DeLorme EarthMate PN-60

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DeLorme EarthMate PN-60



We already knew about DeLorme PN-60W with Spot from all the way back in January. Now DeLorme just unveiled EarthMate PN-60; pretty much the same device without two way satellite connectivity.


The new DeLorme EarthMate PN-60 include GPX file support for waypoint, geocache, and track files management; a new elevation profile tool, and new power and display options for better battery life. Also new is the 3.5 GB of on board memory. DeLorme PN-60 is going to sell for $400.


Some other features of the device include icon-based interface, ruggedized, waterproof (IPX-7) body, 32-channel GPS chipset, and dual-core processor. Included in the box is DeLorme Topo North America 9.0 GPS maps and PC software.


Both Delorme PN-60 and Delorme PN-60W are already available on Amazon.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Go! Hiking GPS for outdoors

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Go! Hiking GPS for outdoors



If you live in Spain, or somewhere near by there’s a new sports GPS for you called Go! Hiking. We don’t think going hiking is the only thing you can do with this since it comes bicycle mounts for example.


While cell phones are OK to use as a GPS when you cycle, you’ll quickly see that it drains the battery quite fast. You really should consider buying a dedicated GPS for the job. Called Go! Hiking this is a model from the Go! Zipy brand specializing in products designed for sports. Go! Hiking allows you to store up to 256 waypoints and keeps them in a GPX format - which is really nice if later want to see your tracks on your computer.


It only costs 60 Euros. And if you live in the States you can consider similar but even more capable GPS X GUIDER

(Via NaviGadget.)

General Dynamics Itronix GD300

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General Dynamics Itronix GD300



General Dynamics just announced Itronix’s GD300 rugged wearable computer based on the Android platform which provides GPS and situational awareness for the army.


GD300 is as light as commercial GPS receivers and allows you to refer to pre-loaded mission plans and access secure tactical networks while being worn on the arm- or chest. It only weighs less than 8 ounces and can interface with Rifleman Radio (AN/PRC-154) for secure access to the tactical networks. Its quadra-helix antenna helps it get a position fix in mountainous regions or urban environments.


GD300 can operate in two distinct modes:



  • stand-alone GPS device

  • tactical mission computer when connected to a tactical radio


It even supports military ‘apps’ like the Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) System which is currently in use by the military.


GD300 has up to eight hours of battery life when in continuous operation; powered by standard lithium-ion batteries. GD300 has a sunlight readable display, 3.5″ touch-screen display, and meets MIL-STD 810G specifications for ruggedness.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin GPSMAP 62, 62S, and 62ST now on Amazon

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Garmin GPSMAP 62, 62S, and 62ST now on Amazon



Not too long ago we talked about the new Garmin GPSMAP 62 series. The new series consist of the base model Garmin GPSMAP 62 which is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $324. However Garmin GPSMAP 62S is already in stock for $450, and the top of the line Garmin GPSMAP 62ST is also in stock for $550.


The difference between these latest models is that GPSMAP 62S adds microSD card slot, electronic compass, barometric altimeter, wireless data sharing, high speed USB to the base model whereas the 62ST tops everything off with a preloaded 100K topographic maps for the entire US.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Becker’s new Traffic Assist Z215

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Becker’s new Traffic Assist Z215



Becker’s latest and greatest GPS navigation system these days is the Becker Traffic Assist Z 215. It is already on Amazon for 267 € but that’s the German site… We have no information whether it will come to the U.S. yet; however we have all the details and features of Z215.


Becker Traffic Assist Z215 features an eco route software for the most fuel efficient route, allows you to enter your commands via speech provided you have a thick German accent. It offers free lifetime traffic information, Navteq’s traffic patterns solution, 3D navigation display with lane guidance and even buildings. Some other features include text-to-speech, 3D terrain view, and trip computer. You can hook up your bluetooth enabled phone with Z215 too.


It comes with maps of 41 European countries pre-installed, and the speech commands we mentioned works in D, E, F, GB, I, NL, and PT.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin GPSMAP 695 and 696

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Garmin GPSMAP 695 and 696



Garmin just announced new chart capabilities for the GPSMAP 695 and GPSMAP 696. Soon you will be able to refer to georeferenced Garmin FliteCharts. With its 7″ portrait style screen pilots will be able to view the entire approach plate, and see their plane’s exact position while monitoring other tidbits of information on approach charts.


