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Garmin to Showcase Location-Sharing Features for Drivers and Cyclists at Macworld/iWorld 2013

30 January 2013 @ 1:17 PM  / Apple-Mac / Apps / Automotive Blog / Garmin Connect / Mobile Blog / Sports / Fitness Blog /

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Macworld/iWorld is the ultimate event for anything Apple culture, accessories and apps. One of the great things about this event is that unlike many other tech shows, Macworld/iWorld is open to the public, so anyone can come and check out the latest and greatest. Macworld/iWorld takes place in San Francisco from January 31 to February 2 and we’d love to see you at the Garmin booth (#753).

We will be showcasing our new location-sharing features for drivers and cyclists, helping you to stay connected with friends and family. The StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON navigation apps now integrate Glympse and Foursquare to share your location. The new Garmin Edge 510/810 cycling computers allow you to share your location in conjunction with the Connect Mobile iPhone app.

StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON Navigation Apps

Garmin NAVIGON App Glympse 3The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and the NAVIGON app turn your iPhone into a fully functional navigation system, complete with turn-by-turn directions, lane guidance, traffic and speed warnings, among many other features.

The latest version of these apps makes it easier to stay connected while on the road. The integration of location-sharing service Glympse allows you to easily share your location with friends and family, so they can follow along. Simply click on the Glympse icon in the sidebar, select any recipient from their address book, and then choose for how long to share your location – from a few minutes to a few hours. The selected recipients will receive either a text or email message with a link to a Glympse tracking map, where they can see the sender’s current location, arrival time and speed.

Edge 510/810 Cycling Computers and Garmin Connect Mobile

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The Edge 810 and 510 are Garmin’s first dedicated cycling devices with real-time connectivity and combine the most popular aspects of the industry-leading Edge 800/500 while adding advanced connected features through a smartphone. The Garmin Connect Mobile app allows riders to gain comprehensive, accurate ride data from a dedicated device, while keeping their phone out of the elements and saving its battery in case of an emergency. The Edge tracks the data and sends it to the phone using a Bluetooth® connection. This connection allows cyclists to share all the details of their rides with friends, family and social media contacts. 

If riders go out for a solo early morning ride, why not give loved ones the peace of mind by using Garmin’s LiveTrack feature. The Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team, for which we have been a title sponsor since 2008, will be using this Livetrack feature during its training rides—giving team management and coaches a real-time look at their efforts.

Garmin fēnix Outdoor Watch and BaseCamp Mobile

Garmin fenix 2Furthermore, we will also have the new Garmin fēnix outdoor watch and the BaseCamp Mobile app on display. fēnix is our first GPS wrist watch for outdoorsmen, such as mountaineers, hikers, cyclists, hunters and backpackers. It provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities as well as trip information to guide you off the beaten track.

The Garmin BaseCamp Mobile app for iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 enables you to download and review information collected from your fēnix GPS watch onto the large screen of your phone. Then view them on a map for a complete visual record of your trek. See if you stayed on trail or let yourself get lost in the trek. Review all your saved routes, waypoints and other trek data and plan the perfect repeat trek.

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