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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

The latest figures on smartwatch shipments have shown a dramatic decline in interest among consumers. Analyst house IDC reported a 51.6 per cent drop in smartwatch sales, with just 2.7 million wrist-mounted computers shipped in the third quarter of the year, compared to 5.6 million over the same period last year. Apple and …
Iain Thomson, 24 Oct 2016

Apple Watch craze over before it started: Wrist-puter drags market screaming off a cliff

Smartwatch shipments are in freefall thanks to slowing sales of the Apple Watch. Research house IDC says that year-over-year shipments were down 32 per cent in the past quarter, with Apple far and away taking the biggest hit as its Watch shipments fell an eye-watering 55 per cent from last year. Analysts say that the drop is …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Jul 2016
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Wristjobs, whopping big 4Kers and fondleslabs: Currys' Xmas tech

Pics Retailers' “Christmas in July” press showcases may make your stomach churn at the thought of all that consumerist razzmatazz, but, season of goodwill aside, it’s also a time when new products get an airing before they go on sale in the coming months. Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA Gadgets galore and a new flipping Chromebook …
Bob Dormon, 8 Jul 2015
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Soon EVERYONE will be doing it with a strap-on: The Reg's 20 festive wearables

Product roundup Under the tree this Christmas, wearables beyond woolly socks, gloves and tasteless jumpers will be in abundance. Wristbands and smartwatches that track our activity now cover a diverse range of prices and functions. Most offer ‘lifelogging’, the latest buzzword used to describe monitoring everything you do from exercise to sleep …
Jennifer Newton, 18 Dec 2014
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Top ten car gadgets: Get your motor running with new shiny-shiny

Product Round-up With more and more cars rolling out of the factory gates with built-in Bluetooth and navigation systems, the market for in-car gadgetry should be drying up but there is still a wealth of interesting tech add-ons for your jalopy. Of course, one reason for this is that cars have a much longer lifecycle than gadgets. A four-year- …
Alun Taylor, 4 Jul 2014
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Ten... Satnavs to suit all budgets

Product Round-up The squeeze is on for satnav makers stuck between the rock of smartphone navigation apps and the hard place of the built-in systems that are finding their way into ever cheaper showroom models. Of course, there are still a heck of a lot of cars on the road that don’t have built-in navigation and while using your phone is fine …
Alun Taylor, 21 Apr 2012
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Ten... in-car gadgets and accessories

Car Week Reg Hardware Car Week With so much tech being built into the even the most mundane of motors, writing round-ups of car gadgets isn’t as easy as it used to be. For this list, the brief was even more exacting: only include kit that if you were given one for Christmas it wouldn’t be on eBay come Boxing Day. There’s a lot here …
Alun Taylor, 10 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

'Satnavs are definitely not doomed', insists TomTom man

IFA With satnav companies announcing revamped apps all over IFA Berlin, you'd be forgiven for thinking that moving onto smartphones and tablets was the game plan for a market that has seen sales plummet in the last few years. TomTom, Garmin and Navigon all saw fit to use the show to announce their updated-in-various-ways apps, …
Mio Spirit 687

Mio Spirit 687 satnav

Review The 687 sits at the top of Mio’s new range of Spirit satnavs and is a good illustration of exactly how much navigational kit you can expect to get for £150 these days. For your money you get a 5in, 480 x 272 screen, voice command, Bluetooth, road maps of 44 European countries, free TMC traffic data and some rather handy …
Alun Taylor, 27 May 2011
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Garmin intros roadcam-fed satnavs

Garmin has pushed its latest satnav out of the garage, adding a novel feature to the list of satnav regulars: live traffic cam pictures. Yes, the NüLink 2300 line of GPS gadgets - different models provide different maps - will feed you video from roadside cameras to convince Doubting Thomas motorists that the gadget is right …
Tony Smith, 10 May 2011

Garmin tells iPhone users where to go

Satnav giant Garmin's first turn-by-turn navigation app for iPhone makes its debut at CES this week. Garmin StreetPilot The StreetPilot App grants users unlimited access to Garmin's navigation system. Greeted by two simple options: 'Where to?' and 'View Map', customers can look up addresses or services and while on the move …
Caleb Cox, 4 Jan 2011
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Na'vi on your sat-navatar

Na'vi – the constructed language, or conlang, of those big blue dudes with the tails in Avatar – has tipped up on Garmin satnavs, or sat-Na'vis, as we must now call them. Amazingly, Garmin is citing public demand for this feature, which incorporates turn-by-turn instructions in a conlang that maybe 10 or 20 people in the world …
Drew Cullen, 17 Nov 2010
Garmin Nuvi 3790T

Garmin Nüvi 3790T satnav

Review With the Nüvifone M10 Garmin seemed intent on making a phone like a PND. Now with the 3790T it's going the other way, making a PND that looks and feels like a phone complete with a capacitive glass screen, super-skinny profile and hefty £300 price tag. Garmin Nuvi 3790T Garmin's Nûvi 3790T: takes voice commands, but doesn't …
Alun Taylor, 8 Nov 2010
Garmin Nüvifone M10

Garmin Asus Nüvifone M10

Review Smartphones and satnav are a pretty good combination, and there are plenty of configurations to choose from. You can use a free service like Google Maps or Nokia’s Ovi Maps, or buy an add-on like CoPilot Live. Typically, smartphones often come with at least one option pre-installed, but there is a third way. Garmin Nuvifone …
Sandra Vogel, 10 Aug 2010
The Register breaking news

Phone me the way to go home

Just a matter of time before most of us call on our mobile phones for in-car satnav. Millions of Europeans may already be there, according to a Comscore study, which estimates that 21 million mobile users in the five biggest Western European countries (UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy), use their handsets for navigation. …
Drew Cullen, 19 Apr 2010
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Y2.01K hits Garmin satnav

Garmin's Geko 201 GPS kit can't decide what year it is, flipping between decades every time it's switched on, though it's performing better on days of the week. Garmin Geko 201 Thanks to Reg Reader Dazed for the piccy 2010 is proving a complicated year for computers, fouling up debit cards in New Zealand and credit cards …
Bill Ray, 10 Mar 2010
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Garmin adds satellite imaging to satnavs

Getting stuck down one-way country paths because that's where your satnav told you to go should soon become a thing of the past, because Garmin plans to add bird’s eye view satellite images to selected models. Garmin_birds_eye_01 Garmin's BirdsEye images should make navigation easier The firm’s BirdsEye Satellite Imagery …
James Sherwood, 19 Jan 2010
Garmin Nüvi 1340T

Garmin Nüvi 1340T

Review As part of Garmin's recently refreshed in-car satnav range, the Nüvi 1340T will be the one satnav you won't want to leave stuck to your dashboard. With an easily portable slimline design, the Nüvi 1340T features a pedestrian mode that includes the ability to hold your hand on London's underground network. Garmin Nüvi 1340T …
Will Stapley, 14 Jul 2009

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