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Sports GPS - Garmin Forerunner 601 : v2.90 Update 24 January 2014
Merry Christmas 2013 and Happy Holidays ! 24 December 2013
Garmin GPS - CityNavigator NT 2014.30 Maps Available in Europe and NA 22 November 2013
Apple Maps in iOS 6 with full GPS and TomTom data - A Rough Start 22 September 2012
Garmin for smartphones : StreetPilot and Car Kit for iPhone 24 June 2012
SaveOurGPS.org - FCC Pulls Plug on LightSquared Network 15 February 2012
Happy New Year! May 2012 Be a Great Year For You All 01 January 2012
Garmin nuvi GPS - nuvi 3490T Released, New Interface - User Reviews 11 October 2011
TomTom GPS - v875 maps (TeleAtlas 2011.07) available - Also for "Nav 3" 19 August 2011
Google GPS - Google Maps Navigation : v5.7.0 with Downloadable Maps 12 July 2011

  
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* Traffic in the US : How it's Done, Who is Doing it * 03/15/2011
GPS at CES 2011 01/27/2011
Reviewed - Casio EX-H20G Camera with HybridGPS 12/27/2010
Customizing / Unlocking your WindowsCE AIO - MioPocket 09/29/2010
[GUIDE] Enabling POI Alerts on TomTom Start/Ease 08/08/2010
Road Test: TomTom vs Garmin 06/19/2010
Preview - Garmin's nuvi 3790T 05/07/2010
[GUIDE] GPS on Apple iPhone 03/13/2010
Reviewed : TomTom iPhone Car Kit with SiRFIII GPS 01/15/2010

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Sports GPS - Garmin Forerunner 601 : v2.90 Update
Post on 24 January 2014 at 09:58:00 by gpspassion. EN - Sport
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Updated January 24th, 2014
Garmin have just posted the v2.90 update for the Garmin Forerunner 610. Not a lot to write home about (battery gauge bug fix) but it's nice to see that they are still working (as they usually do) on a discontinued model. More details in the Forerunner 610 - v2.90 update of the "Sports GPS Systems"

Updated January 21st, 2011 - GPS watches have been around for a long time but have only been solid GPS performers since the 2006 with the launch of the Garmin Forerunner 205 and remained a Garmin virtual exclusive, with some inroads by Globalsat and Suunto. Not for much longer since Nike and TomTom launched the Nike+ SportWatch GPS at the CES show earlier this month. This GPS watch makes a very good first impression with its compact format and...

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Merry Christmas 2013 and Happy Holidays !
Post on 24 December 2013 at 20:00:00 by gpspassion. EN - Site
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And a Merry Christmas 2013 and happy holiday season to all! With a seasonal "skin" for GpsPasSion ;-)

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Garmin GPS - CityNavigator NT 2014.30 Maps Available in Europe and NA
Post on 22 November 2013 at 11:44:00 by gpspassion. EN - "All in One" Solutions
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Updated November 22nd, 2013
Just on schedule, Garmin have now released the twentieth Map update installment under the nuMaps Lifetime program, the CityNavigator NT 2014.30. These new maps are likely based on the Navteq Q2/2013 release.

The CN NT2014.30 maps are also available under the nuMaps Guarantee program (within 60 days of buying your GPS and no longer limited to one update) and as a one time puchase (ex-nuMaps Onetime) : North America and Europe. You can use the City Navigator 2014.30 NA - Released 11/2013 topic in the nüvi forums to discuss.

Updated May 4th, 2012 - Slightly ahead of schedule (previous maps were available February 7th, 2012), Garmin have now released the fourteenth Map update installment under the nuMaps Lifetime program, the CityNavigator NT 2013.10. These new maps are...

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Apple Maps in iOS 6 with full GPS and TomTom data - A Rough Start
Post on 22 September 2012 at 16:00:00 by gpspassion. EN - Smartphone GPS
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Updated September 22nd, 2012
A busy week for Apple aficionados with the arrival of the much anticipated iPhone 5 but also with the immediate availability of the iOS 6 upgrade for existing iPhones and iPads. The highlight of iOS 6 being the new Apple Maps app that replaces the much liked and trusted "Google Maps" app.

While users were looking forward to some features like full 3D "turn by turn" navigation with visual and vocal guidance, what wasn't expected are the many problems spotted in the field : transit guidance gone, simplistic traffic information, odd search results, reversed compass...quite perplexing. You can use the [TOPIC] Apple Maps GPS on iOS 6 with TomTom data in the "GPS on the Apple iPhone and iPad - smartphoneGPS.com" forums to discuss.

Updated June 12th, 2012 - Apple used the WWDC 2012 conference that takes place in San Francisco from June 11th to June 16th to introduce iOS 6. We'll have to wait until the fall to experience it for ourselves but there are some interesting GPS news. Apple had been using Google Maps since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007 and little had changed since, great map browsing and static guidance. With iOS 6 we'll be getting...

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Garmin for smartphones : StreetPilot and Car Kit for iPhone
Post on 24 June 2012 at 14:19:00 by gpspassion. EN - Smartphone GPS
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Updated June 24th, 2012
After being a late starter in the GPS on Smartphones market for obvious reasons (full line of GPS systems and nuviFone project with Asus), Garmin played catchup at a steady pace with the StreetPilot software for iOS and the purchase of Navigon last year, a Smartphone GPS leader. Their latest offer is the Designer Car Kit for the iPhone 4 and 4S.

Offering a car kit is certainly a good idea because this is a required piece of kit if you want to navigate with your iPhone, both to see it properly and to keep it charged. The TomTom Car Kit released in late 2009 certainly did very well for them. Garmin's version was designed by the Platinumdesign studio and certainly looks smart. It's a kit so you get access to Garmin's StreetPilot software for full "on-board" (maps and routes handled locally) guidance. You can use the [TOPIC] Garmin iPhone Designer Car Kit in the iPhone www.SmatphoneGPS.com forums to discuss.

Updated January 11th, 2011 - When Garmin announced they were leaving the Android smartphone device market at the end of October (see below) there was hope that it would clear the way for their navigation software to be made available on other smartphones running Apple's iOS and Android. This is what happened at CES last week with the launch of StreetPilot for iPhone for $39.99 for North America. StreetPilot for iPhone is an...

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