrell and Kao, both electrical engineers, first named the company ProNav, but opted to change it to Garmin in 1991 when another competitor, who had a product called NavPro, sued the company for trademark infringement. Today, Garmin has more than 9,200 associates in 35 offices worldwide.

Garmin ANT+ adapter for iPhone arrives at the FCC

10/13/2011, Folks at the FCC have yet another new toy to keep themselves occupied, as they fool around – sorry, I don’t mean to be disrespectful, as they play around with the Garmin ANT+ adapter for iPhone this time around. Of course, just like the...

Garmin outs Forerunner 910XT multisport watch

10/04/2011, Are you a sporty person? If you are, then monitoring devices that let you know how far you’ve run, how fast you’ve run, what’s your heart rate and how many calories you’ve burned are probably vital. If you think you’re in need of such a device,...

Garmin GPS Systems now features Master Yoda’s voice

08/02/2011, If you’re a fan of Star Wars but consider yourself more of a lightsider than darksider – you might not have appreciated the Darth Vader voice pack for Garmin GPS systems that was released not too long ago. Well we’ve got some great news for...

Garmin Streetpilot now on Windows Phone 7

07/07/2011, Are you a fan of the Windows Phone 7 platform? If you have answered in the affirmative, here’s a piece of good news. The Garmin Streetpilot is now available for that particular platform, adding to the total number of turn-by-turn navigation...

Garmin snaps up Navigon, intends to gain edge against smartphones

06/14/2011, Dedicated GPS manufacturers are a dying breed, especially with the advent of Google’s Android platform as well as Apple’s pervasive iOS offering free navigation on their respective slew of devices. Well, where does that leave manufacturers...

Garmin Montana is one rugged and versatile GPS device

05/18/2011, Garmin has just announced the launch of the Montana GPS device. It features a rugged design with multiple mounting and battery options, dual-orientation and screen layout options to support a wide range of Garmin maps. It even has a barometric altimeter...

Garmin nuLink! 2390 hits the FCC

05/18/2011, The FCC has taken a gander at the latest GPS navigation unit from Garmin, where it will be known as the nuLink! 2390. The FCC has given their nod of approval for its Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to GSM bands 850 and 1900. With those GSM bands, it...

Garmin official OpenCaching app released

04/29/2011, Garmin has just announced that their OpenCaching.com geocaching service, is now available as an app on Android and iOS. In case you were wondering, geocaching is a game that was apparently invented by pirates. Back in the days when people hid their...

FCC checks out Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch

04/14/2011, We took a look at the Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch a couple of days ago, and it didn’t take too long for the FCC to tear it down. Basically, it is a timepiece that not only helps you stay punctual in all of your appointments, it will also keep...

Garmin Forerunner GPS watch gets a touchscreen

04/12/2011, Garmin has just announced the launch of a new GPS watch – the Forerunner 610, and it sports a touchscreen. Since it’s meant to be taken outdoors for serious running it won’t be just any touchscreen but a waterproof one. It is also responsive...

Garmin nuvi 2575 GPS appears on the FCC

03/21/2011, Dedicated GPS navigation systems aren’t too popular these days simply because the nature of convergence in devices as well as advances in miniaturization has allowed a GPS chipset to be crammed into something as small as a smartphone, working...

Garmin tracker lets you keep an eye on your belongings

02/18/2011, If you’re paranoid about losing your luggage, laptop or anything in particular and wished that you could have Mobile Me to help you locate all your stuff in the event that you lose your possessions or they get stolen, Garmin has a solution for you....

Garmin announces its Nuvi 2400 series navigation devices

01/04/2011, [CES 2011] If the Garmin iOS app isn’t suitable for you and you’re looking for a more traditional GPS unit, Garmin has just announced its latest nuvi 2400 series. It’s a slightly larger device than the entry-level units as it features a 5-inch...