GPS

In the box

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 out [...]

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easytagger-gps-nikon-1

I have a couple of Nikon DSLR cameras that I use for personal and Gadgeteer photography.  Nikon cameras aren't cheap, but hey - not every camera is mentioned in song, either.  ;) Accessories, especially the Nikon-branded ones, aren't cheap, either.  I've been slowly collecting studio lights, flashes for the hot shoe, filters - you get [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, GPS, Reviews
runtastic-gps-watch

The GPS Watch from runtastic records important parameters from your run: pace, laps, calories, distance, target HR zones, speed, duration, time, elevation and heart rate.  After the run, connect the watch to your computer with the included USB cable to transfer your data to your profile at runtastic's website to analyze your metrics.  The watch [...]

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seiko-astron

In 1969, Seiko introduced the first quartz watch, and now they are introducing the world's first solar GPS watch.  Using their own, patented, low-energy-consumption GPS receiver, the Astron is able to recognize all 39 time zones around the world to identify time zone and set the time and date data using the global network of [...]

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Le Chal

Anirudh Sharma, a student of Informatics Engineering at the Rajasthan Technical University, has designed Le Chal (Hindi for ‘Take Along") to assist the blind and visually impaired to navigate around.  By pairing Le Chal with an Android smartphone with GPS, the user can speak a destination into Google maps and then manoeuvre via Google's navigation. Four small vibration motors [...]

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The OBD port under the dash of my car.

So you read our previous review of the LandAirSea SilverCloud GPS real-time tracking unit (see related posts at the bottom of this review), and you want something SMALLER and easier without the hassle of recharging batteries?  Say hello to the Live Trac EZ from LiveViewGPS. Like the SilverCloud GPS, the Live Trac EZ consists of [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews
finis-hydro-tracker

The Hydro Tracker GPS from FINIS is a tracking, mapping, and performance-reporting accessory designed for open water swimmers.  The GPS unit is designed to attach to the straps on swim goggles so that it sits on the back of the head to receive a constant signal.  The Hydro Tracker GPS records data as you swim [...]

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I've been playing with several different kinds of GPS tracking devices for a while, including the nu.m8 GPS Child Locator Watch. The nu.m8 GPS tracking system used a GPS receiver to determine location, and would "report" it's location when "pinged" via SMS or computer to give the latest position.  So for the most part, it [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews
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For most people, the four legged furry beings that live with them are not just pets, but are part of the family. That means we worry about them just like we do our children. With kids and other loved ones, we can call them on the phone when we want to check up on them. [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews
5Star-responder

This personal safety device from GreatCall gives you immediate access to trained personnel who can summon emergency services and notify your family.  The 5Star Urgent Response device fits on your keychain or can be clipped to a bag or backpack.  A single button push will connect you with highly-trained certified response agents who have access [...]

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mophie-juice-pack-outdoors

Sometimes I've found that I can use online maps to plan a route, but I don't want to have to print out directions.  Using my iPhone to check maps as I'm out can quickly use up my battery life - and my data plan.  Mophie comes to the rescue with the  juice pack plus Outdoor [...]

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Posted in: GPS, iOS, News
cgeo1

On May 2 2000  the US Government under Bill Clinton change the status of Selective Availability on their Global Positioning System  (GPS)  and overnight twenty-four satellites around the globe instantly gave GPS technology an increase in accuracy of  approximately  10 fold. Previously a high quality signal was used for military purposes while a lower quality signal [...]

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Get-Back Mini GPS Review

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My wife tells me I suffer from early onset C.R.S., so when the opportunity arose to review the Get-Back Mini GPS from Brunton, I jumped at it.  Here's a device that should keep me from getting lost in parking lots and in the back woods of our summer home.  Now I won't have to rely upon my [...]

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gtx-gps-shoes

Every few weeks, I'll see a Silver Alert news story about an Alzheimers patient or otherwise vulnerable adult who has wandered away.  That's just in my area, so imagine how many of these at-risk people there are in the country and how many of them could be missing at any given time.  GTX has developed [...]

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Ever wanted to know where your teenager is taking the car?  Or want to track if they are really going to school or not?  Or maybe you just want to see if your husband is really out playing golf with the guys.  The Garmin GTU 10 is the perfect tracking device for you. The Garmin [...]

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brunton-get-back-gps

The Get-Back GPS from Brunton is a small keychain sized GPS device that gives you the fastest way back to your starting point. Charge it via a free USB port and you're ready to go hiking. All you do is set up to 3 waypoints and then the Get-Back will point the way to get [...]

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tagg-pet-tracker

Did you know that only a very small percentage of lost animals - 10-15% of dogs and 2% of cats -  are ever returned to their owners?   If your pet strays, you need to know immediately so you can retrieve him quickly.  The Tagg Pet Tracker system from Snaptracs, Inc ( a wholly-owned subsidiary [...]

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timex_ironmanGPS-1

In my efforts to prepare for my wife's 40th birthday wish of us running the DisneyWorld Marathon in January 2012, not only have I been training but looking for tech gadgets to help me do so more effectively and efficiently. The first in this gadget-fitness series was the Sennheiser/Adidas MX 680i Sports earbuds which continue [...]

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magellan-roadmate-9055-lm

The RoadMate 9055-LM from Magellan has a large monitor and a unique retractable mounting arm that makes it ideal for use in larger SUVs and RVs, trucks, and minivans, but it works equally well for drivers with smaller vehicles.  The 7" touchscreen makes navigation easy with Magellan's OneTouch user interface.  You'll also get traffic information [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News
tomtom-starwarsvoices

A GPS navicomputer can be a powerful ally when eating up highway miles in your beat-up old freighter.  But the stock voices can get a bit stale.  Oh dear!  Spice it up with Star Wars voices for TomTom.  The strikingly spot-on voices can be downloaded directly to your TomTom device via home desktop software.  Listen [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News
gps-goggles

My idea of a perfect cold activity is to stay INSIDE where it is warm, curl up on the couch and read a good book. If you are prefer a more extreme activities like alpine sking or snow boarding, you might like to check out the Recon-Zeal Transcend goggles. These are the world's first googles with a built in GPS enabled  head-mounted display [...]

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Today I want to give you a quick look at two iPhone apps: Magellan RoadMate GPS for US and Canada and Autodesk Fluid FX. The first one is a GPS and the second one is a funky graphic app. Let's take a look. Price - US $49.99, Canada, $34.99, US and Canada $59.99 Device - [...]

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toughcase

Magellan has announced their new rugged and waterproof ToughCase for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The case meets IPX-7 waterproof standards which enables your device to be submerged at a depth of 1-meter for up to 30 minutes. The integrated 1840 mAh battery will double battery life and the built-in high sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS [...]

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine. It's almost the middle of June, which means most, if not all kids are out of school for the summer and it's time for an epic family vacation. If your family is planning to spend any part of [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News
quartz-bt-q1000x

The QSTARZ BT-Q1000XT is a travel logger / geotagger on steroids. This power efficient GPS trip logging device is able to turn on and off based on vibration. Allowing it to collect data for up to 42hrs per charge. It can get a fix on satellites in about 15 seconds and can help you avoid [...]

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