QStarz BT-Q1000eX GPS Lap Timer

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QStarz BT-Q1000eX GPS Lap Timer



QStarz just announced another kick ass GPS data logger called BT-Q1000eX. What makes this GPS data logger so special is that it has update frequency of 5Hz. That means GPS updates 5 times every second!


Some other features/specs of the BT-Q1000eX GPS Lap Timer include MTK II GPS chipset, 42 hour battery life, ability to store 400000 waypoints, 15 second satellite fix time, vibration sensor, and even a beeper.


Software? They included two.

Dual Software Included


QSports



  • Personal data setting for calculation calories

  • Sports Database management


  • For Record and manage your various exercise or sports.

  • Smart training plan and track for personal analysis

  • Share your tracks of sports or travel with friends


QTravel



  • Built-in Google Map and visualization UI for users to easily manage their travel

  • Friendly design, Q-Wizard can make import/export much easier and faster

  • Flicker and Locr integration

  • Media files synchronization

  • Export HTML/MHT/GPX/KMZ/KML/CSV files for sharing -> HTML file can playback


Check out the images below.








(Via NaviGadget.)

garmin zumo 220

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garmin zumo 220



We’ve complained here before about the price tag on Garmin’s previous Zumo models such as the zumo 665, and zumo 550 so we were hoping when Garmin said affordable the price would sub $400. But we’ll take any kind of price reduction off the $1000 price tag previous models had. Garmin Zumo 220 is going to have an MSRP of $600!


Let’s talk about the features of zumo 220 a little bit. Like all other zumo’s 220 is also rugged and water proof, and mostly oil spill resistant. It has a 3.5″ screen; provides text-to-speech, lane assist, bluetooth headset/helmet support. It even has options for on-road and off-road traveling.


Maps include United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and come with six million points of interests. Another neat feature is the customizable fuel gauge that can be modified to your bike’s maximum fuel range.


Wait until March of this year for the new Garmin Zumo 220.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Samsung HZ35W digital camera with GPS

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Samsung HZ35W digital camera with GPS



Samsung just unveiled a new GPS packing digital camera called HZ35W. You can actually tell where the GPS receiver is. That little bump at the top right of the HZ35W is where they embedded the GPS receiver to make it easier for the camera to get a satellite fix. Actually there seems to be another model with GPS receiver called WB650 which is the European version of the same camera.


This Samsung digital camera has a powerful 15X zoom, a large 3″ AMOLED display, dual stabilization, 12MP shooting, and the ability to shoot high definition video; 720p at 30fps.


What can you do with the embedded GPS receiver? Well it is good for automatic geotagging of your images - and that’s about it probably. It will store the latitude and longitude and on the display it will tell you the city, country, etc. With its visual map it can tell you on a map where the picture was taken without having to connect to the internet.




(Via NaviGadget.)

GeoSkeeper Emergency Phone Doesn't Need Fancy Touch Screens

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GeoSkeeper Emergency Phone Doesn't Need Fancy Touch Screens

Gadgets don't get any more simplerer and usefuler than the GeoSkeeper, a wrist cellphone that only has GSM/GPRS, a speakerphone, GPS, and six buttons, so the 'elderly, chronically ill, children or lone workers' can instantly communicate in case of emergency.


That's all it does. The user calls pre-programmed numbers using the buttons, turns on the emergency alarm if necessary, and gets tracked using the GPS, even alerting when the user gets out of a certain area to whoever has the control. Available in[Aerotel via Engadget]

garmin nuvi 1490TV

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garmin nuvi 1490TV



Garmin just unveiled in Europe a new GPS navigation system called Garmin Nuvi 1490TV. As our readers with a moderate IQ level may already have guessed the ‘TV’ in the name is for support for digitally broadcast TV (and audio) channels. However the DVB-T terrestrial TV and radio is not very common in the U.S. of A just yet so don’t get your hopes up if you’re living on the west side of the Atlantic.


The good thing with DVB-T is that all the content is free which include 50 TV channels and 24 radio stations from all across Europe. Garmin Nuvi 1490TV has a 5″ screen and comes with mounts to make it easy to watch in your car, van, home, etc.


However the TV features of the device will automatically shutdown when you’re on the move. Obviously it is feature designed for safety but what about everyone else in the car? I hope Garmin gives the users (hopefully just passengers in the is case) the option to opt of this.


To make your viewing and listening pleasure even better nuvi 1490TV has built-in stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone output, a supposedly long lasting battery. It even has a composite video input for external rear view camera.


Some other features of the nuvi 1490TV include:



  • maps of Europe

  • free premium traffic updates

  • safety camera warnings

  • text-to-speech

  • hands-free phone calls with compatible bluetooth phones


Garmin Nuvi 1490TV will be available across Europe in early April 2010 for GBP300/EUR300…

(Via NaviGadget.)

garmin nuvi 1245 City Chic

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garmin nuvi 1245 City Chic



It looks like Garmin is ready for Valentine’s Day in Europe. They just made available a new GPS navigation system for Western Europe. It goes by the nick name City Chic, but the actual product name is Garmin Nuvi 1245.


It has a stylish slim (25% thinner than other nuvi’s) red body, and also a really classy red leather case that could add some color to any women’s purse. With a name like City Chic Garmin must really be going after female customers.


