TomTom XL 340S Live

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TomTom XL 340S Live

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TomTom just announced TomTom XL 340S Live. This is a mid-range GPS navigation system from the company with connected services. It will go for $300 which will include 3 months live connected services which we just mentioned. These include things like local search from Google, real-time traffic updates, weather information, and the cheapest fuel prices around.


TomTom XL 340S Live has a 4.3″ touch screen and is quite similar to the TomTom XL 740 Live. However it lacks bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling - and the live services are on AT&T’s network.


Another cool feature with this new GPS navigation system is that it uses TomTom QuickGPSfix which utilizes A-GPS to get a satellite location fix faster.


The connected services for TomTom XL 340S Live will cost $10/month after the first month.



(Via NaviGadget.)

Viliv X70EX hits America!

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Viliv X70EX hits America!

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For years we’ve been drooling over these 7″ MIDs to come to the States, from their home town of South Korea. We’ve got some good news for you. Viliv X70EX, a new model from the Viliv series is now exclusively available for the North American market.


You can get Viliv X70EX on Amazon, but we have to warn you - the price ranges from $600 to $880 depending on the size of your solid state drive (16GB or 32GB), and which wireless antennas you want. The higher end Vilix X70EX will for example have WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth2.0+EDR, GPS, and WWAN 3G HSPA.


Some common specs of this American Viliv include SDHC slot, USB port, SiRF Star III GPS receiver, and a battery that lasts 5.5 hours.



(Via NaviGadget.)

Suzuki and Garmin Botch SX4 GPS Integration

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The Suzuki SX4 is a low-end economy crossover with some pretty advanced tech built-in, including a removable Garmin navigation system with the same robust feature set you'd expect from a regular standalone PND. However, that doesn't mean the two manufacturers thought everything through. As Edmunds.com found during its long-term test, the unit lets you issue voice commands, and can also stream MP3s from an SD card through the stock car stereo.

So far, so good. But it's not so simple; first, the unit can't play anything imported in the default iTunes AAC format and only works with MP3s. Not only that, but you must navigate through many submenus to get to the MP3 player. That's still not the end of the world--until you cue up a song.

Once you motor away from a stop, that's it; the system locks the Garmin down into 'Safe Mode,' which is intended to prevent you from controlling the GPS while driving. Except that it also takes away control of the MP3 player! Plus, if you choose a song and then set out, it will only play that one song--it doesn't move to the next one automatically. And it won't let you re-establish control of the MP3 player unless you stop the car, or pull the unit out of its housing and reseat it. Priceless.

(Via Gearlog.)

Lok8u locates your unruly child

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Lok8u locates your unruly child

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We thought we’d mention the Lok8u GPS child tracker. It has been around for a while in the UK, but they’re now in the States side as well. Their company name ‘NuM8″ is quite tacky - something you wouldn’t expect from Brits :) - which should sound like ‘new mate’. If you still haven’t noticed the product name Lok8u sounds like ‘locate you’. Alright, enough with name calling. The device is in the shape of a digital wrist watch which can communicate its precise location to parents via Google Maps or text messages and can warn you if it has been removed without your authority.


Their technology makes use of A-GPS too - which should help when your child is indoors and help satellite fix times be a lot shorter. Lok8u can last about 2 - 3 days with a single charge but we’re not that optimistic.


Their pricing in the U.S. has not been revealed yet but UK prices are as follows: The watch itself is £150 and the monthly fees range from £5 to £20. £5 gets you 1 update for a whole month while £20 gets you unlimited everything.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Alpine iXA-W407 with NVE-M300

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Alpine iXA-W407 with NVE-M300

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Alpine has recently unveiled its newest 2-DIN receiver, the iXA-W407 Digital Media Station. The iXA-W407 features fully supported iPod/iPhone playback (there’s no CD drive), large 7-inch QVGA touch screen display, built-in Bluetooth and more. The iXA-W407 is available as an all-in-one audio/video/navigation system package that includes the NVE-M300 GPS Navigation Drive. This all-in-one AVN package from Alpine will cost $1100.


iXA-W407 boasts a 7-inch QVGA display, an AM/FM tuner and a high-speed USB input for optimal iPod/iPhone connection. You can also connect USB memory devices and MTP-based MP3 players via the USB input.


The iXA-W407’s navigation is provided by the Alpine NVE-M300 GPS Navigation Drive. This is a compact external drive that is installed somewhere hidden and the location services include regular GPS data, solid-state gyro sensor technology, and accelerometer technology to gauge the vehicle’s speed for even more accurate navigation. It obviously does voice guided directions which are played through the audio system.


