CES 2021

 

Does anybody know if Garmin previewed any new products at CES 2021? Specifically any automotive products?

Cnet

None were mentioned in Cnet's "Best of CES 2021" report. A lot of other cool stuff though.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-of-ces-2021-pandemic-tech-gre...

Nope

No new automotive devices from Garmin

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Same Same

I was inquiring about this in another thread due to the price fluctuating again.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/51044

It appears that these are the same units released around 2019. They have shifted their focus away from auto navigators and more towards wearables etc. The folks at the booth in prior years said that the demand has obviously dropped thanks to Google Maps, etc. Not sure when the next refresh of products will be released. Sometimes in the spring but TBD I guess.

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Preroll wrote:

I was inquiring about this in another thread due to the price fluctuating again.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/51044

It appears that these are the same units released around 2019. They have shifted their focus away from auto navigators and more towards wearables etc. The folks at the booth in prior years said that the demand has obviously dropped thanks to Google Maps, etc. Not sure when the next refresh of products will be released. Sometimes in the spring but TBD I guess.

whatever reason I decided to look at our AV receiver this weekend...regarding fluctuating prices.

It's a Denon 7.1 that I bought in 2009 for $198. The equivalent today is $499--it dawned on me, huh, some things are like college tuition and automobiles.

I messed with it because the front display has been off for 2 years. My son must have pressed the dimmer button. DOH! Then I recalibrated...

I would expect Garmin to go up in price myself...

Paid $340 ($320+tax) for a

Paid $340 ($320+tax) for a denon avr-s750h at costco few months ago. It replaced a bookshelf system from 1999.

Re gps's.. Been buying them from buydig refurbed the last few times for reasonable amounts.

I think Garmin will re-think

I think Garmin will re-think standalone GPSs from their current line-up as market share continues to decline from smartphones. They may limit the consumer market and concentrate on nautical and aviation models leaving the consumer market to wearables and a few standalones.

More robots than TVs?

bdhsfz6 wrote:

None were mentioned in Cnet's "Best of CES 2021" report. A lot of other cool stuff though.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-of-ces-2021-pandemic-tech-green-tech-air-taxis-and-lots-of-robots/

According to that report, a Samsung rep said there were more robot products than TVs at this year's CES. That doesn't mean that robots are outselling TVs yet. It just means that more of them are being featured at the online-only CES this year, which means there's a lot of corporate R&D and marketing going on to grow this market. Interesting.

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CES 2021

Garmin did have a lot of different models of automobile navigators. Perhaps having fewer to choose from will be a good thing moving forward.

While some people here may not like the comparison I am about to make, my wife and I don't look for a new toaster every year or so. As long as our current toaster can toast a slice of bread, we continue using the one we have.

That is pretty much where I am at with my Garmin Nuvi 3597 and DriveLuxe 51. As long as they keep working and I keep the mapping software current, I am good to go. Sure, I could, and have, thought of little updates or features that would be nice, but it is unlikely they will happen. I think the market/devices/whatever have matured to the point where there will be little change and demand will flatten out.

I don't think they have a lot of competition in automobile navigators any longer, either. I think Magellan and Tom Tom are still around, but I just don't see them much. Now that I think about it, too, did Garmin always have way more models of automobile navigators than Magellan or Tom Tom ever did?

I miss the old driveluxe

I miss the old driveluxe series. I think the driveluxe 50/51 were much nicer units than the current drivesmart series. Specifically the magnetic mount mechanism and all metal body, sharper displays, etc. Too bad they never made a 6 or 7" model.

Automotive Navigators

Jim1348 wrote:

I don't think they have a lot of competition in automobile navigators any longer, either. I think Magellan and Tom Tom are still around, but I just don't see them much. Now that I think about it, too, did Garmin always have way more models of automobile navigators than Magellan or Tom Tom ever did?

Personally, I don't see the advantage of a built in vehicle navigation device. I'm no expert but with the half dozen I've used, none had the ability to mass load POI information. All required the dealer to install map updates, some costing $400 a pop!

Sure, it's nice to have a built in dash screen but I use thousands of POI's in my travels and having to input them one at a time is a deal breaker for me.

I'm sure this varies with the vehicle manufacturer though and may not be a universal problem. Unfortunately, it is an issue with the vehicles that interest me.

Another problem is, I'm vehicle shopping now and am finding it difficult to get the options I want without having to buy an expensive package that includes a navigator. It appears that sooner or later, in vehicle navigators will become standard equipment.

I suppose for those who don't use large numbers of POI's, these navigators would be an attractive option. In this case however, Apple or Android car play may be a cheaper option.

I like a stand alone

For me a stand alone I can place on the dash (in my line of sight) is a much safer option than using the built in displays. Watching/monitoring the built in display constitutes distracted driving in my opinion.

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Automotive Navigators

I agree with the comment about NOT being able to program the built-in navigation systems - makes them pretty much useless for us. I have a pretty comprehensive file of custom POI's that I load on our Garmin's for both cars and a motorcycle.

Thanks I was hoping to see

Thanks I was hoping to see new GPS from Garmin at CES

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Not hear any new product plan

Not hear any new product plan

I still prefer

I still prefer standalone GPS units in the car over built-in dash units or smartphones for all the above reasons. But I get why Garmin is dialing back on standalones as sales decline due to growing numbers of people who prefer dash and phone GPS.

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