With Garmin GPSMAP 695 and 696 if the current approach is known, it will automatically select the correct chart based on the flight plan.


You will have to wait until 4th quarter of 2010 to get your hands on the new georeferenced version of Garmin FliteCharts. It will cost one-time fee of $500 and can be enabled at fly.garmin.com.


Garmin-Asus Announces the A50 for Australia

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Garmin-Asus Announces the A50 for Australia



Aussie’s can now find their way on their giant island thanks to Garmin. Garmin just officially announced Garmin-Asus A50 for Australia; partnering with Optus. A50 was already out in other places for a while now including USA, Taiwan, etc.


Feature set of Garmin-Asus A50 haven’t changed much. It still likes to geotag anything and everything, offers 3.5″ touch screen, 3MP auto focus camera, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, and a 1150mAh battery.


A50 is quite competitively priced in Australia. It costs $0 after a 2 year contract starting today and online starting August 2.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Escort 84 Smart Mirror GPS Navigator

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Escort 84 Smart Mirror GPS Navigator



Rear view mirror GPS navigation systems have been on our radar for a long time now. We just came across this on Amazon the other day. For a whopping $800 Escort 84 Smart Mirror GPS Navigator can be yours. But hey! You get free two-day shipping! Some of the features of this Escort brand GPS navigation system include hands-free bluetooth connectivity and integrated speakers, 4-inch touch screen LCD with 16:9 ratio; 16 channel GPS receiver, and a SD memory card slot for your media files such as other maps, photos, and music; all fitted in your mirror.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Nokia C6

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Nokia C6



Nokia just recently announced their latest Symbian handset called Nokia C6. This is S60 5th edition and includes customizable home screen similar to N97. Obviously this is a GPS enabled device and the GPS related features include Ovi Maps with free lifetime navigation, integrated GPS, and A-GPS receivers, accelerometer for correct orientation of display, automatic geotagging of images, and even a Nokia Maps loader application for a PC.


Other then the GPS features Nokia C6 is still packed. You’ve got a 5MP camera, secondary camera for video calls, LED flash, a full keyboard, WiFi, and a 3.2″ touchscreen. The battery in there is a 1200mAh which should be decent, but if you leave the FM radio on you could easily drain the battery faster than you think.


Anyhow, it will cost £289 unlocked or £229 with a pay as you go plan. Check it out here.




Magellan Unveiled The eXplorist 710 Handheld GPS Device

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Magellan Unveiled The eXplorist 710 Handheld GPS Device



Magellan unveiled the rugged eXplorist 710 handheld GPS device which will be available to consumers in Q4 2010 at an M.S.R.P. of USD $549.99. The eXplorist 710 features a 3.0-inch color touch screen, a 3.2 mega-pixel camera with auto-focus, microphone and speaker to record geo-referenced images, videos, and voice notes. Preloaded with Magellan’s World Edition map, the device also includes OneTouch™ favorites menu, expandable memory, paperless geocaching, GPX compatibility, 16 hours of battery life, high sensitivity GPS enabling 3-5 meters of accuracy, vertical profiling, a digital almanac, track summary statistics and area calculation.




(Via TRENDY GADGET.)

Expresso GPS Is Just As Useful On The Back Nine As It Is On The Highways

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Expresso GPS Is Just As Useful On The Back Nine As It Is On The Highways

Expresso GPS (Images courtesy Expresso Satellite Navigation Ltd.)

This isn’t the first GPS device we’ve brought you designed for golfers, but the fact that the Expresso can also be used in your car as your standard navigational unit makes it considerably more versatile and easier to justify. On the golf side of things the unit licenses the iGolf software providing users access to their database of over 32,500 courses worldwide, or you can map your own course if your local greens aren’t listed. The software also lets you keep track of the score and stats of each round, and since the unit is water resistant, you shouldn’t have to worry about a little rain dampening your fun.


On the automotive side of things, the Expresso once again goes the licensing route with Navigon’s software and NAVTEQ’s map database. So you get everything from 2D or 3D map views depending on your preference, ZAGAT rated points of interest, multiple destination routing, lane assistance so you know where to be when exiting or merging on highways, and pretty much everything else offered by the Navigon software.


