The Consumer Electronics Show has taken over Las Vegas this week, resulting in a bevy of GPS-related announcements. In addition to the individual posts I’ve written, here are some odds and ends that may be of interest to GPS Tracklog readers…
The connected car
Garmin showed off their next generation infotainment tech, designed to reduce distracted driving (see image above). This may give us a preview of what to expect from future Garmin HUD devices, but I don’t know how well they can compete against Apple and Google in the OEM space; that may be a losing battle.
The eight new SKUs range in price from a suggested $119 to $299 with screen sizes of 4.3, 5 and 6 inches. All will be available at retail in April and will replace the current selection, which offers far more SKUs and will be phased out.
And here is a new image of one…
- Garmin introduced the vívokí, a device for corporate wellness programs
- DC Rainmaker went hands on with the Garmin Vivofit and Polar’s new V800 GPS triathlon watch
- Then there’s this Schwinn CycleNav bike navigation system
More CES news
- INRIX’s new BMW navigation system tells drivers when it’s better to take the bus
- Telenav and Red Bend Eliminate Outdated Maps for In-Car Navigation
Sorry folks but it looks like no handheld announcments from Garmin at CES.
— GPSTracklog.com (@gpstracklog) January 6, 2014
Our other CES 2014 posts
In case you missed them…
- 2014 Garmin nuvis include 5, 6, 7″ models, backup camera and lower prices (updated with product links)
- Garmin enters fitness tracker market with vivofit
- Garmin Connect gets a refresh
- Magellan intros RoadMate with integrated dash cam
- Garmin Dash Cam uses gravity sensor for crash detection (updated with product links)
- Garmin HUD+ and mystery smartphone app bring Garmin navigation to all major platforms (updated with links to the HUD+ product page and more info on the app.)
- Magellan announces connected RV unit
- Latest TomTom GO series coming to US (updated with several screen shots)