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Garmin Edge Touring Cycling GPS Navigation Devices For All Cyclists

Garmin Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus

Garmin Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus

Unlike its predecessors that were focused on logging ride data, the all new Garmin Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus navigation systems are all about showing the way. Packed with extensive maps, users can plot routes using destinations, points of interests, or just by telling the Edge how long they intend to ride for.

The Garmin Edge Touring and Touring plus are identical looks-wise, water-resistant and feature a 2.6-inch touchscreen interface while the Plus includes a barometric altimeter for more accurate tracking of changes in altitude and is compatible with Ant+ peripheral devices such as heart-rate monitors and power meters.

Both devices claim to have a battery life of 15 hours while folks who require more will be able to purchase the optional Garmin powermonkey eXplorer external battery pack. Look out for the full Garmin Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus reviews soon!

Your Motorcycle Needs Garmin Zumo

There came a point where Garmin realized that motorcyclists can’t stick with RoadMates for GPS navigation. Then they created the Zumo, motorcycle GPS designed specifically to meet the needs of motorcyclists.

Garmin zumo

For motorcyclists, the Zumo can be operated without taking off your gloves and it is designed to provide better riding experience! From the world’s leading GPS provider, you can expect the best navigation features. These include junction view, lane assist and TracBack!

Your Garmin Zumo will get you safely from wherever you are to where you want to go. Grab the free add-on of lifetime map updates to navigate with the most up-to-date roads, highways and POIs!

Weather is always the factor for motorcyclists. Hence the Zumo was tested to withstand the harshest of conditions, from the scorching heat to freezing temperatures and heavy rain. Worry not, as the Zumo was designed with fuel-resistant plastic to keep any gaseous vapors out of your GPS navigator.

Here are full reviews of the latest motocycle GPS from Garmin:

  1. Garmin zumo 350LM Review
  2. Garmin zumo 660LM Review
  3. Garmin zumo 665LM Review

Garmin Edge 810 for Your Bike

Garmin’s latest GPS for bikes presents the Edge 810. The device is an all-in-one touchscreen designed for cyclists with navigation and advanced training capabilities.

Garmin Edge 810

Garmin Edge 810

What’s more, you can connect via your smartphone to access features such as live tracking, social media sharing and weather forecasts! The 810 can also be used to guide you when touring and other navigation purposes in conjunction with TOPO maps.

Built for cycling, it records distance, speed and route inclination. The multitude of functions allow you to customize your preferences with a simple swipe of the touchscreen to show your data for your journey!

Linked to your smartphone, the Garmin Edge 810 pairs to iOS or Android via the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Extensive and precise data from your ride can be obtained from this dedicated device without draining your precious mobile battery. The Edge 810 obtains the data and sends it to your phone using Bluetooth. Stay connected by sharing your journey with friends and family on social media in real time!

The Edge 810 carries a sporty design which is waterproof. 17-hour battery life and able to operate with wet or gloved fingers.

For something less pricey you can also consider the Garmin Edge 510 which comes with a smaller 2.2 in screen but still manage to pack a host of nice features in a small package.

Presenting The Garmin BarkLimiter™

You heard right! The BarkLimiter by Garmin is the world’s first intuitive electronic bark correction device! Capable of differentiating between nuisance barking, and barking to communicate injury or intruders, the BarkLimiter is one if its kind in the market.

Garmin Edge 510 & Edge 810

Garmin BarkLimiter™

It uses accelerometer-based bark identification to distinguish the different types of barking. What’s more, the compact and lightweight BarkLimiter is built with proven Tri-Tronics dog training technology and is optimized to work on all breeds regardless of the thickness of their coat. And it is ready to go right out of the box, no set-up required!

Without any adjustment in the settings, the BarkLimiter is automatically set for Autorise, which is the lowest correction level and slow adjusts to the level to stop unwanted barking. Settings can be changed between automatic and manual. The built-in Bark Odometer™ helps determine if your manual setting is effective.

Garmin Monterra With An Android OS

Just released 3 days ago, the Monterra is the first WiFi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS with an Android operating system (OS). The outdoors is where it will be and the sunlight-readable touchscreen gives you just what you need. With available WiFi, apps can be downloaded on the device wirelessly.

