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NAVMII Thailand App Review

NAVMII Thailand App

One of the most basic challenges endured by a majority of navigators is the loss of internet connectivity while traveling. Naturally, all online navigation apps are rendered useless when there is no internet connectivity. Only offline navigation apps like NAVMII Thailand app will help you to travel around safely without getting lost when you find yourself in an area without stable cellular connectivity. Just to refresh your memory, the NAVMII Thailand App is a free community based offline navigation software for drivers. As we speak, there are more than 24 million drivers in more than 185 countries globally using the NAVMII offline navigation app. This article will disclose to you everything you need know about the NAVMII Thailand navigation app including its features, pros, and cons. Continue reading

Garmin Approach S60 review

Review on Garmin Approach S60

Even before the term “wearable tech” existed, Garmin was already knocking out magnificent GPS golf watches. As we speak, the Garmin Approach S60 is their latest model. So far, the Garmin Approach S60 which hit the market in June 2017 looks like the most efficient and sophisticated GPS wrist-based golf watch this year. Compared to the earlier Garmin dedicated golf watches like the Garmin Approach S20, the Garmin Approach S60 comes with many world-class features to not only track but also to improve your game. This Garmin Approach S60 review will disclose to you everything you need to know about this outstanding, stylish, sleek, and lightweight Fenix 5-like designed golf watch. Continue reading

Garmin Dash Cam 35 review

The Garmin Dash Cam 35 is an easy-to-use high-quality driving recorder with a 3.0-inch LCD display. This dash cam comes with a wide range of top-notch features that enable it to accomplish two vital functions while mounted on your vehicle’s windscreen. First, it features a full High Definition 720p or 1080p in-car camera to record real-time traffic accidents and incidents. Secondly, the dash cam uses a GPS database to alert both mobile and fixed speed cameras. This Garmin Dash Cam 35 expert review will disclose to you the functions, features, design, and the usage of this dashboard camera to help you in deciding if the driving camera is worth purchasing.

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Huawei Watch 2 Review

Review on GPS Smartwatch – Huawei Watch 2

Huawei Watch 2

GPS Smartwatch – Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 (link to Huawei Watch 2 on Amazon) promises to stand out and make a difference to the wide range of fitness-focused smartwatches on the market in 2017. Our Huawei Watch 2 review aims to show you what to expect from the second generation smartwatch designed and manufactured by Huawei.

The gadget has been announced by Huawei on Sunday, 26 February 2017. While the first generation of the Huawei smartwatch was targeted to the fashion conscious, the second generation focuses more on fitness and exercise.


When it comes to design, the Huawei Watch 2’s Sports variant is distancing from the fashion-focused original Huawei Watch. That doesn’t mean that the Huawei Watch 2 is not an attractive wearable gadget. However, the product features a generic sporty smartwatch design instead of the traditional watch’s silver stainless steel body. The Huawei Watch 2 comes with a double chrome design and a plastic body.

The circular display is fairly large at 1.2-inch. With a height of 12.6 mm and only one case sized 45 mm available, it may look a bit awkward and bulky on smaller wrists. At 57 g, the Huawei Watch 2 is quite heavy compared to the second-generation Apple Watch that comes at 45 g.

According to Huawei, the ceramic bezel used on its second generation smartwatch is six times harder than stainless steel. While still being relatively lightweight, the ceramic bezel ensures that the sporty gadget is resistant to abrasion. The mirror-finish bezel is also quite resistant to scratches.

The Huawei Watch 2 provides a comfortable fit around the wrist, as its lugs are lower than other smartwatch models on the market. This also provides better stability during heart rate monitoring.Huawei Watch 2

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Garmin inReach Explorer+ Review

Reasonably affordable two-way satellite communication – Garmin inReach Explorer+

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Garmin recently launched two new products, the Garmin inReach Explorer+ (link to Amazon) and the Garmin inReach SE+. Both products come with a ton of new exciting features and improvements in the Garmin’s product line. Among them, two-way communication. It comes to mind the RINO series (link to Amazon), which allow us to communicate within the radio range. Well, the inReach provides all new level of communication. It consists of a feature that makes the inReach series very unique as it enables users to communicate with other people without having to depend on a radio or mobile network range. It relays on a direct satellite communication. That means it may be used to communicate from almost any place in the world. Garmin claims that it has 100% global coverage. Just as a quick note: the inReach products actually come from the acquired by Garmin company DeLorme earlier this year. You can read more about the purchase in the Garmin Newsroom here.

While both Explorer+ and SE+ come packed with new and amazing technology, the Garmin Explorer+ comes with preloaded TOPO Maps and consists of a barometric sensor, electronic compass, and accelerometer.

The Garmin inReach Explorer+ is a device targeted for those who love outdoor adventure, for both fun and work. Especially in places where there is no regular mobile coverage (very rural areas, deserts, seas etc.). The device is basically used to track one’s location, navigate to certain points and also to communicate with other people via 2-way text messaging from any place in the world.