Some other features of NVE-M300 include:



  • Text-to-speech

  • Lane assistance where available

  • 6 million unique POIs

  • Preloaded NAVTEQ maps of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands


You can also purchase the two devices (iXA-W407 and NVE-M300) separately in which case it would cost $800 and $450 respectively.




(Via NaviGadget.)

new eo UMPC carries GPS receiver

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new eo UMPC carries GPS receiver

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This 7″ UMPC must be coming to the States side pretty soon now that it has cleared FCC testing. Called eo a7330D the device is made by TabletKiosk.


eo a7330D carries an Intel Atom Z530P processor, has 2GB of RAM, comes with a 3200mAh battery, or the bigger 5200mAh extended battery that fits on to the second battery bay. Inside eo a7330d you’ll find a 80GB harddisk, Wifi antenna (which supports WiFi-WiMax coordination), bluetooth module, and of course a GPS receiver from UBlox - in the form of a built-in USB module. It can track 50 satellites at once, and supports A-GPS services.


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(Via NaviGadget.)

Woongjin’s Latest Personal Navigation Device

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Woongjin’s Latest Personal Navigation Device

Woongjin's Latest Personal Navigation Device


Korea based Woongjin today rolled out the Go&Joy PND for the Korean market. The gadget is able to display both 2D and 3D maps as well as 3D GUI. The Go&Joy can also be used as a PMP with the support of different video and audio format and thanks to its 900MHz processor. There is no info on pricing or availability at this time. We will keep you posted.

Via [Akihabara]


iRiver NV Mini Bike

iRiver NV Mini Bike

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iRiver just announced a new navigation system called the NV mini bike Edition.


After releasing this device with a 3.5″ screen, they’re now upgrading it with a sturdy bike mount kit and a firmware release that lets you keep track of your cycling workouts.


It measures things like total ride time, distance, speed, calories burnt, etc. iRiver NV Mini Bike Edition can hold charge up to 2 hours and 30 minutes thanks to the generous built-in battery, and riders can listen to tunes with the integrated speakers. You can even use the POI database on the device to find restaurants, bike shops, coffee shops, etc around you or on your route…


(Via Aving.)

RoyalTek BV-3200 GPS Navigation System

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RoyalTek BV-3200 GPS Navigation System

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royaltek-gpsWe haven’t had a word from Taiwanese RoyalTek for a while now but we’re glad to see that they’re still in business as they just pushed their new GPS navigation system RoyalTek BV-3200 through FCC’s doors. The BV-3200 is a GPS navigation system with a sun light readable 3.5″ touch screen, a Broadcom GPS receiver, bluetooth, and a special mount device for bicycle handlebars. Royaltek really wants to focus on bikers as far as we can tell since the device comes with a 2.4Ghz ANT+Sport communication antenna and is IPX7 waterproof. Another out of the ordinary feature of this device is that it comes with a removable 1800mAh battery. Who else puts removable batteries in their sat nav systems these days?


So the device is pretty high end. Don’t let the 3.5″ inch screen fool you - that is so it fits on your bicycle or motorcycle. It does hands free bluetooth, has an FM transmitter and reciever too.




Mio Moov M300 and M400 now in States

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Mio Moov M300 and M400 now in States

Moov-M400

The two relatively new GPS navigation systems from Mio, M300 and M400, we announced back in July for the European market was just announced for the U.S. market today. As you’ll below the specs are pretty much identical to what the Europeans are getting but obviously we’re getting the maps for all 50 US States and Puerto Rico. The features of M300 and M400 include text-to-speech, lane guidance, and 4 million POIs. M300 will have a 3.5″ screen and cost $120, and M400 will have a 4.3″ and cost $150.


With these prices you really don’t have much to lose. The new Mio’s will be available starting this month.


Moov-M300



(Via NaviGadget.)

put this in your boat: Geonav-G12

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put this in your boat: Geonav-G12

Geonav-G12

What you’re looking here is the new Geonav G12. This is a marine GPS system that may come as handy as flip flops on a boat. We don’t know much about the technical details yet but the Italian company already has a mini site dedicated to the Geonav G12.


This marine chart plotter has a DualFuel Cartography which lets users navigate on their terms with choice of Navionics or C-MAP by Jeppesen charts, QuickConnect Data Port with a front-panel USB access, plus the flexibility to use two SD memory cards for charts or routes, and a powerful processor that makes view multi-pane 2D and 3D charts, sonar, radar and other navigation information simultaneously a breeze…

(Via NaviGadget.)

