Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT

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Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT

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Pioneer in UK just announced a new in-dash GPS navigation + entertainment system called Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT. The unit is specifically designed for VW, Skoda and Seat vehicles.


AVIC-F9110BT has a high-resolution 5.8-inch WVGA touch screen, 2GB internal memory that stores maps of 44 European countries by TeleAtlas, and also includes 1.7million Points-of-Interests (POIs). The device has text-to-speech feature; not only for street names but even for traffic events that it receives via the TMC receiver.


Some multimedia features include the ability to watch videos from DVDs, CDs, SD cards, USB devices, control your iPod or iPhone using a special cable, and support for various audio formats. It also does bluetooth so you can relay phone conversations to your car’s stereo.


Another neat feature is the ability to customize the POI database from Google Maps using the SD card and their NavGate Feeds application.


Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT will be available starting July in 18 different vehicles:


Volkswagen

Caddy 07/2004

Eos 05/2006

Golf V plus 09/2003

Golf V 09/2003-2008

Golf VI 2008

Jetta 08/2005

Passat CC 03/2005

Passat 2008

Scirocca 2008

Tiguan 2007

Touran 03/2003

Polo 2009


Seat

Altea 05/2004

Altea XL 09/2005

Leon 12/2004


Skoda

Fabia 2009

Octavia 2009

Superb 2008




(Via NaviGadget.)

Satellite Navigation for elderly shoppers to find their way around in supermarkets

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Satellite Navigation for elderly shoppers to find their way around in supermarkets
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Have you ever got lost in a really big size supermarket and wished you had a GPS to find your way around. Well scientists are working on a device which works like a car navigation system that will help elderly and physically challenged people in supermarkets. Oh! I guess I forgot to mention that you should be old enough for such a device. This is a part of government-funded research at three centers, mainly Newcastle, Aberdeen and Nottingham universities. The sat nav shopping device more likely will be used as a global positioning system and the latest mobile phone coordinates. Newcastle University is already testing a gadget for dementia patients so that they can be tracked if they lose their way. Let’s hope they get something like that for us youngsters too so we don’t have to remember so many things!

[Telegraph]

Panasonic CN-MP200 and CN-MP100

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Panasonic CN-MP200 and CN-MP100

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Panasonic CN-MP200 and CN-MP100 are two new portable GPS navigation systems for the Japanese market. As with everything in Japan, CN-MP200 can show digital TV channels thanks to its 1Seg TV tuner.


There isn’t anything too exciting about these GPS navigation systems other than the fact that they allow two way communication between the device and Google Maps for sharing POIs.


Some hardware specs and features include 5″ touchscreen, SD card slot, VICS, JPEG, and DIGA support… via




(Via NaviGadget.)

NAVIGON 7210

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NAVIGON 7210

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NAVIGON 7210 seems like the European version of NAVIGON 7300T we have here in the U.S.


It has the 3D landmark view, voice address entry, reality view, lane assistance, TMC traffic updates, bluetooth, text-to-speech and something we haven’t seen before: ‘curve warner’ which warns you ahead of dangerous curves.


Some hardware specs of NAVIGON 7210 are the 4.3″ 16:9 format touch screen, SiRF Titan + Instant Fix II GPS receiver, 2GB flash ROM, 600 MHz processor, 1600 mAh Li-Ion (nice!), and maps of 40 European countries pre-installed.





(Via NaviGadget.)

GPS navigation system on Nintendo DS

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GPS navigation system on Nintendo DS

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Sony PSP GPS navigation system has been around for a while but a GPS navigation system for Nintendo DS is new to us.


Fab Chain of China has just come out with a product called Ranger that does just that: GPS navigation for NDS. It uses Google Maps (which raises some questions) can do 2D, fake-3D map rendering, uses a U-Blox GPS receiver, and can connect to other devices such as laptops and PDA’s too.


Ranger has its own rechargeable battery so it won’t waste your consoles juice, and will charge through USB.


No word on availability or pricing just yet - but do check it out for yourself.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Cobra XRS 9960G detects radar, and your location

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Cobra XRS 9960G detects radar, and your location





Cobra comes up with a new concept for radar detectors--GPS that warns you of existing driving hazards. Along with its 15-band detection, Cobra's XRS 9960G correlates your current location with a database of known red-light and speed cameras, as well as potentially hazardous driving areas. ...