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Garmin Vivosmart 3 Review

Review on a new fitness tracker from Garmin – Vivosmart 3 

Garmin vivosmart 3

Garmin fitness tracker vivosmart 3

One of the areas that were positively affected by technology is the fitness sector. There are various technologies that have been developed to boost this sector. One of these technologies is the wrist-based fitness monitoring band. We have been observing Garmin for many years and we do trust their products, especially considering the fact that they have years of experience and tons of money spent on improvements and development of fitness devices. Over the years Garmin introduced various, incredibly successful products in this market (thinking about all the GPS watches for running – Forerunner series). And definitely one of the best in this range is Garmin Vivosmart 3. This is an upgrade from the previous version and provides additional features.

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Garmin Fenix 5 review

The best GPS watch for adventurers in 2017

When looking for an excellent sports watch, hardly do sleek and elegant designs come with functionality and modern outdoor and multisport features. However, the release of the Garmin Fenix 5 has proven that there can be an exception to this rule. Boasting custom Connect IQ as well as advanced smartwatch possibilities in an elegant and classy design, this watch is truly living up to the vibe.

Even better is the fact that the watch comes in a range of styles, shapes, and sizes to fit every need of a watch geek. And with all the convenience features of a modern smartwatch, it is something every man or woman living in this fast-paced life can find resourceful. Read on through this Garmin Fenix 5 Review, for more insight on this trendy gadget.

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Garmin nuvi 55

Garmin nuvi 55 review (รายละเอียดของ Garmin Nuvi 55 – กรุณาเลื่อนลง).

nuvi 55The Nuvi 55 is part of Garmin’s Essential lineup of GPS devices, and is a pretty strong contender compared to other devices in its segment. The Garmin Nuvi 55 is an easy to use GPS device. It is Appointed with a ton of Useful features Such As speed Limit Alerts and As it is Garmin, it provides clear interface.
To Add to this, The Garmin Nuvi 55 Arrives with a few extras Such As The Ability to display your Last parking Spot,. which proves useful for those who move their car frequently. The Garmin 55 introduced at the 2014 CES back in January is a few notches above its predecessor, and with a 4,990 THB mark price tag, it is affordable and offers tremendous value.



POI Search, Design and Navigationnuvi 55
Boasting a Compact footprint at 180.1 grams and 8.6 by 13.9 by 2.0 cm (HWD), The Garmin Nuvi 55 is fitted with a Recessed Power button located at The Upper left Hand Corner of The Device. It also brings onboard a memory card slot, USB charging port, speaker and a mount attachment on the rear panel. The body of the Nuvi 55 is crafted of plastic material, and is embedded with a 5 inch color touch screen that delivers a stunning resolution of 480 by 272 pixels. This display can be viewed horizontally and vertically, but does not automatically reorient, which can be manually achieved from the settings menu. It also has a white backlight so you can easily view the screen at night.

The included mount of the Garmin Nuvi 55 arrives in two parts and are easy to attach, where one pieces snaps to the rear, and the other with the suction cup fits comfortably into that piece. Once the mount is installed, the mount position of the Nuvi 55 can be effortlessly adjusted to be positioned on the windshield. Powered directly and not through the mount, the Garmin Nuvi 55 features a battery level indicator at the top of the screen and lasts 2 hours when fully charged.

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Considering low battery life is one of its pitfalls especially for those travelling long distances, Garmin included a car power cable as part of the package. When powered on, the Nuvi 55 showcases a clean interface that presents users with just two main options View Map and Where To Also displayed simultaneously on startup is a sidebar with links to apps, settings, volume and even a stop button if you’re already. travelling on a route. The interface is intuitive and offers helpful tips such as returning to the home screen by simply pressing and holding the back button.

Inputting a destination is relatively easy and where most GPS devices prompt to enter the city first, the Garmin Nuvi 55 asks for the street address prior to searching in a specific radius. If you’re searching for an address beyond the specified radius, the Nuvi 55 will ask you to add the city or town, and will then fetch the results and display them along with the estimated arrival time and speed, and the speed limit of the. current road if available.

One of the areas where the Garmin Nuvi 55 excels is its signal capabilities, which are clearly strong and visible indoors. When navigating especially on highways, the Garmin GPS device also indicates directions to display the exit ramps. Unlike other devices in its class, the voice prompts of the Nuvi 55 are succinct and timely, and are extremely effective particularly when these prompts are ignored during rerouting responses. Instead the voice prompts of the device automatically update as you drive rather than wasting precious time announcing its recalculating. 


nuvi 55Features of Gamin Nuvi 55
The Garmin Nuvi 55 features an Extensive Database of POI’s (Points of Interest) and Pressing Where to You with a multitude of destinations presents Even IF that’s stored in your Home The Device. You can also browse through the POI? S by categories as well as stored and recent destinations. The Up Ahead feature of the Nuvi 55 can be accessed directly from the map view to display a sidebar with information regarding distance and POI categories of your choice. Destinations you can check for using the Up Ahead feature include distance from the nearest ATM, lodging and gas stations without exiting the map screen.

