Garmin has announced a dedicated navigation app for Sony Xperia smartphones that will also provide pedestrian navigation on Sony’s SmartWatch 2. read more
Hands on with the Magellan Echo
I was really curious to try out the Magellan Echo sports watch since it relies on a smartphone (in my case an iPhone 5s) and app to capture running workouts. After two months of usage during December and January, it’s time to look at how it performed. read more
Well, I sure got that wrong. What’s that they say about assumptions? Turns out that the free Garmin companion app for the HUD+ is basically the Navigon app, at last when it comes to the Android and Windows platforms. At least all you iPhone users get the familiar nuvi-like interface. Color me disappointed. read more
UPDATE 2: The Android and Windows apps do not have a nuvi-like interface.
This is probably the strangest Garmin announcement of the day, so I’m just going to quote the entire HUD+ section of the news release before I delve into what it means… read more
Magellan has unveiled some coming attractions for it’s Echo
sportssmartwatch. For one thing, they will be adding hiking, golf, skiing and other activities to the device which initially focused on the fitness crowd. Also welcome is the announcement that Android support is coming early this year. read more
I’ve tried numerous smartphone mounts but most have had one fatal flaw — they rely on a windshield suction attachment point. And no matter how well you secure it, sooner or later a suction mount will fail and pop off the windshield, sending your pricey smartphone crashing to the floor. Which is why I’m quite smitten with Garmin’s new universal smartphone mount. read more
Smartwatches and wearable computers are all the rage, although no one has nailed them yet, leaving the tech to languish in the (very) early-adopter phase. And while the manufacturers (and rumored manufacturers) include the usual suspects — Google, Apple, Samsung and others – it seems that the GPS industry may make a significant push too. read more
Garmin has announced two new smartphone mounts, one for the iPhone 5 and a universal mount targeted to Android users.