But the fun doesn’t stop there. With its 480×320 resolution display and SD card slot, the Expresso also serves as a half-decent media player while on the road and even though supported file formats aren’t specified on their site, it’s safe to assume that it at least handles the all-important DIVX format. I’ll also point out that the Expresso has a clever articulated screen design as you can see in the product shots, so you can use it sitting on the dashboard or with a windshield suction cup mount. And when unfolded you can even place it in one of your vehicle’s (car or golf cart) cup holders since a pair of pop-out spring-loaded stability wings will ensure a proper fit no matter how large it is. The only thing that’s missing is pricing and availability info.


[ Expresso GPS ] VIA [ I4U News ]



Sony NV-U76V PND Hits Japan

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Sony NV-U76V PND Hits Japan


The Sony NV-U76V PND comes equipped with a 4.8-inch display screen with a 480 x 272 pixel resolution, an 8GB of storage space, Bluetooth connectivity and a 1Seg TV tuner with the possibility to record video. What makes this navigation gadget special is that it features a new ‘Position Plus GT’, which is able to guide thought tunnels or areas with poor GPS coverage. Measuring 141mm x 17.5mm x 88.5mm and weighing 255 grams, the Sony NV-U76V PND retails for around 60,000 Yen ($683). [Akihabara]


AG1 combines automotive and golf GPS

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AG1 combines automotive and golf GPS



AG1 is a brand new GPS navigation system announced by Expresso today. It can be used as a regular car GPS navigation system to get turn by turn driving directions or as a golf range finder which includes more than 33000 courses around the world. In addition it includes a media player for your tunes and videos. We don’t know how much it will cost as ‘where to buy’ section of their website is still under construction.


AG1 has an automatic portrait and landscape function, 3.6″ TFT LCD touchscreen, battery that can last up to 10 - 12 hours, built in stereo speakers, and two SD card slots that allows up to 64GB of storage.


The car navigation system portion of AG1 is done via collaboration with NAVIGON while the golfing part of the device is integrated with help from iGolf.


There’s a lot more information on ExpressoGPS’ website.



Press release after the jump:

Expresso Satellite Navigation, Ltd. is excited to announce the release of the AG1, the world’s first portable navigation device featuring automotive and golf GPS in addition to a fully functional Portable Media Player.


Partnering with NAVIGON and iGolf, two well-established brands in the GPS marketplace, Expresso is proud to deliver the AG1 with an exciting array of cutting-edge features including: NAVIGON turn-byturn directions on the road, iGolf rangefinder, portable media player, wide Mobile HD touch screen, dual stereo speakers, automatic portrait and landscape switching, dual SD card slots, articulating screen, 533 MHz Samsung Processor, and 5-way mounting capabilities that will easily adapt to your needs.


‘With collaborations between multiple GPS industry-leaders along with thousands of hours spent in intensive R&D, Expresso is excited that the AG1 has created an entirely new category of portable navigation products,’ said Mike Aroney, Managing Director of Expresso Satellite Navigation, Ltd. ‘With a unique patented form factor that is truly portable coupled with the functionality of a golf rangefinder, an automotive GPS, and a portable media player all-in-one, our goal was to create a very light pocketsized device with numerous built-in mounting capabilities and a battery capacity of over 500 miles of navigation.’


Responsible for the automotive navigation portion of the device, NAVIGON has contributed their award winning easy to use GPS software, allowing for an unrivaled assortment of features combined with North America’s leading map database from NAVTEQ. In charge of the golf course rangefinder included in the Expresso AG1, iGolf is a pioneer in the golf GPS industry, with a database of more than 33,000 courses worldwide and gorgeous full color course displays that have been relied upon by golfers worldwide since 2003.


The unified vehicle mounting system incorporated into the AG1 eliminates the need for bulky accessories such as bean bag dash mounts and suction cup windshield mounts that can create unsightly blind spots. Feel comfortable knowing you can mount the AG1 safely in most vehicles and be on the road in less than 5 seconds, and you are legal in all 50 US states including California and Minnesota….

(Via NaviGadget.)

new GPS navigation systems from NAVIGON

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new GPS navigation systems from NAVIGON



NAVIGON - at least in Spain - has put six new GPS navigators on the market, almost a complete overhaul of the range of the manufacturer.