Sony NV-U75 GPS navigation system

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Sony NV-U75 GPS navigation system

Sony NV-U75 GPS navigation system


Sony's latest GPS navigation system, the NV-U75 ought to be able to help you get places quickly and easily, where it will come with a 4.5' WQVGA touchscreen display, 8GB of internal memory, an improved Maps system alongside Bluetooth connectivity that makes the device double up as a handsfree solution. Alternatively, you can also throw in extra dough to pick up the optional 1Seg TV Tuner, turning this into an impromptu portable entertainment powerhouse - subject to signal strength, of course. To up the ante even more, Sony allows you to forward your GPS data or friends information straight from your KDDI Phone (KDDI only) directly to the NV-U75. While the NV-U75 can be used while driving, it also works fine if you decide to tote it around on foot or when you're cycling, as the gyro sensor will offer more accurate information whenever it is unable to get a decent satellite lock.


(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Sony Ericsson Yari

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Sony Ericsson Yari

Sony Ericsson Yari


The FCC has approved the Sony Ericsson Yari, which is also known as the Sony Ericsson U100a. It is a slider phone that comes with gesture controls which apparently will make your games a whole lot more fun. Additional features include a 2.4-inch display (240×320), a GPS receiver, a 5MP camera with flash, a separate camera for video calls, stereo speakers, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a microSD memory expansion slot. The Yari runs UMTS Bands 1, 2, and 5, and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. No info on pricing or availability so far.
[Navigadget]


Archos 5 Android

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Archos 5 Android

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Archos just unveiled a new internet tablet called Archos 5 Android which features a 4.8″ high resolution touch screen and of course an integrated GPS receiver. It comes with special applications just created for the device, but does come with a full HTML browser.


The new Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet can handle HD content, lets you record live TV given you spent money on the optional DVR station, play FM stations, or transmit via FM. It doesn’t do 3G connectivity but it offers WiFi with 802.11 b/g/n and bluetooth 2.0.


The only problem we have Archos 5 is this:


GPS: 7 day free trial. Full fledge GPS with maps, 3D landmarks, POI, etc.


Really - 7 day free trial? If I spent all this money I’d expect at least 3 months of trial. Come on.


By the way the price of Archos 5 Android ranges from $300 to $430 (16GB to 1/2TB).


(Via NaviGadget.)

Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-inch PND gets $299 preorder

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Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-inch PND gets $299 preorder

Magellan’s hefty 7-inch PND, the RoadMate 1700, has now got a price and a release date, with the touchscreen navigator arriving for preorder on Amazon.  Set to hit shelves on October 10th, according to Amazon (while Magellan themselves seem to think it’s already on sale), the WVGA PND will cost $299.


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That gets you integrated AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance, together with the company’s OneTouch UI that promises easier access to frequently searched-for addresses, favorites and other common details.  The 1700 is preinstalled with US, Canada and Puerto Rico mapping, and has highway lane assistance, spoken street names and route-optimization for multi-destination journeys.


Since you can’t take on mobile phone navigation apps without a few added extras these days, Magellan have thrown a couple of neat tricks into the RoadMate mix.  The 1700 has a microSD card slot, for use as a PND, but also has a video-in jack which means you can use it as a larger display with your iPod or other video source.  Bizarrely, though, they don’t supply any cables to actually do that, so we can see many people never actually realizing the feature exists.


magellan roadmate 1700 pnd


[Via GPS Tracklog]



TomTom XXL 540S

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TomTom XXL 540S

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At the same time XXL 530S was announced, the company also announced TomTom XXL 540S GPS navigation system.


TomTom XXL 540S differs from 530S by offering US and Canada AND Mexico maps, lane guidance feature, seven millions points of interests, and a fancier shiny black finish.


These extras will set you back an extra $20, putting the price of TomTom XXL 540S at $300. It is probably worth it.


And yes, the ginormous 5″ is on this model too.




(Via NaviGadget.)

new Panasonic Strada GPS navigation systems

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new Panasonic Strada GPS navigation systems

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Panasonic of Japan just announced three new GPS navigation systems for their Strada series. The new models are CN-MP150D/DL, CN-MP180D, and the CN-MP250D.


All the new sat nav systems have a 5″ screen and come with a faster processor - not sure how that affects the battery life though. There’s a slot for microSD cards which can support cards up to 8GB. That’s plenty of room for media.


