GPS

geocache

If you've never heard of geocaching, it's a high-tech game of hide and seek that is played with a smartphone or handheld GPS unit. It gets you outdoors in the fresh air and helps build your observation, puzzle solving and navigation skills to find caches. Caches are small containers that have been strategically hidden all [...]

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Posted in: Articles, GPS, Outdoor Gear
garmin-forerunner225

One of the worst things about exercising with a heart rate monitor is the strap. It sticks to your sweaty body. It gets wet and smelly. If it’s too tight, it can irritate your skin. Garmin just announced a new Forerunner that does away with all that nastiness. The Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch can [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
polar_m400-1

Seems like everyone is getting into the fitness band market these days and as a runner, I find them nice enough but limited as a 'get in shape/get off your butt' tool in many respects. To bridge this gap between fitness and training, the engineers at Polar have created a hybrid device designed to, not only track your [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
garmin_fenix2-1b

Best.running.watch...ever. I have used many fitness and running watches over the years, none of them perfect. Some came closer than others to running-Zen, but many never even left the gate. I have been using the Garmin fēnix 2 on and off for months now and continue to be amazed how much it impresses me. I know my first [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
Garmin Approach S6

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 course [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
papago-770-5

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 it [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
papago-p2pro-01

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? I was a little [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Car Gear, GPS, Reviews
garmin-hud1

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 with [...]

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Posted in: Android, Car Gear, GPS, iOS, News, Windows Phone
etrak01

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 using [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Reviews
badelf-gps

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 that [...]

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Posted in: GPS, iOS, News
hammerhead

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 that [...]

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Posted in: Android, GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, News, Outdoor Gear
Blackvue DR550GW-2CH-01

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. Click on images for an enlarged view (where applicable). Once you open the box, it [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, GPS, Reviews
tomtom-gpswatch

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 - [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
insite-proximity-alarm

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 wallet [...]

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Posted in: GPS, iOS, News
Lukas-LK7500-01

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 pretty [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, GPS, Reviews