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Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners’ data

Navionics, an electronic navigational chart maker owned by tech giant Garmin, has secured an exposed database that contained hundreds of thousands of customer records. The MongoDB database wasn’

Apple’s Watch isn’t the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers

Apple’s COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headqu

Taking a spin with Garmin’s vivosmart 4 activity tracker

Garmin continues to go head-to-head with Fitbit with the launch of its latest offering — the vivosmart 4 activity tracker. This sleek new wristband not only tracks steps, activities and gives yo

Understanding smartwatches

I was wrong. Several years ago I reviewed the first Garmin Fenix 3 smartwatch. This was before the release of the Apple Watch. That’s key to this story. I declared Garmin would have a hard time sell

Gear for making outdoor fitness more enjoyable

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Worthwhile gadget upgrades for the tech-obsessed

More than likely, there’s someone in your circle who takes great pride in knowing about and staying on top of the latest tech. While you or your gadget-obsessed acquaintance may have a broad selecti

Tech devices that make for great last-minute gifts for anyone

It should be easy to give a gift. But it can be hard trying to choose which gift to give. That’s especially true with technology, where products tend to be more functional than emotional.

Ford cars are getting a new ‘voice-controlled co-driver’ thanks to Sygic

Ford vehicles equipped with the automaker’s SYNC 3 infotainment system will soon have access to a new voice-powered driving assistant behind the wheel – Sygic’s new aptly named “Dr

Garmin’s Speak Plus brings Alexa to your car and doubles as a dash cam

Garmin is announcing an Alexa-powered dash cam. Called the Garmin Speak Plus, it’s actually a follow-up to a device the company launched in October of last year that shared the same name, minus the

The Garmin Vivofit 4 is an $80 Fitbit killer

Garmin and Fitbit have been going at it for years. Both companies offer a compelling array of products complete with high-end smartwatches. But it’s the fight for the low-end that’s compel

Garmin’s new Vivosport is an ideal lightweight smart activity tracker

If you’re looking to get pretty much all the benefits of a smartwatch without a watch, and to track your activity and sport performance with tools that are more than up to the task, Garmin&#8217

Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the car

Amazon and Garmin have teamed up to bring the wisdom and subservient attitude of Alexa to a car near you. The Garmin Speak is an Echo Dot-like device that sits in the dash of your car and brings the f

Garmin’s new fitness tracker uses Disney characters to trick kids into exercising

I’m never not going to feel a pang of sadness thinking about the fact that kids these days require activity trackers to move, but that’s just the world we live in. Garmin got into the market rough

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on i

IFA 2017’s biggest announcements

The September time frame positions the Berlin show perfectly as a launch pad for holiday products. As such, some of tech’s biggest names use it to debut some of their biggest products of the year. I

Garmin debuts three new wearables and a mobile payment solution

Garmin has three new wearable devices it’s debuting at IFA 2017, including the vivosport GPS-enabled activity tracker, the vivomove HR hybrid touchscreen smartwatch and the vivoactive 3, a smart

Garmin announces a new watch just for runners and those who think they are runners

Garmin is back again with the Forerunner 935, a runner-specific sport watch with GPS, heart rate, and compatibility with the Garmin Running Dynamics Pod that offers further information about your spee

Garmin makes a multisport watch for (slightly) smaller wrists

Garmin never heads to a CES without a whole bunch of different products in two. Along with a whole bunch of in-car GPS devices (yes, people still make and buy in-car GPS devices), the navigation-turne

Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN

Garmin has partnered with mobile telecom giant MTN to launch a line of fitness watches in Ghana. The GPS navigation and sports tech company will offer its vivoFit3, vivoMove, vivoActive, Fenix3, and v

Garmin brings Strava’s safety system to its fitness wearables

Over the summer, fitness social network Strava introduced Beacon, a safety feature designed to offer peace of mind to the friends and families of long distance runners know they’re stating out of ha
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