(Via Crave: The gadget blog - Category: GPS.)

Garmin Nuvi 1490T Announced

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T Announced

Garmin Nuvi 1490T  Announced


Garmin decided to update its nüvi GPS device range with its latest high end model - the 1490T. This is one behemoth (at least by Garmin standards) as it comes with the following :-




  • 5' touchscreen display

  • Pedestrian GPS mode

  • Free lifetime traffic updates (we like!)

  • Multi-route prediction with lane guidance

  • ecoRoutes for fuel-efficient journeys

  • Bluetooth connectivity

You can pick up the Garmin nuvi 1490T this July for $500 a pop, while those who tend to make their way around cities and towns on foot might want to pony up another $15 or so for CityXplorer maps that offer improved detail when on foot.

(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

RoadPilot MicroGO - speed camera warning system

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RoadPilot MicroGO - speed camera warning system

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microGo from RoadPilot is apparently world’s smallest GPS speed camera warning system. It integrates a GPS receiver and comes preloaded with database of speed camera locations and accident black spots in the UK and Europe.


RoadPilot MicroGO is truly a plug-n-play device. Just plug it in to your car charger and get ready for audible and visual signs which can warn you about approaching speed cameras, or ask you to slow down if you’re above the posted speed limit. The display will show your current speed, speed limit, type of camera approaching, and distance to camera. It is also direction aware - meaning you won’t be annoyed with a warning if the speed camera is on the other side of the road.


It sells for £79.95 and here is what they had to say about database updates:


As we add new camera locations daily - new road works, new cameras etc, you can update your microGo on-line whenever you want. The first 6 months access to the RoadPilot database are free.


After 6 months you can subscribe to the database - so that you are always up to date. At a cost of less than £1 per week, you get the peace of mind that only the UK’s best speed camera database can deliver.





(Via NaviGadget.)

NASCAR GPS navigation system

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NASCAR GPS navigation system

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RightWay is coming out with a NASCAR branded GPS navigation system called Rightway Spotter GPS Navigator, Dale Jr. Edition.


It is a pretty basic sat nav system with a 4.3″ screen, text-to-speech, SiRF Atlas III GPS receiver, Navteq maps, and various media players that you’ll probably will never use.


However the biggest ‘attraction’ here for NASCAR fans is that the device offers turn-by-turn directions in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s voice minus the street names.


Other branded things on the device include Dale Jr.’s Amp car, National Guard , or Team Trailer for car icons, special POIs such as places Dale Jr. likes to visit, businesses he owns with short commentaries, and all NASCAR home tracks, speed parks, Sprint Cup Series tracks, and team garages.


It even comes with a Race Shop Tour Route which will route you to 14 team garages and shops in the Charlotte, N.C. area.





(Via NaviGadget.)

3G connected MotoNav’s

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3G connected MotoNav’s



News came out today talking about Motorola getting ready to enter the two-way-connected GPS navigation system market.


‘We’re absolutely making a bigger play,’ said navigation product line manager Blake Bullock. ‘We believe we can bring something new to the table with Motorola’s vast experience in wireless connectivity. We have aspirations to do just that, combining the best aspects of 3G smartphones with PNDs and creating optimized experiences for consumers.’


Even though there are no details about the new 3G lineup we expect something similar to the MotoNav TN20 and TN30 that were released back in October of 2008 and sold exclusively by Radio Shack… via




(Via NaviGadget.)

Camera-packin' Garmin Oregon 500 navigator on sale in UK

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Camera-packin' Garmin Oregon 500 navigator on sale in UKWouldn't you know it? That leaked Garmin Oregon 500 is indeed a real, bona fide product, and it's on sale now for argonauts over in the UK. The outdoorsy navigator officially boasts a rugged 3-inch sunlight-readable touch panel (400 x 240 resolution), a tough, waterproof casing, a built-in electronic compass, barometric altimeter (seriously!), AA battery support, USB connectivity, a microSD card slot and a bundled carabiner clip to really set it apart. Oh, and there's also an integrated camera for automatic picture geotagging, which seems to be a pretty rare commodity in GPS units these days. We're not quite sure it's rare enough to justify the lofty £353.97 ($519) price tag, but thankfully that's not our call to make.

