GPS

SmartHalo is a device that attaches to your bicycle’s handlebars to provide visual GPS navigation, a headlight, alarm, and even fitness tracking. The SmartHalo device was a successfully funded Kickstarter project from 2015, but it looks like they just now starting to ship to their backers and offer the device to the public. The device… Read More

Pre-loaded with more than 117,000 trails and landmarks, the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 CS is an all in one GPS turn by turn navigation system that can take you off the beaten path and back home again without getting lost. The eXplorist TRX7 is shock resistant and IP67 dust and waterproof. It includes a 7-inch touchscreen… Read More

Our canine companions (aka fur babies) are as important to us as our human children and as such, pet parents like to know where their dog is at any given time. We’ve seen Bluetooth enabled pet tags that can alert you when your pet leaves a designated area, but the LINK AKC Smart Collar looks… Read More

The only thing worse than not taking your umbrella on a day when rain is expected is losing it.  You won’t have to worry about either event with the Bluetooth Never Lost Umbrella by Kisha.  The umbrella is 100% windproof and corrosion-proof.  It has 16 ribs and a “perfect opening and closing mechanism”.  Pair it… Read More

  If capturing virtual creatures around your town with the Pokémon Go app isn’t your idea of a fun time, consider geocaching which is another outdoor hunting game. To play you’ll need to use your smartphone or a GPS unit like the Magellan eXplorist GC which I’m going to tell you about today. What is it? The Magellan… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More