Sunday, March 18, 2012

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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Garmin HUD (Head up display) review

Garmin HUD review

Hands on Garmin HUD review

I got to test the new Garmin HUD (Head-Up Display) on a recent trip to Charleston, SC. The HUD projects navigation information onto your windshield. It has no GPS chip; instead, it receives position and navigation information from your smartphone, which must be running a Garmin navigation app (an additional purchase).

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New feature coverage on the 2013 Garmin nuvis

School zone warning on the Garmin nuvi 2597LMT

School zone warning on the Garmin nuvi 2597LMT

The 2013 Garmin nuvi line brought several new features that you may or may not be seeing — active lane guidance, real directions and school zone warnings. read more

Garmin Air Vent Mount review

Garmin nuvi air vent mount

I’ve been testing Garmin’s new air vent mount (also available at Amazon) for the past few weeks and wanted to share how it’s gone. I’ve tested other vent mounts before but have never come across one I liked enough to stick with. read more