Garmin Now Puts Directions and a Live Feed of Your Baby On Your Car's GPS

Touchscreen tablets never quite killed off e-ink book readers like the Kindle, nor did GPS-equipped smartphones kill off dashboard GPS nav units. They’re still thriving, and Garmin intends to keep it that way by now letting parents also monitor their kids in the backseat using the same display that’s giving them… »10/15/15 7:00am10/15/15 7:00am

Garmin Has Finally Put a Heart Rate Monitor In a GPS Running Watch

Over the years, Garmin has managed to shrink and squeeze its GPS hardware into a running watch that doesn’t look monstrous on your wrist. But heart monitoring always required wearing an awkward chest strap. With the new Forerunner 225, Garmin delivers the whole fitness tracking package in one sleek wrist-worn package. »5/12/15 9:40am5/12/15 9:40am

How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

Ever contemplated going to war with America, but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone… »4/29/15 6:50pm4/29/15 6:50pm

Garmin VIRB X and XE: One of Our Favorite Action Cams Is Leveling Up

The Garmin Virb Elite was one of our favorite action cams a year ago, which was a big surprise from a company known more for navigation and sports watches. It had some unique features and impressively sharp optics. It was big and bulky, though, and it topped out at 1080p/30fps, so it couldn’t hang with the big boys.… »4/13/15 7:00am4/13/15 7:00am

Garmin's vívofit 2 Fitness Band Shames Your Laziness With Audible Alerts

What really set Garmin's original vívofit apart from the myriad of other fitness trackers already on the market at the time wasn't its always-on screen or its battery that was good for an entire year. It was the use of a thin red bar on the display that grew longer and longer while you were inactive. And Garmin's new… »1/05/15 9:00am1/05/15 9:00am

Garmin's Slim vívoactive Bridges Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers

At one time we all carried separate cellphones and MP3 players because there just wasn't a single device that did both well—and then the iPhone arrived. The same problem exists between fitness trackers and smartwatches. Neither does the other one's job particularly well, but it doesn't have to be that way. At least… »1/05/15 8:00am1/05/15 8:00am

Garmin's epix Puts a Rugged Touchscreen GPS Navigator On Your Wrist

A hike deep into the woods or unexplored territory is only fun if you know you can find your way back out. And to ensure that adventurers can safely get to or from their destinations without a pack weighed down with gadgets, Garmin's new epix watch straps a full GPS navigator to your wrist, complete with touchscreen… »1/05/15 8:00am1/05/15 8:00am

Garmin's fēnix 3 Multisport GPS Watch Keeps Its Active Side Secret

With the third version of its popular fēnix adventure watch, Garmin has embraced the notion that when someone is spending half a grand on a timepiece, they probably want to be able to wear it all the time. So the fēnix 3 manages to subdue the rugged styling of the previous two versions even further, leaving a… »1/05/15 8:00am1/05/15 8:00am

Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it’s also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. But a group of people who live near the sign are trying to hide it, even as it looms… »11/21/14 1:42pm11/21/14 1:42pm