Here is how the three GPS navigation devices differ:



  • CN-MP150D/DL: entry level, no 1Seg TV tuner

  • CN-MP180D: adds TV tuner

  • CN-MP250D: adds TV tuner and a VICS receiver for traffic updates


All the new Panasonic devices will be available in Japan next month… via




(Via NaviGadget.)

new Sanyo Gorilla GPS navigation system

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new Sanyo Gorilla GPS navigation system

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Not to be left out of the Japanese GPS navigation system race, Sanyo - just like Panasonic - also added three new devices to their Gorilla series.


Their new models are the NV-SB531DT, NV-SB541DT, NV-SD630DT.


By default they all have 8GB of internal storage, 1Seg TV tuner but differ when it comes to screen size, and a few other features. Here is how the new GPS devices measure up:



  • NV-SB531DT: 5.2″ screen

  • NV-SB541DT: 5.2″ screen and VICS for live traffic information

  • NV-SD630DT: 6.2″ screen and VICS for live traffic information


No word on pricing or availability from Sanyo of Japan just yet… via




(Via NaviGadget.)

Thinkware iNAVI LE GPS navigation system

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Thinkware iNAVI LE GPS navigation system

Thinkware iNAVI LE GPS navigation system


Thinkware's latest GPS navigation system would be the iNAVI LE that will be hitting Korea pretty soon, where you get a nice and impressive 7' touchscreen display that will show off images and movies at 800 x 480 resolution. In addition, you get an integrated DMB receiver that keeps your passengers entertained (and you, too, whenever you're at a red light). It will be powered by a 500MHz processor, feautring 128MB RAM and 64MB ROM. You can pick it up in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models that will retail for $205, $238 and $270, respectively.




(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

iNavi LE GPS navigation system

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iNavi LE GPS navigation system

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Korean Thinkware just keeps pumping out new iNAVI GPS navigation devices. This latest one is called iNAVI LE and it carries the characteristic 7″ touch screen.


The screen gets you 800x480 resolution and with the DMB receiver it can be quite entertaining (when idling of course). The processor on iNavi LE can buzz at 500Mhz, the GPS receiver is from European Ublox, and it has a 128MB of RAM and 64MB of ROM.


There’s a 2GB, 4GB, and an 8GB version. They cost 249,000KRW ($205) 289,000KRW ($238) for 4GB and 329,000KRW ($270) respectively.




(Via NaviGadget.)

GPS Compass Could Make for the Grandest Treasure Hunt of All Time

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GPS Compass Could Make for the Grandest Treasure Hunt of All Time

Allow me to geek out for a moment. I mean, really geek out—more than dressed up D&D geek out. I mean like, this is the shit you don't share with people for fear of complete social and parental ostracism.



I want to participate in a hunt for buried treasure. (Preferably lost pirate gold.)


With this concept called the EMIL Experience Outdoors, you can plot your own points on a map and its integrated GPS, instead of providing lame turn-by-turn directions, gives you north, south east and west variants of the way there.


So it feels just like you're using a compass, even though you will eventually reach a very specific endpoint. And If I have a say, that endpoint will reveal buried treasure. (Preferably lost pirate gold.)


The implications, for adventurous but tied-down-by-technology men such as myself, are nothing short of an worldwide race of 8 teams to a prize of immeasurable value. (Preferably lost pirate gold.) Far greater than some lame reality TV show, we will be confined to pre-airplane transportation, outfitted with non-lethal, non-painful weaponry, and encouraged to dress ourselves with strange disguises, sometimes posing as an attractive member of the opposite sex, to mislead our competitors.




(Via Gizmodo: GPS.)

Navibe BackTrack GPS

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Navibe BackTrack GPS

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Remember the GPS backtracker we first talked about back in June and reviewed here? If you’re interested in this device - we have some good news for you. buygpsnow already have the device available for only $60. Of course it has been re-branded and they now call it Navibe BackTrack GPS. Anyhow - $60 is a good price for a GPS device that could potentially save your life, or at least help you find your car in a super-sized parking lot.


With the Navibe BackTrack GPS you can mark up to 4 locations, use it in compass mode only, or use it as a thermometer (Celsius or Fahrenheit). It has a digital compass with 8 directional arrows, run on 2 AAA batteries, is IPX-6 water resistant, uses a 20 channel SiRF StarIII GPS receiver. It’s a great GPS device to have.



(Via NaviGadget.)

