Review: Garmin Asus Garminfone
Easily the biggest improvement of the Garminfone over the Nuvifone is the sensitivity of the touchscreen. It's an unfair comparison, because capacitive screens are made for fingers, but the difference brings the Garmin Asus device from almost unusable to quite responsive. Touch input stalled in a few places. The lock screen uses a too-simple double-tap to unlock, and the phone occasionally wouldn't register my first hits. The menus were almost perfectly responsive, but not quite. There was a very slight, but noticeable delay when I tried to navigate the interface quickly. The capacitive buttons beneath the screen were also better than most I've used; I never had trouble getting them to respond to my taps. The phone supports pinch and zoom gestures, and this worked nicely. Pinching made navigating the maps, the photo gallery and the Web browser much easier.
Hands On with the Garmin Vivoactive 3
Garmin debuted several new wearables at IFA in Berlin this week, and the Vivoactive 3 is the most powerful among them. This smart-ish watch runs Garmin's proprietary software, rather than Android Wear, and specifically targets fitness-minded folk.
Garmin inReach Brings Satellite Messaging to Your Phone
Jan 5, 2017
Garmin this week announced its inReach series of satellite communicators. These standalone handheld devices can also be paired with any Android, iOS or Windows 10 smartphone to provide satellite-based text messaging and GPS mapping on your phone even where there is no cellular coverage.
Review: Apple Watch Series 2
Apple's new smartwatch takes a giant leap in the right direction thanks to a faster processor and dramatically improved software. WatchOS 3.0 retools the wearable with a strong focus on fitness.
Google Assistant Can Now Hail Your Lyft or Uber
Oct 4, 2018
Google today made it easy to hail a ride by asking Google Assistant. Moving forward, people can say, "Hey Google, book a ride to the airport" and the Assistant will display a list of available ride services, such as Uber, Lyft, Ola, Grab, GO-JEK, and others.
Google Adds Lyft and Gett to Google Maps
Sep 8, 2016
Google today boosted the number of ride-hailing services available within Google Maps to a total of nine. Moving forward, Lyft and Gett will display ride options in the U.S.