August 10, 2006

Review: Garmin Edge 305 GPS Review

A new review on the Garmin Edge 305 has come out and it's really thorough. The Garmin Edge 305 is a pretty sweet little "fitness computer" that helps you train and track your cycling. The heart of the system is the main computer that you attach to your bike and it reads the GPS signal, as well as signals that are coming in from the cadence and the heart rate monitors. You should read the entire review if you are interested in the total picture. The bottom line is that the unit and its functions are well thought out, and a great help to those who are serious about bike riding. At the current price of the Garmin Edge 305 you'd have to be. When I was riding the PMC to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute this weekend (TomTom was there in force) I ran into someone who was having trouble with their Edge locking up on the Map screen. Drop me a line if you are having trouble with yours- I'd like to hear more.

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August 9, 2006

Review: Mio C710 Digiwalker GPS System


Another review has hit the net on the Mio C710 Digiwalker GPS System, and overall, give it a pretty balanced assessment. I reviewed the Mio C310, the little brother of the C710, earlier this year, and thought that the product was pretty good; the size was great, and it handled well. It definitely exceeded my expectations; Mio is a GPS player to pay attention to. There were a few things I would have liked to see done differently, that Craig Ellison picks up on in his review of the C710, namely search functions. The C310 is a fully functioning GPS system that has a slim PDA size form factor, and comes with MP3 capability and a 3.5 inch touch screen. The C710 adds a built in traffic update receiver, DivX playback and Bluetooth phone capability.

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July 31, 2006

Review: Garmin Nuvi 360

The successor to the very popular Garmin Nuvi 350 has hit the market and the Garmin Nuvi 360 is pretty solid. The Garmin Nuvi 360 is a small form factor GPS that has a BIG set of capabilities. When you review the capabilities, the Garmin Nuvi 360 has a big compelling feature that differentiates it from its sibling the Garmin Nuvi 350. The Garmin Nuvi 360 is Bluetooth capable and can function as a hands free calling device if you have a Bluetooth phone. Very cool if you do, and very easy to use.

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July 24, 2006

Review: Garmin StreetPilot C550 Review by GPS Lodge

"The C550 is the must have GPS for the foreseeable future."


For the past month we have been driving all over the place guided by the Garmin StreetPilot C550 GPS, it has been an excellent experience. The unit has a lot going for it, and it more than delivers on the promise of getting you from here to there; it pampers you as you go with confidence and style. The interface is clean, the routing well done, and the traffic reporting very helpful and very well done. This is an excellent product that I would recommend to anyone looking for a mid-tier GPS. It’s on the pricy side with it being at the top of the mid-tier line, but if you have high expectations, the Garmin StreetPilot C550 can deliver.

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July 19, 2006

GPS Review: Navman iCN 750

navman 750

Another review has hit the Net on the NavMan iCN750, the only in-car navigation system that comes with an integrated digital camera. This time the review on this GPS was from PCMag. They said that they’d have a hard time forking over the $700-$800 for this GPS, even with the camera. Last week, Cnet reviewed the same model, and had a lot of fun with the camera. So, read them both and you decide.

"As a GPS navigation device, the Navman iCN750 is easy to use. On my vacation, it provided accurate, reliable directions and got me to my destinations without any hitches. The NavPix feature is interesting, but at $799.95, there are better GPSs available for the same money"

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July 18, 2006

GPS Review: GlobalSat B-228 vs. GlobalSat B-338

There’s a nice review of the new GlobalSat Bluetooth receiver that you should check out. The folks at Geekzone have taken the new GlobalSat B-328 Bluetooth receiver through its paces and compared it to the GlobalSat B-338 Bluetooth receiver that is more expensive and sports the highly accurate SiRF star III chipset. Overall, they found that the GlobalSat B-328 Bluetooth receiver does fairly well in most situation, but sure enough the SiRF star III shows is prowess in tough urban settings where the buildings are high and the satellite signals are low.


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July 13, 2006

GPS Review: Navman iCN 750 GPS with a Camera

navman 750

Navman recently announced the Navman iCN 750, the first GPS navigation device to have a 1.3 MP camera on board. A camera you say? Yes – use it to snap pictures of your favorite Points of Interest and use those pictures as icons to navigate back to them. The units has a big 4 inch screen, and right on the front buttons to get you to the nearest gas station, or parking garage; nice touch (I’d like a Home button too; hey it’s the place you are going to navigate to most!). A new review has hit the net and rates the product pretty high.

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July 11, 2006

Review: Garmin StreetPilot C550 GPS Review - CNet

The new Garmin StreetPilot C550 is hitting the shelves these days and another review has hit the Net. This time its CNet running the Garmin C550 through its paces. Recall that we have the Garmin C550 in house for review and will be writing up our thoughts on the unit in the coming weeks. The bottom line for CNet is that “The c550 offers the same great navigation features as its more economical cousin, the Garmin StreetPilot C330 , but adds a number of great improvements, such as Bluetooth integration, text-to-speech functionality, and traffic information. More important, it performs these functions well. It's a bit on the pricey side, but for the money, you get a great all-around portable navigation device.”


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GPS Review: TomTom GO 910


T3, the Brit gadget mag, is loving the new TomTom GO 910 GPS; calls it the "King of Sat Navs". In their review, they loved the many features ranging from the great navigation, the ability to work with your iPod, and the ability to get traffic alerts. While the on-board speaker is not hi-fi quality, its audio out can connect to your stereo. Don’t have an iPod, well there is over 10GB of space for your MP3’s onboard.


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July 7, 2006

Review: Garmin Quest 2 GPS Review

Garmin announced the launch of the Garmin Quest 2 GPS receiver for North America last summer and a new review of this GPS is up talking over the pros and cons of this navigation device. It's portable and versatile enough to go in your automobile, on foot and into wet locations due to its water resistant design (i.e. on your Motorcycle or on a hike). The Quest 2 is an upgrade from the older Garmin Quest, and is priced in the mid-tier of GPS navigation units. The Garmin Quest 2 has voice based directions that are routed through the 12V power adapter presumably due to the water resistance requirements on the unit, but the unit also runs on its internal battery when not connected to power.

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