(Via Engadget.)

photomate 887 blutooth gps tracker

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photomate 887 blutooth gps tracker

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Photomate 887 just made it through FCC even though it’s been on sale around for a while now for less than $80 ( PhotoMate 887)


Photomate 887 features a 66 channel GPS receiver that is sensitive up to -165dBm. It has a smart power save mechanism and supports A-GPS applications. It can transmit its data via Bluetooth and can log up to 125,000 way points.


Satellite acquisition time are as follows:



  • Cold Start: 35 sec

  • Warm Start: 34 sec

  • Hot Start: 1.5 sec


Photomate 887 has a built-in battery that can recharge via mini USB cable and can last up to 11 hours.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Mitac Mio C523 V2 Portable Navigation Device

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Mitac Mio C523 V2 Portable Navigation Device

Mitac Mio C523 V2 Portable Navigation Device


Mitac of Japan will be rolling out its latest portable navigation device which will target motorcycle riders - a group who has been sidelined most of the time when it comes to navigation with the help of GPS technology. This new model will be known as the Mio C523 V2, boasting a rider mode function which is able to indicate specific directions to follow at multiple intersections on a single screen with liberal use of arrows. This will help reduce the time spent looking at the display, allowing the rider to concentrate more on the road instead. Mitac has set the Mio C523's price at approximately $450, and the device is equipped with a 1-Seg TV tuner in addition to a 4.3' touchscreen LCD display, Windows CE operating system and a SiRF Technology GPS chipset.




(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Gorilla GPS From Sanyo

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Gorilla GPS From Sanyo

Gorilla GPS From Sanyo


Sanyo is in the GPS game to the surprise of those who do not follow the scene, although their Gorilla line of GPS devices nearly went extinct a few years back. Since then, Sanyo has taken the relevant steps to bring the Gorilla GPS line back to life, with a trio of Gorilla SSD portable GPS navigation systems to make their debut in Japan later this year. The three Gorilla systems in question are the NV-SD730DT, NV-SB450DT and NV-SB530DT which will come in 7', 5.2’ and 5.2' screen sizes, respectively, complete with LED backlight, 8GB SSD, VICS Traffic information (not included on the NV-SB530DT), a 1-Seg TV Tuner and Eco Mode which alerts you whenever your foot steps on the gas pedal too much.



(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

maylong’s GPS navigation for dummies still around

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maylong’s GPS navigation for dummies still around

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We talked about this ‘GPS Navigation for Dummies’ guys couple years ago. Surprisingly enough they’re still in the market with a lot more new models. The devices are from Maylong who has bought the naming rights for ‘for Dummies’ from Wiley Publishing. Their models include FD-220, FD-250, FD-350, FD-420, FD-430, and FD-435. The highest end of all these GPS navigation systems - as you may have already guessed - is the FD-435.


Features and specs of FD-435 include 4.3″ wide touchscreen, text-to-speech, bluetooth interface for pairing up with compatible phones, FM transmitter for using your car’s built-in speakers, maps of USA, Canada, and Canada, 4 million POIs, and media player…


FD-435 costs $207…

(Via NaviGadget.)

Range Rover 2010's 12-inch Dual View Touchscreen Satisfies Two People at Once

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Range Rover 2010's 12-inch Dual View Touchscreen Satisfies Two People at Once

The 510 HP 2010 Range Rover will have a dual view touchscreen, meaning the driver and passenger sees two different images based on their respective angles.

This seems like one of the first (if not the first) production vehicles to incorporate dual view, and allows the driver to use the GPS while the front passenger checks out a movie. Keep in mind that the acceleration from a 510HP vehicle probably doesn't mix too well with movie watching, so that passenger better have a good resistance to motion sickness or there's gonna be some lunch rovering, if you know what I mean.

[Engadget]



Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Magellan announced 3 new models from the RoadMate series yesterday. RoadMate 1440, RoadMate 1340, and the last one: Magellan RoadMate 1470. We saved the biggest one for last as this GPS navigation system has a 4.7″ touch screen display - kind of big when compared to most other systems out there.


