5 Gadgets You Can't Skimp On (And How to Save Money Buying Them)

The Financiapocalypse can't stop Christmas, but it can sure as hell suck some of the joy out of it. At the very least, it's probably making you reconsider just how much you wanna spend on toys for yourself and others this holiday season. You're probably looking to cut corners here and there, on dollar-store… » 11/26/08 12:20pm 11/26/08 12:20pm

Garmin 785T GPS and Friends: Free Lifetime Traffic, Lane Assist, 3D…

Garmin'sdropping four new models to the higher-end 7x5 lineup with the nüvi 755T, 765T, 775T and the 785T. All models will include lifetime traffic alerts via NAVTEQ Traffic and Bluetooth connectivity, but the updated 7x5 series will include the most exciting new features: a 4.3" touchscreen, a 3-D transparent view of… » 8/27/08 12:20pm 8/27/08 12:20pm

Garmin's New Nuvi 500 GPS Does Driving, Walking, Boating Nav in One Unit

Garmin has just announced a new member of the Nuvi GPS range, the 500 series. In a first for Nuvi, the rugged, waterproof 500 units are specifically designed to be multipurpose, with maps for driving, walking, cycling and boating built in. For out-doorsy types, there's a shaded digital elevation map option, and a… » 7/22/08 8:30am 7/22/08 8:30am

Garmin Comes to Samsung, Mobile Gets a Nuvi and Google Local Search…

Two bits of news have come out of the Garmin camp today—the first of which involves Samsung phones getting their own navigation software based on the Garmin Mobile(TM) XT platform. The software will be available on smartphones like the i780 in Europe and elsewhere starting sometime in the next few months. Futhermore,… » 3/31/08 6:45pm 3/31/08 6:45pm

Garmin Upgrades Budget nuvi 200 Series With Four New Models

Garmin has announced a few upgrades to its popular line of entry-level nuvi 200 GPS devices in the form of the nuvi 255 / 255W and the 205 / 205W. Fans of the series can expect improved mapping and routing features, faster satellite acquisition, navigation by photos, FM traffic updates and content from MSN Direct. » 3/04/08 6:50pm 3/04/08 6:50pm

nuvifone: Garmin Drops a Phone into the GPS

Click to viewToday in a surprise announcement in New York City, Garmin whipped out the nuvifone, a full-fledged GSM HSDPA smartphone built on its own operating system with GPS navigation at its core—but e-mail and web browsing close to its heart, and a camera built in too. No pricing or carrier announcement has been… » 1/30/08 7:46pm 1/30/08 7:46pm

Hands-On Video With Garmin's Voice-Recognizing 880 GPS Unit


We got a hands-on ride with Garmin's voice recognizing 880 GPS unit last night and were impressed with just how good the voice recognition really was. Not only could it hear us over the Vegas traffic and the radio, it even parsed out when we said "sixteen hundred" instead of "one six zero zero". Check out what we… » 1/05/08 5:02pm 1/05/08 5:02pm

Garmin Juices Up nuvi Line With New Voice Control on 880, Fatter Screen…

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? » 1/03/08 5:00pm 1/03/08 5:00pm

Garmin nuvi 5000 Has Hummer-Sized Screen

The SkinnyThe nuvi 5000 is a truck-sized navigator, for well, trucks and SUVs on the higher end of the nuvi line. It has a 5.2-inch touchscreen, stores 10 routes, has a digital elevation map and an MSN Direct option for traffic, gas and weather. Media-wise it'll display analog video from a backup cam or something, and… » 1/03/08 5:00pm 1/03/08 5:00pm