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Six months. That's apparently how long it takes to buy a company, retool their product, and sell it under a new name. Garmin's new Varia Rearview Bike Radar is a rear light that scans up to 140m behind a bicycle for traffic. It then hands that data on to either a compatible Garmin Edge system or a...

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Which company do you think is the fast-rising upstart in the wearable world? Fitbit? Jawbone? None of the above, if you ask IDC. It estimates that China's Xiaomi claimed 24.6 percent of the wearable device market in the first quarter of 2015, which is no mean feat when the company didn't even star...

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Garmin is more than a little late to heart-tracking watches (even TomTom had one last year), but it's making up for that today. The company's new Forerunner 225 running watch has a built-in, Mio-developed heart monitor that saves you from buying a chest strap just to find out whether or not you're...

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How is Garmin going to convince you to buy one of its ViRB action cameras instead of a GoPro? By making them work anywhere and talk to anything, apparently. The company's new ViRB X and ViRB XE cams have a brand new design that lets them work underwater without a case, more choices for mounts and ...

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There are fitness trackers and there are smartwatches, but there's only a small number of devices that attempt to be both. The Garmin Vivosmart is one such exception. It's a $170 band that does everything you'd expect a fitness gadget to do: track your steps, calories burned, distance traveled and...

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Garmin's GPS watch lineup has had an imbalance as of late; while more modest athletes have had luxuries like color displays and phone integration, you've had to make do with monochrome and old-school PC syncing if you need multi-sport wristwear like the Forerunner 910XT. Thankfully, you won't have...

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Garmin's GPS watches and bands have been around wayyy longer than Android Wear and many other wearables, but the company's opening its gates to developers just now. The fitness/navigation equipment maker has launched an SDK called Connect IQ, which Garmin hopes devs will use to create watchfaces, ...

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Considering how many damn smartwatches and fitness bands we've seen, it's incredible how few of them manage to combine aspects of both. Sure, there was the Fitbit Force, which was designed to show incoming calls for iPhones, but that was discontinued after a recall. The Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2...

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I'm all about minimizing the amount of stuff I need to carry with me, which is why smartphones have been great -- they can double as a camera and even a portable gaming handheld. But when it comes to riding my bike, I still prefer a dedicated device. This is why I picked up a Garmin Edge 510, and ...

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Tools for tracking and fine-tuning our fitness regimens are more abundant today than ever. And they're getting smarter, too. From the simplicity of mechanical step counters to ultra-smart digital devices that pack accelerometers and GPS radios to follow our every move, it's clear the wearable cate...

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Garmin launched its new navigation app viago on Tuesday, and I promised to give it a try and review it for you. Garmin provided me the complete kit, so I could install built-in maps, enhanced 3D graphics, and speed and camera traps. It also included urban guidance, which lets you navigate on foot or...

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There are plenty of apps and gadgets that track the calories you burn during exercise. But comparing those figures with the calories you're taking in? That's harder, which is why Garmin has teamed up with MyFitnessPal to provide a clearer picture of your energy balance. The collaboration melds the...

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With all the great navigation apps that are available for free, developers with paid apps must be creative to attract customers. Today, Garmin upped the ante with new navigation app called víago for US$0.99 (with in-app purchases that are on sale until July 13, 2014). Garmin víago o...

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While Garmin is no stranger to mobile navigation apps, it has continued charging $30 or more for its StreetPilot software even after breaking out some components as in-app purchases. That's a hard bargain in an era when phones offer GPS tricks like lane assistance for free. Clearly, the company is...

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