Garmin

  • You Know, For Triathlons: Polar RCX5 Heart Rate Watch Review

    You Know, For Triathlons: Polar RCX5 Heart Rate Watch Review

    I’ve used quite a few heart rate monitoring watches in my day. I’ve played with Suuntos and Nikes aplenty, with whosits and whatsits galore. But the RCX5 is different in its utter simplicity. Designed to be worn while swimming, running, or biking, all of the smarts are actually in the optional sensors, leaving the watch itself as basic as a $20 Timex with a few tricks up its… Read More

  • Garmin To Buy Navigon

    Garmin To Buy Navigon

    Garmin Ltd. and Navigon AG just announced that the two companies have reached an agreement and a subsidiary of Garmin will acquire the privately-held navigation company. The financial terms of the transaction was not released. German-based Navigon pulled out of the North American PND market in 2009 and has since focused on the European region and smartphone apps. It’s likely that these… Read More

  • GPS Company Garmin Buys European Competitor Navigon

    GPS Company Garmin Buys European Competitor Navigon

    As rumored, GPS device company Garmin has bought its European competitor Navigon AG. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but previous reports have indicated that the company was acquired for roughly $72 million. Navigon will operate as a subsidiary of Garmin. Similar to Garmin, Navigon, which is based in Germany, develops navigation software and GPS devices. The company also… Read More

  • Garmin Releases New And Improved eTrek Handheld GPS Units

    Garmin Releases New And Improved eTrek Handheld GPS Units

    The Garmin eTrek series has long been the go-to outdoor GPS unit. They’re affordable, capable, and, as I’ve learned, able to survive numerous drops from a tree stand. Garmin just outed the latest editions that bring a far amount of new features to the line. Read More

  • The Go Anywhere Garmin Montana Brings GPS Navigation To The Back Country, City

    The Go Anywhere Garmin Montana Brings GPS Navigation To The Back Country, City

    Some GPS units are meant for rugged work in the mountains while others rarely leave the comforts of the city. The just-announced Garmin Montana can do both. Not only is it powerful, but it’s rugged and features various mounting options for different usages including windshield and dash. There’s a 4-inch dual-orientation screen and even a 5MP autofocus camera. It’s powered… Read More

  • The Garmin Forerunner 610: Touchscreen, Weather-Proof, And Of Course Socially Connected

    Garmin’s latest edition to its long-standing Forerunner brand is easily the sexiest yet. Even the GPS-connected watch is slimmer, it still packs in the features with a glove-friendly, high-res touchscreen. But it’s not the screen that’s important. Nope, it’s the training apps that attempt to justify the $350 price with the ability to upload and download different… Read More

  • Garmin Chirp: The Geocacher's Aide-de-Camp

    Garmin Chirp: The Geocacher's Aide-de-Camp

    Attention, geocachers! Garmin has a new device that may be worth your while. It’s called the chirp (yup, lowercase “c”), and it works in conjunction with Garmin phones to ensure a “more interactive and enjoyable geocaching experience.” Sounds fun. Not that I’ve ever been geocaching, but it seems like a swell way to spend an afternoon. It certainly beats… Read More

  • Garmin Releases Forerunner 410 and 210 GPS Watches

    Garmin Releases Forerunner 410 and 210 GPS Watches


    The Garmin Forerunner line is a study in overkill – but in a good way. I’ve been using Forerunner for years and these latest two models look like worth contenders in the race to produce the perfect running watch. The 410 has a heartrate monitor, touch bezel, GPS tracking, and a unique training feature that pushes you through your runs. The 210 is a bit less ostentatious but… Read More

  • T-Mobile drops price of GarminFone to $129

    T-Mobile drops price of GarminFone to $129

    Quickly now, quickly. T-Mobile has reduced the price of the new Garmin phone to $129 (that’s including rebate). This isn’t exactly surprising given that the phone is trying to survive in an iPhone and Froyo world. So if you were ever on the fence for the little guy, well, no time like the present. Read More

  • Garmin tries to scare EU users away from smartphone navigation options

    Garmin tries to scare EU users away from smartphone navigation options

    Garmin is starting to feel the heat from smartphones with built in navigation, so they’d like you to know (at least if you live in Europe) that some phone plans will make using your phone expensive. Isn’t that thoughtful of them? Read More