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Garmin's New HUD Projects Turn-by-Turn Directions Onto Any Windshield

When most of us think of heads-up displays, our brains almost immediately wander into science fiction fantasies. And lord knows I've been fantasizing about a relatively inexpensive unit that will put turn-by-turn navigation on my windshield. Goodbye, awkward smartphone mount, hello, Garmin HUD. » 7/09/13 8:56am 7/09/13 8:56am

How Much Is Too Much For GPS? How About A G?

Garmin's ever-expanding line of GPS navigation units is getting an expensive new addition. The Garmin Nuvi 880 is now available for pre-order at Amazon for a ridiculous, ball-busting $1,000. You're probably telling yourself that a GPS system had better be able to read your mind and make coffee to be worth $1,000,… » 6/18/08 3:20pm 6/18/08 3:20pm

Bus Driver Scalps Bus Thanks To GPS Guidance

We may be inching towards the future of autonomous vehicles, but we're not quite there yet and a bus driver in Seattle has yet to figure that out. This is just another instance of individuals putting too much faith into GPS navigation devices. Following the directions from a Garmin GPS navigation unit, the Seattle bus… » 4/18/08 2:30pm 4/18/08 2:30pm

Send Google Maps, MapQuest Directions Directly To Your Garmin

OnStar isn't the only company to work with mapping software companies. Garmin recently announced the ability to directly send maps and directions to a Garmin GPS navigation system. Rather than taking the painstaking process of looking up an address, writing it down and inputting it into your Garmin GPS navigation… » 4/02/08 3:30pm 4/02/08 3:30pm

Garmin Tosses 4 More GPS Navigation Units Into The Ring

And here Garmin goes again releasing a relentless amount of GPS navigation units onto the poor, confused public that doesn't understand the difference between the Nuvi 350 and 360 (hell, I don't even know the difference). Now Garmin has used the currywurst consumer electronics festival known as CeBIT to do the… » 3/04/08 4:00pm 3/04/08 4:00pm

Today Show Takes GPS Testing Seriously

Okay, we know Boston is a tough place for GPS navigation units, but we didn't know it was this tough. This morning, the Today Show pitted three drivers against each other using three different GPS navigation units from TomTom, Garmin and Magellan navigating in Boston. It seemed like a simple test, but Greg John, the… » 3/04/08 12:00pm 3/04/08 12:00pm

NUDAR Turns Your GPS Into A Boobie Finder

GPS Navigation has been around for quite a few years and it's a damn shame that it has taken this long for a NUDAR to come around. NUDAR is a company compiling a GPS point-of-interest file capable of directing an individual to any establishment that would provide nudity, such as (and most popularly) strip clubs, but… » 2/22/08 3:15pm 2/22/08 3:15pm

Garmin Stereotypes The Hell Out Of Women

Hey Garmin, everyone knows all women like to do is shop, eat at bistros, spend their man's money and forget where they parked, but you don't have to make it so obvious with this commercial for the Nuviphone. Check out the first part of the ad above, where a woman's inability to do anything productive with her life is… » 2/13/08 10:15am 2/13/08 10:15am

Garmin Superbowl Ad Pokes Fun at Short French Emperor


Garmin has been keeping really busy this week. The GPS giant has been dropping hints all over the place about its Super Bowl ad that surprisingly (or maybe not, if you're a marketer who's savvy with these interwebs) isn't debuting during the Super Bowl, but rather online. The ad has gone live and it's all right, I… » 1/31/08 3:30pm 1/31/08 3:30pm

Garmin Nuviphone: What Does It Mean For The GPS Biz?

Just when I thought Garmin was too busy releasing a relentless number of GPS navigation systems, they come out of nowhere with the Nuviphone, a full-blown cellphone based around a GPS core that's set for a third quarter release this year. No word on the carrier or price. With a variety of carriers and manufacturers… » 1/31/08 1:45pm 1/31/08 1:45pm

Garmin, MSN Eliminate Unnecessary Address Entry on GPS Units


Garmin is taking steps in the right direction with a new service it recently announced. Everyone who has used a GPS navigation knows that entering addresses is pretty painstaking, so this new service—a collaboration between Garmin and MSN Direct—tries to eliminate that requirement altogether. It seems the service is… » 1/25/08 4:30pm 1/25/08 4:30pm

The Ultimate Garmin Nuvi Shopping Guide


One of the biggest gripes about aftermarket GPS navigation systems is that there are simply too many choices. Seriously, do you really need to release a new model because it has microSD expandability rather than mere SD? Cut out the gadget diarrhea already. Enter Navigadget, performing a valuable service by breaking… » 1/22/08 10:30am 1/22/08 10:30am

Custom Garmin BMW Receivers for 1, 3 Series


Garmin has struck a deal with BMW to begin producing customized Garmin units for the 1- and 3-series vehicles. The Nuvi 360 will be the model of choice for BMW owners and will come with the usual array of features, including Bluetooth, MP3 player, street pronunciation and more. Unfortunately, the BMW-ified 360 isn't… » 1/18/08 4:00pm 1/18/08 4:00pm

What the? — is this Garmin's New Colorado 300 GPS Unit?

Apparently, this is the new Colorado (no, not that Colorado). Well, the picture says so, but we don't always believe in overly grainy pictures, especially when cameraphones nowadays can outperform many actual cameras. The Colorado 300 appears to be Garmin's latest, greatest and oddly shaped GPS unit. According to the… » 12/10/07 5:00pm 12/10/07 5:00pm

TomTom Offers Serious MoneyMoney for Tele Atlas

Making good street maps is a pretty tough gig, which is why TomTom and Garmin are in a bidding war for Tele Atlas, the only major unsold mapmaker left (Navteq was purchased by Nokia for $8.1 billion). TomTom, the leader in navigation equipment, raised the stakes by offering a whopping $4.2 billion. What's great about… » 11/07/07 1:30pm 11/07/07 1:30pm