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Review: Garmin nĂ¼vi 1490T

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Once Garmin announced the Nuviphone, it was clear they knew the writing was on the wall. The challenge for GPS manufacturers and a handful of portable product makers (like, say, Pure Digital) is what they're going to do…

Garmin Oregon 550T hiking GPS is just a phone away from full convergence

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Handheld GPS units for hiking and such are a dying breed—this is a job for phones!—the Garmin Oregon 550T proves the point by smooshing a 3.2-megapixel camera into its converged body. But the $600 Oregon 550T (or the $500 550…

GolfLogix GPS-8, a navigator for golfers

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If I am to presume that the "8" in the "Garmin GolfLogix GPS-8" is a model number, implying that there have been seven previous GolfLogix models, I must then refrain from making fun of a device that is…

Garmin Astro DC 30 GPS collar for hunting dogs

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The Garmin DC 30 slips around your dog's next, counterbalancing the electronics to keep an antenna high in the air, the better to broadcast your pup's location to the "Astro" handheld GPS unit. By default the DC 30 sends a…

As GPS Navigation Devices Become Commodities, Profits Drop

Lower consumer spending, pressure from all-in-one phones from Nokia and company, and plain ol' competition are cutting heavily into the profits of GPS navigation devices from TomTom and Garmin, reports BusinessWeek:
Consumers bought more than 22 million PNDs in

Nuviphone: Garmin Announces First Credible iPhone Competitor

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Last night, Garmin announced the "Nuviphone," a touchscreen smartphone with all the built-in GPS features you might expect from the company. Built around a 3.-5inch touchscreen with no dedicated buttons (at least on the front), the Nuviphone should be able…

Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Watch Small Enough to Be Worn All Day

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Congratulations to Garmin: Their new Forerunner 405 GPS watch, designed for runners, is the first one small and unobtrusive enough to be worn all day, unlike previous models. (The new 405 is on the right, while earlier models are left…