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Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS — February 22nd, 2014

My GPS made me do it

My GPS made me do it! Image via Webster, MA police department

This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. To get a few of the biggest stories as they break, follow me on Twitter. This week’s lead image is from a train vs. Subaru accident blamed on GPS.

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week:

Hot deal

  • Here’s a deal I just came across this morning — the 5″ top of the Advanced series line Garmin nüvi 2597LMT for $163.

GPS in the news

Garmin

2014 Garmin outdoor segment outlook

A hint of things to come?

https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog/status/436560523338215424

TomTom

Magellan

  • From Jim Cyr…How to pair Magellan Echo with Wahoo Fitness

http://youtu.be/-2FUgVfGcXA

Updates

Drones

Indoor location

Satellites and such

https://twitter.com/AmericaSpace/status/436700727738904576

Jamming and spoofing

Geocaching

GPS tracking

Going mobile

Just geo

All the news that doesn’t fit

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

Comments

  1. Gary Klimeck says:

    Hi,
    I just picked up a Garmin Nuvi 3590LMT had at Costco for $219.00. I am considering returning it for a newer 2014 model that has the slicker form factor and mounting system but I am not sure which 2014 Nuvi model to compare to. I don’t want to pay out big bucks for last years models. Can you tell me what you think and your take on buying a nuvi at this time of year?
    Thanks,
    Gary

    • That’s a 2012 model. The latest model (2013) is the nuvi 3597LMTHD… http://gpstracklog.com/2013/05/hands-on-with-garmin-nuvi-3597lmthd.html. It is unclear if they will release a new Prestige series model this year. If it were me and I could afford it, I’d probably go for the newer model.

      • Gary Klimeck says:

        Hi Rich,
        Yea, compulsive purchase caused me to buy an antiquated model. I’m returning it and putting the money towards the 2014 Garmin nuvi Essentials line and buy the Nuvi 55LMT.
        Unfortunately, Costco doesn’t carry up-to-date lines otherwise I’d buy from them because their return policy is unbelievable. Thanks for relying to my question.
        Regards,
        Gary

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