Amazon Alexa In Your Car! Enter Garmin Speak

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Bringing the best you like in Amazon Alexa into your Car. Without spending $30K on a new one.

After last month’s exciting BMW announcement, I started thinking that we will need to wait until June/July of 2018 to see how Amazon Alexa integrates into my car. Then it dawned upon me, it could be even further than that as the first model release kinks and quirks are ironed out and the feature has been thoroughly reviewed.


And ya .. I just realized that I will need to buy a new BMW too.

With all hope gone of using Amazon Alexa in my car, the twitterverse brought back some hope with this announcement from CNN Tech:

The new Garmin Speak has a built-in Alexa in it. Being able to use the existing sound system in your car to do a tone of things, like listening to music and audiobooks to finding out the latest breaking news and tracking weather conditions, makes the Garmin Speak very easy to install, operate, and even transfer to another car.

Simply place it on your windscreen, connect it to a power outlet, set it up on your car’s Bluetooth (or use an auxiliary audio port) and you are good to go.

The Garmin Speak has an integrated LED ring that tells you when Alexa is activated before our voice, and also a small OLED screen with the basic navigation instructions to know where to turn and continue with our route.

In addition to the functions that Alexa is able to perform with voice, like play music/audio book and get latest weather report, the Garmin Speak also supports the Alexa Skills Store, which is basically an add-on shop from which the user can install new apps and integrate Alexa with other services and products.

With ease of installation, familiarity of operation, virtually no waiting time (other than shipping), and for around a fraction of the cost of a new BMW, the Garmin Speak is the next natural extension in your home automation journey.