The Garmin Nuvi 55 makes it seamless to navigate through complex interchanges with the Lane Assist with Junction View. Once you reach a complex junction, the Nuvi 55 will automatically display the right road so you don? T miss the respective exit. The team at Garmin has managed to include this long list of features and still maintain a price tag that is much needed for entry level users. News users should be able to get the device started and generate a route right out of the box.

nuvi 55All you need to do is input a destination, and the Garmin Nuvi 55 will guide you on the right track with superior accuracy and detailed text to speech operation for hand free operation. If you? D like to avoid complex paths such as highways and tweak the route, simply switch the Nuvi 55 from 2-D to 3-D views at any given time. Good news is that all of this requires no additional setup, and the device arrives with an expansive database containing hundreds of thousands of points of interest and also the Thai, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei maps. You can also buy the City Navigator maps separately should you wish to travel and use the Garmin Nuvi 55 in other countries. However, if you get lost anywhere in Thailand, activate the Where am I feature and allow the Nuvi 55 to locate hospitals, police stations, and other emergency services in the vicinity.




  • Portable with 5 “screen
  • Easy to use with dual orientation display.
  • Navigate effortlessly through complex paths with the Lane Assist and Junction View.
  • Garmin Express offers one stop device management.
  • Easily search addresses and hundreds of thousands of points of interest.
  • Arrived with detailed maps of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
  • Affordable price


  • No lifetimes map updates (Available with the Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT).
  • No lifetime traffic updates (Available with the Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT).
  • Lacks headphone jack and MP3 player
  • Low battery life

Final Thoughts
The Most notable Feature of The Essential Series is Garmin’s commitment to offering 5? GPS navigators. The battery life is not the best in its class, but is enough to navigate for distances within 2 hours. For above 2 hours traveling time, Garmin does include a Power Cable to sweeten The Package.
With free The Trip Planner software, users Can Plan Routes on a Computer and then Transfer them to The Gamin Nuvi 55 GPS Device. If you do not have a smartphone or need a larger screen, the Garmin Nuvi 55 is a great choice especially for those on a shoestring budget.

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รายละเอียดของ Garmin Nuvi 55

Nuvi 55 เป็นอุปกรณ์นำทางที่สำคัญอีกชิ้นหนึ่งของ Garmin ที่เรียงแถวออกมาสู่ตลาด และเป็นคู่แข่งที่มีประสิทธิภาพสูง เมื่อเปรียบเทียบกับอุปกรณ์อื่น ๆ ในกลุ่มเดียวกัน Garmin Nuvi 55 เป็นอุปกรณ์ที่ใช้ง่าย มีคุณสมบัติมากมายที่เป็นประโยชน์ต่อผู้ใช้ เช่น การเตือนเมื่อขับรถเร็วเกินกำหนด และ เหมือนอุปกรณ์อื่น ๆ ของ Garman ที่มีการประสานระหว่างตัวเครื่องกับผู้ใช้อย่างชัดเจน

Nuvi 55 มาพร้อมกับคุณสมบัติใหม่ ๆ เช่น ความสามารถในการแสดงให้ คุณรู้ว่าครั้งสุดท้าย คุณจอดรถที่ไหน, ซึ่งจะเป็นประโยชน์มากสำหรับผู้ที่ต้องเคลื่อนย้ายรถบ่อย ๆ Garmin Nuvi 55 เปิดตัวในเดือนมกราคมปี 2557 ซึ่งในขณะนั้นมีอุปกรณ์น้อยมากที่สามารถทำงานในหน้าที่นี้ได้ , ด้วยราคาเพียง 4,990 บาท , เป็นราคาที่คุ้มค่ากับประโยชน์มหาศาลที่คุณจะได้รับ

การหาจุดสนใจ ( POI ), รูปลักษณ์ และการนำทาง

ด้วยน้ำหนักเพียง 180.1 กรัม และหน้าจอ 8.6 X 13.9 X 2.0 ซม. ( กว้างxยาวxหนา ) Garmin Nuvi 55 มีปุ่มเปิดปิดที่อยู่ทางมุมบนซ้ายของหน้าจอ นอกจากนี้ยังมีการ์ดความจำ, ที่ชาร์จ USB, ลำโพงและที่ยึดติดตัวเครื่องกับรถยนต์. ตัวเครื่องของ Nuvi 55 ทำจากพลาสติกสังเคราะห์ และหน้าจอสีสัมผัสขนาด 5 นิ้วที่มีความละเอียดมากถึง 480 x 272 พิกเซล หน้าจอสามารถดูได้ทั้งแนวนอนและแนวตั้ง, แต่จะไม่ได้เปลี่ยนเองโดยอัตโนมัติ, ซึ่งสามารถตั้งค่าเองได้ง่าย ๆ ในเมนูการตั้งค่า นอกจากนี้ยังมีแสงหน้าจอสีขาว ( white backlight ) ที่ทำให้มองเห็นได้อย่างชัดเจนในเวลากลางคืน

แท่นยึดติด Garmin Nuvi 55 เข้ากับรถยนต์ มี 2 ส่วน และสามารถต่อเข้าด้วยกันได้อย่างง่ายได้ , ชื้นหนึ่งต่อเข้าด้านหลังและอีกด้านต่อกับแท่นยึดตัวเครื่องกับรถยนต์ เมื่อติดตั้งแล้ว ยังสามารถปรับตำแหน่งของตัวเครื่องให้คุณมองเห็นได้อย่างชัดเจนที่สุดได้อย่างง่ายดายอีกด้วย ใช้ไฟตรงจากแบตเตอรี่ , แน่ใจได้ว่าไม่มีไฟไหลผ่านทางแท่นยึดติดตัวเครื่อง , แบตเตอรี่อยู่ด้านบนของหน้าจอ และเมื่อชาร์จไฟจนเต็มแล้วจะสามารถใช้ได้ 2 ชั่วโมง

