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Garmin Debuts Backup Camera With PND; Dash Cam

Garmin Debuts Backup Camera With PND; Dash Cam

Amy Gilroy January 6, 2014 Comments Off

Garmin, at CES is launching its first nuvi portable navigation device (PND) to come with a wireless backup camera. The nüvi 2798LMT has a bright 7-inch display and works without wires with a ruggedized

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Garmin Launches 6-Inch PND and HUD+

Garmin Launches 6-Inch PND and HUD+

Amy Gilroy January 6, 2014 Comments Off

Garmin is launching at CES a new series of “affordable” portable navigation devices (PNDs) and a new Heads-Up Display (HUD). The new HUD+ display has an advantage over Garmin’s original HUD in that it

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New Garmin PND for RVs Works With Backup Camera

New Garmin PND for RVs Works With Backup Camera

Amy Gilroy June 11, 2013 Comments Off

OLATHE, KS—Garmin announced its first portable GPS device for RVs.  The model RV 760LMT, with a large, 7-inch screen, can also work with a new Garmin backup camera to automatically show the view behind

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New Google Maps More Like a PND

New Google Maps More Like a PND

Lynn Shannon May 16, 2013 Comments Off

An updated version of Google Maps For Mobile with features similar to an advanced portable navigation device will launch this summer for both Android and iOS devices. Google will provide dynamic rerouting from within

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TomTom Previews New PNDs, Sports Watch

TomTom Previews New PNDs, Sports Watch

Lynn Shannon April 18, 2013 Comments Off

TomTom announced a new portable navigation device (PND) with redesigned interactive maps.  The company is billing the device as a tool for more than navigating, which includes advanced  free traffic updates and 3D Maps

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PND Decline to Accelerate to 20% in 2013

PND Decline to Accelerate to 20% in 2013

Amy Gilroy February 21, 2013 Comments Off

Garmin said industry portable navigation device (PND) sales will fall more rapidly than expected. PND sales in North America are now expected to drop by 20 percent in 2013. Only a month ago, Garmin

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Garmin Changes Navigation Cues

Garmin Changes Navigation Cues

Amy Gilroy January 11, 2013 Comments Off

Garmin announced a new way to receive turn-by-turn directions.  Now, in addition to telling drivers to turn at a certain road, it will also tell them to “turn right at the Starbucks” when applicable.

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Magellan Intros SmartGPS

Magellan Intros SmartGPS

Amy Gilroy January 7, 2013 Comments Off

Magellan’s newest GPS device has tablet-like features and hardware, with a 5-inch capacitive screen and built-in WiFi, plus a new social media system. At  CES Magellan is offering its SmartGPS, that lets users see maps, navigate and view

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Software Update For TomTom PNDs

Lynn Shannon December 17, 2012 Comments Off

TomTom has released a new software update for all VIA and GO LIVE GPS devices. The  update offers new features and software enhancements, including: Improved Advanced Lane Guidance:  New and improved Advanced Lane Guidance

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Portable GPS Declines 40% on Black Friday

Portable GPS Declines 40% on Black Friday

Amy Gilroy December 5, 2012 Comments Off

It was a disappointing Black Friday overall for consumer electronics, according to The NPD Group, with sales falling almost 6 percent compared to last year, for the week of November 18-24. This drop followed

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Magellan and Canadian Tire Offer PND with Backup Camera

Lynn Shannon November 30, 2012 Comments Off

SANTA CLARA, CA — Magellan announced the M RoadMate 5255T-LM GPS navigator and Magellan Back-Up Camera safety package, available at Canadian Tire Corp. This combination provides drivers with top-quality GPS navigation features for safe,

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TomTom to Include Parking Data in Some Products

Lynn Shannon September 26, 2012 Comments Off

LEBANON, N.H.)–TomTom Tuesday announced a collaboration with ParkMe, a leading provider of dynamic and real-time parking data. Through this collaboration, ParkMe will provide TomTom with access to the largest parking database in the world.

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Magellan PNDs Can Send “Text”

Amy Gilroy August 7, 2012 Comments Off

Magellan announced 5 new portable navigation device (PND) models that include standout features such as a safe texting mode that lets drivers respond to incoming phone calls with a pre-written text message. The new

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TomTom Offers $30 Cash Back

Lynn Shannon June 4, 2012 Comments Off

CONCORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TomTom is offering customers up to $30 fuel cashback this summer with the purchase of its portable navigation devices. This offer is part of TomTom’s summer campaign to help people get

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TomTom Adds Free Roadside Assistance

Lynn Shannon May 3, 2012 Comments Off

TomTom announced it will offer free roadside assistance along with its “Start” portable navigation devices (PNDs), and it will extend the offer to its VIA and GO LIVE products in the coming months. The

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TomTom HD Traffic Reduces Drive Time up to 30%

Amy Gilroy March 27, 2012 Comments Off

Intertraffic, Amsterdam, 27 March 2012 – According to independent research conducted by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), solutions with TomTom’s real-time traffic information save drivers the most time and money. According to the study,

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Samsung’s Latest Phone: Galaxy Note

Amy Gilroy February 1, 2012 Comments Off

One of the more “notable” new smartphones shown at CES this month was the Samsung Galaxy Note, sporting a very large 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen. (Think about that in terms of use for

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TomTom Launches New “Start” PNDs

Amy Gilroy January 10, 2012 Comments Off

TomTom said it will simplify its portable GPS lineup and slash the number of models it carries by almost half. “Today’s customers walk into a store and see 38 SKUs.  What we’re trying to

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Garmin Shows Traffic Camera Views on PND

Lynn Shannon January 9, 2012 Comments Off

Garmin is releasing a new app for Android users that shows live traffic camera views on a nuvi portable navigation device (PND). By using your Android phone’s wireless connection, you may look up real

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TomTom Users Capture the Road Network 3,000 Times

Lynn Shannon November 22, 2011 Comments Off

Amsterdam, 22 November 2011 – TomTom’s community of drivers has shared over 5,000,000,000,000 (5 trillion) anonymous travel data points with us since 2006. The travel data points cover over 140 billion kilometres, which equals

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