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We had our first peak at it when it was leaked by FCC documents back in July, but Garmin has just made the Nuvi 1690 official, clearing up the speculation around its newest connected PND. Here's the skinny:
The Nu Nuvi features a built-in cellular data connection, which allows it to access a service that Garmin has dubbed NuLink. The most interesting bit of news here is that the NuLink service will be free for the first two years of ownership, after which users will be given the option of discontinuing the NuLink service or paying a monthly service … Read more
One of the Garmin Nuvi 765T's coolest features is its capability to connect with a Bluetooth-compatible phone for hands-free calling, but did you know that this Nuvi also supports A2DP audio streaming?
In this Quick View video, I'll show you how to pair your Garmin Nuvi 765T to a Bluetooth compatible car stereo (in this case, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid) to hear your turn-by-turn directions, MP3s, or Audible.com audiobooks via your car's speakers, instead of the Garmin's tiny speaker.
Garmin's upcoming connected GPS portable navigation device (PND) has been revealed via FCC application. Model number 01102291 or the Nuvi 1690, as it is referred to in the publicly available document, features GSM, GPRS, and EDGE connectivity for data. Voice calls won't be supported by the device's cellular connection, but its included Bluetooth connection and your connected mobile phone will fill that gap.
Specs beyond the new Nuvi's connectivity are limited at this point, as Garmin has not officially announced the 1690. However, with the right feature set, this PND could go head to head with … Read more
"Simple, yet effective" is probably the best way to describe Garmin's entry-level Nuvi 205W GPS device. This unit doesn't pack a lot of bells and whistles and focuses on getting the basics right, delivering a user experience that's easy for your chronically lost grandma to use.
The standout feature in this new model is a new "Where am I?" option that can come in handy during an emergency. But mostly, the 205W represents a significant performance boost over the older Nuvi 200 models.
The 205W is aimed at users who want the benefit … Read more
This one almost slipped under our radar, but a recent firmware update to Garmin nuvi 7x5 series, nuvi 800 series, nuvi 8x5 series, zumo 660, GPSMAP 620 and GPSMAP 640 GPS devices caused the units to shutdown, lose satellite reception, or become locked in a firmware update loop.
Garmin has released a free firmware update for the affected devices that should fix these issues. For more info on how to update your unit, check the Garmin Blog.
Volkswagen and Garmin have teamed up to create Click & Ride, an integrated GPS system made exclusively for VW vehicles. The system is based on the Garmin Nuvi 7X5 Series of portable navigation devices and features a cradle that connects the device to the vehicle.
Click & Ride is similar to the Garmin integration that we saw in the 2009 Suzuki SX4, with the GPS unit being charged by the car's power supply while its audio is routed through the car's stereo system. The device features a 4.3-inch color touch screen, text-to-speech, lane assist, and traffic services … Read more
AT&T unveils its new prepaid plan, which we think only Jason Bourne could love. Also, analysts say Android is poised for 900 percent growth, the University of Missouri gets in bed with the iPhone and iPod Touch, and we give cute nicknames to some of our fave technologies.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 971
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University of Missouri requires students buy iPhone or iPod http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/University-of-Missouri-Requires-Students-Buy-iPhones-540478/ … Read more
Hyundai's Nuvis concept features some wild ideas--such as an in-cabin Intranet linking the driver and passengers--but more specifically, it is meant to showcase the automaker's lithium polymer battery technology and show its malleability and flexibility of integration.