สิ่งที่ควรคำนึงถึงคือ ระยะการใช้งานของแบตเตอรี่ ถ้าใช้ได้ไม่นานจะเป็นสิ่งที่อุปสรรคมาก โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งสำหรับผู้ที่ต้องเดินทางไกล ดังนั้น Germin จึงให้สายสำหรับชาร์จในรถกับผู้ซื้อด้วย เมื่อเปิดใช้งาน จุดเด่นของ Nuvi 55 คือ จะมีการประสานระหว่างตัวเครื่องกับผู้ใช้อย่างชัดเจน คือ เมนูหลัก ๆ เพียง 2 เมนูเท่านั้น เพื่อช่วยในการดูแผนที่ และในเวลาเดียวกันจะแสดงแถบเริ่มต้นซึ่งเป็นเมนูที่เชื่อมโยงไปถึง แอปพลิเคชั่น, การตั้งค่า, เสียง และการหยุดใช้เมื่อคุณอยู่ในเส้นทางที่ต้องการแล้ว การเชื่อมโยงระหว่าง Nuvi 55 กับผู้ใช้เป็นไปอย่างธรรมชาติ นอกจากนี้ยังมีเคล็ดลับมากมายที่เป็นประโยชน์ เช่น การกลับไปที่หน้าแรกของเมนูโดยการกดปุ่มย้อนกลับค้างไว้ เป็นต้น

การใส่จุดหมายปลายทางสามารถทำได้อย่างง่ายดาย และเหมือนอุปกรณ์จีพีเอส ( GPS ) ส่วนใหญ่ คือ ใส่ชื่อเมืองก่อน หลังจากนั้น Garmin Nuvi 55 จะถามคุณว่าถนนอะไร เพื่อค้นหาบริเวณที่คุณต้องการไป ถ้าคุณเลขที่บ้านก่อนบริเวณที่คุณต้องการไป Nuvi 55 จะขอให้คุณใส่ชื่อเมือง หรือตำบล หลังจากนั้นจะนำเสนอพื้นที่ต่าง ๆ ที่เกี่ยวข้องให้คุณเห็นในเวลาอันรวดเร็ว รวมถึงถนนเส้นต่าง ๆ ด้วยถ้ามีการระบุไว้ในฐานข้อมูล

จุดเด่นอย่างหนึ่งของ Garmin Nuvi 55 คือ ความสามารถในการรับสัญญาณที่ยอดเยี่ยม ซึ่งสามารถรับได้ไกลและแรง เมื่ออุปกรณ์นำทางของ German อยู่บนถนน โดยเฉพาะบนทางหลวง จะยังสามารถแยกแยะเส้นทางได้อย่างยอดเยี่ยม และนอกจากนี้ยังแสดงให้เห็นถึงทางออกต่าง ๆ ด้วย ไม่เหมือนอุปกรณ์นำทางอื่น ๆ ที่อยู่ในรุ่นเดียวกัน การนำทางด้วยเสียงของ Nuvi 55 จะสั้นกระชับและในเวลาที่เหมาะสม และยังมีประสิทธิภาพสูงสุดโดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งเมื่อการนำทางด้วยเสียงนี้ถูกเพิกเฉยในระหว่างรอข้อมูล การนำทางด้วยเสียงจะอัพเดทเองอัตโนมัติในขณะที่คุณขับรถ เพื่อเป็นการไม่เสียเวลาอันมีค่าของคุณ

คุณสมบัติต่าง ๆ ของ Gamin Nuvi 55

Garmin Nuvi 55 มีฐานข้อมูลสิ่งที่น่าสนใจขนาดใหญ่ ( POI ) และนำเสนอปลายทางมากมาย รวมถึงบ้านของคุณด้วยถ้าคุณบันทึกข้อมูลไว้ในเครื่อง คุณสามารถเข้าผ่านทาง POI ได้ด้วย รวมถึงข้อมูลอื่น ๆ และปลายทางล่าสุดด้วย เมนูเส้นทางล่วงหน้าของ Nuvi 55 สามารถใช้ได้โดยตรงจากแผนที่ เพื่อแสดงเมนูข้อมูลที่เกี่ยวข้องกับเส้นทางและแสดง POI ที่คุณระบุไว้ คุณสามารถตรวจสอบปลายทางได้จากเมนูเส้นทางล่วงหน้า รวมไปถึง ตู้เอทีเอ็มที่และปั๊มน้ำมันที่อยู่ใกล้ที่สุด ( บอกจำนวนระยะทางที่คุณจะไปถึงด้วย ) โดยที่ไม่ต้องออกจากหน้าจอหลัก

