Olathe, KS, United States
Olathe, KS, United States

Garmin is a multinational corporation and producer of navigation equipment. It is most well known as a producer of consumer and professional-grade Global Positioning System receivers. It was founded in 1989 by Min Kao and Gary Burrell in Lenexa, Kansas.As of May 2014, Garmin has sold over 126 million GPS devices. Wikipedia.


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Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point, in still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.


Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with an anchor point. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data is generated in association with an anchor point. In still another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized for prediction generation. In yet another aspect, current aquatic effort data and prior aquatic effort data are utilized to obtain another anchor point for a watercraft.


A mobile computing device is described that provides navigational guidance with lane-level granularity. The mobile computing device may be configured to measure and transmit its respective traffic data, which may include an indication of a vehicle road lane in which a vehicle is currently travelling, the speed of the vehicle driving in this road lane, and/or an indication of how long it takes for the vehicle to pass through various intersections in various lanes. The traffic data may be transmitted from several mobile computing devices to a traffic aggregation service, which may calculate an average vehicle speed and average intersection timing on a per-road lane basis. The traffic service may broadcast the averaged data to one or more mobile computing devices configured to receive this information. The mobile computing devices may use the averaged data to optimize routing and/or to improve the accuracy in which route driving times are calculated.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-12-06

A smart watch comprises a case, a display device configured to present a user interface disposed in substantially all of a face of the case, a bezel around the display device configured to be rotated to select a mode of operation of the smart watch, and an analog first watch arm and an analog second watch arm disposed over the display, the second watch arm coaxial with the first watch arm. In a first mode of operation, the user interface presents a watch dial and control the first and second watch arms indicate a time of day first and second watch arms to indicate a time of day. In a second mode of operation, the user interface presents a dial and control the first and second watch arms form a pointer, the pointer configured to indicate a reading on the dial.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-10-18

Characterization of a fitness monitor based on its operation enables a processor to account for variations in device operating modes and biometric characteristics of the user. The fitness monitor includes an emitter (e.g., LED) for transmitting light toward skin of the user, a receiver (e.g., photodiode) for receiving a reflection of the transmitted light, a photometric front end for generating a photoplethysmogram (PPG) signal based on the received reflection, and a processor configured to select an intensity level for the emitter based on a comparison of a determined component of the PPG signal and a reference value. The reference value, which may characterize the fitness monitor based on a determined variability or range of the PPG signal, may be utilized by the processor to improve or maintain the signal quality of the PPG signal to enable determination of a cardiac component and/or reduction of power consumption by the fitness device.


A system, method, and device for monitoring a cardiac signal of a user includes an emitter (LED) for transmitting light toward skin of the user, a receiver (photodiode) for receiving a reflection of the transmitted light and generating a light intensity signal, and a processor configured to generate a photoplethysmogram (PPG) signal based on the light intensity signal. The PPG signal includes a cardiac component, a motion component and a respiratory component. An inertial sensor provides a motion signal to the processor based on sensed movement of the device and one or more time-variant filters are configured by the processor to filter the PPG signal to isolate the cardiac component of the PPG signal based on determined filter coefficients.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2017-05-24

A marine sonar display device comprises a display, a sonar element, a memory element, and a processing element. The display presents sonar images. The sonar element generates a sonar beam and presents transducer signals. The processing element is in communication with the display, the sonar element, and the memory element and receives the transducer signals, calculates sonar data from the transducer signals and generates a three-dimensional view of a portion of the body of water, wherein the view includes a plurality of sonar images. Each sonar image is generated from sonar data derived from a previously-generated sonar beam and includes representations of underwater objects and a water bed. The processing element also generates a cursor plane and a cursor positioned thereon, both of which appear on the three-dimensional view. The processing element further controls the display to present the three-dimensional view, the sonar images, the cursor plane, and the cursor.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2017-05-03

Embodiments are disclosed to automatically reset tracked physical performance information determined based on motion data generated using a sensor configured to measure motion of a user wearing a fitness monitoring device by calculating, utilizing the motion data, a reset time when a period of inactivity within each of a plurality of consecutive sampling periods exceeds a threshold time period. The fitness monitoring device may determine, utilizing the motion data stored over an extended period of time, an approximated midnight time and adjust the reset time to equal the approximated midnight time. The fitness monitoring device may generate motion data to track a number of steps achieved towards a goal, which may represent a threshold number of steps to be taken over a period of time. Embodiments also include utilizing other sensor data, such as light intensity data, to determine when a user is likely asleep.


Patent
Garmin | Date: 2016-06-21

Techniques are provided for implementing a system that can assist a user with parking a vehicle in a desired location using a portable device such as a smartphone or a personal navigation device. Implementations capture an image of the vehicles surroundings when it is in the position the user wishes to parking (for example, when it is pulled far enough into a garage to allow the garage door to close). Subsequently, when the user wishes to park in that location again, one or more comparison images are captured in real time and compared to the reference image. When the current comparison image agrees with the reference image, the vehicle is in the correct position.


An apparatus or web server for assisting a user in selecting a route based on tracked popularity of routes traveled by other users and a desired user activity. The apparatus may include a memory for receiving and storing route data for routes previously traveled by a plurality of users and a processing device coupled with the memory for receiving desired route characteristic information from the user, including a desired activity type, such as running or cycling. The processing device may compare the desired route characteristics information with the route data, suggest at least one of the stored routes to the user based on the comparison, and visually indicate with a color-coded heat map a popularity of the routes suggested based on the comparison.

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