Like other brands are already doing, new series 40 and 70 of Navigon adopt new names easier to remember and away from meaningless numbers and letters. So now the new Navigon GPS they are covered in three segments: Easy, Plus and Premium, to which they add two digits to give you an idea on the size of your screen.


Needless to say, the new Navigons with these easier names still focus on focus on providing navigation from one point to another in the simplest way. Navigon is also trying to do the same thing on smart phones with their MobileNavigator.


The GPS 40 series have a 4.3 inch screen, slightly larger than the more advanced phones. Its main features include text to speech, One Click menu with direct access to three points of interest you’ve marked as favorites, lane assistance, and reality view at big junctions.


The Premium Live 40 Navigon model adds Bluetooth hands-free function for use with up to two phones at the same time, and real-time information, including information about the status of public and private parking, weather, and traffic information.


As for series 70 models, the most striking is its 5-inch screen and faster processor, namely the 520MHz ARM11.


The Premium version includes extras such as a larger area of maps, the Active Lane Assistant, Bluetooth Handsfree Kit 2.0 and the Professional Voice Command 2.0 function, among others.


Easy Models 40 and 40 Plus have a cost of 150 and 180 Euros respectively, while the most complete of that range, 40 Premium Live, raises its price to 250 Euros. These models are already available in Spain. Later this summer we’ll start seeing Navigon 70 Series priced between 200 and 280 Euros…via




(Via NaviGadget.)

Magellan iPhone case includes battery and its own GPS receiver

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Magellan iPhone case includes battery and its own GPS receiver



Yep, you heard it right. This 200 dollar case from Magellan includes battery and its own GPS receiver for your iPhone. This must be the first of its kind. This iPhone is not only high tech but also very rugged and may give you a false sense of confidence that you can do anything just because you won’t scratch your fancy glass screen. Not to mention it is also IPX7 waterproof - meaning it can be immersed in 3 feet of water up to 30 minutes.


Called ToughCase, Magellan made sure the device worked with both iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch and you had access to all the functions of the device. As far as hardware specs Toughcase comes with a whopping 1840mAh battery which should double your phone’s life, and a SiRF Star III GPS receiver. Also the added GPS functionality should work with any GPS navigation app you wish; it doesn’t have to be Magellan’s own GPS navigation app.


You can pick up Magellan’s ToughCase from their site or Apple Store. You don’t think you need a rugged case? Then maybe you’ll like their iPhone car kit we reviewed not too long ago.



(Via NaviGadget.)

Mainnav MG-600 unboxing

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You probably remember the Mainnav MG-600 we talked about late last year. Well we finally received our sample unit and want to show you what it looks like.


Mainnav MG 600 has a good solid feel to it. The rubber used around the edges, covering USB and buttons is of good quality. What’s really cool that caught our attention is the touch sensitive buttons just below the screen. These are very easy to use - as opposed to some other outdoor GPS devices we’ve used before. And between these two buttons is a light sensor - something we’re not used to seeing on outdoor GPS devices.


It comes with a mount for your bike.


Anyways - so far we’re pleased with the Mainnav MG-600 but do wait for our review that should be coming up soon. After that of course we’ll give the device away to a lucky reader.



(Via NaviGadget.)

Shadow Box records GPS data, G-forces and more

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Shadow Box records GPS data, G-forces and more



Shadow Box is a multi-dimensional sports logger. I guess that’s the best way to put it. Not for any sports though. If you’re runner or cyclists any kind of GPS logger would probably serve your purpose. Shadow Box is more for adrenaline seekers to record their craziest moves. So when there’s no more adrenaline they can just relive their moments for another round of ‘high’.


Shadow Box is a bit pricey at $500 but here is what it can do:



  • records speed, location, acceleration, jump height, jump distance, hang time, G-forces, exact angles, rotation degrees, spin rates

  • attaches to any object

  • ability to check data on ShadowBox w/ no need for upload

  • ability to upload to Google Earth






(Via NaviGadget.)

DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator unveiled

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DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator unveiled





GPS navigation systems are nothing new in this day and age, but that doesn’t mean that the industry should just remain stagnant, right? DeLorme recently unveiled their Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator which is touted to be ready to hit the market sometime next month. Just what is the Earthmate PN-60w all about? Well, it is touted to be the first first handheld GPS in the world that enables Type & Send text messaging via satellite. Yup, that’s right - it relies on satellite technology to get your messages across, which means you are no longer subject to having to look out for a decent cellphone signal in rural areas. There will be a special interface on the PN-60w that helps it connect wirelessly with the SPOT Satellite Communicator, where the latter was designed exclusively for DeLorme. All messages are created using the PN-60w’s internal keyboard, which will then be relayed via satellite for delivery using established SPOT technology.


