Garmin makes the easiest-to-use and most popular automotive GPS navigation devices in North America. Other products include those for aviation, marine, wireless, OEM, and general recreation.
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Kansas, its navigation products are sold around the world, with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
It maintains a flagship retail store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. The Garmin Store showcases its GPS products with hands-on product demonstrations, interactive kiosks and in-depth product training and seminars.
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Garmin products have won numerous awards and are widely popular in North America.
Garmin GPS devices use maps primarily from NAVTEQ, supplemented by an internal team of cartographers and engineers, and mobile road crews that rely on local knowledge of roads to verify map accuracy, with the result that Garmin maps and generated routes are generally very accurate in North America.
However, no maps and generated routes are 100% accurate and up-to-date, no matter the brand of GPS device used.
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