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Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin knows it can't count on the in-car navigation market to carry its fortunes, and so the company is ramping up its wearables focus, kicking off CES 2014 with the vivofit band. Tracking both movement and sleep, the vivofit hooks up to a computer via Bluetooth 4.0 or an ANT+ dongle, but the best news could be the battery life: Garmin says it'll last for a year on a single set of replaceable batteries.

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Garmin vivofit fitness band offers up personalized daily goals

Garmin vivofit fitness band offers up personalized daily goals

Garmin's vivofit fitness band is the latest entrant into the rather packed fitness-centric wearables market. The company says its vivofit is the only fitness band that has an automatic daily personalized goal greeting, and that it offers other things like a prod when it is time to get exercising and the ability track one's progress. Despite its size, the fitness has a small curved display that is always on.

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Garmin HUD+ and nuvi with wireless backup camera among new navigational offerings

Garmin HUD+ and nuvi with wireless backup camera among new navigational offerings

As with the vast number of products we've seen today and over the weekend, among them being a host of devices from Lenovo and LaCie, Garmin has introduce a batch of navigation-related devices. The HUD+ has been debuted, along with a new smartphone app, as well as the first nuvi navigators with 6-inch displays and the first nuvi that comes with a wireless backup camera.

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Garmin Dash Cam offers wide-angle HD and automatic incident detection

Garmin Dash Cam offers wide-angle HD and automatic incident detection

Among Garmin's various navigation-related products introduced here at CES 2014, the company has rolled out the red carpet for its new Garmin Dash Cam, a dashboard camera for cars that offers, among other things, automatic incidence detection. The camera has a variety of functionality for drivers who want a constant recording of their driving activities, and as such provides an extra layer of security in the unfortunate event of a collision or other incident.

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Garmin Gemini navigation core brings realistic 3D graphics to in-dash nav systems

Garmin Gemini navigation core brings realistic 3D graphics to in-dash nav systems

Garmin has announced a new navigation core aimed directly at automotive manufactures. The new navigation core is called Gemini and is designed to allow for more realistic 3D graphics on in-dash navigation systems offered by auto manufacturers. Garmin says that Gemini will bring a more intuitive and feature-rich in-dash navigation experience to drivers than previously available.

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Garmin tactix GPS watch is designed for SWAT use

Garmin tactix GPS watch is designed for SWAT use

Garmin has been busy rolling out GPS watches over the last several weeks. The navigation company previously rolled out a watch called the Approach for golfers and the D2 GPS watch for pilots. Garmin has now rolled out a new GPS watch designed specifically for law enforcement and police special operations use.

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Garmin Approach S4 Golf watch has a touchscreen and smart notifications

Garmin Approach S4 Golf watch has a touchscreen and smart notifications

Garmin has been rolling out several GPS equipped watches for specific needs recently including the D2 Pilot aimed at private pilots. Garmin has now announced a new GPS equipped watch aimed at golfers called the Approach S4 GPS golf watch. The watch has a high-resolution touchscreen display designed to be sunlight readable.

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Garmin D2 Pilot Watch features altimeter and airport database

Garmin D2 Pilot Watch features altimeter and airport database

Garmin has announced its first GPS equipped watch that is designed specifically for pilots. The watch is called the D2 Pilot Watch and has a lot of features pilots will find useful such as Direct-to and nearest navigation functions. The watch also features an integrated altimeter with adjustable baro setting.

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BMW Navigator V by Garmin feature 5-inch glove friendly screen

BMW Navigator V by Garmin feature 5-inch glove friendly screen

Garmin and BMW Motorrad have announced that they have teamed up again to develop the next generation BMW Navigator. The new version is the BMW Navigator V and it promises to combine garments latest navigation features with BMW-specific functions. The navigator is specifically aimed at BMW motorcycle riders.

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Garmin Forerunner 620 and 220 feature one-inch color displays

Garmin Forerunner 620 and 220 feature one-inch color displays

GPS manufacturer Garman has unveiled a pair of new GPS running watches called the Forerunner 620 and the Forerunner 220. Garman says that these two watches are the lightest, thinnest, and most advanced that it offers. The 620 is the most advanced of the pair.

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Garmin zumo 390LM GPS for motorcyclists debuts

Garmin zumo 390LM GPS for motorcyclists debuts

GPS devices designed to be used in cars are often not up to the task of navigating for motorcyclists. A GPS device for motorcyclists requires a rugged design that is weatherproof and sunlight readable. Many motorcyclists also wear gloves all the time meaning touchscreens need to be usable without having to take gloves off. Garmin has unveiled a new device aimed specifically at the motorcycle rider called the zumo 390LM.

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Garmin HUD hands-on: A head-up display for the freeway fighter pilot

Garmin HUD hands-on: A head-up display for the freeway fighter pilot

Fighter pilots and Google Glass owners: Garmin is channeling a little of both with its latest navigation accessory, the Garmin HUD, and we took some time to peer through the head-up display while at IFA 2013. The Bluetooth peripheral is designed to sit on your dashboard and project simple guidance and directions to drivers using Garmin's StreetPilot or NAVIGON apps, without forcing them to look away from the windshield or - worse still - down to a phone shoved precariously into a spare cup holder.

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