Google's free turn-by-turn navigation for Maps is the news this morning, and even in Beta, they got a lot right. It has Google tech, like Street View and satellite imagery, and even voice-powered search. Here's what you need to know. »
Dash navigator's latest update rolls out today, allowing for a few key improvements.
• My Route records your local paths between two points (or locations within 1/2 mile of those points) and recommends the route along side traditional GPS routes next time you make the trip.
• Searches for points of interest "along the… »
I already have a GPS unit but I'll be dammed if I'm not throwing it out because the guys at Mio have come up with a Knight Rider branded GPS unit with voice prompts by the one and only
KITT William Daniels. Apparently, you will recognize his familiar voice as soon as you fire it up and hear "Hello… »
The Dash Express GPS just received its first historic traffic model update using the live Dash data gathered by users. That'll help predict traffic in areas where no Dash or other trusted data sources have been in the last 15 minutes. By end of month, a software update is coming with tweaks in performance, stability… »
That blurry GPS shot above is of the Dash Express with its IP-enabled mesh network of traffic monitoring. But most of you don't have such tech in your GPS, you've got something else without live traffic data. For those of you who have GPS devices without live traffic, do you use a phone with Google Maps Traffic to… »
The Gear: Ah, convergence at its best. Asus cross-bred a GPS navigator that does 3D maps and real-time traffic info with a typical Taiwanese PMP that handles MP3s, videos and photos in a 1.3-cm thick unit. The touchscreener also uses Bluetooth to verbalize incoming text messages (probably poorly) and dial calls. It's… »
What's What: Updates all along the nuvi line. The top-of-the-line 880's big gun is new speech recognition with a steering wheel-mounted push-to-walk remote, and burnt coffee lovers can bark out commands like "find nearest Starbucks." The Catch:Voice controlled GPS means you gotta turn the radio down to command, no? »
After lighting up the Today Show
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It was so many months ago when we showed you the first of Dash's first of its kind GPS with a cellular data
Usually Garmin announces its latest compact nüvi GPS devices for around $1000, but the company's just announced three version of its 200 series that cost a lot less than that without sacrificing too much. Each has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions, and are differentiated by the amount of… »
I'm back home! After a few hundred miles of scuttling between California ski resorts, seedy casinos skirting the Nevada border, and snowed out mountainous ranges between the two, I'm ready to declare Garmin's c580