Garmin Aims to Take on Fitbit with Vivofit Fitness Wristband

Garmin Vivofit

If you thought that there were already enough companies making wearable fitness-tracking wristbands, Garmin doesn’t think so, and the company unveiled the Vivofit today, which is a waterproof fitness-tracking wristband that learns your fitness habits and helps you accomplish your goals. What’s perhaps the most impressive feature of the Vivofit is that it promise’s a […]

Garmin’s HUD Accessory Helps Drivers Keep Eyes On the Road With GPS Navigation


Garmin is introducing an after-market heads-up display, or HUD, accessory that could project your next turn-by-turn direction onto your windshield. The aim of the accessory is so that users who use GPS navigation systems, particularly those manufactured or with software from Garmin or its Navigon subsidiary, could be more focused on driving and less distracted […]

Garmin Adds Google Street View To iOS Apps

Garmin iOS app

The biggest complaint with iOS 6 is the lack of Google Maps and the features and data it once provided. In an attempt to fill one of those holes Garmin added a few new features to its iPhone navigation apps. According to 9To5Mac today Garmin added one of the biggest features of Google Maps to […]

Tech Gifts for Sports Lovers

Garmin Approach G5

Maybe you’re looking for a great gadget to give to a loved one this holiday season. Or maybe you’re looking for a sports related gift to give to somebody that is passionate about their local pro or college team. Well, how about combining both? Here you’ll find five gadgets that are perfect for somebody that […]

Garmin Introduces New $0.99 iPhone GPS App with Cheap Subscription


In an effort to attract users to premium GPS navigation, Garmin, the GPS navigation leader, is wooing customers to its new Garmin Street Pilot onDemand iPhone app, which works much in the same way as Google Maps with Navigation on Android or subscription-based TeleNav, for a low entry price point of just $0.99. The $0.99 […]

Garmin Announces Navigon Acquisition


Garmin has announced that it has acquired Navigon, one of the leading GPS software solution for voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions on smartphones. “This acquisition is a great complement to Garmin’s existing automotive and mobile business.  Navigonhas invested significantly in the European automotive OEM business, and we feel that we can rapidly expand our automotive OEM footprint […]

Are Personal Navigation Devices in ‘Terminal Decline’?


A European Bloomberg reporter wrote an article about the business side of personal navigation devices. An industry analyst said that sales of standalone personal navigation devices are in a terminal decline. TomTom and Garmin execs disagree and think the market will grow for at least a couple more years. Analysts in the Bloomberg report point […]