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Five Water-Resistant Products for Your Spring Adventures

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

April showers can lead to more than just May flowers if you like to be active outdoors in the spring. You might not mind a little sprinkle on your morning run or weekend in the park, but your electronics probably will. A typical phone, wireless speaker or camera can usually survive a brief encounter with water, but when you’re unsure what the weather’s going to bring, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Luckily, there are more options than ever for ensuring your electronics can endure extensive exposure to nature’s wrath. Here are five of our favorite water-resistant products for your spring adventures.


Your smartphone is your hub to any and all digital activities, from entertainment to productivity. If it gets soaked by a surprise shower or a dip in a puddle, you may suddenly find yourself without your music collection, workout tracking, communications and more. If you’ll be springing for a new smartphone this spring, consider choosing a waterproof model like the Samsung Galaxy S7. This high-end smartphone packs all of the great features you’d expect from a Samsung flagship smartphone (a quad-core processor, QHD AMOLED display, expandable storage, 4K video, and more) all wrapped in a resilient package. So not only do you get IP68 rating for dust and water-resistance—meaning the S7 can survive a dunk in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes—but you don’t have to sacrifice performance to get it. (more…)

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Garmin Swim Watch Tracks Your Workouts in the Water

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Garmin is adding a new product to its line-up of fitness watches, and this one is dedicated to workouts of the aquatic variety. The Garmin Swim tracks your distance swam, the average pace, workout time and more.  Once monitored, it uploads those stats to the web to help monitor your progress.


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A Summer 2012 Family Road Trip With Abt

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Who hasn’t taken a road trip with the family? Little brother’s kicking big sister’s seat for 50 miles, while mom and dad make empty threats to reverse direction, or “pull this car over!” Family road trips are memories for all of us and the truth is, they really haven’t changed much over the years. Don’t worry, if you listen to Abt, this summer’s trip to Orlando won’t be full of the same played-out car games or mom’s attempts for a family sing along.

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Get the Most Out of Your Pre-Summer Workouts

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Garmin Forerunner 405Everyone wants to be in tip top shape for summer. Who doesn’t want a lean toned body to show off at the beach? One of the largest hurdles the average person faces is making time to exercise. The answer to this problem is to train smarter, not harder.

As a certified personal trainer, I’m speaking from experience when I tell you my heart rate watch is my best friend. It lets me know when I’m maximizing my time at the gym, and also when I need to get in gear and push harder. Are you training for endurance? With the  Garmin Forerunner Fitness Watch, you can track your progress, load it online wirelessly, or share it with other Forerunner owners. You can set courses, share them and compete timed runs on the same courses with other users. It’s a great way to stay motivated on a run.

If you’re less interested in distance running, and more interested in weight-loss, you can adjust your workout to keep your body burning FAT! By keeping your heartrate in your fat burning zone (target heartrate zone), your body will burn calories from your fat stores, rather than other energy sources.

I use mine everytime I hit the gym, or head out for a run through the neighborhood. I track my daily progress and compare it weekly to ensure my fitness program will ultimately get me to my goal.

It’s the perfect way to hold yourself accountable without the added cost of a personal trainer.

Megan M.

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Garmin Recalls Select Nuvi GPS Devices

Thursday, August 26th, 2010


Today, Garmin issued a recall for select Garmin Nuvi devices.  This recall only affects the Nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W and 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number) models.  The battery in the GPS device has the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard.  You can go to this website to see if your unit is recalled by entering its serial number.  For more information, please contact our Mobile Department.

-Jennifer A.

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I'd Rather Get Punched In The Face

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Garmin Approach G5 at Abt

If you are an avid golfer like myself, you’ve had similar thoughts after a challenging round.  Sometimes I genuinely feel like I would have had more fun if I’d just paid someone $50 to punch me.  Try as you might, it is darn near impossible to separate how much fun you have from your score.

So what is the solution?  Well, lessons, of course.  But barring that, what else?  Most recreational golfers feel like spending hundreds of dollars on new equipment is the key here.  In all honesty, spending $300-$500 on a new driver won’t take a stroke off you game, although you will look cooler!.  Buying a new set of irons at $500-$1000 will have similar results.  I know the equipment manufacturers would like to argue this point with me, but it really is the pitcher, not the baseball.

So where should that hard sought after golf money go in an effort to reduce your score?  Well, there is simply only one piece of equipment that is almost guaranteed to take strokes off of your game.  And imagine that, Abt happens to carry it! It is the Garmin Approach G5 North America Golf GPS.  Having a range finder when playing is something that once you do, you will never golf without one again.  How many times do you find yourself yelling at your ball, “BE THE RIGHT CLUB!!!!”?  How great would it be to know you already have the right club even before you hit that frustrating little white ball?

Think about it.  For the price of a new driver (which, again, won’t make you score lower), you can almost assuredly take several strokes off your game.

Happy golfing everyone!

Tim S.

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Navigate Like A Rockstar

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Garmin at Abt

Hi, I’m Carl P. and I’d like to tell you about the new Garmin Nuvi 3790T.  When my helicopter is in the shop and I’m forced to drive my Tesla Roadster Sport to dinner (which is currently on display at the Abt atrium until tomorrow), I use this device to get me from point “A” to “B”.  It gives great directions every time.

The look and feel of this GPS is extremely elegant and complements my high-profile lifestyle perfectly.  It’s only 4.8” wide, 2.9” high and 0.35” deep so it fits into the pocket of even my tightest fitting skinny jeans.  The display is a glass screen with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution so the quality of the picture on the screen is unparalleled when compared to other GPS units.

It has some pretty amazing features too.  When my fingers are tired from signing autographs all day, I can just tell it where I want to go and it finds the location without having to type anything.  It also has the ability to memorize your typical routes based on how frequently you drive them and what times of day you are out.  This is great for those times I am too busy rescuing kittens from burning buildings I can’t even remember how to get home.

If you lead an adventurous lifestyle like me, or just need help getting from here to there, check out the Garmin Nuvi line of GPS units at or call one of our knowledgeable sales associates at 888-228-5800.

-Carl P.

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