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Garmin nuvi 3760T Review

Verdict: Sets the New Standard for GPS Navigation

Garmin nuvi 3760T Review
Garmin nuvi 3790T 3D Junction View nuvi 3760T Map

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Functionally identical to the more expensive 3790T, less voice command, 3-D building view, and topographic maps
  • More than a mere cosmetic overhaul, the 3760T represents a significant upgrade over previous nuvi models
  • New capacitive multitouch display is almost twice the resolution of older Garmin GPS units
  • nuRoute technology with trafficTrends and myTrends finally brings a new level of intelligence to GPS routing
  • Multitouch display, and less than 9 mm thick
  • A few minor issues aside, the 3760T is very close to a perfect GPS

Garmin nuvi 3790T Review

Verdict: Sets the New Standard for GPS Navigation

Garmin nuvi 3790T Review
Garmin nuvi 3790T 3D Junction View 3D Buildings View

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than a mere cosmetic overhaul, the 3790T represents a significant upgrade over previous nuvi models
  • New capacitive multitouch display is almost twice the resolution of older Garmin GPS units
  • nuRoute technology with trafficTrends and myTrends finally brings a new level of intelligence to GPS routing
  • Multitouch display, voice command, and less than 9 mm thick
  • A few minor issues aside, the 3790T is very close to a perfect GPS

1H 2010 GPS Market Share

1 Garmin
2 TomTom
3 Kenwood
4 Pioneer
5 Magellan
6 Alpine
7 JVC
8 DEI
9 Sony
10 Audiovox
Market Total: $1,283,437,604

Well, there you have it. The top 10 brands accounted for about 86% of all sales in this sector, with Garmin, TomTom, and Kenwood taking the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively. This midyear report measures sales for the 6-month period of November 2009 through April 2010.

*Source: NPD Group, as reported by TWICE

GPSmagazine Featured on CBS News Affiliate

GPSmagazine Featured on CBS News

WFSB recently ran a piece on GPS tracking devices for children, and interviewed yours truly to find out which ones are worth buying, and which ones should be avoided. Read on to watch the full interview.

Garmin Oregon 550T Review

Verdict: If I'm Ever Shipwrecked, This is the GPS I Want By My Side

Garmin Oregon 550t Retail Box
What's in the Box Oregon 550t, Battery Compartment Built-in 3.2 Megapixel Autofocus Camera

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Highly capable, rugged, and versatile GPS that's a good fit for novices and experts alike
  • Has an integrated 3.2 Megapixel Digital Camera
  • Waterproof and Rugged
  • Comes with profiles for Recreation, Geocaching, Automotive, Marine, Fitness, and Camera

GPSmagazine's 2010 Child Tracking GPS Buyer's Guide

GPSmagazine's 2010 Child Tracking GPS Buyer's Guide

According to the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC), 814,957 persons were reported missing in 2007. About 80% of those were juveniles (persons under 18 years of age), the overwhelming majority of which were girls.

While most missing persons return home safely, that statistic shows that over 2,000 times per day, parents or primary care givers felt the disappearance was serious enough to warrant calling law enforcement. Even more troubling, the number of missing persons reported to law enforcement has increased almost 500% in the past 20 years.

What if, instead of sitting at home in a terrified panic that harm has come to your child, you could instantly locate him or her on a map, pinpointing their exact whereabouts?

GPS tracking technology continues to improve, and for the first time in years, I can enthusiastically recommend several devices as viable solutions that will help parents keep their children safe.

I thoroughly tested 12 different tracking devices in various real-world scenarios. Prices range from the inexpensive to the extravagant. Interestingly, price doesn't always equate to better performance.

Here they are, ranked in order from the best to the worst:

LOK8U NUM8 Child Locator GPS Watch Review

Verdict: Not Recommended

LOK8U NUM8 GPS Locator Watch
LOK8U NUM8 Charging Cradle LOK8U NUM8 On Wrist LOK8U NUM8 Unlock/reset Tool

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small enough to be worn by young children
  • Available in black, pink, or blue
  • Watch costs $180, plus monthly service (starting at $9.95/month)
  • Child locator GPS watch simply didn't work most of the time

Audi A6 Symphony II to RNS-E Retrofit: How to Update Your Audi With 2010 Electronics

Audi A6 Symphony II to RNS-E Retrofit: How to Update Your Audi With 2010 Electronics

I wanted to upgrade the aging factory stereo on my 2004 Audi, and get all the goodies that come with a 2010 car: built-in GPS navigation, Sirius Satellite, Bluetooth, MP3 playback, and multi-media capabilities. But buying a new car seemed a heavy price to pay for what amounts to a few creature comforts.

Basically I'm still quite happy with the car. I just wished there was a simple way to upgrade the electronics while still keeping the Audi factory look. Turns out there is. I upgraded my car, and you can too. And it's not as difficult as you might think.

You can have the Audi dealer do it all for around $3.500. Or you can do it yourself for around $1,400.

Hertz NeverLost Gen5 Review

Verdict: Delightfully Old School

Hertz NeverLost Gen5 Review
Hertz NeverLost Gen5 Weather Hertz NeverLost Gen5 Flight Data Hertz NeverLost OTP

Review Highlights

  • Generation 5 of Hertz's legendary NeverLost system
  • Brings 2-way GSM connected services
  • Still offers best of breed navigation with unmatched ease of use
  • Could do a lot more with wireless connectivity than just weather and flight status data

This year, Hertz will begin deploying the 5th generation of its popular NeverLost GPS navigation system. Already available in select U.S. markets (for $12.99 per day, or complimentary in Hertz Prestige Collection cars), the Gen 5 NeverLost system brings real-time two-way connectivity, and advanced features such as online trip planning services, weather, and flight status data.

I had the chance to spend a week with a Gen5 NeverLost equipped car, and put the GPS system through its paces. How does the NeverLost Gen 5 stack up against previous NeverLost versions as well as stand-alone PNDs? Read on.

Rand McNally Intelliroute TND 500 Truck GPS Review

Verdict: A Solid Truck GPS With Room For Improvement

Rand McNally TND 500 Truck GPS Review
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Review Highlights

  • Provides 35 percent more truck-attributed road data than other GPS%

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