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Garmin DriveSmart 65 navigator makes Alexa your car co-pilot

Garmin DriveSmart 65 navigator makes Alexa your car co-pilot

When Amazon first announced the Amazon Echo smart speaker and its Alexa assistant, there were some jokes about putting it inside cars somehow. With the Echo Dot and third-party batteries, that almost became possible. Now they won't have to resort to hacks and workarounds thanks to the new Garmin DriveSmart 65 that not only gets drivers and their passengers to their destination, they can also make their shopping list on the go, all hands-free.

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Garmin Overlander goes off-road with adventure focused features

Garmin Overlander goes off-road with adventure focused features

Garmin has a new GPS navigation device, and while smartphones may have taken over in-car directions, the Garmin Overlander aims to prove that standalone still has its place. Targeting the overlanding community, the eponymous all-in-one navigator includes not only road mapping and directions but topographical mapping, too.

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Garmin Forerunner fitness watches get huge refresh: All 5 detailed

Garmin Forerunner fitness watches get huge refresh: All 5 detailed

Garmin today refreshed its Forerunner line of fitness tracking smartwatches from top to bottom, launching five new devices in the series at a range of different price points. There seems to be a bit of something for everyone here, whether you're looking for a relatively straightforward device that offers typical fitness tracking capabilities or you're looking for a top-end smartwatch that has a more densely packed feature list.

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Garmin MARQ series has a smart tool watch for every kind of user

Garmin MARQ series has a smart tool watch for every kind of user

There is a wide variety of smartwatches in the market today but most of them fall into two categories only. One is designed to keep up with sports-minded users while the other can be worn with pride at a gala. Few smartwatches try to break out of those molds to appeal to very specific users. Garmin's new MARQ "smart tool watches" dare to be different and, in doing so, have some rather unique features to offer people with unique jobs and hobbies.

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Spotify for Garmin vivoactive 3 Music arrives on your wrist

Spotify for Garmin vivoactive 3 Music arrives on your wrist

Garmin has rolled out its Spotify app its vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch, bringing the music service directly to the wrist. The new app was announced back in October 2018, as a way for owners of select Garmin wearables to leave their phone at home, but still be able to take their music with them. Now, it's available to install for Garmin's most affordable music-compatible model.

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Garmin Golf Approach G80 GPS is built to teach and entertain

Garmin Golf Approach G80 GPS is built to teach and entertain

Garmin is a name mostly associated with car navigation systems but some might also know that the company makes all sorts of devices that are empowered by GPS technology. Even before it was making smartwatches and trackers, however, Garmin was already making Golf watches and handhelds to help players improve their game. With the new Garmin Golf Approach G80 does not only that, thanks to some new monitoring hardware, it also tries to make practicing and playing golf even more fun for both beginners and veterans alike.

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Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes’ smartwatch plots navigation based on driver stress

Mercedes-Benz and Garmin have teamed up on a new smartwatch, capable of feeding health data to the dashboard and figuring out less stressful routes, among other features. The Mercedes-Benz branded Garmin vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch was revealed alongside the 2020 CLA Coupe at CES 2019 today, and while it may be much smaller than the car, it's just as tech-packed.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music heads to Verizon for 4G LTE connectivity

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music heads to Verizon for 4G LTE connectivity

Garmin has announced that the Vivoactive 3 Music, which was first introduced back in June, is getting a new model with some improved connectivity options. The primary draw of this new Vivoactive 3 Music is compatibility with Verizon's 4G LTE network. This enables new functionality such as music downloads that don't require a phone and features aimed at keeping people safe while they're working out.

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Garmin Instinct GPS watch is built for outdoor adventures

Garmin Instinct GPS watch is built for outdoor adventures

Garmin is a name probably most associated with in-vehicle navigation systems but it has dipped its hand into anything and everything you can put a GPS in. And, yes, that includes wearables naturally. It has, in fact, a line of smartwatches and fitness trackers and there are no signs of it slowing down. In fact, it has just launched the Garmin Instinct, a rugged smartwatch that’s built like a tank and looks the part as well.

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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches get Spotify offline music support

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches get Spotify offline music support

The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches now support Spotify, enabling users to play offline playlists directly from the wearable. The new feature removes the smartphone burden, a benefit for athletes who want to listen to tunes without their handset weighing them down. There is a catch to the new feature, though -- you'll need to be a Premium subscriber to enjoy the support.

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

Garmin Vivosmart 4 detailed with pulse-ox and longer battery life

The Garmin Vivosmart 4 was revealed earlier today at IFA 2018 in multiple colors. This wearable sports and fitness band tracks user activities in ways well advanced beyond its predecessor, and it's ready to roll in high-style sort of way. This version of the Vivosmart has water resistant (for swimming and showering, etc), and has a battery life of "up to 7 days" - supposing you're not using all 7 days of all-pulse-ox all the time.

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Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 brings Disney flair to kids fitness tracking

Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 brings Disney flair to kids fitness tracking

The Vivofit Jr. 2 is a fitness tracker that Garmin has offered for about a year now, and along the way we've seen it team up with Disney to offer devices themed around Marvel superheros and Star Wars. Today, the two companies announced a new version of the Vivofit Jr. 2, this time featuring Disney Princesses. As with previous entries in the Vivofit Jr. 2 line, the idea is to get kids excited about meeting exercise and activity goals by turning it all into something of a game.

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