11/19/2009, Garmin recently announced their free Custom Maps service which enables Garmin Oregon, Garmin Dakota and Garmin Colorado owners upload their digital maps onto their device, and heck – even paper maps are supported this time round. You will first need to update the software on your PC beforehand, alongside giving the aforementioned Garmin devices their relevant upgrades as well. Maps are saved in the JPG format, where you will then […]
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 charts and more GPSMAP 7012: touchscreen, 12″, basemap only GPSMAP 7212: touchscreen, 12″, U.S. coastal charts and more GPSMAP 6012: soft key interface, 12″, basemap only GPSMAP 6212: soft key interface, 12″, […]
11/12/2009, Folks who currently own a Garmin nÃ¼vifone M20 will certainly be happy to hear that Garmin and Asus have announced the availability of a Windows Mobile 6.5 software upgrade for the device. With the latest update, users will be able to enjoy Facebook and Microsoft’s My Phone service.
11/10/2009, Garmin has let the cat out of the bag, where they aim to further expand their portfolio to carry an Android-smartphone. There is still no official confirmation on when the Android-powered device will be making a bow apart from a date that hails from 2010. Since it has the Garmin name emblazoned on the future release, we can be pretty sure the navigational functions within work just as planned in […]
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, and will interact with the Nuvi via Bluetooth. The ESP module will connect to and is powered by the ODB-II diagnostics port on your vehicle. […]
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 the 2 modes. Sporting a 4.3-inch screen, when in “air mode”, it will provide pilots with maps, weather, terrain, and a lot of other useful information. Models include aera […]
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 Garmin’s very own GFC 700 three-axis, fully digital, dual channel, fail passive automatic flight control system (AFCS) . Other features include wide area augmentation system (WAAS) approaches, vertical navigation, flight level change (FLC), […]
10/21/2009, This is one Garmin device that not all of us are able to afford – the Garmin G3000 is but a touchscreen-controlled integrated flightdeck that will target light turbine aircraft, featuring an icon-driven interface for easy accessibility, a 5.7″ diagonal touchscreen controller, infrared touchscreen technology with audio and visual feedback, 14.1″ WXGA high resolution primary flight displays (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD) alongside a fully digital, dual channel, fail passive […]
10/16/2009, Garmin is getting ready for the holiday season and has introduced the Nuvi 1450, which is a no-nonsense version of the Nuvi 1490T. How so? You get the same navigation experience, but you don’t have to pay for the Bluetooth and the live traffic features (that you probably don’t use anyway). Still, this GPS costs $500, which is still in the “high” range for a personal navigation device.
10/08/2009, Folks who have been looking out for the Garmin Nuvi 1690 can now heave a sigh of relief as Amazon has started to ship the device at an expected $500 price point. On the bright side, at least you don’t have to tie yourself down to a service charge for at least a couple of years, so weigh your options carefully before you make that purchase decision.
09/30/2009, AT&T has finally announced that its Garmin nÃ¼vifone 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 features like a high-end Garmin nÃ¼vi, you will find that the G60 will also come pre-loaded with maps and millions of points of interest (POI) for North America. Just […]
09/26/2009, Still itching to get your hands on a Garmin Nuvifone G60? Well, rumors are going around that the device will be going for $300 after a 2-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate, which is fairly steep to be honest. To make things worse, it’s rumored that the device will be going for $550 without a contract. If you’re really into this phone, you might want to start saving your pennies […]
09/21/2009, It seems as though the long awaited Garmin Asus nÃ¼vifone G60 will be making its way to the market later this October for $299 after you send in a $100 mail-in rebate and settle for a 2-year contract. Just to refresh your memory, this Linux-based smartphone will come with 3G connectivity, an integrated Garmin GPS, a 3.5″ touchscreen display and a 3-megapixel camera to get you started. It would be […]
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 routes using its USB interface. Battery life has also been given a boost, hitting 18 hours with standard usage, and ups the ante by being fully waterproof to IPX-7 […]