I'm Going To Garmin @ CES


Leaving for Las Vegas in 2 days. As usual, I will stop by the Garmin booth although I've been thoroughly disappointed in the past few years since the release of new auto navigators are fewer and further apart each time. Obviously Google Maps etc. have taken over but I still like to have a PND when traveling where this is no cell signal. Hoping to see something beyond the DS6 series but I wouldn't be surprised if they're still going to stick with that series a bit longer.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH / W8600NEX

CES Vegas

I'm sure you'll have a great time even if Garmin disappoints, and I hope they don't. Please let us know when you get back what they're up to and what other companies demo-ed new tech that you were excited about.

Wishing you smooth travels in a challenging week, weather-wise, at least in the East.

"141 could draw faster than he, but Irving was looking for 143..."

Have a nice and joyful trip there

Hope you enjoy the trip, and bring new on Garmin when you come back.
Bon Voyage!

Trip report

Looking forward to a posting about what you learned and observed

___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

I miss CES

That's one thing I miss about living in Las Vegas. I used to go to CES just about every year. Couldn't afford most of the stuff I saw, but it sure was fun to look at and dream.

Hope you enjoy your visit, and please let us know what goodies you happen to come across.

Not promising with respect to navigation

John from PA

Garmin adds industry-first

Garmin adds industry-first features to its Automotive OEM Unified Cabin solutions at CES 2024

“We received an overwhelmingly positive response from our OEM partners to Unified Cabin following CES 2023. We have built on that success with new technologies for monitoring the cabin, new customization capabilities and improvements to the user experience along with the addition of Dolby Atmos audio, zoned voice assistance, improved device connectivity automation and entertainment options.” — Matt Munn, Managing Director Garmin Automotive OEM
A brief demo overview can be found here.

Garmin revamping its Connect app is my favorite news of CES 2024

Garmin rolled out its new beta version of the Garmin Connect app on January 8.
New homepage categories like In Focus, At a Glance, Events, Training Plans, and Challenges are now available for the first time.
The app will customize which data is visible, based on your training priorities and the device you use.
Garmin is presenting the beta opt-in option "randomly" to Connect users, while the final version will launch in the first half of 2024.

Garmin wins six CES 2024 Innovation Awards

OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced that it received six CES® 2024 Innovation Awards, including a Best of Innovation honor, for outstanding design and engineering across a multitude of consumer technology product categories. The annual awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Associations (CTA)®, recognized the Venu® 3 advanced fitness and health smartwatch with three awards, along with the epix™ Pro, MARQ® Golfer—Carbon Edition and Garmin's Autoland Autonomous Aircraft Landing System Retrofit.

Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x


John from PA wrote:

see https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-wins-big-at-ces-launches-new-products-and-updates-garmin-connect/

The Lily series was the main push this year at the booth. Sales rep kept explaining the tech behind it and also said that Garmin's main cash cow is still marine and aviation. He did say they still will manufacture auto navigators as they are aware they have a customer base that doesn't want to use a smartphone for navigation (in addition for areas that don't have cell service). It's just not in such high demand before smartphones. Sales on the Streetpilot and NUVI series were obviously higher back in the day vs. the DriveSmart series. Not sure if it was new or not but they had a large demo unit that was to be used for a snowmobile. It looked like a truck navigator honestly. Anyway, it sounds like they're not giving up on auto navigators but new releases are further apart vs. every year.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH / W8600NEX