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Change your golf game with the Garmin Approach S6

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Summer has arrived and to me that means time to play golf. As a golfer I am always looking for ways to improve my game, so the Garmin Approach S6 GPS golf watch is a product that interests me. Garmin is known for its GPS systems and has a significant presence in the golf courseRead More…

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Papago GoWatch 770 review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I’ve never been much of a fan of watches. I’d either lose them, break them, or forget to wear them. Then cell phones came along, further denying my need for a time keeping device. However, I came upon a change of heart when I started coaching tennis. The girls would ask me what time itRead More…

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Papago! P2Pro Dash Cam review

on Sunday, March 9th, 2014

In my seemingly never-ending quest for a decent dash cam, I had the opportunity to review the Papago! P2Pro Dash Cam.  It may seem like another dash cam with an LCD screen, but the P2 Pro includes GPS, Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning as well.  How do they do that?

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Keep your eyes on the road with Garmin’s HUD+

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Using your smartphone to help you navigate while driving is obviously commonplace these days. But the problem with using your phone or even a stand alone GPS is that they require you to look away from the road to view navigation information. Garmin’s new HUD+ is a small device that uses Bluetooth to pair withRead More…

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eTrak GPS Tracking Device review

on Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Posted in: GPS, Reviews

Do you need to know where someone or something is or was?  Need to know that the grandparents are  OK?  Then perhaps the eTrak GPS Tracking Device  by eTrak can be of help.  It claims it can tell you where it is, using GPS, WiFi, and cellular triangulation, and then display the position on a map usingRead More…

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Bad Elf GPS will help you find Santa

on Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Using your iPhone’s built in GPS to navigate from point A to point B is easy to do as long as you have a cellular signal. But get off the beaten trail and you’ll quickly find yourself lost. If you want to add a high performance GPS to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad thatRead More…

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Let Hammerhead guide your next bike ride

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The Hammerhead is a crowdfunded handlebar mounted smart and social bike navigator device which features LED lights that show turn by turn directions. The LEDs are able to provide comprehensive route information while keeping your hands on the handlebars. You can pair it up with your iOS or Android smartphone to enjoy social sharing features thatRead More…

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Pittasoft BlackVue DR550GW-2CH dual dash cam review

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Not too long ago I tested the cylinder-shaped, wifi-enabled Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD dash cam.  Now there’s a new model that adds a secondary camera for those rear-facing shots.  Pittasoft calls it the BlackVue DR550GW-2CH, available September 2013.  Let’s take a look.

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TomTom puts GPS tech into 2 new fitness watches

on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The popularity of fitness bands and watches is currently at an all time high. Everyone wants to know how they measure up with their daily step count, running distance, and other health stats. One of the newest fitness watches to show up on the scene is from what I thought was an unlikely company –Read More…

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Don’t leave home without your gadget again

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

If you have an unfortunate habit of leaving your keys, purse, wallet, phone, or other personal items behind, you’ve probably wished you had some magic way to find whatever you’ve lost before someone else does.   With the inSite Anti-Loss Bluetooth Smart Proximity Alarm and free iOS app, you’ll save time and effort searching.  Attach the walletRead More…

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Lukas LK-7500 FHD CUTY Dash Cam review

on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

I’ve been experimenting with different car dash cams since I discovered that the GoPro cameras don’t feature an auto-record-upon-power-up function.  The last dash cam I reviewed was the Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD, and before that, the DashCam Dually in 2010 (see related links for reviews of these products).  I thought the BlackVue DR5000GW-HD did a prettyRead More…

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Magellan Roadmate 9250T-LMB GPS review

on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The Magellan Roadmate 9250T-LMB GPS is one of the latest Roadmate dedicated GPS products from Magellan. It’s got a large 7″ touch display, live traffic, spoken road names and landmarks, video inputs for an optional rear view camera (not reviewed), Bluetooth supporting hands-free speakerphone, lifetime map updates, and more. In other words, it’s got moreRead More…

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Geomate.jr – GPS preloaded with geocaching info

on Saturday, June 15th, 2013

If you’ve ever had an interest in geocaching but thought it would be too expensive to buy a handheld GPS and then too hard figure out how to load cache coordinates into it, here’s a GPS device for you. The Geomate.jr from Brand 44 Colorado comes preloaded with 250,000 geocaches covering all 50 states (orRead More…

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Pittasoft BlackVue DR500GW-HD Car Camera review

on Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Since my review of the Dash Cam Dually in 2010, I’ve had my eyes open for a quality in-car video recorder that wasn’t so large.  The Pittasoft BlackVue DR500GW-HD car camera is a tube-shaped device that promises to be just that, and it’s packed with some interesting features.

