gps

  • Timex announces new GPS Training watch

    Timex launched a new GPS watch recently, and while it's intended for athletes who require more exact data when training, the new Ironman Global Trainer uses some pretty high end GPS technology in order to accurately track pace, distance, and heart rate. Read More

  • Garmin hops on the satellite imagery bus

    Garmin hops on the satellite imagery bus

    Newsflash: birds see a LOT of stuff thanks to the fact that they can fly. Garmin wants to give you the same sensation (minus the flying part) with its new “BirdsEye Satellite and Aerial Imagery” feature, “an annual subscription service that gives users the option of loading highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handheld navigators,” according to a recent press release. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Magellan Maestro 4700 GPS with Bluetooth for $140

    CrunchDeals: Magellan Maestro 4700 GPS with Bluetooth for $140

    Amazon’s lopped $50 off the price of the 4.7-inch Magellan Maestro 4700, which includes Bluetooth, voice command, and predictive traffic features. You can get it for $140, today only. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 855 for $160

    CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 855 for $160

    Amazon’s got a one-day deal on the 4.3-inch Garmin nuvi 855 GPS at $160, down from $190. You can still get it by Christmas with one- or two-day shipping, too. Read More

  • Review: AT&T Navigator app for iPhone

    Review: AT&T Navigator app for iPhone

    I've been using the AT&T Navigator app for iPhone for a couple of months now. This is a free app, but it requires a $10/month subscription from AT&T (or $70 for an annual subscription). I'm not going to belabor the GPS functions too much in this review: it's almost the year 2010, and the global positioning system has been used to provide turn-by-turn directions for long enough now that any… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 260W for $120

    CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 260W for $120

    I’ve been eying these GPS deals pretty closely lately, as someone on my Christmas list is getting a nice shiny portable navigation device this year. This Garmin nuvi 260W is going for $120, today only, from Amazon. Best Buy has it for $140 and a handful of other places have it for $150 and up. Read More

  • Onkyo's 7-inch tablet PC with integrated GPS module

    Onkyo's 7-inch tablet PC with integrated GPS module

    Onkyo Japan has announced a few notebooks today, all of which are in fact re-branded (but beefed up) models competitor Kohjinsha released earlier on the Japanese market. Perhaps the most interesting new model is the NX707A4 [JP], a 7-inch tablet netbook with an built-in GPS module. The tablet is powered by Atom Z520 processor (1.33 GHz) and has an 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Intel US15W chipset, two USB… Read More

  • Analysts think you're going to want to buy a connected GPS in 5 years

    Analysts think you're going to want to buy a connected GPS in 5 years

    Analyst firm, Berg Insight, thinks that eighty-eight percent of all GPS units shipped in 2015 will have cellular connectivity. This seems like a blindingly obvious prediction to me. Read More

  • Just a reminder about the GPS in your car right now

    Just a reminder about the GPS in your car right now

    Stop to think about this for a minute. Your GPS is on your car's windshield and your garage-door opener is probably on your visor, right? You also probably have the Home location programmed as, well, your home. But what's stopping someone from breaking into your car when you're obviously not home and stealing both of them, which will not only give the crooks turn-by-turn directions to your house… Read More

  • Woot! Bushnell handheld GPS with NEXRAD weather data for $100

    Woot! Bushnell handheld GPS with NEXRAD weather data for $100

    Weird. I just got done blasting through the entire season of Storm Chasers (watched the final episode this morning). In just about every storm chaser’s vehicle, there's a laptop set up with mapping software relaying GPS data along with an overlay of weather radar. Read More