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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 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...

Garmin 7×5 GPS Units Having Problems

06/23/2009, If you happen to own a Garmin 7×5 GPS unit, chances are the recent firmware update could have introduced new problems into your life, where selected units seem to freeze during some point of use June 22nd. According to Garmin, their customer support...

Garmin Foretrex 301 And Foretrex 401

06/16/2009, Garmin has just made the Foretrex 301 and Foretrex 401 official, giving you the ability to get a bearing of your position right on your wrist. Both devices will come in a rugged, waterproof design, boasting the ability to hold up to 500 waypoints as well...

Garmin Foretrex 401

06/10/2009, Garmin is preparing itself to release another GPS navigation device known as the Garmin Foretrex 401. The final prototype that was unveiled to selected quarters managed to impress with its specifications, being approximately 20% smaller than the original...

Garmin Rino 120 GPS

06/04/2009, Garmin is a trusted name when it comes to GPS technology, and their latest device, the Garmin Rino 120 GPS is both waterproof and rugged to suit your rough-and-tumble lifestyle outdoors – boasting a FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator alongside a...

Garmin Asus Android Smartphone Coming Next Year

06/02/2009, Looks like we’ll all have to wait a little bit longer – at least half a year, before Garmin and Asus’ partnership yield fruit in the form of an Android-powered smartphone. Frankly, the delays that plague this handset could yet do them in...

Star Trek Voices For Garmin Maps

05/11/2009, Trekkies who can’t get enough of the new movie and want to travel the galaxy (but strangely enough, can’t even get round the neighborhood without getting lost when one forgets to bring around the GPS) might want to check out the availability...

Garmin Releases Oregon 550 And Oregon 550t

05/07/2009, Garmin has just announced the release of two more personal navigation devices – the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t. Both models feature a 3″ touchscreen display for easy navigation, a 3.2-megapixel camera (it’d better come with geotagging...