Garmin Nuvi 55 นำเสนอเส้นทางอย่างต่อเนื่องไม่ติดขัดถึงแม้ว่าจะเป็นเส้นทางที่ซับซ้อน ด้วยตัวช่วยจัดการช่องทางการจราจรและทางแยกต่าง ๆ เมื่อคุณไปถึงทางแยกที่มีหลาย ๆ แยก Nuvi 55 จะแสดงเส้นทางที่ถูกต้องให้คุณโดยอัตโนมัติ ดังนั้น คุณจึงมั่นใจได้ว่าคุณจะไม่หลงทางหรือพลาดทางออกที่คุณต้องการไป ทีมงานของ Garmin ได้รวมคุณสมบัติมากมายต่าง ๆ เหล่านี้ไว้ให้คุณ และยังคงรักษาราคาที่ผู้ใช้จ่ายได้ ผู้ใช้รายใหม่สามารถติดตั้งและใช้เครื่องมือได้ทันทีที่แกะออกมาจากกล่อง

สิ่งเดียวที่คุณต้องทำ คือ ใส่จุดหมายปลายทาง และ Germin Nuvi 55 จะนำคุณไปยังเส้นทางที่ถูกต้อง พร้อมทั้งเสียงนำทางที่บอกรายละเอียดต่าง ๆ เพื่อคุณจะไม่ต้องกังวลว่าจะพลาดเส้นทางที่คุณต้องการจะไป และขับรถได้อย่างปลอดภัย ถ้าคุณต้องการหลีกเลี่ยงเส้นทางที่ซับซ้อน เช่น ถนนที่มีทางแยกมากมาย เป็นต้น คุณก็เพียงแค่ปรับ Nuvi 55 จากโหมด 2-D ให้เป็น 3-D ตามต้องการโดยไม่ต้องตั้งค่าใหม่ให้ยุ่งยาก อุปกรณ์นำทางนี้มาพร้อมกับฐานข้อมูลขนาดใหญ่ ที่รวบรวมสถานที่ที่น่าสนใจไว้มากมาย รวมไปแผนที่มีมากถึง 4 ประเทศ คือ ประเทศไทย, มาเลเซีย, สิงคโปร์และบรูไน นอกจากนี้คุณยังสามารถซื้อแผนที่นำทางในเมืองที่คุณอยากจะเดินทางไปต่างหากได้ และใช้ Garmin Nuvi 55 ในประเทศต่าง ๆ ได้ด้วย แต่ถ้าคุณหลงทางในประเทศไทย เพียงคุณกดที่ ฉันอยู่ที่ไหน:แวร์ แอม ไอ ( where am I ) Nuvi 55 จะแสดงผลโรงพยาบาล สถานีตำรวจ และบริการฉุกเฉินอื่น ๆ ในพื้นที่ใกล้เคียงกับที่คุณอยู่ ณ. ขณะนั้นให้กับคุณทันที
จุดเด่น :

  • หน้าจอ 5 นิ้วขนาดพกพา
  • ใช้งานง่าย ด้วยหน้าจอที่สามารถดูหมุนดูเส้นทางได้ทั้งแนวตั้งและแนวนอน
  • ค้นหาเส้นทางซับซ้อนได้อย่างง่ายได้ ด้วยระบบแนะนำช่องทางรวมถึงแยกต่าง ๆ ที่เข้าใจง่ายและแม่นยำ
  • บริการลูกค้าอย่างรวดเร็วด้วย จุดบริการจุดเดียวเบ็ดเสร็จ ( one stop service )
  • ค้นหาที่อยู่ต่าง ๆ และสถานที่น่าสนใจที่มีอยู่อย่างมากมายได้อย่างง่ายได้
  • มีแผนที่มากถึง 4 ประเทศ คือ ประเทศไทย, มาเลเซีย, สิงคโปร์และบรูไน
  • ราคาสบายกระเป๋า

จุดด้อย :

  • ไม่มี lifetimes map updates ( แต่มีในรุ่น Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT)
  • ไม่มี lifetimes traffic updates (แต่มีในรุ่น Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT)
  • ไม่มีที่เสียบหูฟังและเครื่องเล่น MP3
  • ระยะการใช้แบตเตอรี่สั้น ( ต่อการชาร์จจนเต็มหนึ่งครั้ง )

ชื่อเสียงโดดเด่นที่สุดของอุปกรณ์ชุดนี้ คือ ความตั้งใจของ Germin ในการนำเสนอ อุปกรณ์นำทางขนาด 5 นิ้ว ระยะเวลาการใช้แบตเตอรี่สั้นเมื่อเทียบกับอุปกรณ์อื่น ๆ ในหมวดหมู่เดียวกัน แต่ก็นานเพียงพอที่จะใช้ได้ 2 ชั่วโมง ดังนั้น ในการเดินทางที่ใช้เวลามากกว่า 2 ชั่วโมง Germin จึงรวมสายชาร์จแบตเตอรี่ไว้ให้ด้วย พร้อมทั้ง ซอร์ฟแวร์การวางแผนการเดินทาง ฟรี ผู้ใช้สามารถวางแผนเส้นทางต่าง ๆ ผ่านทางคอมพิวเตอร์ และถ่ายโอนข้อมูลไปยัง Germin Nuvi 55 ถ้าคุณไม่มีสมาร์ทโฟนหรือต้องการหน้าจอที่ใหญ่ขึ้น Garmin Nuvi 55 เป็นทางเลือกที่ยอดเยี่ยมมาก ๆ โดยเฉพาะสำหรับผู้ที่มีงบประมาณจำกัด

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Garmin Driving Recorder GDR33 review

Garmin Driving Recorder GDR33 – Superior Safety on the Roads

Garmin, formerly an American entity, is since 2010, known as a Swiss company that is manufacturing top notch GPS devices for marine, aviation, and consumer applications.

