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.
As storm chasing is merely a non-paying hobby for most people involved, I kept thinking that a small handheld GPS system that also pulled radar data would be much less expensive and take up much less space than an entire laptop. And now boom, here it is.
Woot.com is selling the “Bushnell ONIX 400 GPS with XM NEXRAD Weather” for $99.99, today only. It’s got a 3.5-inch 320×200 display, satellite imaging, XM NavWeather (subscription required), 128mb microSD card, 30 hour battery life, and it’s waterproof. Seems like a pretty good addition to just about any storm chaser’s arsenal.
Bushnell ONIX 400 GPS with XM NEXRAD Weather [Woot.com]