As mentioned earlier, since messages are conveyed via satellite, you are no longer subject to spotty cellular phone coverage, as the PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator works great in keeping users reliably connected even if they are somewhere remote, regardless of country worldwide. Both devices were specially designed to be ruggedized and waterproof, making it more suitable than your regular cellphone when it comes to being subjected to the rigors of outdoor use.


With the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator, you are able to type and send text messages to individual email addresses, cellphones, buddy lists, and social networking sites including (but not limited to) Twitter, Facebook, Fire Eagle, SpotAdventures.com, or Geocaching.com. Just in case you get yourself in a tight spot, SOS messages can be sent with your GPS coordinates embedded so that help can arrive in the appropriate manner. Not only that, family and friends are able to track a user’s progress via Google’s free online maps. Each purchase of the Earthmate PN-60w will ship with DeLorme Topo North America GPS maps and desktop software, where you get to enjoy high-resolution aerial imagery, official USGS and Natural Resources Canada topo maps, and NOAA nautical charts.




(Via Coolest Gadgets.)

Holux GPSport 260 handheld GPS receiver

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Holux GPSport 260 handheld GPS receiver



Holux has a brand new handheld GPS receiver which they just announced at CompuTex 2010. It is called GPSport 260 and it looks quite stylish compared their older GPSport 245 which we reviewed a while ago and liked quite a bit.


The new Holux GPSport 260 has a 1.5″ screen and can act a GPS data logger that can store up to 160K waypoints. The screen will show you real time statistics about your activity which can be stored and viewed in plot or track view.


There’s even the Follow Course feature which lets you plan a trip before you get on your way and can be reversed for the route back to your tent.


Definitely a spanking new feature with Holux GPSport 260 is the ability to create QR code image for coordinates which helps you share waypoints in a whole different way.


Some other features include 3D compass, barometric altimeter, pedometer, 1050mAh rechargeable that can last up to 20 hours. GPSport 260 is IPX 7 waterproof which means it can be under water for up to 30 minutes at one meter depth.


We look forward to reviewing this handheld GPS receiver from Holux.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Magellan 2010 lineup of GPS navigation systems

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Magellan 2010 lineup of GPS navigation systems



As you may already know Magellan just introduced a bunch of new GPS navigation systems for their RoadMate series. The new models range from 4.3″ screen to 5″ but all of them come with integrated Free Lifetime Live Traffic. Also all models are capable of text to speech, multi destination routing, and know about 6 million points of interests. The prices will range from $170 to $300.


Without further ado here are all of the seven new models:


4.3″ screen



  • RoadMate 2035: 48 states and Puerto Rico

  • RoadMate 2036: add Canada, built-in AAA Tourbook, Roadside assistance, lane assistance

  • RoadMate 2045: add microSD card slot


4.7″ screen



  • RoadMate 3045: maps of U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada

  • RoadMate 3045LM: add lifetime maps

  • RoadMate 3055: 3045 + bluetooth, voice dialing

  • RoadMate 3065 Commuter: adds the exclusive Traffic Wake-up and Periodic Reporting.


5″ screen



  • RoadMate 5045: 3045 with a 5″ screen


You can read about the flagship model Magellan Roadmate 3065 Commuter here.



(Via NaviGadget.)

Pioneer AVIC Z120BT

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Pioneer AVIC Z120BT



Pioneer just recently announced a new in-dash GPS navigation system called Pioneer AVIC Z120BT which has a 2-DIN form factor and has a 7″ screen.


This is apparently their new flagship model which now adds the ability to listen to Pandora in your vehicle - but it actually streams the data through your iPhone using Pioneer’s own PandoraLink app for the device.


Pioneer AVIC Z120BT has all sorts of audio/visual specs but as far as GPS navigation it runs on TeleAtlas maps which covers all 50 U.S. states and Canada, has 12 million POIs in its database, and more importantly implements a voice recognition feature so you can enter addresses just by speaking.