In the last 24 odd years, ever since it began producing superior quality devices, Garmin has set new standards of excellence in technological innovations, and is today, in a sense leading the way in progressive engineering that’s adding greater efficiency, safety and productivity to the lives of millions.

A new notch in the series of Garmin products is the powerful Driving Recorder, the GDR 33, which is all set to redefine the way we navigate on roads. A stand alone, high definition recorder, this device, has been developed to offer a safe and relaxed drive on the road.


Garmin GDR 33 Garmin GDR33

This review looks at the unique features and technologies in the device and how the device helps to make driving a safer experience.



Garmin Driving Recorder GDR33 – the Next Generation Driving Safety Tool


A next generation GPS tool, the Garmin driving recorder, integrates the GPS system along with display and gravity sensor to offer a fascinating tool for safe navigation.

This device enables high resolution recording of driving and in the process, captures information on collisions and accidents and near hits and misses on the roads.

During the drive, the device captures and delivers significant and accurate information on time, speed, coordinates, images, maps, and tracks, which serve as an overall powerful safeguard from accidents. In fact, point to point references and relative positions on the map are also explicitly understood through the crisp display monitor. The data information that is projected is also comparable to older feeds of data.

The built in GPS technology sets this device apart from several other road safety tools. GPS offers critical information live, along with images, maps, image recording, tracks, coordinates and time and speed parameters. The data recorded here can be transported to a PC device for convenient viewing and analysis.



The Devices that Together Make Up the GDR33 GPS Recorder


The technology of the driving recorder is available as separate devices, which together make up this potent tool. The set includes the following tools:


1. 2.3 inch monitor

This tool displays images as they are recorded, and gives real-time feedback. The images are crisp and those related to accident scenes help in later clarification of the accident and to find out who was responsible for it.


2. Gravity Sensor

A very critical component to the recorder set is the gravity sensor, which is capable of detecting vibrations in the vehicle, emergency braking action, and an impending collision. The G-sensor gets activated automatically as soon as an event requires that. The prerecorded events are also well preserved in the sensor.


3. Built-in Battery

The built-in battery, on 100% charge, survives for one hour, and all recorded files safely shut down when the device is switched off.



Amazing Features in the GDR 33


1. The High Resolution Camera

The striking feature of the GDR33 is its high definition camera, which adopts fast aperture F2.0, while capturing images. The camera has superior quality night lenses that improve recording and images taken in the evening or in poor light.

You need not be concerned about overexposure, because the camera is embedded with a special subtle illumination. Thus there is no after-image. Likewise, noise issues during shooting are taken care of by the low noise processing technology.

Night time shooting is crystal clear, and the 110 degree angle camera lens records every angle from the front view to the blind sides as well! Also, all vehicle movement, from both the left and ride sides can be captured with ease. In all, this entire unique camera feature is what makes the GDR such a superb device to have.


2. Automatic Protection of Files

This is a crucial feature that provides firm protection to all files, both pre-recorded and those which are taken live during collisions. As we have seen, the built in gravity system gears up automatically in events of impacts or collision prompts. With this automatic protection feature kicking in, the files are saved. There is no overwriting or loss of important information – you have all the data right in front of you, that’s for sure.


3. Manual File Protection System

You can use this feature to protect files manually when collision prompts occur. Thus you can be doubly sure that is no loss of important images and other data.


4. Snapshot for Reference

Snapshot allows you to manually capture still images after collision. You can remove the device from the vehicle to use this feature for taking close-up shots. The operation works fast and serves as a vital piece of information for later analysis and investigation of the accident.



PC Tool Software – the Backbone of the GDR 33


This software provides vital information on coordinates, time and speed and road condition. You can watch the files directly on the device or on your computer.

PC Tool Software for GDR33


With the PC Tool Software, you are able to get comprehensive point to point data. By clicking on the track info, you are able to view the corresponding image, and position of the vehicle on the map at that time. Thus it becomes easy to reconstruct the ‘path’ leading up to the incident.

The Garmin GDR 33 is one of the few devices which provide such precise information for comparing data.

For accidents and collisions, the saved files serve as an important source of vital evidence. Comparing road conditions, and positions on the map, as you go along is far easier with the tracking tool built into the display screen.



An Array of Powerful Specs


Having a dimension of 8.19 x 6.57 x 4.16 cm (L x W x D) and weight 122g, this gadget has a special gravity sensor with collision sensitivity, a microphone and speaker, as well as a memory card slot for fitting a microSDHC 4GB – 32 GB card.

Its photosensitive components are 3M, 1/3″, CMOS, with a frame rate of 30 FPS. The gadget supports the AVI video format (enabled with H.264 compression technology)

In recording mode, the battery allows non-stop recording even when the card is full. Old files are overwritten, except of course those which are being protected.

The specific camera features of this device are described below.