TomTom XXL 530S

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TomTom XXL 530S

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TomTom XXL 530S is the new GPS navigation system from the company. First thing that catches our attention here is the ‘XXL’ of course. Why XXL? Because the screen measures 5″.


Just released for the U.S. and Canada markets, the TomTom XXL 530S will offer the IQ Routes Technology which claims to save time and fuel by providing the most optimal route. It does this by utilizing historical speed measurements for every time of day and for every road segment, from large highways to small roads.


Other than that a couple other things worth mentioning are the awesome window mounts that come with the device and the TomTom map share technology that lets users edit/correct maps.


TomTom XXL 530S will cost $280 when it comes out in October.




(Via NaviGadget.)

TomTom XXL Line Grows Fat, 5-Inch Screens

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TomTom XXL Line Grows Fat, 5-Inch Screens

Until SiRFStarIV takes over the world, bigger screens are pretty much the best upgrade a GPS can get.



And obviously, the new TomTom XXL line features large, five-inch screens.


Otherwise, the two GPS units are pretty typical for their pricerange. Both the TomTom XXL 530S ($280) and 540S ($300) include the latest TomTom UI, US and Canadian maps, the ability to correct street names in the database and preloaded emergency locations like hospitals. If you spend the extra cash on the 540S, you get Bender-friendly Mexico maps, lane-specific guidance (you see in the lead shot), seven million points of interested preloaded and, of course, a more premium black finish.





(Via Gizmodo: GPS.)

MD-520 GPS receiver

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MD-520 GPS receiver

MD-520 GPS receiver


MMDD Digital Co., Ltd, has rolled out its latest all-in-one GPS receiver, the MD-520. What would normally be dismissed as yet another generic device turns heads, where it comes with icons that closely resemble those found in the iPhone. Being an all-in-one device, you can be sure that getting you from point A to point B in the most efficient manner is not its only strength, as it also doubles up as a portable media player, featuring the following :-




  • 4.5' touchscreen display

  • 16:9 aspect ratio

  • Bluetooth connectivity

  • CMMB TV support

  • FM transmitter

  • ebook reader

  • Supports a wide variety of audio and video formats

No word on pricing for this though.



(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

ZE-MC294: 2-DIN Moniceiver

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ZE-MC294: 2-DIN Moniceiver

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ZE-MC294 is the latest from German ZENEC. This in-dash GPS navigation device has a touchscreen monitor, DVD player, and receiver. It is also equipped with a Bluetooth module from the hands-free specialist Parrot. Even the tuner on ZE-MC294 both the hardware and software has been optimized for European reception conditions. And to keep with today’s demands ZE-MC294 allows for a perfect connection to external A/V sources like iPods, iPhones, USB sticks, and SD cards.


We’re not sure yet how much the ZE-MC294 will cost or if it will ever come to the states side.






(Via NaviGadget.)

Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC GPS Device

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Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC GPS Device

Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC GPS Device

Feel like you need some tech to help you win a golf game? Well, the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC GPS will certainly be one of the things you’ll look too first (in terms of gadgets) when you device to go high-tech. The device sports a 2.2-inch high resolution screen, allowing you to check out your last shot in color on the screen. Aside from giving you the distance to any point on your next hole, it has the ability to store up to 100 courses, download color maps and even a ‘hole up’ tracking feature that offers a ‘down the fairway’ perspective, allowing you to navigate the course better. If you’ve got $349.99 to spare for your golf game, then head over to Bushnell and pick one up.





(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Garmin GPS 72H Marine Handheld

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Garmin GPS 72H Marine Handheld

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Garmin today announced that it was introducing the GPS 72H with new features including a better GPS receiver, a faster USB interface, and the ability to float.


GPS 72 Marine Handheld has been around since 2002, pleasing anybody that wanted a simple, rugged, and reliable navigator, Now with 72H it is faster and more reliable. One of the other new features is the ablitiy to transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes via its USB interface. Battery life is upgraded with the Garmin GPS 72H Marine Handheld promising about 18 hours with typical use.


Like the legacy GPS 72, the updated 72H is fully waterproof to IPX-7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes).


Garmin GPS 72H Marine Handheld is expected to be available in October for $150.




(Via NaviGadget.)

