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Garmin ecoRoute hd adds vehicle diagnostics to GPS device

Garmin ecoRoute hd adds vehicle diagnostics to GPS device

Most of us have had at least one car in our lifetime that had a check engine light come on unexpectedly. That always leads us to wonder if it's nothing but a filter or something that needs to go to the shop right away. Garmin has unveiled a new device for its GPS systems called the ecoRoute hd that turns the GPS device into a vehicle diagnostics center.

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Garmin Voice Studio lets your voice be heard on GPS devices

Garmin Voice Studio lets your voice be heard on GPS devices

There are many people out there who like to customize their gadgets. They add skins to their notebooks and fancy cases to their mobile phones. It would stand to reason that many people out there would also like to customize the GPS devices that they use in the car. Garmin has unveiled Voice Studio that lets you put your voice onto the GPS device.

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Garmin unveils new GPS for riders at CES with cool features

Garmin unveils new GPS for riders at CES with cool features

I did my share of dirt bike riding back in the day but I never trusted the other drivers on the road enough to venture onto the highways. If you are a motorcyclist that likes taking long trips on your bike Garmin has unveiled a new navigation device just for you called the zumo 665.

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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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