GPS

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
magellan-roadmate-9250t-schettino-review-01

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 more [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, GPS, Reviews
geomatejr

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 (or [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Kid Gadgets, News, Outdoor Gear
securus_1

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 locating [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews
tagg-act

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 to [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pet Gadgets
trakdot

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 reports [...]

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Posted in: GPS, News, Travel Gear
phone-halo-wallet-trackr

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, [...]

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Posted in: GPS, iOS, News, Pocket Gear

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 TomTom [...]

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Posted in: Android, GPS, News
reconinstruments_mod-temp

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 right [...]

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Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
wahoo_running-contents

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 enable [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
delorme-inreach

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-risk [...]

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Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear
find-my-car-smarter

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, or [...]

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Posted in: GPS, iOS, News
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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Posted in: Android, GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks