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Jan 10, 2006

Garmin Makes GPS Available For Mac; Adds GPS To Rental Cars

A couple of announcements from Garmin today.

First, the GPS firm announced at the big Apple convention being held in San Francisco that it will start making its line of GPS devices compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger." Garmin is the first major GPS manufacturer to announce direct support for Mac OS X. Starting in the spring, Garmin will offer a Mac version of its popular fitness software packages. The plan is to have all its hardware and software products Mac compatible by the end of the year.

Second, the company announced a deal with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to offer a customized version of its StreetPilot c340 GPS navigation unit in the company's rental cars. Enterprise says the unit will cost you $7.95 a day.