Garmin is a well-known name throughout GPS circles, from pilots to hikers, and everyone in between. They have the most versatile GPS lineup of any other manufacturer covering aviation, handheld, vehicle, motorcycle, and marine including radar and networking.
Every year at CES, people flock by the thousands to see what innovation Garmin is displaying this year. This morning a press release came down boasting a new Zumo motorcycle unit, the 665, is on the horizon. A second generation wide screen motorcycle GPS, with full touch screen capabilities, preloaded North American mapping with updates available 4 times a year.
With golf GPS increasing in popularity, another version of the Approach is also anticipated. The Approach G3 showcases its design changes in a slimmer and more compact casing, just like the Dakota series. This unit is geared towards US consumers since it's preloaded with data for the 50 States only. The G3's predecessor, the G5, comes with preloaded courses for the US and Canada.
Hype over OBD, on-board diagnostics, for personal vehicles ('96 and newer) seems to be huge this year. Garmin has offered their own OBD II, EcoRoute HD, using diagnostic reports to display data such as; coolant temperature data, throttle position and engine load, intake manifold pressure, battery and charging system information, mass airflow rate, timing advance and emissions. This option is available for use on the following Nuvi's: 1260, 1370, 1390, 1490 and 1690.