RoamEO Pup GPS Tracking System For Pets

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RoamEO Pup GPS Tracking System For Pets

RoamEO Pup GPS Tracking System For Pets


RoamEO Pup is a dog collar that contains a GPS receiver so you can detect where your pet is. The collar will broadcast to the LCD handset receiver that can track up to 2 collars at once. The signal from the collars can be detected up to 3 miles from the receiver. The RoamEO Pup’s high contrast display can be easily read in sunlight or at night. It also comes with a built-in battery that will last between 18 and 30 hours. The RoamEO Pup are also weatherproof and adjustable from 12-inch – 24-inch in diameter. You can purchase the RoamEO Pup for $279.

(Via TechFresh.net - Cell Phones, Laptops, Video Games, iPods, Cameras.)

MEDION GoPal P4635 GPS navigation system

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MEDION GoPal P4635 GPS navigation system

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We haven’t been talking about Medion for a while now, but no worries - they’re still alive and kicking. At the past IFA 2009 which ended very recently they announced their new model MEDION GoPal P4635. The new GoPal P4635 model has many premium features such as voice control, SiRFInstantFixll technology and TMC, which collects information from both intelligent transport services as well as a dynamic information service. There’s an integrated GSM module that receives this constant and real-time information on recent changes in the traffic, parking situation, gas prices and the weather. MEDION GoPal P4635 also has the new navigation MEDION GoPal 5 GPS navigation system software with a variety of safety-enhancing and practical additional functions.


The traffic information is relayed from Navteq Traffic which comes from various sources such as regional data centers and about 5,000 inductive loops on freeways. Also 4000 infrared detectors on motorway bridges as well as data of so-called floating cars from a fleet of over 50,000 vehicles are involved. Compared with the conventional TMC reception on FM this is considered much more information. With the new MEDION GoPal P4635, the user is therefore given a detailed overview of the entire traffic situation.


Starting September 2009, the MEDION GoPal P4635 will be available for about 350 euros. The purchase price includes one year of GSM service and after that you can get access for EUR 4.95 a month, or 49.95 per year.


MEDION GoPal P4635 specs:



  • Built-in GSM module for intelligent traffic and dynamic info service

  • EU map (43 countries in Western and Eastern Europe)

  • MEDION ® GoPal ® Navigator AE 5 Navigation

  • TMC, optional TMC

  • Voice

  • Lane Assistant

  • Intelligent routing ‘Clever-Routes’

  • Text to Speech

  • Speed Ratings

  • Tunnel Assistant

  • Integrated PIN security feature

  • ASB - ‘First Aid’ Wizard * (only available in Germany)

  • 4.3 ’ flat panel touch screen display with 65,536 colors

  • 128MB RAM. 1GB ROM

  • SiRFStarIII ™ GPS Receiver

  • SiRFInstantFixII ™ position for quick response

  • Samsung 400MHz CPU

  • Holder with integrated TMC antenna




(Via NaviGadget.)

Becker Traffic Assist Pro Z 302 Truck Navigation

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Becker Traffic Assist Pro Z 302 Truck Navigation

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Our European penpal Becker has come with a new GPS navigation system for trucks. It is called Becker Traffic Assist Pro Z 302.


Becker Traffic Assist Pro Z 302, is their first mobile truck navigation system. The truck drivers can define profiles that are tailored specifically to his/her vehicle and payload. This profile includes details such as height, width, length, axle number, and weight which is then analyzed to calculate the optimal route. Impassable roads, tunnels and bridges are excluded depending on the profile data and possible, alternative routes are offered for selection in a map view so that the driver can choose the best route for him.


The device also includes a remote controller (see photo above) which would especially be helpful if you were not able to reach the windshield. In case you’re not following - this is a GPS navigation system for trucks. Other features include bluetooth connectivity, 3D buildings and landscapes, text-to-speech, TMC traffic updates, and of course a relatively large 4.3″ touch screen.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Getac introduces handheld with GPS, e-compass, and altimeter: PS236

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Getac introduces handheld with GPS, e-compass, and altimeter: PS236

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GETAC, the guys who love to build rugged computers just introduced a new handheld called PS236. Getac PS236 is packed with features to meed the demands of the field-based workforce. The device comes with embedded GPS, 3G connectivity, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It also has a 3MP camera with auto-focus camera.


The location awareness of the PS236 does not end with the GPS receiver. It also has an altimeter, and an E-compass. Combine all this with the 10 hour battery life and you’ve got yourself hours of GPS navigation, geotagging, or whatever else you might be into.


Here are some more specs for the Getac PS236:



  • up to 12 GB of storage

  • 3.5″ VGA touch screen display with sunlight readability and Transflective Panel technology

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 OS

  • measures 7.0x3.5x1.5-inches

  • MIL-STD 810G compliant and IP67 rated for dust and water resistance

  • Marvell PXA310 806 MHz processor

  • 128Mb Onboard MDDR

  • 4GB Onboard NAND Flash Storage ROM

  • Weight: 17.6 ounces




(Via NaviGadget.)