Garmin G500H Helicopter Flight Display

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Garmin G500H Helicopter Flight Display



There’s no vehicle Garmin won’t put their gadgets in. The latest is the Garmin G500H Helicopter Flight Display which recently got FAA’s approval.


It’s an all-glass avionics system designed for VFR Part 27 helicopters. Its PFD can either be on the left or right and it can display attitude, airspeed, vertical speed, altitude, and heading information. The MFD shows moving maps, helicopter’s current position in relation to terrain, chart data, and flight plan routings.


G500H is already available for an introductory price of $25000. Yes, that’s 25 thousand dollars.



garmin nuvi 1100

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garmin nuvi 1100



This is the wallet friendly nuvi GPS navigation system from Garmin for those on a budget. It is called the Garmin Nuvi 1100. This specific model found itself a place on Garmin’s site rather quietly - without a press release or anything. I guess they don’t want to advertise a GPS navigation system that lacks pretty much every modern day feature.


Nuvi 1100 has a 3.5″ screen and can provide turn by turn directions. Battery can last up to 4 hours. It does not do text-to-speech, lane assist, traffic updates, or speech recognition. However it is compatible with FM traffic, and MSN Direct.


We’re guessing this will be sub $100. If you find this on an online retailer let us know. Price not announced yet.




(Via NaviGadget.)

MotionX GPS HD for iPad

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MotionX GPS HD for iPad



If you’re looking for a mapping interface and navigation for your iPad other than Google Maps you may want to consider MotionX GPS HD.


The fact that it only costs $3 and it recently got a decent review maybe good enough reasons to give this app a shot.


MotionX GPS HD for the iPad is recommended for people looking to find a reasonably priced, do-it-all navigation app that covers land, air and sea. The app provides all the tools you’ll ever need, anywhere in the world. MotionX GPS HD works best when used on an iPad 3G but will also work with the Wi-Fi only version as long as there is a network available.


Some features of this app include the ability to use both Google Maps and Bing, and MotionX’s own maps, satellite, road, and hybrid views, turn by turn directions, and more.




(Via NaviGadget.)

new QSTARZ Q1000XT GPS travel recorder

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new QSTARZ Q1000XT GPS travel recorder



QStarz just announced a new GPS travel recorder called Q1000XT. Q1000XT looks similar to some of their previous GPS data loggers but it seems like they’ve upgraded some of the specs and included their newest software with this product - namely QTravel. One of the highlights is of course the 66 channel tracking - more than any other GPS tracking device out there.


Here are some of the hardware specs:



  • MTK II latest chipset with high sensitivity -165dBm and 66 channel tracking

  • ultra lower power consumption up to 42hrs operation

  • less than 15 seconds AGPS fix support: download almanac data to realize faster TTFF and positioning under warm start

  • stand alone travel recorder to log up to 400,000 records

  • POI button design to record your point of interest immediately

  • 3-level Switch for easily switch Travel Recorder to LOG or NAV (Navigation + Log) mode

  • integrated vibration sensor for smart power management and waypoint saving

  • time schedule function to automatically start logging and stop logging by setting multiple time interval

  • speed alarm function to prompt over speed status by beeping sound

  • update Rate 1~5Hz changeable by utility provided (receiving 5Hz update rate only, logging only 1Hz maximum)

  • G-Mouse + Bluetooth in one: wired and wireless GPS receiver

  • Fast Position Fix ,Cold start 35s, Warm start 33s,Hot start 1s


Q1000XT is already available for USD $129 / Euro €129.





(Via NaviGadget.)

Kapten screenless GPS navigation system

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Kapten screenless GPS navigation system



Kapsys’s been here on Navigadget before. We’ve even talked about their GPS navigation system with no screen called Kapten.


It looks to be a really handy device letting you play your tunes, geotag locations, and even hook up with your smartphone via bluetooth - but what’s more is that it can even act as a GPS navigation system giving your turn by turn directions - how much you can get out of a navigation system without a screen is questionable though.


It is made by the French so it is sure be crowd favorite here in the U.S! You can pick it up from Amazon for a whopping $425 which I’m not willing to pay. If you get one of these however make sure you write up a short review for us so we can feature here on Navigadget.


Here are some more features:



  • Easy to use with voice commands and voice guidance

  • Use while walking on a bus or in a car

  • Built in MP3 player and FM receiver

  • Includes USB cable wall charger speaker and stereo headphones

  • BONUS Accessory pack with 10 hr spare battery car charger and carry case





(Via OhGizmo.)

