• 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

    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… Read More

  • 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

    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

    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… Read More

  • 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 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… Read More

  • 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

    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… Read More

  • 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

  • Time to trade up to a new GPS unit

    TomTom wants you to buy a new PND (personal navigation device) this holiday season. So much so, that they will buy your old device from you via a mail in rebate. Read More

  • Google didn't kill the standalone GPS

    Alright, everyone, settle down. I know the Google Maps Navigation stuff is pretty amazing, but let’s not write off the traditional GPS makers just yet. They’re not going anywhere for a while. Your parents and friends will see to that. Hopefully the sudden market loss that companies like Garmin and TomTom saw yesterday will wake the companies up and see that they are doing it wrong. Read More

  • TomTom’s iPhone car kit no workie with iPod touch, first-gen iPhone

    Bad news, you guys. If you were thinking of dropping $120 on TomTom’s iPhone car kit and then another $100 on TomTom’s navigation app for use with your first-generation iPhone or second-generation iPod touch, it now looks like you’d to run into some compatibility issues. AppleInsider is reporting “that although the Car Kit dock is compatible with all iPhone models… Read More

  • Google Redefines GPS Navigation Landscape: Google Maps Navigation For Android 2.0

    If you weren’t sure about switching to an Android phone in the near future, this might put you over the edge. Google Maps Navigation is an absolutely killer app. And it is only available for Android 2.0 phones. Today is Droid day, and for the most part Google is taking a backseat and letting their partners get most of the attention. But Droid is the first Android phone to run Android… Read More

  • TomTom Car Kit for iPhone now selling in the U.S. for $120

    TomTom’s iPhone car dock is now available from the U.S. Apple Store for $120 with a shipping time of 2 to 3 weeks. You’ll recall that the actual TomTom iPhone app runs for $100 on top of that. Read More

  • All-weather GPS device handles golf, skiing, running, and more

    Sport-specific GPS devices can often cost hundreds of dollars each and if you’re someone who’s into all different types of outdoor activities like skiing, golfing, and running, buying separate GPS gizmos can add up quickly. Sure, you could probably use your smartphone to run multiple sports GPS apps but then you’ve got to deal with sweat, the elements, and… um, cell… Read More

  • GPS device alerts you to red light cameras, doesn’t do turn-by-turn directions

    Raise your hand if you’ve been caught on camera running a red light (I am raising my hand). Depending upon how often you get caught by red light cameras and how much you have to pay per ticket, this $200 “Red Light Camera Detector” may end up saving you some money and insurance headaches in the long run. Read More

  • Woot! Refurbished TomTom GPS for $109 has a pretty stellar deal on a 4.3-inch widescreen TomTom GPS system at $109, today only. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Garmin nuvi 850 for $165

    Amazon’s taken $35 off the Garmin nuvi 850 GPS system, from $200 down to $165 (today only) with free shipping. The nuvi 850 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, and a built-in FM transmitter. Read More

  • iPhone ARider: Futuristic iPhone-based HMD navigation system (video)

    It seems the iPhone really tickles the fancy of some Japanese gadget freaks. Following the DIY iPhone digital signage system bag, Tokyo-based Ubiquitous Entertainment now gives us something even cooler: The “iPhone ARider”, a futuristic, portable navigation system. The ARider, an experimental project, mainly consists of an iPhone 3GS and a retractable head-mounted display (model… Read More

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