Maps on the device cover US, Canada, Puerto Rico; text-to-speech feature pronounces street names, and the memory can be expanded with the microSD card slot.


Magellan RoadMate 1470 is already shipping from Amazon for $230 even though the one day old press release says it should sell for $300. $230 is not bad for a GPS navigation system with a 4.7″ screen.



Magellan RoadMate 1440

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Magellan RoadMate 1440

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Following RoadMate 1340 which we just mentioned now let’s talk about Magellan RoadMate 1440. Also announced yesterday, RoadMate 1440 is quite similar to 1340 but has a 4.3″ touch screen instead of 3.5″ one which changes the resolution from QVGA to WQVGA.


The other features that are worth mentioning are the text-to-speech, microSD card slot, AAA TourBook which provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay and eat, AAA Member Roadside Assistance, highway lane assist, and the ability to get traffic update with an optional antenna.


The price for Magellan RoadMate 1440 is set $250.

(Via Gizmodo)

HG400 heads up display

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HG400 heads up display

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The HG-100 heads up display is finding its way into western hemisphere under different names with a few changes. AutoSport is offering this GPS enabled heads up display as HG400 for $150. HG400 gives you compass heading and speed readings while you drive by projecting the information onto your windshield so you can keep your eyes on the road ahead. You can see your speed in MPH or KPH, and even set a speed alert to warn you when you’re going too fast. It also has bluetooth antenna so you can hook it up to your PC or a PDA to get navigation functionality on those devices.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Magellan RoadMate 1340

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Magellan RoadMate 1340

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Magellan’s consumer product division which was recently bought by Mio just yesterday announced a few new GPS navigation systems; one of which is the Magellan RoadMate 1340. 1340 is at the lower end of the new RoadMate series with a 3.5″ QVGA full-color, anti-glare touch-screen display, text-to-speech feature, and maps that cover USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico.


Magellan RoadMate 1340 will cost $180 and ship with a windshield mount and cradle; a 12-volt car adapter, and an adhesive disk for alternative, on-dash mounting.



(Via NaviGadget.)

File Extension .PF

When a file is about to be opened, Windows uses File Extension OPF (also called Scenario File). First, Windows checks the correspondent directory to see if the file PF is linked to the application, before load the file. If it's available, it will use it to make the application load up faster. And will update every time the application is accesed. Windows also uses the File Extension OPF to store prefetch trace files, witch are stored in the prefetch directory.
This hole process needs the Windows Task Scheduler service. If it's running, it's okay and the file will be updated. If it's not, then the prefetch performance is not going to be used, so the file won't be read or updated.
To avoid issues in you System, it's recommended to clean up and delete regularly PF files and prefetch folder witch both of them can be corrupted. Also, don't forget to delete also File Extension OPF orphans that remains on the system after an Application Uninstall. You can do it manually.

Via GPS World

Goodyear GY500X

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Goodyear GY500X



Goodyear GY500X which we mentioned back in November of 2008 will be available in May from TravelCenters of America, priced at US$400. And the Navevo truck GPS software, ProNav, will be available across North America under the Goodyear brand.


Some specs for Goodyear GY500X include:



  • commercial routes

  • height restrictions

  • weight, and weight/axle restrictions

  • special POIs such as weigh stations, truck stops, and diesel gas stations.

  • 4.3″ touch screen display

  • bluetooth antenna for pairing with cells phones

  • FM transmitter for car stereo integration




(Via NaviGadget.)

TomTom XL 340

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TomTom XL 340

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Also announced just today from TomTom was TomTom XL 340 and TomTom XL 340S. Just like the TomTom ONE 140 we mentioned earlier, the two new 340 models will also include the IQ Routes and Advanced Lane Guidance feature. These two features used to be exclusive to higher end models but now they’re standard on the mid-range sat nav devices.


The two new models have a 4.3″ touch screen, come with maps of North America and Mexico, 7 million points of interests, and come with the award winning EasyPort mount.


