Garmin

  • Garmin releases the Forerunner 110 GPS watch, Matt wants the pink one

    Garmin releases the Forerunner 110 GPS watch, Matt wants the pink one


    Garmin makes great GPS watches. I’ve been wearing them for years. They’ve added to that proud pantheon the 110, a SiRFstar IV watch with optional heartrate monitor designed to tell you a few simple pieces of data including speed and distance. The 110 is described as the “easiest” Garmin device out there and if you’ve ever messed with other watches, you’ll… Read More

  • Garmin hops on the satellite imagery bus

    Garmin hops on the satellite imagery bus

    Newsflash: birds see a LOT of stuff thanks to the fact that they can fly. Garmin wants to give you the same sensation (minus the flying part) with its new “BirdsEye Satellite and Aerial Imagery” feature, “an annual subscription service that gives users the option of loading highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handheld navigators,” according to a recent… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 855 for $160

    CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 855 for $160

    Amazon’s got a one-day deal on the 4.3-inch Garmin nuvi 855 GPS at $160, down from $190. You can still get it by Christmas with one- or two-day shipping, too. Read More

  • Google didn't kill the standalone GPS

    Google didn't kill the standalone GPS

    Alright, everyone, settle down. I know the Google Maps Navigation stuff is pretty amazing, but let’s not write off the traditional GPS makers just yet. They’re not going anywhere for a while. Your parents and friends will see to that. Hopefully the sudden market loss that companies like Garmin and TomTom saw yesterday will wake the companies up and see that they are doing it wrong. Read More

  • Google's New Mobile App Cuts GPS Nav Companies At The Knees

    Google's New Mobile App Cuts GPS Nav Companies At The Knees

    Google released a new mobile navigation app today and GPS navigation companies such as Garmin And TomTom saw their shares take a plunge. The announcement shaved $1.2 billion off of Garmin’s market cap alone. Its shares are down more than 16 percent so far today to $31.60. TomTom’s shares are down 21 percent to $8.11. And this is just for an Android app. But Google could very… Read More

  • Garmin nuviphone G60 finally has a release date: October 4, for $299

    Approximately 37 years ago, John, Peter—PLEASE COME BACK, PETER!—, and I attended a Garmin press conference where it announced some sort of touchscreen phone. There was genuine interest—I’m hesitant to call it “excitement”—for a few days, but just as time heals all wounds, time also makes you forget; we’ve since forgotten all about said Garmin phone. Read More

  • TomTom and Garmin say standalone GPS devices ain't licked yet

    TomTom and Garmin say standalone GPS devices ain't licked yet

    Standalone GPS devices are a dying breed. Anyone with a half-way decent smartphone can get from point A to point B with a few taps of an onscreen keyboard and it’s abundantly clear that standalone devices will end up being the the province of old folks. That said, TomTom and Garmin are seeing roses and puppy dogs. Read More

  • Rumor: Both Garmin-Asus nuvifones headed to AT&T

    Rumor: Both Garmin-Asus nuvifones headed to AT&T

    Oh, nuvifone. How we loved you and forgot you. Now that almost every featurephone comes with GPS navigation, both of your models might finally launch on AT&T. Just think if you would have got your act together a year ago, you could have ruled the market before there was a market. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 265T GPS with lifetime traffic data for $150

    CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 265T GPS with lifetime traffic data for $150

    Amazon has knocked $30 off the Garmin nuvi 265T GPS system today, bringing the price to $150 with free shipping. Perhaps more enticing than the price, though, is that you get free traffic data for the life of the device. Read More

  • Garmin nuvifone finally about to ship out (to Taiwan)

    Garmin nuvifone finally about to ship out (to Taiwan)

    Do you remember where you were back on January 30th of 2008? CrunchGear was at a Garmin event in New York City watching the GPS company announce its very own smartphone. Fast forward to today, and the device is finally about to ship. Two devices, actually — the Linux-based nuvifone G60 and the nuvifone M20, which runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Read More