Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin zumo 590LM motorcycle model announced

Garmin zumo 590LMGarmin has announced the zumo 590LM, a new top-of-the-line motorcycle navigator that seems destined to supplant the 665LM. read more

Garmin Dash Cam 20 review

Garmin Dash Cam 20

The Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a compact windshield driving recorder, the company’s first in the US market.  I’ve been testing it for the past week, and have a full review for you.  read more

Erasing the trip log on 2014 nuvi Essential series

Garmin nuvi trip log

Garmin nuvi trip log (the thin blue line shows where you’ve been)

Garmin has certainly upset their customers before, but few things have raised the ire of folks as much as the inability to clear the trip log on the 2012 and 2013 nuvi Essential series (including the popular 50LM model). The trip log is that thin blue line you see above, showing where you’ve recently traveled. read more

TomTom rolls out 7″ Android tablet for fleets

TomTom Bridge Android tablet for fleetsTomTom has announced the Bridge, a 7″ ruggedized Android device for fleet managers. The tablet-like device will include an NFC chip, 5MP camera, Bluetooth, WiF, a 3G modem, rear camera compatibility, and a replaceable battery. read more

Magellan announces Android-based PND

Android-based Magellan RoadMate 5430T-LM

Magellan’s new Android-based RoadMate 5430T-LM

Magellan has announced their first Android-based personal navigation device (PND), the 5″ Magellan RoadMate 5430T-LM. Previous RoadMates have used Windows CE as the underlying operating system. read more

UPDATED: 2014 Garmin nuvis include 5, 6, 7″ models, backup camera and lower prices

7 inch Garmin nüvi 2798LMT with wireless backup camera

The 7″ Garmin nuvi 2798LMT comes with a wireless backup camera

UPDATE: I’ve added links to the product pages on Garmin’s website.

Garmin has announced their 2014 nuvi Essential series, featuring 5″ and 6″ models, a 7″ nuvi 2798LMT with a wireless backup camera, and lower prices.
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UPDATED: Garmin Dash Cam uses gravity sensor for crash detection

Garmin Dash Cam 10 and 20

Garmin’s Dash Cam

UPDATED with product links.

UPDATE 2: Here’s our hands on review of the Dash Cam 20.

Garmin has announced the Dash Cam 10 and Dash Cam 20, high-definition cameras that mount to your windshield giving you a continuously recorded, wide-angle, high-definition video of all your road warrior exploits. read more

Magellan intros RoadMate with integrated dash cam

Magellan 6230T-LM PND DashCam

Magellan’s new dash cam PND

Looks like Magellan wants to get into the dash cam act too, albeit with a twist. Rather than a standalone unit like the one announced by Garmin this morning, Magellan has opted to add one to a PND, the RoadMate 6230T-LM PND DashCam. read more

Magellan announces connected RV unit

Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB

Magellan’s latest RV unit

Magellan has announced the 7″ RoadMate RV9490T-LMB, which offers live weather and gas prices via a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone. Information can also be preloaded via WiFi. read more

UPDATED: Latest TomTom GO series coming to US

TomTom GO 2014 series

TomTom GO 2014 series

UPDATE: I’ve added the above image, plus several screen shots at the end of this post.

The US will finally get the new TomTom GO series, perhaps within a year of when they were announced for Europe. The company still hasn’t released model numbers, saying “more details, pricing and availability will be announced closer to the launch date late Q1 2014.” read more