Sunday, March 18, 2012

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

CES 2014 GPS news roundup

Garmin K2 infotainment HUD

Is Garmin’s K2 platform a sneak peek at what we may see in a next-gen Garmin HUD+?

The Consumer Electronics Show has taken over Las Vegas this week, resulting in a bevy of GPS-related announcements. In addition to the individual posts I’ve written, here are some odds and ends that may be of interest to GPS Tracklog readers… 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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Garmin enters fitness tracker market with vivofit

Garmin vivofit fitness tracker

The Garmin vivofit fitness tracker

Garmin has announced the vivofit, launching them into the fitness tracker market, which has been dominated so far by the likes of the Nike FuelBand, Fitbit and Jawbone Up. read more

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

UPDATED: Garmin HUD+ and mystery smartphone app

Garmin HUD+ and companion smartphone app

The Garmin HUD+ and companion smartphone app

UPDATE: Here’s the HUD+ product page and more info on the app.

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

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