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Garmin Monterra

It sports a 4-inch multi-touch display with a unique 3D MapMerge and the function to create new apps. With the Android OS, it gives access to your favorite outdoor-related Android apps such as Peak Finder or through Google Play Store. It comes with a built-in FM radio and NOAA weather radio. Audio can be heard through either the built-in speaker or with headphones.

This device will tell you exactly where you are with the 3-axis compass with accelerometer and gyro. The barometric altimeter will tell you your precise altitude from the changes in pressure. The high sensitivity from the dual-band GPS and GLONASS receiver will tell you were you are even in deep places such as canyons.

An 8-megapixel camera gives you an all in one device without you needing to bring a camera. Photos can be geo-tagged for easy return navigation plus a 1080p HD camera with LED flash. An 8GB internal memory can be boosted with a separate microSD for greater storage capacity.

Your solution for outdoor handheld navigation, the Garmin Monterra. Hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing or even dog training; the Garmin Monterra will be your friend across a multitude of activities with many useful functions which come along with it.

Latest 5″ Auto GPS From Garmin and Magellan

Just as in the evolution of TVs and smartphones, larger screen sizes are getting more popular. For GPS devices, 4.3″ units used to be the de facto size to go for. However over the last 2 years, we’ve seen a proliferation of 5″ units and they are outselling the smaller brothers, while the 3.5″ models are slowly getting phased out. Most users find that extra screen real estate can make a big difference in visibility and ease of use of touchscreen controls.

Garmin introduced their flagship 5 inch model Garmin nüvi 3597LMTHD earlier this year and it is already shaping up to be one of the most popular models in their range despite its steep price (MSRP $349.99). Garmin seems to get most things right. The design is svelte and light. The high resolution display has a “pinch and zoom” capability much like an iPhone. The magnetic windshield mount is another a great idea. The user interface is less cluttered and the cleaner layout provides a better user experience. Even the voice has gone through a major revamp. It is much nicer sounding and the street pronunciations are much better. Garmin calls this “Real Directions, with Real Voice”. Garmin continues to raise the bar for automotive GPS. Read the full nüvi 3597LMTHD review here.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

Magellan also has many large screen GPS. They even have 7″ models like the RoadMate 9250T-LMB. The more popular ones are the 5″ models like the RoadMate 5230T-LM and the Roadmate 5245T-LM. Both offer free lifetime traffic alerts and map updates. The new Landmark Guidance use landmarks instead of street names for guidance. If you are switching from older models this needs some getting use to. The upgraded Junction View generates a more complete view of the highway you are on and, with unmistakable arrows, visually guides you to the correct lane. A new feature called Best Parking is a good feature to have. It makes parking in the city less stressful.

Have Fun Geocaching with Garmin Handheld GPS

Geocaching has come a long way since it started in 2000. There are many enthusiasts around the world adding to this activity and there are now 2,104,757 active geocaches and over 5 million geocachers worldwide according to geocaching.com. It is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. A great activity you can share with the family. You can walk, bike, or drive to a hidden cache nearby or anywhere you choose.

You can use your GPS equipped smartphone for this but a purpose built hiking GPS has which is waterproof and impact resistant is more suitable for this purpose. Choose one with a large enough screen size like the 3″ Garmin Oregon 650t. The screen is bright and you can perform pinch gestures for zooming. It is also possible to interact with the touch display while wearing gloves.

For the budget conscious Garmin has the eTrex range. Although they have smaller screen sizes they look more rugged. The top of the range eTrex 30 even comes with wireless capability to share waypoints, routes and geocaches with other similar devices. These units have thumb sticks and zoom buttons that makes navigating with gloves a breeze.

Garmin eTrex30 Handheld GPS

Garmin eTrex30 Handheld GPS

Garmin handheld devices also have a microSD card slot and plenty of internal memory to allow you to load TOPO 24K maps. Most handhelds use AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable NiMH), though the Garmin Montana line use a single lithium-ion battery.

Fishing And Navigation With Garmin GPSMAP 741SX

Bring this Garmin GPSMAP 741SX with you on your fishing adventure! The 7-inch multi-touch WVGA screen has a sleek casing to be placed flat or flush mounted.

