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  • ​Smartwatch sales slow: Telsyte

    Only 205,000 smartwatches were sold in Australia in the first half of 2015, despite heavy promotions around the devices.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 Sept. 15 11:32
  • 5 Things You'll Love About Garmin's vivosmart Fitbit Rival -- and 5 You Won't

    Amid mounting anticipation for the Apple Watch and the recently announced Fitbit Charge HR and Surge wristbands (all of which are due in early 2015), I've been testing Garmin's new vivosmart activity tracker/smartwatch and the associated Android and iOS Garmin Connect apps.

    Written by James A. Martin31 Oct. 14 02:09
  • Garmin gets in the wearables game, plays to its fitness followers

    Nike may be leaving the wearable device market, but Garmin's getting into the game with vivofit, a wristband with optional heart rate monitor aimed specifically at the runners, cyclists and swimmers Garmin already knows well.

    Written by Jen A. Miller07 May 14 22:48
  • After takeover, Navigon goes with Flow as Garmin goes 3D

    Garmin and Navigon each launched devices at a joint news conference on Thursday, on the eve of the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) trade show in Berlin. The navigation companies are still following separate roadmaps, Garmin's June acquisition of its former rival too recent to influence their product plans.

    Written by Peter Sayer02 Sept. 11 03:26
  • Lawmakers want to block LightSquared approval

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has stepped into the fray over startup LightSquared's planned mobile data network, and passed a bill that would block the Federal Communications Commission from spending any money granting the carrier a waiver it is seeking.

    Written by Stephen Lawson24 June 11 11:37
  • The Lowdown on Garmin's Nuvi Recall

    GPS manufacturer Garmin is recalling some 1.25 million Nuvi personal navigation devices after detecting potential overheating problems in some of the units, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci26 Aug. 10 08:12
  • Garmin-Asus to show its first GPS smartphone of 2010

    Garmin-Asus plans to display its first GPS smartphone of 2010 on Thursday, the M10, loaded with the latest version of Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and a 3.5-inch touchscreen.

    Written by Dan Nystedt04 Feb. 10 06:57