Garmin: 20 Years of Units – Rise of the Portable GPS


The movie above takes a look at 20 years of Garmin GPS hardware thanks to Frank, a long-time Garmin employee who “likes to collect history he can hold in his hands.” He started collecting antique radios in the mid-70s. Before he started his job in aviation engineering for Garmin in October 1995.

Of note is the ‘portable unit’ at 2.33 mins, with CTIA Wireless 2009 just kicking off in Las Vegas (they were setting up just as we were leaving) its really interesting to see how far technology has come in such a short period of time.

Clip picked up via http://www.gpslodge.com/.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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