At a speed of 30 frames per second, you get a resolution of 1080p, and you can record about 1.8 hours video. When you reduce the resolution to 720p, for the same speed of 30 frames per second, you get 4.3 hours recorded footage. The default micro SD card is the one with 8GB capacity. For videos in WGA format at 480p and speed of 30 frames per second, your 8GB micro SD card has a capacity to record about 9 hours footage.

The gadget best functions in an ambient temperature of 0 to 70 degrees Celsius.

Its special 2.3″ TFT LCD screen offers crisp images that are high definition and very pleasant to the eyes. The camera offers a fast aperture measuring F=2.0 with a shooting range and horizontal viewing angle at 110 degree which also captures images both on the left and right.



Make Your GDR33 Even Better- Get Set for a Refined Experience


The GDR33 is packed with special additional tools to make your recording easier. This includes the most essential driving recorder, a ball arm with adhesive tapes, a 4 meter car charger made exclusively for the recorder and a quick start manual to help you better understand the working of the device.

In all, this is one GPS device that will offer you added safety and a smoother driving experience. And being a product from the house of Garmin, which has already sold over 126 million related GPS products as of May 2014, it is not surprising that this one too is all set to change the way we commute on the roads.



GDR 33 – What Users Are Saying


User feedback on the GDR 33 has generally been very positive.

Most reviews are giving the device a high value rating. Several customers have also identified this new generation driving device as a must-have tool inside vehicles, for a safer experience on roads.



GDR33 Pros And Cons



It has a compact design and is easy to handle. The built-in battery operates for more than an hour, on full charge.

The gadget also comes with a long DC cable. It is truly user friendly, fuss free, easy to operate with an auto start – very good for non-technical users! Interestingly, it also allows some fantastic configurable options for advanced users.



The white balance often jumps when affected by a sudden color change. Also, the tiny micro SD card needs very careful and patient handling.

But these few negative aspects tend to get mitigated due to the gadget’s superior quality.


Final Thoughts

Overall, the Garmin Driving Recorder GDR 33 is a good buy. It is a device geared up towards efficient and insightful analysis of auto accidents. 


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Garmin VIRB Elite Action Camera – Your Actions Recorded Forever

Garmin VIRB Elite Action Camera – Your Actions Recorded Forever

The action in the action camera segment is heating up and how!

Garmin, the leader in GPS products recently launched the VIRB Elite Action Camera, all set to take on the leader in this niche – the GoPro.

If you are adventure enthusiast, if ‘action’ is what gets you going, wouldn’t you love to have a record of what you have done? From mountain biking to skiing to surfing and any other action you can think of, the VIRB Elite is there by your side, recording every moment forever. And even if you are not really an action aficionado, this action camera from Garmin is quite handy for shooting precious family vacations, baseball and basketball games and much more.


Yes, the need and the use for an action camera always exist. The question now is how well does the Garmin VIRB Elite satisfy this need? How does the video quality compare to the market leader? What is the ease of use for this action cam? And price wise where does the VIRB Elite stand?

Read this review to find out.



Garmin VIRB Elite Action Camera – An Introduction


Small and unassuming, this camera looks deceptively simple and easy to use. And for once, looks are not deceiving. The camera is indeed simple to use. Available in a self contained rugged unit that is highly resistant to the elements, there is no need for a separate housing -waterproof or any other kind- for this camera for regular use.

Let’s take a quick look at the technical specs. The VIRB Elite records true HD quality video at 1080p at the rate of 30 frames per second. When you want still photographs, the CMOS processor does the needful at 16 megapixels. Weighing just 6.2 ounces, the camera is quite light and the dimensions are 4.7X2.2X1.6 inches.


The 1.4 inch Chroma color display is a convenient way to set up precisely the action you want. Preview and playback are made easy with this display.

Garmin introduces the VIRB camera in two formats- the VIRB and the VIRB Elite. Both have the same performance features. The difference is that the Elite model comes with in built GPS to tag your location, Wi-FI to enable connectivity and a host of sensors that let you track and record various parameters including speed, attitude, direction and even your heartbeat.

This camera is powered by a 200mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery, offering an impressive battery life of 3 hours. You may get tired of performing your stunts?chances are the VIRB Elite is still not.



What Works for the VIRB Elite


1. HD Video Recording – High Quality Video

On using the VIRB Elite at its standard settings of 1080p that covers 30fps we found the video quality to be smooth and it captured the action in minute details. On lowering the resolution to 720p to capture 60 frames per second, the resultant video appeared sharper and seemed completely blur-free.

So when you want high resolution in your videos or when you wish to capture high speed action, the VIRB Elite can meet your needs perfectly.


2. Ease of Use

The controls sit conveniently on the side of the device. In fact, we are forced to acknowledge that the VIRB buttons are more logically laid out that the GoPro?s latest offering.

The power button is present on the right side, which is also home for following navigation commands – Up/Down, OK and Snapshot. Navigation is extremely simple. Using the up/down button helps change the display settings. You can turn on the Viewfinder easily and use the leveling function- it’s extremely intuitive.

On the left is a large toggle for recording, which you merely have to slide into position when you say ‘action’. The camera is now rolling. And frankly what we like best is that the recording slider is nice and big and glove friendly. No more struggling with teeny-tiny buttons and missing the action! We love these practical touches Garmin has incorporated into the VIRB.

