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January 22, 2009

Garmin nuvi 885T Review

Verdict: Great if Speech Recognition Is Your #1 Priority. Otherwise, Get A nuvi 7x5 Model Instead (And Save Money Too)

Garmin nuvi 885T Review

Garmin nuvi 885T Main Menu Traffic Avoidance 3-D Lane Guidance

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Garmin's nuvi 885T replaces the older nuvi 880
  • 885T is the best voice activated GPS Available
  • Lacks some key features found on the less expensive nuvi 7x5's

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January 15, 2009

Garmin nuvi 755T Review

Verdict: The GPS I Tell My Friends To Buy

Garmin nüvi 755T Review

Map Screen 3D Buildings 3-D Lane Guidance

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • The best GPS for those who just want top notch navigation, & don't need Bluetooth
  • New nüvi 755T replaces older nüvi 750
  • New map screen enhancements, features, & HotFix GPS technology, make the 755T a significant improvement over the nüvi 750
  • FM Transmitter still underpowered

The nüvi 755T is a major upgrade from the older 750, and introduces free lifetime traffic, 3-D lane assist, 3-D building view, faster screen redraws, route planning, and host of other new enhancements.

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January 9, 2009

Garmin Approach G5 is A Golfer's Dream Come True

I've always thought golfing GPS devices are more gimmick than anything else. But after seeing a demo of Garmin's new Approach G5 Golfing GPS at CES, I think any Golfer is going to love it. Preloaded with almost 5000 golf courses, the device will include free lifetime course updates. Check out the video for a quick walk-through.

Garmin Zumo 660 Demo'd At CES

 

Garmin's newly announced Zumo 660 is essentially a rugged, motorcycle friendly nuvi. The device features both motorcycle and scooter routing options, as well as an interface that is streamlined for use while wearing gloves. Watch the video for a quick demo.

TomTom's new GO 740 LIVE Uses A Powered Windshield Mount

TomTom has announced it's new connected GPS, the GO 740 LIVE. The GPS features a new, powered windshield mount. Check out the video for a quick demo of the new mounting mechanism. 

Bosch Showcases New Dual-Display Technology at CES

 Bosch's new dual-display technology will be used in Mercedes' 2010 S-Class vehicles. The display leverages a "filtering mask" that allows the display to show one thing to the driver, and something completely different to the passenger -- on the same surface. I saw it live at CES, and it looks awesome.

January 8, 2009

Bosch Demos Groundbreaking Navigation Concept at CES

 

Bosch showed a pretty amazing concept dashboard at CES this year, complete with integrated night vision, amazing 3D fly-throughs, and the slickest looking GPS map I've ever seen. Of course, this is just a concept for now, but it could theoretically make its way into a dashboard near you in the not too distant future.

January 7, 2009

Economy be Damned! CES 2009 Starts Tomorrow, and I'll Be There

CES 2009

It's that exciting time of year again: the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts tomorrow, and GPSmagazine will be there, liveblogging the event and covering all the latest GPS product announcements. I already have it on good authority that we can expect some pretty cool new products to debut at CES tomorrow. Expect to see videos and mini-reviews on all the latest Garmin, Magellan, TomTom, and Navigon products, and a whole lot more.

Starts at 9am PST tomorrow, January 8th.

January 1, 2009

Garmin nuvi 200 Review

Verdict: Cheap and Good. But Get the nüvi 205 Instead.

Garmin nuvi 200 Review

nuvi 200: Main Menu nuvi 200: Turn View nuvi 200: Trip Computer

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • nüvi 205 is a better GPS, and costs about $30 cheaper
  • Lacks upcoming turn arrow on the map
  • Easy to use

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GPSmagazine's Top Posts, 2008

Top 20 most trafficked posts of 2008 (in order)

  1. Garmin nüvi 760 Review
  2. Garmin nüvi 660 Review
  3. Garmin nüvi 250 Review
  4. Garmin nüvi 750 Review
  5. Garmin nüvi 250W Review
  6. Magellan Maestro 4250 Review
  7. Garmin nüvi 350 Review
  8. Google's Secret Camera Car Armada Sighted
  9. Garmin Colorado 400T Review
  10. Garmin nüvi 680 Review
  11. Garmin nüvi 880 Review
  12. TomTom ONE XL Review
  13. Garmin nüvi 780 Review
  14. Garmin vs. Magellan. vs. TomTom: Which GPS Picks The Best Routes?
  15. How to Install Garmin's Map Update 2008 (Step-by-Step Instructions)
  16. Magellan Maestro 4040 Review
  17. Buyer's Guide: Quick Recommendations
  18. Magellan Maestro 3100 Review
  19. Magellan Maestro 3140 Review
  20. Garmin nüvi 265WT Review