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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 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...

Garmin Astro DC 40 tracking collar for pooches

06/15/2010, Love your four legged friend too much? Then the Garmin Astro DC 40 tracking collar might just be the thing for the both of you, where it comes with a durable one inch strap, an integrated GPS receiver that is located in the main housing on the strap, and...

Garmin flies high with G500H Helicopter Flight Display

05/28/2010, When you mention Garmin, we wouldn’t be surprised if the GPS acronym were to pop up in your mind. Well, the company aims for something a whole lot higher this time round with the Garmin G500H Helicopter Flight Display that has just received approval...

Garmin GPSMAP 62 series spotted

05/21/2010, It seems that the 60CSx series of GPS navigation devices from Garmin will be getting a successor in the form of the Garmin GPSMAP 62 series, according to the leaked image you see here. These puppies are touted to arrive at stores from early July onwards,...

Garmin 295W GPS Navigator Looks Very Much Like A Mobile Phone

05/13/2010, You probably haven’t heard of the Garmin nuvi 295W before, and this device seems to have taken everybody by surprise. Looking very much like a Garminfone, it offers a 3.5-inch touchscreen display that can auto-rotate between portrait or landscape...

Garmin G3 and G5 GPS devices for golf addicts

05/07/2010, Are you an avid golfer? If so, then you might want to consider the Garmin G3 and G5 that offers the chance to reduce your handicap. The waterproof Approach G3 comes with a 2.6″ display, while the G5 has a larger 3″ screen, where both models...

Garmin has trio of marine GPS handheld devices

04/26/2010, Garmin has announced that they will be rolling out a trio of marine GPS handheld devices known as the Garmin GPSMAP 78, GPSMAP 78s and GPSMAP 78sc. This remodeled series are able to run for up to 20 hours on just a pair of AA batteries, and will feature...

Garmin Announces Nuvi 3700 Series Of GPS Navigators

04/19/2010, Garmin has announced a few new additions to its line of GPS devices, and the latest announcement is related to its 3700 series of GPS device, which consist of the 3790T, 3760T and 3750. All the models mentioned offer a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen...