In late August I mentioned the Garmin nuvi battery recall. Unfortunately, our Garmin nuvi 260W was in the “small subset” off affected units, so we sent it off for service. Better that than have our battery start a fire, right?

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Garmin nuvi GPS Battery Recall

by Michael on August 26, 2010 · 0 comments

If you have a Garmin nuvi GPS, then listen up. I just received an e-mail from Garmin about a product safety recall relating to a potential risk of the battery overheating in your GPS unit. Bummer, huh? Here’s the scoop…

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Garmin nuvi 260W Text-to-Speech Not Working

by Michael on January 18, 2010 · 3 comments

We have a Garmin nuvi 260W, and we love it. The wide screen and text-to-speech functionality make navigation a snap. We were thus very disappointed when our GPS suddenly stop reading of the street names.

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Garmin nuvi GPS Review and Accessories

by Michael on January 17, 2010 · 0 comments

Just over a year ago, we got our first GPS navigator. We’ve had various handheld GPS units over the years for geocaching, but we’ve never had a dedicated unit for in-car navigation. All I can say now is that I’m glad we took the plunge.

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Over the weekend, I took the kids geocaching for the first time in quite awhile. Before heading out, I fired up our Garmin 60CSx GPS, plugged it into my MacBook Pro* and then headed for to load up some caches.

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