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NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

Garmin has launched a new version of its NAVIGON navigation app for iPhone, with v2.0 adding the option to download maps for offline access as well as introducing quarterly map updates. NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone follows Nokia Maps' offline mapping with state-by-state downloads in the US (those using the app outside the US will likely get country-by-country download options) so that you can navigate while your data connection is turned off.

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Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch uses ANT+ to whisper you’re fat

Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch uses ANT+ to whisper you’re fat

Garmin has unveiled its latest wrist-worn GPS marvel for those who don't treat exercise as a dirty word, the Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch. A reasonably low-profile half inch thick, the FR70 uses ANT+ to talk to other exercise equipment, such as the bundled heart rate monitor. That way, it can track the time you've been working out, along with your heart rate and how many calories you've burned.

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Garmin Fit app hits iPhone and Android, plus ANT+ dongle

Garmin Fit app hits iPhone and Android, plus ANT+ dongle

Garmin has launched a new iPhone and Android fitness app, Garmin Fit, allowing exercising smartphone users to track their progress while running or jogging. Fit is a $0.99 download, and automatically syncs with Garmin's Connect online portal to keep a record of goals and share workouts with contacts. Meanwhile, the ANT+ iPhone Adapter spotted clearing the FCC earlier this month has also been made official, priced at $49.99.

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Garmin ANT+ iPhone adapter hits the FCC

Garmin ANT+ iPhone adapter hits the FCC

Garmin looks to be developing its own ANT+ adapter for the iPhone as drawings for the device surfaced today in FCC documents, suggesting that the company is quite far along. The ANT+ wireless sensor technology is often used to track fitness data and is common in devices like heart rate monitors, sports watches, and cycling computers.

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Garmin outs Forerunner 910XT GPS watch

Garmin outs Forerunner 910XT GPS watch

Garmin has unveiled a new watch that is dubbed the ultimate multisport training experience. The watch is the Garmin Forerunner 910XT. The watch is a GPS enabled and can detail swim metrics and tracks distance as well. Other things it tracks include speed/pace, elevation, and heart rate for runners and cyclers. The low profile watch is designed to make getting in and out of wetsuits easier.

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Garmin Vector and Edge 200 target cyclists rich and poor [Video]

Garmin Vector and Edge 200 target cyclists rich and poor [Video]

Garmin has launched a pair of new tracking gadgets targeted at cyclists, with the Edge 200 Cycling GPS offering to track your progress on a budget, while the Garmin Vector promises to be the lightest direct measurement power meter on the market. The Edge 200 demands no separate sensors but can still count calories burned, speed, distance and time along with location, and comes wrapped up in a weatherproof housing. However, pro-cyclists will probably get a lot more fun out of the Vector, which measures deflection in the pedal spindle to figure out total power, left and right leg power, and cadence.

 

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Garmin completes purchase of Navigon

Garmin completes purchase of Navigon

Back in June, we caught wind that Garmin was looking to gobble up Navigon. Navigon is a company that is big in Europe and will also help Garmin make inroads into the OEM navigation space for vehicles. Navigon is also known for its navigation apps for the iPhone and Android smartphone as well. The particulars of the deal are still unknown.

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Garmin Confirms Navigon Acquisition To Complete By Late July

Garmin Confirms Navigon Acquisition To Complete By Late July

Although Google Maps and GPS features of smartphones today have pretty much crushed the portable navigation device markets for Garmin and Navigon, the two companies are still dominant in other navigation areas including built-in automotive and marine navigation software and products. Garmin has long been rumored to be negotiating an acquisition of Navigon and has today confirmed the deal.

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Garmin Astro 320 dog Tracker breaks cover

Garmin Astro 320 dog Tracker breaks cover

If you are a hunter or just someone that really wants to be sure their beloved dog is safe and you know where pooch is will like this new Garmin device. The system is called the Astro 320 Dog Tracker and it does just what the name implies. It will track your dog and show you the path the dog takes on its meanderings.

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