Here is a CNBC YouTube video about Garmin that folks on this site may be interested in. https://youtu.be/Tp7tYrF7HeI
After watching the video, not only do you get a story about the history of Garmin, but you can see why Garmin Express has grown. It has to run updates for most of their products.
Thanks for the link. I watched the whole report and found it totally fascinating.
Really very informative, especially what the future may appear to hold for automotive software.
I recommend you watch the video until the end.
Thanks for posting the link.
An interesting report, thanks for sharing the link.
Sounds more like a marketing video. Still useful to watch.
One key feature garmin gps has over apple/google is the custom routing ability. It's very difficult to design and export a route from a google maps desktop pc to smartphone. Also, offline usage in areas with no reception.
Not to mention, keeping your phone plugged in all the time does a number on its battery life.
Thanks for this info!
Very informative, lets hope they keep giving us the map updates.
Neat stuff! Thanks!
Thanks for the link. Will check it out.
I'm interested in checking it out
That's one if the reasons I like having a Garmin. Custom routes! Most people look at me crazy when I mention custom routes. Even fellow motorcycle riders. Smh. Most people just go the quickest way a to b. Offline usage is no longer a problem and hasn't been for awhile. Google maps and many others can be downloaded to a smartphone.
This is a great video. Thanks
I spend time at their booth each year at CES (except this one coming of course) and found it quite interesting.
Great information-thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing this interesting video.
The video was very interesting. No doubt about it, Garmin makes great products. unfortunately, their support services once you buy the products is not so great.
for finding and sharing.
The woman interviewed in that video has been with the company for a long time. Back in 2012, I spoke to all of them (including her) at the booth at CES about an anomaly with the 3490LMT and I sent a full detailed email including log files, screenshots, etc. They acted quite interested in a) the issue and b) that I discovered it. I got a reply stating they would look into the issue(s) and then crickets. Never heard back from any of them and these aren't phone support folks. They are senior VP's and Engineer's for the company. Not really all that professional at the end of the day.
Garmin had so many other products. Guess my blinders have been working too well.
Thanks. Good Information!
thanks, interesting indeed.
Very interesting video Thanks for sharing.
I have an old Nuvi, a Garmin fitness watch and plan on buying a Garmin Edge cycling computer next year. My phone has GPS and my car has built-in GPS so I only use the Nuvi when I go on a trip, but I have so many POIs on it, (including lots of scenic places and rest stops), so it's very helpful compared to phone and car GPS.
Garmin's recreational product line is very strong and their supporting ecosystem (Garmin Connect) is excellent. Lots of people thought Garmin was a goner, but they did not really know Garmin.
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