The only difference between TomTom XL 340 and TomTom XL 340S is that ‘S’ speaks street names, and of course the price. 340 and 340S will cost $230 and $250 respectively - both available in USA and Canada starting this month.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin 405CX and 310XT Forerunner Watches With GPS Have Everything An Athlete Needs

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Garmin 405CX and 310XT Forerunner Watches With GPS Have Everything An Athlete Needs

Garmin has added two new watches to the Forerunner linuep—the hideous but waterproof 310XT and the 405CX (the successor to their formidable 405.)

As mentioned, one of the benefits of the 310XT is its rugged waterproof exterior (rated for a depth of up to 50 meters), but it also features an impressive 20 hours of battery life—that's double the capacity of its predecessor the 305. Both the 310XT and the more stylish 405CX feature GPS, wireless connectivity / data syncing via Garmin's ANT+ technology and improved accuracy with regard to tracking burned calories.

Garmin makes some of the best sport watches in the biz, so I can only hope that these new offerings will follow in that tradition. Athletes looking for a cool training tool can expect to drop $369 for the 405XT and $349 for the 310XT when they are released sometime in Q2—but I wouldn't drop the cash if you expect to wear these bad boys with a suit if you know what I mean.

(Via Gizmodo: GPS.)

Garmin Forerunner 405CX

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Garmin Forerunner 405CX

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Garmin Forerunner 405CX was just announced yesterday by Garmin. 405CX is obviously very similar to Forerunner 405 which came out beginning of last year. Improved with the 405CX is the way your heart rate and consumed calories are calculated.


Apparently people at Garmin spent some time with exercise scientists (Firstbeat of Finland) and pro athletes to come up with the algorithms which use the micro changes in a your heart rate to better calculate the number of calories burned during aerobic activity.


Garmin Forerunner 405CX weighs only 60 grams and has some features that let you track speed, distance and location. It has this ‘bezel’ based interface that lets you control this GPS integrated wrist computer by tapping, holding or running a finger along the bezel.


Garmin Forerunner 405CX uses ANT+ technology which sends workout data to a PC or Mac wirelessly so you don’t even need to take off the watch.


Forerunner 405CX will cost $370 when it comes second quarter of this year.


Here is a video showing how easy it is to change wrist bands on the 405CX.





Enduro GPS tracking

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Enduro GPS tracking

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The same people who brought you the GLL-1000 Letter Logger now bring you Enduro; a brand new GPS tracking system that promises to deliver in most extreme weather conditions.


Enduro only measures 66mm long, is lightweight and waterproof. It incorporates A-GPS capabilities so it may even get a satellite fix indoors. It is fitted with GPRS/GSM modules so it can transmit it is location live to a predetermined address to enable real time live tracking using a web interface. Some other features include alarms for emergency status, geo-fencing and remote control.


Pictured above, you see Enduro in its special case with optional 8 cell Lithium Ion battery pack that allows for constant tracking on a single charge for up to 6 months… via



(Via Engadget.)

TomTom GO 740 LIVE is now live

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TomTom GO 740 LIVE is now live

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TomTom GO 740 Live which we first announced back in January is now shipping in the U.S. as promised.


This is TomTom’s first ‘connected’ GPS navigation system which can provide the user with wireless real-time traffic feeds, local Google search, fuel price service, weather, and TomTom QuickGPSFix (A-GPS) to shorten the time to find satellites.


The good news is the price is only $400, which has gone down $100 since the device was announced. The LIVE services costs $10/month but first three of those are free.


Here are some specs:



  • Touch-screen: 4.3 inch full TFT color LCD (480 x 272 pixels, supports 64K colors)

  • Memory: 2 Gb Internal Flash (micro-SD slot for additional storage)

  • Maps: Pre-loaded maps of USA, Canada from Tele Atlas

  • GPS: High-sensitivity GPS chipset

  • Bluetooth: for Hands-Free calling

  • Connected: Built-in SIM card and GPRS modem for plug-and-play connectivity

  • Battery: Rechargeable internal 3 hour battery




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin Forerunner 310XT

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Garmin Forerunner 310XT

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We’ve got a new Garmin Forerunner. What’s the good news about this one? It is waterproof! Which means triathletes can wear this GPS enabled training aid without worrying about ruining it.


Garmin Forerunner 310XT can last up to 20 hours on a single charge and can be used in various activities; not just triathlon training.


