Im also really excited about a new product due from Garmin in the next month or two. Its a Palm PDA with integrated GPS, a much better screen and a nicely integrated interface. Although it doesnt take AA batterieswhich makes it less than ideal in some areas of the worldit looks to be a perfect mix. Check out our preview for more information. Alas, not everything on the trip turned out as well as the Garmin. Next week Ill fill you in on a few failuresmagnified by being miles and miles away from home, and by Dads distressed demeanor.
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