APSI C100 GPS navigation system

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APSI C100 GPS navigation system

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APSI C100 is a GPS navigation system from Korea that is also a portable media player.


The back of the casing that mounts onto your windshield carries most of the details, such as the DMB TV antenna port, an optional external GPS mouse port, and AV in and out. On the front side it lets you control the volume and many other options since it becomes the interface for controlling all the infotainment in your vehicle.


The GPS navigation system software is of course what we’re most jealous about. It seems like all of South Korea is mapped, including the all buildings and their heights. It is called Gini 3D.


If you are done navigating and need some tunes to go with you just take out of the charger and carry it with you. Looks pretty sleek.

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Navigon iPhone car kit

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Navigon iPhone car kit

Navigon iPhone car kit


Navigon has prepared itself to roll out an iPhone car kit complete with charging capabilities sometime this October, where it will make sure your iPhone is well within your view as you drive around in an unfamiliar place, while juicing it up at the same time. Those who are looking for a GPS receiver, speaker, microphone and built-in Bluetooth capability can skip this and look out for the TomTom car kit instead.




(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

GLB PP-P68 and P88 touchscreen netslates [Video]

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GLB PP-P68 and P88 touchscreen netslates [Video]

Looking quite strikingly like some of the DIY netbook tablets we’ve seen before, this is in fact one of GLB Industrial’s two new 10-inch internet tablets, the PP-P68 and PP-P88.  Caught on video last week by Charbax, the Atom-based slates each have Intel’s 1.6GHz N270 processor, a 1024 x 600 touchscreen and optional 3G and GPS.


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As standard each comes with WiFi b/g and the usual netbook connectivity: three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, audio in/out, ethernet and a multi-format card reader.  Storage is a standard 2.5-inch 160GB drive, while RAM is 1GB normally and up to 2GB supported.


Both measure roughly the same, at around 280 x 180 x 24 mm (the P88 sheds 2mm thickness) and are expected to come in at around $200.  Battery life is unknown; we’re hoping the 90 minutes mentioned is a reference to recharge time.  No word on a launch, though; looks like GLB are shopping around their OEM services.


[via jkkmobile]



Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS

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Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS

Magellan RoadMate 1700


The Magellan Roadmate 1700, the latest from the company, aims to impress with its 7-inch screen.' It features 6 million points of interest, text-to-speech, and multiple point routing capability - all standard fare for a GPS nowadays. It’ll include maps of North America, AAA Tour Book, and lane assistance as well. All of that is just child’s play when compared to the super huge screen, though. Magellan is definitely trying to convince you that your mobile phone screen just won’t do. The Magellan RoadMate 1700 will hit stores on October 10, but you can pre-order one now at Amazon for $299.




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Canmore USB GPS

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Canmore USB GPS

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Canmore has a brand new USB GPS Tracker that is a bit out of the ordinary so it’s worth mentioning. It is actually called Canmore GT-730FL-S USB GPS Tracker Stick Data Logger and unlike most other USB GPS sticks, Canmore carries its own battery pack inside. What this means for you is that when you’re done on your laptop, getting directions, looking at maps, etc, you can just unplug and use the Canmore USB GPS as a standalone GPS data logger.


With the included software you can also use this little GPS tracker as a geotagging device for your photos provided you’re on XP or Vista.


Another cool feature is the A-GPS support. For this to work you’ll need to install the provided PC application which can download the most recent satellite data to get even a faster position fix.


Canmore USB GPS costs only $50




(Via NaviGadget.)

Century SKN1-7_0L Personal Navigation Device

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Century SKN1-7_0L Personal Navigation Device

Century SKN1-7_0L Personal Navigation Device


Century has unveiled their latest GPS navigation system. The SKN1-7_0L comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display at 480 x 234 resolution, a Telechips 7901 DUAL 498MHz processor, a 1Seg TV tuner, an SDHC memory card slot, a 64MB RAM, a 128MB internal memory and SKYTRAQ 20-Channel GPS. This PND also supports a wide variety of popular audio and video file formats and runs on the Windows CE 5.0 operating system.

