Garmin Drive in 2018 - What's in Store?

 

Anybody hear any rumors as to what is in store for the Garmin series in 2018? It appears that they have started to slow down their releases and there wasn't a lot different between the 50/60 series and the 51/61 series. Between them consolidating the multiple lines they had in the Nuvi, and the longer length of time between releases, are they starting to run out of new innovations to justify new releases? Or do we think we'll be in store for something new and different this year?

they have gotten heavy into

they have gotten heavy into the fitness and the handheld hiking stuff. They also bought Delorme, and I'm waiting if they dump everything else except the Delorme Handhelds. I think Delorme was ahead of Garmin and were their biggest competitor. As far as the Mobile GPS units, I think they have just about reached fruition, and there's not much more progress to be made. Just tweaking and adding a bell and whistle, here and there. I don't look for very much more innovation.

But ICBW!

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Prediction

I predict an Alexa enabled Driveluxe. Maybe they will announce something at next weeks CES.

Maybe Amazon will offer a

Maybe Amazon will offer a discount, if they do.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

you guys weren't too far off

you guys weren't too far off about Alexa. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/garmin-speak-plus-with-al...

That being said, that sounds like everything I already have with the DriveAssist minus the Alexa integration (which I have no use for as I don't have an Amazon Home system)

I called it!

Plank wrote:

I predict an Alexa enabled Driveluxe. Maybe they will announce something at next weeks CES.

I called it! Over a year ago!
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/639409

Prediction.

Plank wrote:
Plank wrote:

I predict an Alexa enabled Driveluxe. Maybe they will announce something at next weeks CES.

I called it! Over a year ago!
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/639409

Good call Plank!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon