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Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone hits App Store

Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone hits App Store

Garmin looks to be hedging its bets when it comes to the hardware/software PND debate, launching not only the nüvi 2400 range of dedicated 5-inch GPS units, but its first iPhone app as well. Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone offers turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names, free traffic alerts, lane-assist with a junction view for complex highway navigation, and integration with iTunes for music playback while you're driving.

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Garmin nüvi 2400 Series PNDs offer 5″ touchscreen

Garmin nüvi 2400 Series PNDs offer 5″ touchscreen

As more people rely on their smartphones for turn-by-turn navigation, is there still a market for a standalone PND? Garmin reckons there is, hence the new nüvi 2400 Series of sat-nav devices. Fronted by a 5-inch touchscreen, the four-strong range - nüvi 2460LMT, nüvi 2460LT, nüvi 2450LM, and the nüvi 2450 - offer predictive traffic, automatic logging of favorite destinations, and, optionally, hands-free Bluetooth calling and voice-control.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

Oh my goodness, did you know that Rovio pulls in $1 Million bucks a month just in advertising revenue for their Angry Birds Android version? Oh man, did you know tomorrow is the first day you'll be able to pre order a Notion Ink Adam? How about the new Google Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook, did you know you can get one for free (just so long as you answer some well-placed questions)? There's a LOT of things you're about to learn, all of it on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Garmin creates free geocaching community called OpenCaching

Garmin creates free geocaching community called OpenCaching

I have used a GPS device on more than a few occasions to figure out where I was going and to get around in cities I am not familiar with. I have never done any geocaching and really fail to see what the point of it is personally. I know that there are many folks out there that like geocaching where you can find hidden treasure and leave something behind for those that come after you to find.

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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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