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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 Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Announced

03/29/2010, If you’re looking for a cheap GPS watch to track your jogs, Garmin has just announced the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch. Despite its promise to be cheap, it doesn’t skimp too much on the features, and can be used for up to eight hours in GPS...

Garmin Edge 500 gets new colors

03/19/2010, The Garmin Edge 500 won’t be as bland as before, as it will now come in a couple more colors known as argyle Edge 500 and neutral Edge 500, where both of them will roll out officially this coming mid-May at the Tour of California. This device was...

Garmin Colorado 400 series discontinued

03/05/2010, For folks who have followed Garmin and its myriad of GPS navigation devices over the years, chances are you would have noticed the Colorado series. Sad news then as Garmin will be discontinuing the Colorado 400 series. Of course, not many will shed tears...

Garmin Nuvi 1490TV Supports Digital Broadcast TV

01/21/2010, Garmin’s latest Nuvi 1490TV has a feature that’s out of the norm for GPS devices, and in case the name didn’t give it away, we’re talking about digitally broadcast TV (and audio) channels. DVB-T and radio isn’t all that...

Garmin BirdsEye service announced

01/20/2010, Garmin has announced another subscription-based serivce known as BirdsEye, where users are able to upload highly detailed photo maps to their handheld GPS navigation devices. Of course, this won’t work with all Garmin devices but plays nice with the...

Garmin GPSMAP 4208 now out

12/09/2009, Here is another GPS model from Garmin, known as the Garmin GPSMAP 4208 which in essence is a WAAS-enabled chartplotter that comes complete with 12 channel GPS receiver and a 8.4? VGA display to get you started right out of the box. The GPSMAP 4208 will be...

Garmin GPSmap series

11/17/2009, Garmin has just unveiled a new range of GPSmap series, where they will be described in further detail under a bulleted format below for easier reference. GPSMAP 7015: touchscreen, 15″, basemap only GPSMAP 7215: touchscreen, 15″, U.S. coastal...

Garmin EcoRoutes ESP

11/05/2009, Want to get more information on your car? Well, by next year, Garmin’s Nuvis will be able to get diagnostic data from your car, thanks it an EcoRoutes ESP module. The module will be small enough that you can stash it somewhere behind your dashboard,...

Garmin Aera For The Skies

11/03/2009, Not content with dominating just land, Garmin wants to dominate the skies too it seems. We’re talking about the Garmin Aera, which is a new GPS navigation system from Garmin, supporting both aircrafts and cars, allowing you to easily switch between...

Garmin G1000 to get certification

10/21/2009, Garmin’s G1000 flightdeck is about to obtain certification for use on selected models of the Cessna CitationJet, where it will feature a large 12? multi-function display (MFD) and a couple of 10.4? primary flight displays (PFD) alongside...

AT&T announces Garmin nüvifone G60

09/30/2009, AT&T has finally announced that its Garmin nüvifone G60 will be available to the masses Stateside from October 4th onwards, where it will offer an amalgamation of GPS navigation, voice, data and mobile web in a single device. Boasting similar core...

Garmin GPS 72H marine handheld

09/14/2009, Garmin’s latest marine handheld, the GPS 72H is touted to be faster and more reliable than ever (don’t they all claim that with sequels to products?), where some of these new features will include the ability to transfer waypoints, tracks and...

Garmin nüvi 1690 now official

09/03/2009, Garmin has finally made its nüvi 1690 official, where it will hit store shelves sometime before 2009 clocks out. Entering the market at a $499.99 price point, you will also benefit from two years subscription of the Garmin nüLink service which will...

Garmin Unveils Free GPS Software Update

06/24/2009, Remember the broken Garmin sets we reported about some days back concerning a recent software upgrade? Nice to know that Garmin engineers have not been sleeping, but instead released a free, mandatory GPS software update to correct that particular...