[Century]


NAVIGON 8410 and NAVIGON 8450 Live

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NAVIGON 8410 and NAVIGON 8450 Live

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We had already announced Navigon 8410 a while ago, but with the IFA 2009 show in Germany it became more official - along with its brother Navigon 8450 Live. The story with these are pretty similar to the Navigon 64xx series. Navigon 8410 will cost 450 Euros and you’ll have to the option to add on the Live module for an extra 100 Euros. The Navigon 8450 Live on the other hand will be offered for 500 Euros. The outrageous Live service still apply after the first three months: 140 Euros for two years, or 80 Euros for one year.


Some of the extras you get on 8410 and 8450 Live that you won’t find on the 63xx series are the enhanced multimedia features, the huge 5″ touch screen with glass surface, and of course the DVB-T antenna for watching digitally broadcast channels.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Navigon 6310 and 6350 Live

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Navigon 6310 and 6350 Live

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Days like this make us miss Navigon more - since they left North America. Navigon seems to be doing well in Europe though, announcing new products and services left and right (Navigon 1400, 1410; Navigon 2400, 2410). Now we’re talking about Navigon 6310 and 6350 Live; two new GPS navigation systems from the company. Offered with these two new devices is Navigon’s Live service that provides real-time information about the current traffic conditions on the route, find out how many parking spaces are available at a parking lot near you, update you on the weather, let you do Google Local search, and more.


The bad part is the service is only free for the first 3 month. After that to make better use of your Navigon 6310 and 6350 Live you’ll have to shell out EUR 80/year, or EUR 140/2years. The Live services are provided with a SIM card from T-Mobile.


Some other features of NAVIGON 6350 Live and NAVIGON 6310 include the improved voice-command feature, Panorama View3D, Landmark View3D and City View3D; 4.3″, 16:9 format display, chrome edging, NAVIGON MyRoutes, NAVIGON Clever Parking, TMC Routing Info, Spoken TMC, POI Click and Real Road Sign Pro.


NAVIGON 6350 Live costs EUR 350, including the NAVIGON Live module. The NAVIGON 6310 is EUR 300 but you’ll have to retrofit the Live module for an extra EUR 100. The NAVIGON 6310 will be available in a couple of weeks whereas the NAVIGON 6350 Live will come out in October.


(Via NaviGadget.)

NAVIGON 2400 and 2410

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NAVIGON 2400 and 2410

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Navigon just introduced a few new models today. A couple of these are the NAVIGON 2400 and 2410 which boast a new function called the Last Mile - which pretty much is a ‘pedestrian navigation system’. Last Mile function help you when you are done driving and need to walk to your destination - a very good feature for big crowded cities where parking spaces are far far from your actual end point. The new feature will specially work well in big unfamiliar European cities. What’s really cool is the new E-compass which can point to your destination even when you’re standing still. Also NAVIGON 2400 and 2410 know to mark the location of your vehicle as soon as you switch to the pedestrian mode.


NAVIGON 2400 will be available for 149 Euros and will include regional maps. For an extra 20 Euros you can pick up the NAVIGON 2410 which includes European maps. These should be available as soon as this month.




(Via NaviGadget.)

NAVIGON 1400 and 1410

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NAVIGON 1400 and 1410

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Some other new models from Navigon are the NAVIGON 1400 and 1410. These will be very very similar to the NAVIGON 2400 and 2410 we just talked about but will lack the E-compass and also not be as shiny since it will not have the chrome frame nor the smooth design casing. Other than that NAVIGON 1400 and 1410 still have the pedestrian navigation system which Navigon calls the Last Mile feature. As soon as you switch to the pedestrian mode Navigon rotates the screen from landscape to portrait mode for to make it easier to use with one hand.


Another well thought of feature with these devices is the power-saving function that saves your battery when the device is in pedestrian mode allowing you to stroll the city for up to four hours.


NAVIGON products start at 129 euros for the NAVIGON 1400, including maps for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The NAVIGON 1410, which includes maps for 40 European countries, costs 149 euros.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Sanyo Gorilla Lite

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Sanyo Gorilla Lite

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Sanyo Gorilla Lite - also known as NV-LB50DT is from the all familiar Sanyo Gorilla series. Too bad they only release their GPS navigation systems in Japan - because this new Gorilla Lite looks quite enticing.


This slim profiled device only measures 18.8mm thin and packs in a lot of features, such as the 4GB internal memory, support for MP3, MP4, JPEG, and WMA files, and of course a 1 Seg TV tuner - which is pretty standard in Japan these days. All of this offered to you on a 5″ touch screen which automatically rotates thanks to the gyro sensor…

(Via Akihabara.)