Tag Archives: GPS Gear

Samsung Introduces GPS Sports Band And True-wireless Earbuds

Samsung wishes to accompany you beyond the boardroom and into the gym or onto the track. The South Korean electronics company has introduced two new gadgets to reinforce its presence in the fitness wearable market. The first is a fitness band, Gear Fit2 and the other, a wireless earbuds, Gear IconX, geared towards active lifestyle music lovers. Gear Tizen-powered Fit2 boasts a sleek design, a 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. It gets a 4GB onboard storage, along with embedded GPS and heart rate monitor to offer fitness tracking and measurement. Continue reading Samsung Introduces GPS Sports Band And True-wireless Earbuds

Garmin Introduces Premium Aviation GPS Smartwatch, D2 Bravo Titanium

What are the odds of you having to pilot an aircraft right after a boardroom meeting and a round golf in your local, prestige golf course? We’d say it is extremely rare, but if in case you need to, Garmin has just the right timepiece for you. In fact, it is more than just an aviation timepiece; it is more like a smart aviation watch. This latest iteration of the outfit’s D2 Bravo, called Titanium Aviator Watch, is chockfull of aviation-centric features, including automated flight logging, worldwide airport database, aviation-tailored customizable watch face including the ability to your aircraft’s tail number, and when paired with a compatible smartphone, it will let you in the aviation routine weather reports and Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts too. Continue reading Garmin Introduces Premium Aviation GPS Smartwatch, D2 Bravo Titanium

Omata One: Finally, A Bike Speedometer That Actually Looks Like One

Bike computer feeds you with the data you need as you pedal away, but surely not everyone fancy the high-tech look of these gadgets. To some, it just spoils the ‘natural beauty’ of their pedal-powered stallion and Rhys Newman, former VP of Everyday Adventure and Advanced Design at Nokia and HERE, is one of the ‘some’. Instead lamenting about it, he bands together with a couple of bike enthusiasts to create an analog version of the bike computer, or as he calls it, a GPS speedometer, that will look like it belongs on a bike’s handlebar. Continue reading Omata One: Finally, A Bike Speedometer That Actually Looks Like One

Garmin’s New Dash Cam Boasts GPS and Driver Alerts, Doubles as a Handy Digital Camera Too

How do you stand out in an overcrowding dashcam market? Price is probably an easy way out, but for Garmin, it is about packing its latest dash cams with features on top of its core function as a footage recorder. Two new models, Dash Cam 30 and Dash Cam 35, were introduced earlier last month, boasting features that you don’t normally find in today’s dash cams. The Dash Cam 30 gets a 1.4-inch LCD display, while the Dash Cam 35 is outfitted with a 3.0-inch LCD display. Continue reading Garmin’s New Dash Cam Boasts GPS and Driver Alerts, Doubles as a Handy Digital Camera Too

Garmin’s New Edge Explore 1000 Has Crash Detection and Smartphone Notifications

If you are a non-conforming cyclist and love to explore the road less travelled, Garmin has just the right gear for you and it is called Garmin Edge Explore 1000 Cycle Computer. This mobile-like cycle computer not only ensures you are always on track even when you get off the roads, but will also watch out for your safety. The latter comes in the form of crash detection, where in the event of a crash, the cycle computer can manually or automatically send preprogrammed contacts the details of the crash. It is also compatible with Varia line of smart cycle devices, including the rearview bike radar and smart bike lights to further enhanced cycling safety. Continue reading Garmin’s New Edge Explore 1000 Has Crash Detection and Smartphone Notifications

Garmin nüviCam GPS Navigation Device Boasts Built-in Dashcam and Premium Driver-assist Features