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Bestseller No. 1
Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, What You Love About Amazon Alexa— Now in Your car, 010-01862-01
419 Reviews
Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, What You Love About Amazon Alexa— Now in Your car, 010-01862-01
  • Ask Alexa in your car to play music from Amazon Music, Pandora, Sirius XM and more; Additional streaming services, such as Spotify, are expected to be added as available
  • Ask Alexa to create to-do lists, play games, check your calendar, weather/traffic and control smart home devices
  • The Garmin Speak app works with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone relying on a suitable cellular data connection; Use your phone's Bluetooth or an AUX cable to hear audio through your car stereo
  • Garmin Speak will continue to get smarter as new features and skills are available through automatic updates
  • Use Garmin turn-by-turn navigation by saying, "Alexa, ask Garmin ... " Garmin Speak is only supported in the U.S.
Bestseller No. 2
Garmin Speak Plus with Amazon Alexa and Built-in Dash Cam, What You Love About Amazon Alexa— Now in Your car with Dash Camera looping Video and Memory Card, 010-01862-00
373 Reviews
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  • Built-in dash cam records your drive and provides driver assistance features such as forward collision and lane departure warnings
  • Use Garmin turn-by-turn navigation by saying, "Alexa, ask Garmin ... "
  • Ask Alexa to create to-do lists, check your calendar or weather/traffic, control smart home devices and entertain passengers with interactive games
  • The Garmin Speak app works with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and a suitable cellular data connection; use your phone's Bluetooth or an AUX cable to stream Alexa responses, including music, right through your car stereo
  • Refer user manual for troubleshooting steps.
Bestseller No. 3
Roav Viva by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger in-Car Navigation, Calling, Messaging, Drop in, Announcements, and Music Streaming. Compatible with Android and iOS Smart Devices
783 Reviews
Roav Viva by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger in-Car Navigation, Calling, Messaging, Drop in, Announcements, and Music Streaming. Compatible with Android and iOS Smart Devices
  • Alexa Inside: 's voice service gives you complete voice control in your car. Just say the word to get directions, listen to audiobooks from Audible, shop online, play music, and more over Bluetooth, CarPlay, Android Auto, or an Aux in connection. What You Get: Roav VIVA, Manual, Quick Guide, Happy Card, Skills Cards, 12-month warranty and our friendly customer service. (Please note: Spotify is not supported. )
  • High-Speed Charging: Dual charging ports equipped with Anker's exclusive PowerIQ technology deliver blazing charging speeds to both driver and passenger. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.
  • Supports Alexa Communication: Calling, Messaging, Drop In, and Announcements - all hands-free.
  • Voice Isolation: 2 integrated microphones provide noise cancellation and accurate voice identification.
  • Note: Please check the dimensions of the space surrounding your car's cigarette lighter to see if VIVA will fit before purchasing. If your VIVA cannot be plugged in or has Bluetooth connection issues, return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchasing. Please check the list of unsuitable car models VIVA is incompatible with in the User Guide found in the Technical Specifications section below. If you have other issues, contact us via Live Chat in the app.
Bestseller No. 4
Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa and Mini Suction Cup Mount for Speak, Plus, Dash Cam
  • Ask Alexa in your car to play music from Amazon Music, Pandora, Sirius XM and more; Additional streaming services, such as Spotify, are expected to be added as available
  • Ask Alexa to create to-do lists, play games, check your calendar, weather/traffic and control smart home devices
  • Compatible with Speak, Speak Plus, Dash Cam 45, 55 and 65W
  • Access your compatible device while navigating in your vehicle with this portable mini suction cup mount
Bestseller No. 5
Garmin Mini Suction Cup Mount for Speak, Plus, Dash Cam 45, 55 and 65W, 010-12530-05
2 Reviews
Garmin Mini Suction Cup Mount for Speak, Plus, Dash Cam 45, 55 and 65W, 010-12530-05
  • Compatible with Speak, Speak Plus, Dash Cam 45, 55 and 65W
  • Access your compatible device while navigating in your vehicle with this portable mini suction cup mount
  • Simply suction the mount to the windshield for easy viewing
Bestseller No. 6
Logitech +Drive One-Touch Smartphone Windshield/Dashboard Car Mount
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Logitech +Drive One-Touch Smartphone Windshield/Dashboard Car Mount
  • Smartphone windshield/dashboard car mount: Keeps your smartphone within sight, minimizing distractions while driving
  • Mounts easily: Attach and remove it with a single twist
  • One-touch magnetic coupling: Instantly secures your phone to the car mount without fumbling with extra latches or connectors
  • Smartphone Universal Adapter: Mount connects to virtually any smartphone or phone case
Bestseller No. 7
Garmin 010-12530-00 Low Prof Magnetic MNT
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Garmin 010-12530-00 Low Prof Magnetic MNT
  • Replacement mount
  • Fits Garmin Dash Cam(TM) 45, 55 & 65W, Garmin Speak(TM) Plus with Amazon(R) Alexa(R) & Garmin Speak(TM) with Amazon(R) Alexa(R)
  • Includes magnetic disk & adhesive material
Bestseller No. 8
Garmin Dash Cam 35
  • FORWARD COLLISION WARNING - Alerts if you drive too close to the car ahead (Dash Cam 35 only).
  • RED LIGHT & SPEED CAMERA WARNINGS - Alerts you to nearby red light cameras or speed cameras (Dash Cam 35 only).
  • INCIDENT DETECTION - G-Sensor automatically saves footage of incidents on impact.
  • SNAPSHOT - Allows you to take still images, from inside or outside your vehicle, to capture close-up collision damage.
  • DASH CAM PLAYER - Play back footage right on the display, or use our free Dash Cam Player to review later on your computer.
Bestseller No. 9
Roav Viva by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger in-Car Navigation, Voice Initiated Calling, and Music Streaming. Compatible with Android and iOS Smart Devices (Viva Pro)
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Roav Viva by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger in-Car Navigation, Voice Initiated Calling, and Music Streaming. Compatible with Android and iOS Smart Devices (Viva Pro)
  • Alexa Inside: Amazon's voice service gives you complete voice control in your car. Just say the word to get directions, ask Alexa to read an Audible book, shop online, play music, and more. (Please note: Spotify is not supported.)
  • Voice Isolation: 2 integrated microphones provide noise cancellation and accurate voice identification.
  • High-Speed Charging: Dual charging ports equipped with Anker's exclusive PowerIQ technology deliver blazing charging speeds to both driver and passenger.
  • Extensive Connectivity: Use in virtually any car by connecting via Bluetooth, Carplay, Android Auto, AUX-Out, or FM transmission. What You Get: Roav VIVA Pro, Manual, Quick Guide, Happy Card, Skills Cards, 12-month warranty and our friendly customer service.
  • Note: Please check your car's outlet before purchasing. If your VIVA cannot be plugged in or has connection issues, return it for a full refund in 30 days. Please check the list of unsuitable car models below. If you have other issues, contact us via Live Chat in the app.
Bestseller No. 10
Echo Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your Echo - requires compatible Echo device
148 Reviews
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  • Echo Sub delivers down-firing, 100W deep bass sound through a 6" woofer.
  • Pair with one Echo or Echo Plus (sold separately) to enjoy dynamic music that fills the room.
  • Pair with two of the same Echo devices for rich left/right stereo sound.
  • Simple to set up and use-just plug in, open the Alexa app, and wirelessly connect to your Echo device(s) to control music with your voice.
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