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Garmin nuvi 2400 GPS device leaks

Garmin nuvi 2400 GPS device leaks

We all know that one of the best places to search for little tips about incoming products from various companies is firmware updates. The devices have to be added to firmware so they can be supported. Typically, this is done ahead of launch. Garmin's latest firmware update has surfaced and inside that update were hints at new GPS devices.

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Garmin unveils Approach S1 golf GPS watch

Garmin unveils Approach S1 golf GPS watch

Garmin has a GPS device for just about every need that you might have. The company makes a full line of GPS devices for golfers that will tell them how far from the hole they are as they play at some of the most popular courses around the country. Garmin has added a new and compact product to its golfing line up today called the Approach S1.

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Garmin GPS apps headed to Apple App Store, BlackBerry App World, exclusive ASUS Android deal

Garmin GPS apps headed to Apple App Store, BlackBerry App World, exclusive ASUS Android deal

We've all had them: relationships where we know we should walk away, but just can't bring ourselves to let go.  Garmin-Asus may no longer be pushing their co-branded smartphone vision, but they're not ready for a complete divorce.  Instead, ASUS has exclusively licensed Garmin's PND software for its Android devices.

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Garmin-Asus split official: no more new nuvifones

Garmin-Asus split official: no more new nuvifones

Garmin has officially confirmed its divorce from ASUS, with the company confirming last week's rumors regarding the ill-fated Garmin-Asus partnership.  Describing the move as "new mobile handset strategies," the non-press-speak version is that while existing Garmin-Asus devices will remain on sale, the two companies won't be working together on new models.

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Garmin-Asus to split as consumer indifference sinks in

Garmin-Asus to split as consumer indifference sinks in

"Down dooby-do down down," sang Neil Sedaka, "breaking up is hard to do."  Fitting words for Garmin-Asus today, who have apparently confirmed their intent to dissolve the current partnership come January 2011.  Afterward, ASUS will resume sole branding of its handset business, while Garmin will be able to spread its PND services to a wider range of devices and companies.

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Garmin chirp is your pocket geocaching pebble

Garmin chirp is your pocket geocaching pebble

Garmin has outed the unusually-named chirp, a $22.99 geocaching dongle intended for those people whose idea of a good weekend is snuffling round clutching their PND and looking for treasure in Tupperware.  Compatible with any of the company's wirelessly-enabled handhelds, the chirp can basically be programmed to give location hints for other geocachers, and then hidden - it's waterproof, usefully - so as to encourage them along the way whenever they pass.

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Garmin Forerunner 410 and 210 GPS watches jog onto the scene

Garmin Forerunner 410 and 210 GPS watches jog onto the scene

Garmin has outed two new GPS watches, the Forerunner 410 and Forerunner 210, targeted at healthy people who step out from behind their computers once in a while.  The Garmin Forerunner 410 has a new "touch bezel" for easier use while running, and comes with a new heart monitor strap and wireless connectivity for transferring position and performance data when you're back home.

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Garmin Edge 800 cycling PND packs custom maps with no calibration

Garmin Edge 800 cycling PND packs custom maps with no calibration

Garmin has outed its latest PND, and the Edge 800 is targeted at cyclists either prone to getting lost or wanting to track their performance.  A compact unit with a 2.6-inch color touchscreen, the Edge 800 comes with a simple twist-on handlebar mount and can track not only position but speed, distance, time, elevation, calories burned, climb and descent.  Pair it with an ANT+ compliant monitor, meanwhile, and you can also record heartrate and speed/cadence (sensor depending).

Using Garmin's Custom Maps software, owners can manage their own topographical data or load on preconfigured packages, such as City Navigator maps, stored on a microSD card.  The Edge 800 also supports satellite imagery, and requires no calibration if moved between bikes: the company says you can simply twist it off the mount and snap it onto a different cycle.

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Garmin nuvi battery recall over potential fire risk

Garmin nuvi battery recall over potential fire risk

Bad news for Garmin today, with the announcement that the PND company is recalling around 1.25m nuvi GPS systems over concerns that third-party batteries may overheat and, potentially, cause fires.  Owners of Garmin nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number) PNDs should check out the company's special site, punch in the serial number and see if they're affected; if so, the unit will have to be sent back (at no cost, naturally) for battery replacement.

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KITT voice launches for Garmin nuvi GPS units and Garminfone

KITT voice launches for Garmin nuvi GPS units and Garminfone

Today is turning out to be day of the GPS voice tones. NavTones has announced that the voice of KITT from the Knight Rider TV show of my youth is now available. The KITT voice pack is compatible with Garmin nuvi GPS units and the Garminfone on T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile nuvifone sales “as previously planned” argue Garmin

T-Mobile nuvifone sales “as previously planned” argue Garmin

ASUS has denied recent analyst speculation that the company has sold a mere 20,000 nuvifone handsets through carrier T-Mobile USA, though they've also declined to give out any more accurate figures.  According to DigiTimes, ASUS claims their nuvifone shipments are "as previously planned."

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Garmin nuvi 1695 connected PND spotted at FCC

Garmin nuvi 1695 connected PND spotted at FCC

Garmin's successor the cellular-enabled nuvi 1690 PND, the unimaginatively named Garmin nuvi 1695, has been spotted clearing the FCC.  Official specifications are unknown, but the nuvi 1695 is expected to have a touchscreen UI, Bluetooth and GSM connectivity; the latter will likely be used for mobile access to Google Local search information.

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