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Garmin to Add Text Messaging Capabilities to its Range of Edge Devices

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It should come as no surprise, following Garmin’s acquisition of the satellite communications company, DeLorme, the GPS giant has plans to add  text messaging integration to its range of devices. 

“DeLorme is a respected brand with exciting products and technologies that are a natural fit in the Garmin portfolio,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and CEO, with DeLorme’s inReach range of products singled out for particular praise.

“One of the most compelling products in the DeLorme portfolio is its inReach series of two-way satellite communication devices. These GPS-enabled devices allow the user to send and receive satellite text messages or trigger an SOS for emergency help, anywhere in the world.”

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What this means for cyclists, is no more relying on Bluetooth and smartphones to boot-strap texting capabilities to. Instead, they’ll be able to text directly from their Garmin Edge.

 

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