GPS

Sep 302013
 

Garmin HUD Head-Up Display Windshield Projected Navigation Info

Garmin HUD (Head-Up Display) is a cool addon-gadget that hooks to your smartphone via Bluetooth and displays a handful of navigation information on your windshield allowing you to find your way while keeping your eyes on the road – also check the GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.

The Garmin HUD works only with Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone or NAVIGON mobile apps.

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Aug 142013
 

Hyetis Crossbow - The 41 Megapixels Camera Wristwatch
With all the buzz going on lately around smartwatches, we welcome the Swiss manufacturer Hyetis’s first super-smartwatch – the Crossbow. We are looking forward to see this impressive piece of gadgetry hitting the markets – also check the CooKoo personal wrist assistant and the The Neptune Pine. While they’re not as complex and developed as the Crossbow, they offer reliable cheaper alternatives offering some of Hyetis Watch‘s basic features.

The Hyetis Crossbow sports an impressive set of specs packed in a light, wristwatch shape:

  • 41 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Optical zoom and flash
  • High resolution microphone with noise suppression
  • NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for pairing with your smartphone
  • Instant sharing function via the smartphone connection
  • On-Board enviromental sensors: GPS position, Temperature, Altitude, Depth, Biometric information (the biometric sensor is integrated in to the watch’s band and will pick up info about the wearer’s physical health and condition)
  • Android, iOS, Windows 8 fully compatible
  • Swiss automatic movement with analog hands
  • Sapphire glass
  • Digital dial display positioned under the mechanical arms
  • Double battery to provide up to four days of autonomy
  • Upgradable – as Hyetis declares: “in the future the only thing that will be stable in terms of technology is your automatic movement

The Hyetis Crossbow will sell for a hefty price of $1,200 and the first batch will be limited to 500 units.

Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments – what’s your take on this new breed of super-smartwatches?

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Aug 052013
 

Garmin Astro - The Tracking System That Tells You Where Your Fido Is!

The Garmin Astro 320 is the premier tracking system for sporting dogs. With a 9 miles (14.5 km) tracking range, the Astro can keep an eye on up to 10 dogs and show you their whereabouts on a 2.6″ full color display. Here are some of unit’s specs:

  • GPS/GLONASS receiver for improved location performance
  • Rescue mode
  • Activity logging
  • Bark detection even beyond audible range.
  • 1.7 GB storage plus a MicroSD card slot for maps updating

The Garmin Astro 320 is perfect if you’re into sporting dogs or even for personal use is you like to live your dog to roam around without a leash.

$599 | BUY NOW
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Jun 072013
 

Micro-Phone - The Credit Card Sized Cell Phone In Your Wallet

By know, you should have noticed I am in love with wallet sized gear and gadgets. I find them amazing and, as you always have to carry a wallet, you can easily have them with you anytime – check out these cool findings – the Wallet Battery, Credit Card Sized USB Cable, the Carzor and the Cardsharp2 wallet knife.

We are used using our smartphones for 1,001 other activities than basic voice communications. From internet to movie watching, from playing MP3’s to GPS navigation … But, there are some times when we just need a plain, simple phone, which does not take much space in your pocket and can help you keep basic SMS and voice contact with friends, family and coworkers.

For those moments, and not only, take a look at the credit card sized Micro-Phone.
Just like the Phone Strap 2 Mini Cell Phone we featured a while ago, the Micro-Phone offers most of the basic functions of a cell phone – calls, SMS, tasks, calendar, calculator, contacts – all by kiping a minimalist form factor. Here are some of the Micro-Phone‘s features:

  • Operates in any GSM network (850/900/1800/1900 bands)
  • Operates with regular SIM cards (if you have a micro or nano SIM an adapter will be included in the package)
  • Slick design to fit in your wallet
  • 1.8″ LCD
  • Li-Io rechargeable battery (offers up to 21 days of standby)
  • Micro USB charging connector (this means you can use any of your existing chargers to power the Micro-Phone).
  • Locator function – allows you to track the user via an Smartphone app – eg: track your 8 years old son, your Alzheimer sick grand parent, or your wife when traveling at night.

The Micro-Phone is in project stage at Indiegogo with an estimate delivery for August 2013 and the minimum pledge of $49 will allow you to get it at an early bird price (regular pricing will turn around $89 US).

What’s your take on it? Do you see any advantages of owning a Micro-Phone (along with your regular smartphone)? Would you leave your “Precious” at home and take the Micro-Phone for a ride?

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May 162013
 

Recon Jet - A Cool Google Glass Alternative

Google Glass launched a new era of gadgets – the wearable computers with head-mounted displays (HMD).

Just as expected, once they released The Glass, many companies have taken the same road. One of these companies offering the same kind of technology is Recon Instruments. Their newest product, The Recon Jet is advertised as “the most advanced wearable computing solution in the world“. The Recon Jet weights only 60 grams, comes with dual-core processing, dedicated graphics, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, HD camera and ANT and a plethora of other sensors. The cool part about the Recon Jet is they allow developers to build applications through their dedicated SDK, which means the sky is the limit when it comes to applicability and functionality development.

Check the attached video for a quick glance of what the Jet can do.

With all the shared opinions the Google Glass provoked, I’d love to hear your take on it. Let me know in the comments how do you feel about wearing a such device? How about interacting with someone that wears it?

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Apr 232013
 

Golf Personal GPS Caddy

If you like playing golf and you do it frequently, you need to stop by for a couple of minutes and take a look at the Talking Golf GPS Caddy. The system was designed to assist you by giving you useful information about your location as well as about the hole you’re playing.

Pre-loaded with a database of over 35,000 golf courses, the GPS Golf Caddy helps you on the course by giving you info about the remaining distance to the front, back or center of the green, displays the info on it’s LCD screen, can measure the length of the drives, it’s small, lightweight and can “speak” eight languages. The reported data is accurate to within 9 feet (about 2.7 meters).

What’s you take on the GPS Gold Caddy? Do you consider it’s fair to use it against your competitors while out on the green?

$179.95 | BUY NOW
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Apr 092013
 

Make Sure Your Trip Memories Last With These Waterproof Digital Cameras
Vacations are just around the corner. Either you’ll enjoy a beach vacation or an outdoors mountain trip, you need to make sure you keep your memories safe. We made a cool selection of waterproof digital cameras to help you snap pics of your adventures and make sure those photos get safely home.

All cameras bellow have one thing in common: they’re all waterproof. Other than that you’ll be able to find an impressive kit of features ranging from GPS positioning and WiFi transfer to Anti-Shock, HD and automatic social sharing. Make sure you pick the right camera and choose the right features for your needs.

Here’s is our handpicked waterproof cameras selection:

1) Olympus TG-320 14 MP Tough Series Camera with 3.6x Optical Zoom – $123.10
2) Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video – $199.99
3) Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom – $209.99
4) Canon PowerShot D20 12.1 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens a 3.0-Inch LCD and GPS Tracking – $289
5) Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera – $81.18
6) Olympus Digital Camera TG-820 Blue – $225
7) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD – $199
8) Pentax Optio WG-1 Rugged Waterproof Digital Camera – $194.92
9) Fujifilm FinePix XP10 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD – $175
10) Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Digital Camera – $154.59

 

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