Another practical touch is bright bold green light which confirms that recording is currently in progress.


3. The Display

The 1.4 inch Chroma display is one of biggest advantages of the VIRB Elite over the GoPro. The latter offers a small (perhaps tiny is a better word) monochrome screen and users have to shell out extra for an LCD screen that can be clipped on. With the VIRB Elite, the display enables you to get your best shot. Use the display, go into menu settings, choose slow motion or other options and you can even switch to capturing stills.

Incidentally the VIRB Elite continues with the video recording even when it has switched over the image mode. So, you don’t miss a moment of video because you want a photo.

It is no longer one or the other, you can have both, and it’s great.


4. Shoot Anywhere…Anyhow

Yes, that’s right. Garmin offers to you a variety of mount options for the VIRB. Firmly lock the camera into position on the handlebar, helmet, and curved or flat surface or a tripod. Become the cameraman yourself quite literally by mounting the VIRB onto your shoulder, arms, chest or wrist.

The interlocking joints in the mounts help grip the camera in place, so you get a higher degree of fastening than mounts, which rely on tension alone.





On their website Garmin states that they are offering an adapter so that the VIRB Elite can be used with ‘other industry mounts’. A not-so-thinly veiled reference to the GoPro mounts.

Well, Garmin is being practical and acknowledging the market leadership of GoPro products. A smart business move or a dumb decision? We’ll have to wait and watch on this one.

Oh, yes, the device can withstand accidental water immersions up to 1 meter or for up to 30minutes. But for serious underwater shooting, you would need the optional dive case, not available as part of the standard kit.


5. Enter…the Smart Camera

After smart phones, now the smart cameras have taken over and it seems that the VIRB Elite might be smarter than most.

  • GPS Sensors Lead the Way

The VIRB Elite model is equipped precise GPS sensors that stamp custom data on the footage and make all the difference. A .GPX positioning file custom geotags your footage automatically. When you enable smart GPA based profiles, the camera will record only relevant action- for instance you skiing down the slopes is recorded, but the recording automatically pauses when you reach downhill. Do you really want to record your movement in the line? Yup..we thought so too.

  • Add More Value to Each Video

Access the wireless connectivity feature of the Garmin VIRB Elite – the ANT+ system- that senses temperature, speed/cadence and altitude. The camera has a built-in heart rate monitor too. When all these features are in play, your footage is custom stamped with valuable data such as to what your speed was on that last bike trip or how quickly your heart was beating when you were on the Grand Canyon skywalk. Precious pearls of information, all this!


  • Remote Camera Control

Using the ANT+ wireless system, you can synch your VIRB Elite camera with other compatible Garmin devices or your smartphone. This enables you to remotely control the camera using your smart phone or a compatible Garmin device to start or stop video or take pictures. No need to disturb the camera from its set position.

  • Easy Editing

When you want to share your videos with the world (the primary reason, we shoot them), some editing helps. Garmin offers the VIRB Edit, a free software that you can download to your computer for editing your videos. This is an intuitive robust editing software and ties in with the camera?s various sensors to give you the prefect videos to share.

In fact, VIRB’s Digital Image Stabilization feature makes sure that your videos and images don’t reflect the bumpiness of the ride. Auto-correction occurs at this stage itself, even before you are at the edit table. The unique lens distortion correction feature also contributes to improving the quality of videos and images.



Final Thoughts


Overall the pros and cons of the Garmin VIRB Elite action camera can be summarized as below.


1. Rugged sturdy device that can be used in a variety of conditions.

2. Performance of the camera is highly satisfactory in terms of video quality, clarity and smoothness.

3. The device scores high on its ease of use parameter, with simple to use logically laid out buttons and an intuitive dashboard.

4. The Elite model with GPS, Wi-Fi and other smart features facilitates creation of high quality, custom data stamped meaningful videos.


1. The display screen is powered by ambient light. There is no back light whatsoever, making visibility difficult in the dark or poor light.


Does the Action shift in Favor of the VIRB Elite?

After considering various factors, it does appear that the VIRB Elite action camera is likely to emerge as a strong competitor for the reigning leader GoPro?s flagship product Hero3 Black Edition. The VIRB Elite is comparable in performance and features with the Hero3. Besides, the price tag for the VIRB Elite is considerably lower than that for the Hero3. This might be a deciding factor for some buyers.

Overall, we would recommend opting for the VIRB Elite model rather than the base model.


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Related links:
1. Garmin VIRB minisite

2. Virb Edit software download


Compatibel devices: 

D2?, Dakota 20, Edge 1000, Edge 510, Edge 800, Edge 810, eTrex 30, fenix, fenix 2, GPSMAP 62s, GPSMAP 62sc, GPSMAP 62st, GPSMAP 62stc, GPSMAP 64s, GPSMAP 64st, GPSMAP 78s,GPSMAP 78sc, Montana 600, Montana 600t Camo, Montana 650, Montana 650t, Oregon 450, Oregon 450t, Oregon 550, Oregon 550t, Oregon 600, Oregon 600t, Oregon 650, Oregon 650t, quatix, tactix, zumo 390, zumo 590