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Garmin unveils new Oregon 450t and 450 outdoor GPS units

Garmin unveils new Oregon 450t and 450 outdoor GPS units

There are lots of different GPS devices that are aimed at different uses. In the car, we have GPS devices that help us drive from one place to another around town or across the country. Outdoors active types can get GPS devices that help them find their way in the wild outdoors.

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Garmin unveils GPS solutions for air and auto

Garmin unveils GPS solutions for air and auto

Garmin is a big name in the GPS market and it produces devices for most categories including land, sea, and air oriented devices. The latest GPS offering from Garmin is the new aera line that can go from the car to the air without missing a beat.

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ASUS Eee Smartbook dropping Q1 2010 for around $180

ASUS Eee Smartbook dropping Q1 2010 for around $180

Bargain hunters looking for a new ultraportable this Christmas could do well to hold off until the new year, as ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has announced the company plans to launch an Android-based Smartbook in Q1 2010 that could be priced at around $180.  ASUS were among the companies demonstrating Smartbook prototypes - based on Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor - back in June, but since then have downplayed their involvement with the format.

AT&T Garmin nuvifone G60 arriving October 4th

AT&T Garmin nuvifone G60 arriving October 4th

It's only taken them a couple of years, but Garmin have finally announced a release of the nuvifone G60 in the US.  As of October 4th the touchscreen GPS-centric handset will arrive on AT&T, priced at $299 following a $100 mail-in rebate and assuming you're willing to sign two years of your cellular life away to the carrier.

Garmin nuvi 1690 features AT&T connectivity

Garmin nuvi 1690 features AT&T connectivity

We have talked a bit about the sleek Garmin nuvi 1690 back in August. Garmin has offered up more details on the PND today, and the device sound pretty cool.

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Garmin shows off Edge 500 GPS for cyclists

Garmin shows off Edge 500 GPS for cyclists

I have never ridden so far or so long on a bicycle that I needed a GPS. I barely need a GPS in my car most of the time. If you are an avid bicyclist that wants to keep track of how far and how fast you ride (among other things) Garmin has a new cycling GPS called the Edge 500.

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Garmin nuvi 1800-series PNDs leak; EDGE-packing 1690 confirmed for $500

Garmin nuvi 1800-series PNDs leak; EDGE-packing 1690 confirmed for $500

Looks like Garmin aren't going to take the rise in PND apps for smartphones lying down: an anonymous source has just officially outed specifications for the Garmin nuvi 1690 we've been seeing recently, together with its bigger siblings the nuvi 1820 and 1860.  The 1820 and 1860 are the first two models from Garmin's new nuvi 1800-series, with 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreens, WiFi and Bluetooth, and - in the case of the 1860 at least - a 3-megapixel camera with geotagging.

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Garmin nuvi 1690 PND outed: EDGE, Bluetooth and new “nuinfo” connected services

Garmin nuvi 1690 PND outed: EDGE, Bluetooth and new “nuinfo” connected services

Details of the upcoming Garmin nuvi 1690 connected PND are quietly being outed, courtesy of both the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group).  The latter have confirmed that the touchscreen satnav will not only have Bluetooth but go on sale in both Europe and North America, while the former have released the 1690's quick-start manual [pdf link].

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Garmin nuvi 1690 PND with integrated EDGE data clears FCC

Garmin nuvi 1690 PND with integrated EDGE data clears FCC

A new Garmin PND , the nuvi 1690, has passed through the FCC [pdf link], and it seems to have learned some connectivity tricks from its nuvifone cousins.  The nuvi 1690 includes not only Bluetooth but GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, presumably offering real-time traffic downloads among other things.

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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 lands in Taiwan on 27th; M20 in August

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 lands in Taiwan on 27th; M20 in August

Garmin-ASUS have announced that the long-awaited nuvifone G60 touchscreen GPS cellphone will go on sale in Taiwan on July 27th, followed by a Singaporean and Malaysian launch in August alongside the Windows Mobile-based nuvifone M20.  The G60 should then arrive in Europe and the US in the second half of this year, as previously reported, while the M20 will bypass the US altogether but hit Europe, again, in 2H09.

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Garmin Dakota outdoor GPS line launches

Garmin Dakota outdoor GPS line launches

Garmin launched their latest GPS line up today with the Dakota 10 and 20, both devices are intended for outdoor used. They even sport a rugged format meant for use on hikes and other outdoor activities.

Both models feature a touchscreen and 850MB of memory. They can be synced with PCs and Macs for geocaching. The Dakota 10 has USB for data transfer, but the 20 sports wireless connectivity.

It also has a microSDHC card slot. Both come with worldwide maps and terrain maps plus the City Navigator NT maps. Expected to ship in August, these GPS devices are set to cost $299 and $349, respectively.

Garmin Foretrex 301, 401 GPS announced

Garmin Foretrex 301, 401 GPS announced

Garmin announced today new models for their Foretrex line, specifically the Foretrex 301 and the Foretrex 401. These models are wrist-mounted and offer a convenient GPS device on the go.

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