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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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…

Google Maps Goes Offline

on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Google Maps is great – a GPS system that’s pretty much always with you.  The problem is when you don’t have an internet connection, then it is kind of useless.  I would love to use Google Maps overseas, but there’s no way I’m paying my Australian Providers horrendous international roaming fees.  And there’s still someRead 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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Seiko Astron, the World’s First Solar GPS Watch

on Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Posted in: GPS, News, Watches, Clocks

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 ofRead More…

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Le Chal Haptic Feedback Shoe for the Blind

on Monday, March 12th, 2012

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 motorsRead More…

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LiveViewGPS Live Trac EZ Real-Time GPS Vehicle Tracking Review

on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews

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.

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LandAirSea SilverCloud Real-Time GPS Tracking System Review

on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews

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, itRead More…

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Tagg the Pet Tracker Review

on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

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.Read More…

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Turn Your iPhone into a GPS with the Mophie juice pack plus Outdoor EDITION

on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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 OutdoorRead More…

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c:geo Geocaching App for Android Review

on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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 signalRead More…

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Get-Back Mini GPS Review

on Monday, October 31st, 2011
Posted in: GPS, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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 myRead More…

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Tracking with the Garmin GTU 10

on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, News

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 GarminRead More…

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Brunton helps you find your way back from your next hike

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

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 getRead More…

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Parrot Asteroid – Apps, Web, Phone, and Music in Your Car

on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Install the Parrot Asteroid receiver in your car, and you’ll be connected to the internet, GPS, telephone, radio, and your mobile device.   Main functions are accessible using the jog wheel, but you can also control the unit with voice commands.  The Asteroid comes with a GPS dongle, so you can navigate without requiring aRead More…

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Keep Track of Your Pet with Tagg

on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

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 subsidiaryRead More…

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Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM GPS with Free Map Updates

on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

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 informationRead More…