GPS

Jan 302014
 

Nikon 1 AW1 Rugged Waterproof Shockproof Digital Camera With Interchangeable Lens Camera
Nikon has a long tradition in underwater photography. They started with the Nikonos brand released back in the 60’s and they kind-of dominated the underwater photo world since.

The newest addition to Nikon’s line of waterproof photo gear is the Nikon AW1.
The AW1 is a rugged model with waterproof (down to 49ft or 15 meters), shockproof (6.6ff or 2 meters) and freeze-proof (down to 14F or -10C) capabilities. Here are some of the camera’s specks:

  • 1-inch 14.2MP C-format (2.7x crop factor) CMOS sensor
  • ISO range 100-6400
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Built-in GPS with depth meter, compass and altimeter
  • 3-inch TFT-LCD with brightness adjustment
  • 15 fps photo burst mode with continuous AF
  • 60 fps photo burst mode with single AF
  • Fully compatible with all Nikon 1 lenses
  • Two waterproof and shockproof lenses available
  • Available in white, black and silver
  • Expandable storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Dust Shield
  • Shutter speed between 1/16,000 and 30 sec
  • Remote control available: WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • Multiple scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto, Underwater
$796.95 | BUY NOW
Jan 022014
 

Garmin Tactical GPS Navigation Watch
Designed to be a trusted assistant in the wilderness, the Garmin Tactix offers a wide range of functions packed in small, wristwatch shaped, package.

ALSO CHECK – the Suunto Ambit and the Suunto Core.

The Tactix features high sensitivity GPS, altimeter, barometer, and compass, allows route creation and live recording with up to 1,000 way points, is equipped with ANT+TM capabilities and Bluetooth which allows sharing of way points and routes with other smartphones and Garmin devices. Other than these, the Garmin watch sports regular watch functions such as time, date, alarm, timer, chronograph, chimes and vibration as well as fitness functions (running and cycling profiles, laps, alerts, distance, pace, etc …) and skydiving options (high altitude release point, jump auto-detect and navigation to the desired impact point).

$449.99 | BUY NOW
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Nov 132013
 

33 Wallet Gadgets To Supercharge Your Daily Routine

There’s one proven concept I learned a while back – “The best gadget ever is the one you have with you“.
Given you always have your wallet and your smartphone on you, and, as you can not squeeze gear INTO your smartphone (dah!!!), I compiled a list of 33 gadgets you can always carry in your wallet and use them as you need them to improve your daily routine. Well, not all of them at the same time, but you get the point …. – also check this cool post – 43 Cool Gadgets To Help You Sneak Booze Almost Everywhere!

Any other favorite gear I might have forgotten to add? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the list …

 

Oct 312013
 

The Tagg GPS Pet Tracker Tells You Where Fido Is

Just like the Garmin Astro Pet GPS we featured earlier, teh Tagg Pet Tracker allows you to follow your dog’s moves and find him in case it gets lost. The Tagg is designed for dogs over 10lbs and lets you to track your pet on their online tracker website or via free Android and iPhone apps. The service also offers “proactive health monitoring charts” which “can help owners maintain a healthier lifestyle for their pet and have a long term impact on its well-being“.

The Tagg master kit comes with 1 Tagg Tracker, 1 Docking Station, Collar Clip Assembly, Power Kit and three month of service usage. After that, the Tagg service costs $7.95 per month.

$99.95 | BUY NOW
MORE: GEAR | PET GEAR | GPS

 

Oct 302013
 

Surf The Snow In Geek Style With The GPS Tracking and Navigating Ski Gloves
The GPS Tracking & Navigating Ski Gloves are designed to help you find your way while out there surfing the snow – also check the Rohan Rechargeable Heated Ski Gloves.

The gloves are weatherproof and feature a GPS tracking system which allows you to track your current position, altitude, traveled distance, duration, descent velocity and many more. They feature a little screen situated on the left hand thumb which displays all this information as well as an arrow which acts as a compass. If you take the time to set up a route the arrow on the gloves screen acts as a GPS navigation indicator and shows you the direction to the next way-point.
This can come in handy in poor visibility situations when you need to get back to the base and you want to confirm you’re on the right track!

$469 | BUY NOW
MORE: GEAR | SPORTS | GPS
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Oct 222013
 

Skully Moto Helmet - HUD GPS Navigation
Motorcycle safety is not all about the rider’s skills and keeping the proper distance in traffic. The vehicle and equipment design have a major impact on avoiding fatalities as well. As technology evolves we see more and more of it’s applications into the road safety field.

The Skully Motorcycle Helmet is a DOT & ECE safety approved moto helmet that implements the Heads Up Display (HUD) technology into the visor allowing the rider to safely follow GPS navigation, listen music or answer quick calls without taking his eyes of the road – also check the Reevu Rear View Mirror Motorcycle Helmet and Predator Moto helmet we featured earlier.

The helmet integrates a 180 degree rear view camera which display rear and side images on the visor’s left hand lower corner HUD and features full Bluetooth integration with smartphones allowing the rider to control music, send texts, make calls, and change your destination all hands-free, by voice commands.The helmet is equipped with anti-fog, anti-scratch and anti-glare face shield and has a battery lifetime of around 9 hours of usage between charges.

There’s a bad news and a good news with all this – the bad news is that the Skully HUD helmet will only hit the market somewhere in 2014. The good news is that it’s manufacturer is taking inscription for a beta testing program – so you get a cool chance to try it before it even gets to the masses.

What’s your take on installing a HUD into a moto helmet? Will it be an added safety feature or an extra distraction (think about music, and making calls while riding bike). Let’s hear you int he comments…

UPDATE 09/01/2014 – The Skully Helmet is crowdfunding at Indiegogo and you can secure of for $1,399 US 9that’s $100 US less than the regular retail price) here.

$1,399 | BUY NOW
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Oct 112013
 

Suunto Ambit - GPS Equipped Watches For Athletes And Outdoors Explorers

Suunto’s Ambit series are targeted to outdoors sports lovers. The wristwatch computers features a wide array of specs being able to support you in virtually any situation. We have full GPS integration for tracking and route navigation, track elevation, barometer, chronograph, pedometer, odometer, altimeter, thermometer, digital compass, water and sock resistance, storm alerts and full access to the Suunto Apps Store where you can download dedicated sports apps – also check the Suunto Core models we featured a while ago.

The Suunto Ambit series is available in three main versions: Suunto Ambit conceived for outdoors explorers, Suunto Ambit2 targeted to explorers and athletes and Suunto Ambit2 S build mainly for athletes (this model also includes a HRM – Heart Rate Monitor belt). Each of the three models comes in a handful of flavors featuring various color combinations and functions specific to it’s target audience.

$269+ | BUY NOW

 

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