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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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Google Glass XE10 adds Transit directions but no native apps

Google Glass XE10 adds Transit directions but no native apps

Google has updated its Glass wearable with public transit directions, with firmware XE10 turning the headset into a city navigator, though the much-anticipated local app support is still missing. The new Glass OS works with the Android MyGlass app to push transit information about buses, street cars, subways, and other public transportation options to the eyepiece, with not only timetables but guidance on where to change trains, the distance to the nearest bus stop, and overall ETA. It's not the only new feature to arrive in XE10, too.

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Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Lifelogging camera and Kickstarter success Memoto has rebranded to Narrative, with its freshly-named Narrative Clip wearable set to begin shipping from November 1st. The startup was forced to change its name after being notified it "conflicts with a similar name in the market", opting for Narrative instead as the camera silently records life stories. Meanwhile, any disappointment at the last-minute switch is likely eased with news of a $3m funding round led by True Ventures, which previously backed MakerBot and Fitbit.

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Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

With incremental updates for HERE maps on Nokia devices, the company takes away the pain of downloading the entire massive bulk of an offline map and makes it tiny. An update to Nokia's offline maps system this week makes updating an offline map to your phone as simple as updating any normal app. Just as you'd update Angry Birds to get a few new levels, so too can you update your maps for offline use in just a tiny, incrementally updated file.

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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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Lockheed Martin GPS III and OCX satellite launch and early orbit exercises demo successful

Lockheed Martin GPS III and OCX satellite launch and early orbit exercises demo successful

Lockheed Martin may be a name more closely tied with aircraft than anything else, but the company plays a significant role in the nation's space program. Lockheed and Raytheon have announced that they have successfully completed the third of five planned launch and early orbit exercises in a program to demonstrate that the GPS III satellite is ready for launch.

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Sony AV Center in-car multimedia system integrates TomTom navigation

Sony AV Center in-car multimedia system integrates TomTom navigation

Sony has announced that it is now working with TomTom to add maps and navigation capability to its Sony AV Center in-dash infotainment system. The system can now offer TomTom turn-by-turn navigation along with features such as IQ Routes for the quickest routes and accurate arrival times.

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Nokia and Mercedes self-driving car project taps HERE research

Nokia and Mercedes self-driving car project taps HERE research

Nokia and Mercedes Benz will work together on self-driving cars, the companies have confirmed, with Nokia's HERE developing metadata-rich navigation and mapping data with extra information for robot drivers. The partnership, which comes alongside deals between Nokia HERE and both Continental Corporation and Magneti Marelli, takes map data and bakes in aspects like how many lanes there are, what direction they go in, what traffic signs are along the route, and the precise location of traffic lights, so that autonomous cars will better understand the roads they are using.

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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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