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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

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

Traffic: TomTom vs Garmin

TomTom vs Garmin traffic

Last week, TomTom announced the results of a University of Michigan study that “concluded that TomTom’s iPhone Navigation App and GO 2535 Portable Navigation Device provide the most accurate real-time traffic data, when compared to a number of competing products.” As I pointed out in my weekly link roundup, TomTom paid for the study (full PDF report available here), which raises questions of bias. Now we have Garmin’s take on it: read more

An Android-based Garmin nuvi

The Android-based Garmin nuvi 3592LMThe Android-based Garmin nuvi 3592LM

The Android-based Garmin nuvi 3592LM

It turns out that there’s an Android-based Garmin nuvi available right now — if you live in Singapore or Malaysia. But this may be a hint of things to come for other markets too, so let’s take a look. read more

Garmin RV 760LMT review

Garmin RV 760LMT

This guest review was written by Scott & Merri Jo Abernethy, avid campers who can’t wait to get out on the open road. He does the driving and she does the writing. You can follow their exploits and other musings on Twitter @abernethysm.

When I got married, nearly 16 years ago (this week!), my new father-in-law intoned,”Two are better than one, for they have good return for their labor.” That passage from the Good Book has been the Polaris of my relationship with my wife from day one. In fact, when I got the chance to review the new Garmin RV 760LMT, she immediately looked at me and said, “I’ll write it and we can test it together.Where do you want to go?” Not being one to argue with my dear wife, we did just that. read more

Garmin nuvi Advanced series models with HD traffic coming soon?

Garmin nuvi 2598LMTHD

Coming soon?

It looks like Garmin may be getting ready to roll out some Advanced series nuvi models bundled with the GTM-60 HD traffic receiver. While I’m not seeing them for sale anywhere yet, the new models are shown on Garmin’s site: read more

UPDATED: Chopper-friendly Garmin zumo 390LM monitors tire pressure in real time

Garmin zumo 390LM

Garmin has announced the zumo 390LM, a new high-end 4.3″ motorcycle navigator that can utilize an ANT+ tire pressure monitoring sensor (TPMS) to give a real-time view of tire pressure.

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