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  1. Garmin Mobile PC Nav software dies, no replacement planned

    by , 01-23-2011 at 12:31 PM
    Garmin's Windows based Navigation software marketed as "Garmin Mobile PC" has officially been discontinued.

    Mp3car reviewed the software back in May of 2008. *The community has loved it and even created their own graphics skins and on screen keyboards that were lacking in the original version. (photo of discontinued logo).

    It should also be noted that this was the navigation software shipped with companies like Toshiba and Fujitsu for their smaller form factor Ultra mobile windows computers. One of our community members emailed Garmin and here was the response:

    "Dear Customer, Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to help you with this. I am sorry that Mobile PC has been discontinued. No further product releases have been announced for this sector at this time, I apologize for any inconvenience. Please reply to this email if you have any additional questions. "

    Updated 01-23-2011 at 12:43 PM by Fiberoptic

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  2. Garmin Eco Route HD Module - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:41 PM

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    Garmin has created a product to improve your driving efficiency and provide more engine diagnostic information. The product is a plug that fits into your existing for $149 Nuvi. The plug goes into your obd2 port for all cars that are 1996 and newer. It communicates wirelessly to your Nuvi to help improve your driving habits in terms of gas mileage and efficiency. The unit learns how you drive and provides preferred routing as well as scores you from 1-100 for efficiency. There are also 5 gauge pages that can be modified to provide real time information as well as read 4,000 trouble codes. The Nuvi 1260T, under $200, is the lowest cost Nuvi that will allow you to use the Eco Route.
  3. Garmin Mileage Reporter in Eco Route - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:07 PM

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    One service that Garmin offers as a part of their Eco Route software is a Mileage Report. This program turns your routes into an excel spreadsheet, which can be transferred to your pc and allows for easier mileage reporting for you or your employees.
  4. Garmin Mobile PC 2010 Quietly hits "The Shelves"

    by , 10-01-2009 at 02:46 PM

    Forum users over at Laptop GPS world report that Garmin has quietly released their 2010 map data set on all currently shipping product. Can anyone confirm this? Talk about this more in our dedicated Garmin Mobile PC Forum

    Updated 10-02-2009 at 09:33 AM by optikalefx

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  5. July 30th - Robert Wray Introduction

    by , 08-01-2008 at 08:48 AM


    My name is Robert Wray. AKA Fiberoptic on our forums. This nic goes way back to the original days of MP3Car when I had a super speedy uncapped 10mb cable modem in 1996 and nobody else was on the Comcast pipe. For the last 4 years MP3Car has consumed an average of 70-80 hours a week of my time. Before MP3Car became my life I worked at a small technology consulting company. I scoured the net for travel bargains, toured the United States and 12 other countries. I sailed on friendís boats, rock climbed, and enjoyed the outdoors.



    Most of my work days at MP3Car consist of reading and replying to sales questions, reading the forums, testing new products and filling in where ever the rest of the team needs help. Currently we have two lab cars that we test things in. The original Toyota Highlander Hybrid which we used with Intel @ CES 2006 and a 2006 Scion TC(prototype dash photo below). My desk is also normally an explosion of technical parts, paperwork, projects, test equipment and ideas in progress.


    Recent public reviews of products I have tested are the SIIG , M4 ATX software and the Garmin Mobile PC.


    Expect more of these reviews on a regular on a basis as part of our blog.

    Many of you may have noticed that MP3Car has been undergoing changes over the last 6 months. One of the biggest changes here is the separation from our StreetDeck product which occurred in mid July. This separation will allow us to support all software efforts as well as redirect resources towards the growth of the community which has grown to 1.1 million posts and 101,000 global users.

    We hope to roll out several community upgrades before the end of the year. I believe one of the most important things we are doing is creating this new blog. A blog is the first of many infrastructure improvements that will allow us to more openly share information about the growth of MP3Car and exciting new things happening in mobile computing.

    All of the MP3Car team will be contributing to the blog on a regular basis as well as an occasional guest blogger. If you any ideas that you think should go on the blog, please send me an e-mail.

    Discussion about the MP3Car Blog will occur in this new forum which has been created here.

    Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:45 PM by ecog

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