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The latest addition to the entry-level Garmin Nuvi GPS series is the pocket-sized Garmin Nuvi 260. It's not much bigger than a deck of cards, but still has a 3.5" touchscreen display and room for SD cards to expand its memory. The Nuvi 260 is ready to go right out of the box, because it comes preloaded with street maps, points of interest, and more. You can choose 2D or 3D maps, and have... more
Dude, where's my dog?! Find out with the Garmin Astro. Designed for hunters, this canine GPS system should also appeal to dog owners who have large plots of land, or dogs who like to run away. Just put the wireless transmitter on your dog (either with the included harness or with an e-collar) and monitor your dog's position on the handheld device. The "Dog Tracker" function tells you exactly where he is, as well... more
Improving on last year's successful TomTom One GPS device, TomTom has come out with the TomTom One XL, which increases the screen size from 3.5" to 4.3". The plug-and-go portable device has all the basics: Voice prompts in 36 languages, turn-by-turn instructions, 2D and 3D graphics, and millions of points of interest. And it comes with built-in Bluetooth for accessing TomTom's PLUS service (real-time traffic information, weather conditions, city maps, celebrity voices, and... more
With turn-by-turn voice instructions, street-specific guidance, and text-to-speech functionality, the Mio C520 will get you to your destination while letting you keep your eyes on the road. But the budget GPS device does have an attractive 4.3" widescreen display that offers a splitscreen interface and is easily viewed in direct sunlight. Other features include a built-in media player with an SD/MMC memory card slot, integrated Bluetooth support for hands-free calling, and real-time traffic updates... more
Garmin just released 3 new portable GPS units. The Garmin Nuvi 200, shown here, is the most affordable, with an easy-to-use 3.5" touchscreen display, SD media card expansion slot, and built-in MP3 player, audible book player, and picture viewer. The Nuvi 200 comes with preloaded maps of the continental US, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The more expensive Nuvi 250 and Nuvi 270 have all the same features, but come with additional maps... more
If your laptop, PDA, or smartphone has Bluetooth, you can add GPS to it with the Garmin Mobile 10. It comes with maps and navigation software that you can put onto a data card for your mobile device, or you can just put the DVD into your laptop. The portable receiver is about the size of a deck of cards, provides voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions (for driving or walking), and has a battery that lasts... more
Magellan just announced 3 new Maestro GPS units. The entry-level Maestro 4000, the mid-level Maestro 4040, and the deluxe Maestro 4050. The devices all have 4.3" anti-glare color touchscreens, preloaded maps, voice guidance, and searchable databases of points of interest. Maestros 4040 and 4050 have more features, including Bluetooth, advanced voiced routing instructions, and real-time traffic data.
The Mio DigiWalker H610 will help you reach your destination by car, by bike, or by foot. It comes preloaded with maps and a multimedia player (Ahem: We are not suggesting you watch videos on it while you drive), as well as a world clock, weather forecaster, currency converter, and 4 games. Its only drawback is the small 2.7" touch screen, which might be hard to see while driving, but it does provide voice... more
Garmin's MAP60 CSx is an all-purpose upgradeable handheld GPS device that will work in the car, guiding you to your destination, and then help you out on long hikes and outdoor adventures - it's got an electronic compass, a barometric altimeter, and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. The device comes with a base map for North and South America, but also has a MicroSD card slot so you can load your... more
Does your smartphone have Bluetooth? Then you can easily turn it into a GPS system, with Garmin's Mobile 20 package. The portable phone mount has a built-in GPS receiver, speaker, and microphone (so can talk on your phone hands-free), and it comes with a data card that has navigation software, street maps, and a points of interest database. Just insert the card into your phone, place your phone in the mount, and start navigating.... more
With a large 4.3" touch screen, real-time traffic updates, voice-guided directions, and integrated Bluetooth, the Garmin Nüvi 660 is the perfect travel companion for families going "over the hills and through the woods" for Thanksgiving celebrations next week. The Nüvi 660 is pre-loaded with detailed maps of the U.S. and Canada, and comes with a built-in FM transmitter, MP3 player, and audio book player that will help change "are we there yet?" to "we're... more
The latest issue of PC Magazine includes a pretty positive first look at the TomTom Go 910. The new GPS receiver has a neat suction cup design, with a 4" wide touchscreen LCD and "outstanding text-to-speech capabilities." The TomTom Go 910 comes preloaded with maps of the US, Canada, and Europe, and can speak 36 languages in 50 different voices. Smart extras include Bluetooth, built-in MP3 player, and a 20GB hard drive. More... more
Train smarter with the Garmin Forerunner 305 on your wrist. This heart rate monitor, GPS receiver, computer, and personal trainer records and stores everything about your run or ride: Heart rate, speed, distance, pace, calories burned, and route, so you can tailor workouts to meet specific goals and objectives. You can even get a detailed post-workout analysis on your PC, thanks to the included Training Center software. Already have a heart rate monitor?
The Garmin Edge 305 got high marks in the latest issue Wired magazine ("This Summer's Must-Have Gear"). The GPS-enabled personal trainer and cycle computer knows where you are (even if you don't) and how far you've gone. It measures pedaling cadence, heart rate, speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, and more, and lets you race against virtual competitors. Just snap the waterproof device onto your bike's stem or handlebars and go.... more
Mom spends a lot of time in her car. You can't change that, but at least you can make sure she never gets lost again with this small, inexpensive GPS receiver. The Garmin StreetPilot i2 will give her voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions through a built-in speaker, and put her back on track if she misses a turn. And in case Mom has a whole fleet of cars, the unit easily moves from vehicle to vehicle,... more
Take on the great outdoors with Garmin's brand-new eTrex Venture Cx GPS receiver. It's lightweight, easy-to-use, and waterproof, making it ideal for hiking, biking, camping, or fishing. Features include a SiRF GPS navigation chip that's accurate in all weather conditions, a 10,000 point automatic track log, integrated trip computer, automatic routing, a memory card slot, and a battery that lasts for 32 hours. More eTrex GPS receivers.
We're used to thinking about GPS in terms of navigating on land. The SkyScout uses it for the heavens. Point this little device at some stars and it'll give you a text and audio description of the constellation - its name, history, mythology, and more. The built-in field guide contains astromony lessons, night sky tours, biographies, and guides to comets, and the device is easy enough for kids to use. We wish we'd had... more
Gamin calls its Nüvi 350 "the ultimate travel companion" because it combines a GPS navigator, traveler's reference, and entertainment system in a package the size of a deck of cards. Features include detailed maps, turn-by-turn voice directions, traffic alerts, touchscreen controls, MP3 player, Audible.com player (for audio books), picture viewer, currency converter, and much more. See all Garmin GPS devices.
Plug it in, turn it on, and hit the road with the TomTom GO 700. This portable car navigator has Bluetooth for hands-free calling (just touch the screen to accept or make a call), real-time traffic and weather info, preloaded maps, integrated GPS antenna, accurate turn-by-turn voice instructions, and it even works in tunnels! What's on your dashboard? More GPS devices.
The Lowrance iWay 500c, an all-in-one GPS device and MP3 player for your car, is so good and so easy to use that it won a CNET Editors' Choice award. It comes with everything you need: Strong reception, 10GB of maps, turn-by-turn directions with both voice and visual guidance, and 10GB of storage just for your MP3s. It's not cheap, but you'll be glad you have it on your next long road trip.