UPDATE: Read my hands on review of the Garmin GTU 10.
Well, well, look what showed up on the FCC website this morning. With the GTU 10, Garmin apparently has a GSM/GPRS tracking device up their sleeve. While they’ve offered up commercial fleet tracking solutions in the past, bundled with their navigators, this is the first time they’ve produced a discrete remote GPS tracking device (at least as far as I’m aware).
This doesn’t surprise me at all. GPS tracking is a huge industry and Garmin has shown a tendency to get their fingers into as many pieces of the GPS pie as possible. Their growth these days isn’t coming from auto units, it’s the handheld, fitness and aviation segments that are growing. This is a natural for them, and I expect to see it fully integrated into their commercial solutions.
That’s all I’ve got for now; I’ll keep you posted as more news becomes available. You can hit up the FCC link, but expect an expired security certificate warning. The feds are apparently pretty slack about that stuff.