The new waterproof Forerunner 310XT kept all the good features of its predecessor Forerunner 305, but added highly requested features such as wireless connectivity, longer battery life, and of course water-resistance. Garmin Forerunner 310XT is going to sell for $350.


Here is a promo video of Garmin Forerunner 310XT:



Full specs after the jump:


  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1″ x 2.2″ x 0.8″ (5.4 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm)

  • Display size, WxH: 1.3″ x 0.8″ (3.3 x 2.0 cm)

  • Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 100 pixels

  • Weight: 2.5 oz (72 g)

  • Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion

  • Battery life: 20 hours, typical

  • Water resistant (50m)

  • GPS-enabled

  • High-sensitivity receiver

  • RoHS version available

  • Lap history: 1000 laps

  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 100

  • Heart rate monitor (optional)

  • Bike speed/cadence sensor (optional)

  • Foot pod (optional)

  • Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)

  • Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)

  • Garmin Training Center® software compatible

  • Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)

  • Courses (compete against previous workouts)

  • Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)

  • Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)

  • Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)

  • Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)

  • Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)

  • Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)

  • Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)

  • Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)

  • Heart rate-based calorie computation

  • Customizable screen(s)

  • Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+-enabled power meters)



(Via NaviGadget.)

TomTom ONE 140

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TomTom ONE 140

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TomTom ONE 140 and TomTom ONE 140S are the two new editions to company’s entry level GPS navigation system lineup. They will be available in retailers this month for $180 for TomTom ONE 140 and $200 for TomTom ONE 140S. The only difference between 140 and 140S is that the latter also has text-to-speech feature, meaning it can pronounce street names - which in our opinion is well worth an extra $20.


What’s new with these models is that the IQ Routes and Advanced Lane Guidance features that were only available on the high-end GO series is now standard.


Here is what those features really mean:


IQ Routes: incorporates historical speed profile data for both day of week and time of day to calculate the fastest route available based on when the user is actually driving to their destination; takes into account the real-world factors that influence the speed that drivers can actually expect to travel en route to their destination, such as historical traffic patterns, traffic lights, rotaries, school bus routes, and steeply-sloped roads.



Advanced Lane Guidance:
realistic representations of complex highway junctions and lane-specific visual directions.


Oh, and before we forget, TomTom ONE 140 series now include maps of Mexico; of course in addition to maps of North America (North America is just USA and Canada as far as map makers are concerned)




(Via Gizmodo GPS.)

NavTrac RTV10 Portable Navigation Device

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NavTrac RTV10 Portable Navigation Device

NavTrac RTV10 Portable Navigation Device


NavTrac has just introduced its RTV10 portable navigation device that offers more than the standard turn-by-turn guidance so that you won't get lost, but it also boasts a GPS tracking function and a two-way messaging function to keep the owner of the vehicle (or child piloting that said car) up-to-date of one's whereabouts. Features of the RTV10 aren't sub-par with the following :-




  • 4.3' touchscreen display at 480 x 272 resolution

  • Built-in speakers

  • 4GB internal flash memory

  • 64MB DRAM

  • SiRF Atlas III GPS module

You'll need to be pretty loaded to bring this home as it costs $599 a pop with a monthly subscription fee of $39.95. Ouch.

(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

HTC Snap (HTC S522)

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HTC Snap (HTC S522)

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Remember back in the days when we complained about the ‘new’ Dash not having a GPS receiver? Well, the second generation Dash is here. It is called HTC Snap, it is very similar to Dash, it includes a GPS receiver, and the rest of the specs are far superior as well. So there. No more complaints.


HTC Snap has a 528Mhz Qualcomm processor, runs on WinMo 6.1, has a 2.4″ TFT LCD screen, and supports 3G networks. Something the prev. phone didn’t have was a trackball - so Snap also takes care of that which also includes an enter button.


Other features of HTC Snap include bluetooth 2.0, QWERTY keyboard, a whopping 1500mAh Li-Ion battery, 2MP digital camera with video, and a microSD card slot.


HTC Snap will be available unlocked in the U.S. at 850/1900MHz frequency second quarter of this year and it will be called HTC S522.




(Via NaviGadget.)