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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 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...

Garmin StreetPilot iPhone app announced

01/04/2011, We previously had hints that Garmin was planning to offer an iPhone GPS navigation app and those earlier rumors have now turned into an official announcement. Garmin has released the StreetPilot iPhone app that offers many of the features that are already...

Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch

10/28/2010, If you need all the help you can get in your golf game, Garmin’s newly announced Approach S1 might be what you’re looking for. The GPS watch is loaded with every hole from over 14,000 gold courses in the UK and Canada, giving you precise...

Garmin And Asus Officially Announce Split

10/26/2010, We briefly touched on the subject a little while ago and now Asus and Garmin have officially declared the end of their smartphone partnership but it still allows for collaboration and expansion of Garmin’s smartphone efforts to the iPhone and other...

Garmin Asus Joint Venture To End In January 2011

10/22/2010, We’re not sure how you feel about the GPS-oriented phones created under the Garmin-Asus partnership, but word is out that the joint venture will be ending in January 2011, after two years of collaboration, as the original deal expires. After the...

Garmin Acquires Bicycle Tech Company MetriGear

09/21/2010, Garmin has announced the acquisition of a Silicon Valley-based startup, MetriGear, a company that focuses on technology for cyclists. The deal is expected to help Garmin expand its fitness division which currently offers a variety of Edge-series GPS...

Garmin nuLink 1695 sheds the nuvi tag

09/07/2010, Garmin’s latest GPS navigation system, the nuLink 1695 has dropped the nuvi tag, only to be replaced by nuLink instead. Each purchase will come with a year of connected services for free, where it will cost you $5 monthly after that. The 1695 will...

Garmin Recalls 1.25M Nuvi GPS Devices Due To Battery Issue

08/25/2010, Owners of Garmin GPS devices out there might want to take note that the company has just announced that they’re recalling a good 1.25 million nuvi navigation units due to the possibility of faulty batteries. According to the press release, the...