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Garmin GPSMAP 741SX

It intergrates a 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver which refreshes your position of up to 10 times a second. As such, the constant on-screen location is extremely accurate and allows for precise marking of waypoints and navigating. GMR 18HD Radar boasts an advanced echo pulse optimizing technology for higher definition and improved target separation to your digital radar picture.

Designed with a processor which is 60% faster as compared to earlier models, it has WiFi to couple it with BlueChartMobile and other apps. It includes both US coastal and lake cartography. The SX model also further features 1kW of HD-ID sonar technology and also a 600W Garmin Spread Spectrum CHIRP capabilities. This CHIRP technology was only previously available in the GSD 26, a black box which is more expensive than the whole 741SX itself! With the CHIRP transducer, the GPSMAP 741XS displays clear sonar images to find you your fishing spot, ship wreckage or diving location at extraordinary depths. Fine-tuning of frequencies allow you to find specific fish of a certain species of your choice. Contours of the sea bed are more visible and supressed signal noises provide safer navigation and fishing experience.

Presenting Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Designed for athletes as an all-in-one device for swimming, cycling and running. The Garmin Forerunner 910XT provides crucial and detailed data on swim metrics, distance, pace, elevation and heart rate. The FR910XT is the smallest multisport watch that Garmin has made to date, being both slimmer than the FR310XT and FR305.

Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Garmin Forerunner 910XT

The Forerunner 910XT is water resistant up to 50 meters. For many years no Garmin product was able to gather data as detailed data as this sports watch can inside a pool. The largest change is the ability for the FR910XT to support lap-swimming, record distances, speed, strokes and more. That’s not all, it sports an improved openwater swim mode with and provides stroke metrics and has improved accuracy as compared to the FR310XT. One of the little improvements between the FR910XT and that of the FR310XT is the ease at which you can remove a wet suit. Designed specifically as many have experienced pain on the wrist when removing a wet suit with the 310XT on.

For triathlons, dualthlons or multisport enthusiasts, this is definitely the watch for you. It can track your cycling distance, speed and much more. The new feature of the Garmin Forerunner 910XT is its barometric altimeter for extremely accurate elevation data for both ascent and descents. Advanced users can opt for ANT+™ sensors for speed/cadence sensors, heart rate monitors or power meter. The Forerunner 910XT has a quick release kit, allowing you to transit between sports easily. The difference between the 310XT and 910XT is the ability for you to customize up to 5 different bikes. The FR910XT is designed to be worn on either your wrist or on the bike mount quick-release system similarly to the Edge 500/800.

Just like most or GPS, the Forerunner 910XT is no different being able to tell you where you went, how fast you were and how long you took. It saves all the data and uploads it to Garmin Connect. On the ground, the Forerunner provides your lap pace, distance and heart rate. The watch can provide you with an imaginary person to keep pace with. Also, the new feature is the Run/Walk functionality. Garmin knows it is hard to keep pace with marathoners and hence developed this system. The idea of this system is to allow you to walk but not letting you escalate it to non-stop walking as we all very well know. Hence, a system of 10 minutes of running and 2 minutes of walking will let you catch and breath and continue! The 20-hour battery life won’t need to let those ultra marathoners break a sweat for their run data.

Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

2.7 ounces or only 76 grams, the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS receiver is one light companion. It is a portable navigator which will lead you to wherever you are headed.

Built for extreme sports, the watch-like GPS receiver also comes with a heart-rate monitor. It can be used for a multitude of sports such as cycling, cross-country skiing and even windsurfing! It provides athletes like yourself, data of precise speeds, distance and pacing. The sleek GPS can be worn like a stylish sports watch and specifically designed to meet the needs of athletes. Water-proof in one meter of water, you can take it swimming as well!

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with a chest strap.

The digitally coded heart-rate monitor is worn as a chest strap and sends data directly to the device to let you know if you are training to little, or too much. With the advanced SiRF chip, the 305 is redesigned to provide real-time data to athletes and aside from that, transmit vastly more accurate satellite acquisition times.

Its lithium ion batter will last up to 10 hours and you can follow up by charging it with a USB cable. Neat and sleek, this watch is a compact wonder.