Don’t fret over your aging car’s lack of premium driver-assist features found in today’s luxury car, because Garmin has a brilliant solution, called Garmin nüviCam LMTHD Portable Navigation Device, that will make even the most beat up ride feel like a sophisticated car with those awesome features. Not only will it add GPS navigation to your car, but also bless your car with a dashcam and premium driver-assist features including Forward Collision Warning that will alert you if you are too close to the car ahead and Lane Departure Warning, where audio and visual alerts will be presented in the event that you drift off the road. On top of that, the built-in high-definition dashcam will continuously record onto the included microSD card and automatically save files, along with GPS location and time, on impact. It can even take still images in or outside of vehicle, if so desire. The saved files can then be reviewed on the device’s 6-inch pinch-to-zoom glass display. Continue reading Garmin nüviCam GPS Navigation Device Boasts Built-in Dashcam and Premium Driver-assist Features

LyfeLens is a Connected Dashcam That Can Alert You of Break-in and Doubles as a WiFi Hotspot Too

If you are going to have a dashcam onboard your car, you might as well wish that it could do more than just capturing video of traffic incidents and do stuff like say, alerting you if someone tries to break into it, or maybe even, provide the passengers with Internet connectivity? Well, those are not dreams. In fact they are exactly what LyfeLens dashcam has to offer apart from recording videos of both inside and outside your vehicle. LyfeLens is equipped with dual-facing cameras that records in HD and it will continue to do so even when you’re away from the vehicle. Working together with built-in motion and sound detection sensors, the dashcam will alert on your smartphone if someone tries to break in or if your car is bumped or scratched in the parking lot and it will, at the same time, automatically record the proceeding. Continue reading LyfeLens is a Connected Dashcam That Can Alert You of Break-in and Doubles as a WiFi Hotspot Too

Look. Garmin Packed a Handheld GPS Device into a Wrist Watch

Getting around the great outdoor was never easy. Inexperience adventurers often lost and some even fatal, but thanks to advanced technology, you don’t need to suffer the same fate as some of your adventure seeking forebears. And the best part is, you won’t be bog down by additional load because with the Garmin Epix GPS Navigation Wrist Watch, you wear it on your wrist. It provides you time, naturally, but most importantly it is essentially an outdoor handheld GPS miniaturized into a wearable device. Visuals are provided through a 1.4-inch high-resolution color touchscreen display, while an omni-directional EXO steel antenna with GPS/GLONASS provides strong signal and quicker fix. And then there is a 3-axis digital compass that provides you accurate bearings, even in deep canyon or heavily wooded areas. Continue reading Look. Garmin Packed a Handheld GPS Device into a Wrist Watch

Polaroid’s Dashcams Can Also Keep You From Straying From Your Lane

The name Polaroid used to be synonymous with instant photography, but that was decades ago. These days, Polaroid is the name for everything electronics, having covered UHDTV, action camera, tablets, and both regular cameras and instant digital cameras, the Minnesota-based company now wants to dabble in the dash cam market. I am sure we are all familiar with what dashcams are, but if you don’t, it is basically a made-for-automobile video camera that can be used to document your road trip and useful for capturing incredible moments when behind the wheel (just ask the Russians) like meteorite pounding on some villages, for example. Continue reading Polaroid’s Dashcams Can Also Keep You From Straying From Your Lane

This Tiny Speck is the World’s Smallest Fully Integrated GPS Receiver

Not many small wearable tech boasts built-in GPS. Microsoft Band is among the first to adopt a built-in GPS but why the rarity is obvious: because today’s GPS module is small, but not tiny enough to be fitted into really small gadgets, and even it could, power consumption and accuracy could be questionable. We cannot be a judge of how the GPS receiver will perform on the Band, but one thing for sure is this: OriginGPS’ latest innovation in GPS modules, Nano Spider GPS Receiver, could be the answer to even smaller and more efficient GPS-enabled wearable gadget in near future. Touted as the world’s smallest fully integrated GPS receiver, Nano Spider is a cool 47 percent smaller than OriginGPS’ previous module, measuring just 4 x 4 x 2.1mm. Continue reading This Tiny Speck is the World’s Smallest Fully Integrated GPS Receiver