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Securus SpotLite 2.0 GPS Pet Locator review

By: Paul Grunwald
on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

If your family is anything like mine, the dog is not just a pet, it is more like a child.  We celebrate birthdays, they get Christmas presents, and whenever possible, they are with us.  For dedicated pet parents, there is nothing worse than having a pet go missing.   Securus makes a number of GPS locatingRead More…

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Tagg now tracks your pet’s activity, or lack there of

on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are all sorts of activity monitors and pedometers on the market right now that will show humans how active or non-active they are. Now your pets can get some of that action, with new features from Tagg. We featured Tagg’s the Pet tracker back in 2011 and found it to be an interesting way toRead More…

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Trakdot – Lost your luggage? No you haven’t…

on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Posted in: GPS, News, Travel Gear

Although it’s never (yet) happened to me personally, million of bags go missing each year from airports around the world. The Trakdot luggage tracker will not prevent your bag from being lost, but it will provide city-specific information on the whereabouts of your checked baggage. The small device fits into your checked bag and reportsRead More…

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Keep track of your wallet with your iPhone and Phone Halo

on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Hmmm, this seems to be a crowd-funding project, but it seems Phone Halo has set up their own funding site instead of using one of the established ones.  Anyway, Phone Halo has created a smart device you keep in your wallet to help you keep track of it.  Put the Wallet TrackR in your wallet,Read More…

TomTom Navigation App now on Android (Sponsored Video)

on Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Posted in: Android related, GPS, News

Real TomTom employees in Amsterdam were filmed doing the robot dance to celebrate the fact that their navigation app is now available for Android. Their app has been available for iOS devices for quite a while, but now Android smartphone users will get a chance to try it. Why would you want to use TomTomRead More…

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Recon MOD Ski/Snowboarding Goggles Review

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

If you are a tech-loving snowboard or ski fanatic, the Recon MOD HUD. The engineers at Recon Instruments have created a heads-up display that can be integrated into Recon Ready goggles, enabling the wearer to see real-time telemetry as they are zipping down the slopes. The tiny color LCD screen sits just below your rightRead More…

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Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone Review

on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

With the winter nearly behind us (we live in the Pacific Northwest and the rain and bad weather really do not go away until after the 4th of July) and summer knocking on the door, it’s time for me to focus my exercise outdoors. With that hopefully comes fun new training technology to better enableRead More…

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DeLorme inReach lets you go off the grid without going off the grid

on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable 2-way Satellite Communicator on the market. When you go camping, boating or traveling, you may think your cell phone will be there for you to get you out of an emergency situation. But only 10% of the world actually has cell phone coverage. Designed for remote or high-riskRead More…

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How to: Geotag your Photos with an Android Device

on Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Ever been looking through your photos, looked at one and thought ” That’s a great shot, where the hell did I take that?”. Ever wanted a record of exactly where you went on your holiday and in exactly which place your took a photo?  Well geotagging your photos is what you need to do.  BasicallyRead More…

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Find My Car Smarter for iPhone

on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

If you have trouble finding where you parked, there’s an app – and a dongle – for that.  The Find My Car Smarter device and an iPhone app (for iPhone 4S only) can mark where you parked your car and help you get back there.  The Find My Car Smarter Bluetooth Smart device ($25, orRead More…

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Motorola MOTOACTV GPS Tracker Review

on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Verizon recently gave me the opportunity to try out the new MOTOACTV.  Well, what exactly is it? A music player? A GPS Tracker? A watch? Actually, it’s all of those. They also lent me the Sports armband. I am definitely a casual runner, and I don’t run much at all when it is cold, but this got me outRead More…