Rightway Spotter, Tony Stewart Edition GPS

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Rightway Spotter, Tony Stewart Edition GPS



We’ve already talked about their Dale Earnhardt version of their GPS navigation system. This time people at Transplant just announced Tony Stewart Edition featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver.


There’s isn’t much creativity here. It’s just a good old GPS navigation system bringing CoPilot’s navigation engine together with some NASCAR licensing to make product appeal to some motorsport fans - not that there’s anything wrong with that.


With this SPOTTER you can either be the Office Depot or Old Spice car, and have Tony’s voice guide to your destination.


Here are some more features:



  • CoPilot ClearTurn™ & Lane Assist for navigating complex interchanges on major highways

  • Turn-by-turn full street name voice guidance (not available in Tony Stewart’s voice)

  • Automatic route calculation and re-calculation

  • Clear 2D, 3D & Driver Safety map views

  • English, French, Spanish language options

  • Automatic day/night mode

  • Destination entry by zip code, city, street or intersection

  • Multi-stop planning with route optimization


It is going to sell for $180 and you can pick it up from here.


Garmin Nuvi 295W

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Garmin Nuvi 295W





Garmin just came out with a brand new GPS navigation system this last week called Garmin Nuvi 295W. It is already available for $280 from Garmin website. 295W is a very slim looking GPS navigation system that makes you want to hold it up to your face and make a phone call. But you can’t. Even though it very much looks like a smartphone it is not but packs most of their features.


First and foremost you’ve got the WiFi connectivity which lets you surf the net with its browser and also you can do webmail and POP3 and IMAP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF attachments. You can also do Google Local Search.


Then you have the dual orientation 3.5″ glass touchscreen, a decent 3MP camera with geotagging feature, audio player, and a 2.5mm headphone jack.


Here are a couple of videos:




(Via NaviGadget.)

Onda VP30 and VP50 w/ GPS

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Onda VP30 and VP50 w/ GPS

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Onda have a 6-inch 800x480 VP50 and a 5-inch VP30, both entering the market in the 4GB storage flavour, and both featuring GPS functionality, which is pretty cool I suppose. Both feature a 3D virtual map, which certainly looks snazzy in the above pictured photograph. Am not totally sure about the extent of functionality of the map, but needless to say this sort of thing isn’t that common in PMPs.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

TomTom XXL 550

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TomTom XXL 550



Very similar to the TomTom XL350 we talked about moments ago TomTom also announced TomTom XXL 550. Almost all specs are identical except of course the screen size. XXL 550 moves you from a 4.3″ to a 5″ screen.


Naming convention also stays the same. You’ve got XXL 550M and XXL 550TM for free map updates, and XXL 550 T, XXL 550 TM gets Lifetime Traffic Updates.


How much for a bigger screen? TomTom XXL 550 will cost $200 and the one time maps, and traffic subscription will cost $30.


AV8OR

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AV8OR



There aren’t too many companies dealing with aviation GPS units out there. One of them is Garmin of course. The other one we see every now and then is the AV8OR. They recently had one of their units make it through FCC regulations though it doesn’t look much different than the Bendix/King AV8OR from Honeywell we talked about two years ago. Maybe they updated the hardware or just changed the software to make it suitable for helicopters…


Either way the AV8OR seems like a very capable unit. It can provide real time satellite weather data from NEXRAD and others , gives you airport information with a single tap, lets you plan flights, gives you a traffic avoidance option, and a lot more.


If all of that is not enough it will even work in your vehicle as a regular GPS navigation system. It costs around $600 on various online retailers. Here are some of the specs:



  • 4.3″ Touch Screen LCD, 480 x 272 Pixels

  • 800 mAh battery (1600 mAh optional)

  • On-screen keyboard

  • quick database updates or flight updates can be transferred from a PC

  • Upload logged flights to your home PC for display on programs such as Google Earth

  • 4 GB SD card comes with aviation and automotive databases for either North America/Canada or Europe

  • Automotive database includes more than 10 million Points of Interest (POI) in the U.S. and 2 million POIs in Canada

  • dual Bluetooth interfaces for alternate devices such as a cell phone, XM weather receiver, or alternate GPS Receiver