GPS gadgets

Despite the onslaught of mapping systems on smart phones, the GPS industry continues to appeal to various customers. Maybe you are a hiker or maybe you require more information than a cell phone can give or maybe you just like not hassling with your phone to figure out where to go. Whichever the solution, check here to learn of cool GPS gadgets to keep you on track.

 

BLACK+DECKER Smart Dog Collar

by Edwin

Every dog deserves its very own collar, and this is exactly what the folks over at BLACK+DECKER have done, coming up with the all new Smart Dog Collar. This is a path that is less traveled by BLACK+DECKER, where through their licensing program, they have taken the step to expand into pet technology. Wagz, Inc. is their new partner in its licensing program, and apart from the Smart Dog Collar, other kinds of connected pet products include the Smart Dog Feeder and a Smart Dog Door. Let us take a closer look at the BLACK+DECKER Smart Dog Collar for now, which will be different from a regular dog collar.

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Timex Ironman GPS watch

by Edwin

timex-ironman-gpsTimex is well known for rolling out GPS watches for the sports enthusiast, and with the $99 Timex Ironman GPS watch, their latest effort is no different. In fact, Timex claims that it is going to be the most simple GPS watch that they have launched to date, and we are simply not surprised at all with that claim. In fact, it boasts of the latest antenna technologies alongside an easy to use interface which would appeal to just about anyone, be it a seasoned triathlete or your everyday fitness enthusiast who would like to get a spot of running, swimming and cycling in from time to time.

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Polar M460 bike computer comes with GPS capability

by Edwin

polar-m460Are all bike computers created equal? Not really, as Polar has come up with the Polar M460 which will be the culmination of wearable sports and fitness technology knowledge which has been amassed since the past four decades. The Polar M460 will arrive in a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture that will deliver an improved button grip, while being equipped with integrated GPS, additional power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, and Strava Live Segments. In other words, the $179.90 Polar M460 is being marketed as the ideal training tool for cyclists who would like to achieve their fitness or cycling goals. There is far more value to that price point than meets the eye, since it will be accompanied by a two-month Strava Premium membership.

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Polar M200 GPS running watch looks way too cool

by Edwin

polar-m200When it comes to wearable sports and fitness technology, there is one particular name that has etched itself into the back of our minds: Polar. Polar has come up with its fair share of GPS training watches in the past, and here we are with another potential winner — the Polar M200 GPS running watch.

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Garmin introduces Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 bike navigation devices

by Edwin

garmin-edge-820Garmin has had its fair share of GPS navigation devices over the years, and in this day and age where just about every single smartphone or tablet does have built-in GPS, it is nice to see how Garmin has moved with the times and thrive. In fact, they have expanded their GPS device family to a myriad of options, where among them include the newly announced Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820. Both of these are lightweight and compact GPS cycling computers that come complete with comprehensive ride data, bike-specific navigation and the new GroupTrack feature.

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International Traveler’s GPS Tablet ensures you are not lost no matter where you are

by Edwin

international-travelers-gpsTraveling these days tend to be a whole lot more convenient and easier thanks to the wonders of the Internet, where you can do your fair bit of research before you even arrive at a place, and then get right in on the attractions, food and sights. However, if you are in unfamiliar territory, you might want to have a map with you handy – and why not have a navigational device to go along with it as well? This is where the $199.99 International Traveler’s GPS Tablet plays a role, where this tablet computer with GPS will be able to offer proper guidance sans a working Internet connection.

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Casio reveals new MR-G variant G-Shock timepiece

by Edwin

casio-mrgHaving a watch used to be cool for a very, very long time, until smartphones came along and more or less made the watch redundant as an essential tool, downgrading it more to that of a fashion accessory. However, smart watches have managed to find a niche for themselves, and it looks like the elegant timepiece wrapped around your wrist is not going to go away anytime soon. Heck, even some manufacturers like Casio have made a name for themselves by clearly entrenching their products as tough-as-nails devices, with the G-Shock brand name reverberating across the industry. The latest model would be the new MR-G variant G-Shock timepiece that will be known as the MR-G Hybrid GPS, as it hits the market some time later this month.

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Garmin announces vívoactive HR GPS smartwatch

by Edwin

vivoactiveHRWhile Garmin is well known for their range of GPS-enabled devices, this does not mean that they should just keep to their regular line of navigational tools that help you get from one point to another. No sir, there should be innovation always to push them forward, and rather than sit and rest on their laurels, the folks over at Garmin have decided to take the plunge into the smartwatch market, except that with Garmin’s expertise in GPS technology, you can be sure that their vívoactive HR GPS smartwatch will be different from the other models out there in the market.

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