Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Smart Notifications coming to Android

Garmin's Smart Notifications feature coming to Android

Garmin’s Smart Notifications feature coming to Android

In case you missed it, Garmin’s news release this morning for their new golf units included this tidbit…

The Approach G7 and G8 also have the new Smart Notification functionality, so users can pair a compatible iPhone 4S or later and receive emails, texts and call alerts right on the device. Android compatibility expected Q2 2014.

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Garmin Approach G7 and G8 for golfers

Garmin Approach G7 and G8 golf GPS

The new Garmin Approach G7 and G8 golf GPS models

Garmin has announced two new touchscreen high-end golf units, the Approach G7 and G8. These new models include Smart Notifications and other new features like WiFi, PlaysLike Distance, Club Advice and PinPointer. read more

A Geocacher’s review of the Oregon 650

Garmin Oregon 650 geocacher review

Any geocacher will tell you that their most important piece of kit is the GPSr.  Whilst some are happy to casually geocache with a smartphone, those of us who are a little more ‘dedicated’ treat the selection of a new GPSr with the upmost of care. read more

Garmin GPSMAP 64 series brings GLONASS, iPhone connectivity & preloaded caches

Garmin GPSMAP 64 series

The all new Garmin GPSMAP 64 series

UPDATEHere’s my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMAP 64s.

Garmin has announced the GPSMAP 64 series, updating the 62 series (of which the 62s is currently my go-to handheld). Let’s dive right into the improvements…

Garmin Connect gets a refresh

Garmin Connect refresh

The new Garmin Connect

Garmin has updated their free Garmin Connect website to appeal even more to fitness buffs, although they do say it is now compatible with Garmin Approach golf devices as well (and the new vivofit fitness tracker too). read more

Garmin Monterra review

Garmin Monterra review

Hands on with Garmin’s first Android-based backcountry unit

The Garmin Monterra is the company’s first Android-based handheld GPS receiver. Since it is so different from what has preceded it, I’m going to focus my review on changes to the interface and some broader implications of having an Android-based GPS with full access to the Google Play app market.
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Garmin VIRB action camera review

Garmin VIRB review action camera

Hands on with the Garmin VIRB

The Garmin VIRB marks the company’s entry into the action camera market, putting them in a head to head competition with GoPro.

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First looks at the Android-based Garmin Monterra

Garmin Monterra first looks

UPDATERead our hands on review of the Garmin Monterra.

I’ve had the new Android-based Garmin Monterra for a few days now and have been playing around with it a bit, so I thought I’d share a few screenshots. read more

Garmin tactix – A SWATwatch

Garmin tactix SWAT watch

Garmin has announced the tactix, a GPS watch “inspired by the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations.” The ABC watch features an altimeter, barometer and triaxial compass, is waterproof to 50 meters and can run up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode on a single charge (16 hours in full GPS mode). read more

Garmin Approach S2 review

Garmin Approach S2 review

Hands on with the Garmin Approach S2

The Garmin Approach S2 is a GPS watch designed for golfers.  It comes preloaded with over 30,000 courses around the world, and includes free updates which add more courses over time.  The internal GPS allows the watch to read out the yardage to the front, back and center of the green. read more