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Friday, November 6th 2009 - 00:49 CET
As GPS navigation becomes more accessible with the increase of mobile phone based navigation systems, US consumers overwhelmingly see Point-of-Interest (POI) search as the only other feature they need, according to “PND Owners Unlikely to Discontinue Using Their GPS handheld,” from the Strategy Analytics Automotive Consumer Insights (ACI) service. Almost three-quarters of navigation consumers in the United States insist on the GPS navigation system feature. Sixty-two percent of navigation consumers in the United Kingdom agreed. However, for 87% of French consumers, the speed camera warning feature is the top priority, and German purchasers require real-time traffic information.
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Sunday, November 1st 2009 - 09:48 CET
TomTom announces the newest addition to its GPS navigation product line, the TomTom XL 340S LIVE. Following the success of Tom Tom’s LIVE Services on the premium TomTom GO range, TomTom brings LIVE Services to mid-range GPS navigation devices with TomTom XL 340S LIVE. The connected portable navigation device provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers take control of their daily drive via automatic delivery of helpful features including: Local Search powered by Google, real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, TomTom Weather and Quick GPS fix.
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Monday, September 21st 2009 - 20:30 CEST
TomTom, the world’s leading provider of GPS navigation solutions and digital maps, announces the latest models in its award-winning portable navigation product offering - the TomTom XXL 530S and TomTom XXL 540S. Drivers can now enjoy Tom Tom’s premium technologies, including the highly acclaimed IQ Routes Technology, on an extra-large five inch screen. The new TomTom XXL GPS navigation systems will be available at several retailers across the United States and Canada in October 2009. The TomTom XXL 530S GPS system will retail for $279.95, and the TomTom XXL 540S GPS system will retail for $299.95.
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Saturday, September 5th 2009 - 11:50 CEST
Garmin, a manufacturer in satellite navigation, announced the aerodynamic Garmin Edge 500, an evolutionary leap in cycling technology. Weighing a mere 2 ounces, Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, requires no calibration, can be switched quickly and easily between bicycles and connects wirelessly with ANT+ compatible third-party power meters.
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Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 01:30 CEST
Garmin, manufacturer in satellite navigation, announced the Garmin Dakota 10 and Dakota 20 handheld GPS navigators, packing a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, worldwide basemap and color touchscreen display into a compact, waterproof device with up to 20 hours of battery life. Lightweight, rugged and waterproof, Garmin’s new Dakota GPS handheld devices quickly acquire and maintain satellite reception - even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons - thanks to a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix, which automatically calculates and stores critical satellite information and can use that information to quickly calculate a GPS position.
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Wednesday, July 8th 2009 - 19:35 CEST
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, announced enhancements to their services on the website myGarmin, a convenient online portal that helps users manage software and map updates and displays information that is tailored to a customer's specific Garmin GPS product(s). MyGarmin helps customers maximize their GPS experience at every phase - from registering their GPS device to downloading new maps.
Read: MyGarmin
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Monday, June 22nd 2009 - 14:10 CEST
Garmin announced the Forerunner 405CX - the latest in Garmin’s popular line of GPS-enabled fitness watches, adding increased accuracy in heart rate-based calorie computation and improved comfort to the Garmin Forerunner 405 model that took the fitness world by storm. The Garmin Forerunner 405CX was announced in preparation for world-class marathons in Paris and Boston, where it will be on display at Garmin booths in each location.
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Friday, May 22nd 2009 - 21:50 CEST
Garmin announced the Garmin Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices, integrating a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, which creates geotagged images, and a 3-axis compass into the popular series of intuitive GPS touchscreen handhelds. The waterproof Garmin Oregon 550’s easy-to-use interface and versatile features make it the ideal solution for customers looking for a multipurpose GPS device.
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Tuesday, May 19th 2009 - 19:00 CEST
Topcon Positioning Systems new GRS-1 is a modular, all-in-one, dual-constellation mobile mapping system that incorporates high-accuracy capabilities into a single, small hand-held device. The Topcon GPS handheld has a high-speed processor, increased memory, built-in compass and an integrated digital camera and cell phone modem that provides flexibility for the user in the field. Barbara McInerney, GIS product marketing manager, said the Topcon GRS-1 GPS handheld “brings the power of real-time data to the field while increasing the accuracy capabilities and efficiency of the user. One system can do it all. With the Topcon GRS-1, the user can get the accuracy when it is needed.”
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Monday, March 16th 2009 - 23:20 CET
Garmin , a manufacturer in satellite navigation, announced that its automotive OEM division is further developing its two-year relationship with MINI, by offering a new generation of GPS navigation devices for the acclaimed MINI range. The new original MINI accessory mount fits the interior of all left and right hand drive MINI’s manufactured after 2006. All wiring is hidden within the mount, providing a neat, integrated appearance. Once Garmin’s Nuvi 255 GPS system is attached to the custom mount, the Garmin Nuvi will look like part of the original dash.

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