As far as navigating through streets this nuvi 1245 is just like most other nuvi’s. It’s got text-to-speech, lane guidance, and even ecoRoute feature. The real difference is the pedestrian navigation option that comes with City Chic. What’s not cool is that the cityXplorer maps still cost $10 per city. What do you get once you get a city map? Well it pretty much lets you get around town and helps you out with public transit such as where to catch the bus, find the nearest subway or light rail station, estimated arrival times, and more.


Some other features include map of 22 European countries, over 2 million points of interests, preloaded speed limits, and a special interests POI database with over 10,000 itmes including things like shopping, nightlife and living well, fashion, decor, DIY, wine merchants and even organic supermarkets…

(Via NaviGadget.)

G-Fi puts GPS on your first gen iPhone or iPod touch, at quite a cost

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G-Fi puts GPS on your first gen iPhone or iPod touch, at quite a cost


I love my iPhone, but I have to say that there is one little thing wrong with it: it's a first generation. That means that I can't quite play all of the games, or record video, or do all of the cool GPS things you kids can do nowadays. It's not a really bad thing -- I can still do a good 99% of the things that a 3GS can do, and I get plenty of usage out of mine anyway -- but it is kind of a pain waiting for my Google maps to update over Edge, or not having turn-by-turn directions when I want them.



Fortunately, there are already ways to get GPS going on my 1st gen, and here's another one. The G-Fi is a little box that will add GPS to your first generation iPhone or iPod touch. Unfortunately, this one is probably a little too hardcore for me -- it creates a mobile wireless point that will spin out GPS locations to any number of devices in the area, up to 200 total. The catch: it requires a specific app called Navmii, selling in the App Store now for $33. That's in addition to the little box itself, which is $100.



Unfortunately, while this might work for a large number of roaming devices, it's way more than I need. A single unit add-on like the Magellan kit works with any app that uses GPS and will probably cost less, too. But if this one floats your boat (maybe you have a fleet of bounty hunters rocking 1st gen iPhones who need GPS to track down crooks together?), you can pick it up right now.

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

new Clarion GPS navigation systems

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new Clarion GPS navigation systems







Clarion introduced three new in dash GPS navigation systems at CES last week. The prices range from $1000 to $1200 but there’s also one for $350 which is only the navigation engine - which hooks up to your existing Clarion system (VZ400 or VX400). It is pretty much just a black box; called NP400.


All three in dash GPS navigation systems feature a 7″ screen, bluetooth hands free option, text-to-speech, 12 million points of interests, iPod user interface with the optional cable, and a lot more.


The new models are:



  • NX700

  • NX500

  • NZ500


The flagship product is the NX700 which has an MSRP of $1200. Different from the other two, NX700 offers 3D cityscape and elevation feature with its navigation and has more powerful sound output. NX500 and NZ500 costs $1000. NX500 has the standard 7″ screen and NZ500 has the motorized 6.5″ screen.


You can expect to see NX700, NX500, and NZ500 first quarter of this year.




(Via NaviGadget.)

HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS Chartplotter

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HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS Chartplotter



Lowrance’s HDS-5 Baja GPS Off-Road Chartplotter may at first seem like a boat only marine GPS chartplotter but it actually serves dual purposes. At least we think so - since on their website it is listed under the automotive section.


Probably HDS-5 doesn’t freak out when you get off the main roads and start driving on unpaved territories. It has an enhanced basemap for the whole continent so maybe it has an option for letting you trace back to the main road.


HDS-5 Baja is specially designed for un-friendly environments so it is ruggedized and makes it suitable for off-roading vehicles. It also can be hooked up to a LGC-4000 external GPS antenna for better reception.


Lowrance HDS5 Baja GPS Chartplotter is on Amazon for $568; a bit pricey but it works both in your boat and your off-road vehicle.




(Via NaviGadget.)

multi-m8 from lok8u announces GPS watch for adults

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multi-m8 from lok8u announces GPS watch for adults



We’ve talked about Lok8u’s GPS tracking watch for kids. During CES 2010 they just launched a version of their live GPS tracking device for grown-ups.


Called multi-m8, their press release [pdf] says the GPS watch is suitable for people who are working alone in remote places, elderly with health issues such as Alzheimers’ patients, and outdoorsy kind people who risk being lost all the time. We’re not sure how this help out if you’re out of cellular network coverage area. The company is from England though; maybe the whole island there is under coverage, who knows…


By the way their GPS watch for kids is now available on Amazon for $180 - does not mention about service coverage areas.



(Via NaviGadget.)

Bushnell Onix 350

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Bushnell Onix 350



Bushnell Onix 350 is a handheld GPS device designed for the outdoors. It has a 3.5″ color LCD screen and gives you the ability to download high-resolution

satellite images and topo maps onto your device.


It has the same body style as the ONIX 400 we’ve already covered but is a bit more affordable if you can let go of a few fancy features. Nonetheless Onix 350 is still very capable. For example it includes a new Almanac page that lets users view lunar and solar information to help determine the best fishing and hunting days based on sunrise/sunset times and moon phases. Or take the Solunar Edge Technology that uses internal sensors to measure barometric pressure and temperature. These sensors can be used for both optimal fishing times or weather forecasts. Also do not forget digital compass.


ONIX 350 can also keep track of your elevation, accompanied with a nice chart. Speaking of charts, this Onix comes with upgraded base map of the United States and Canada that shows roads, cities and points of interest.


The ONIX 350 can run up to 32 hours on one charge of its lithium-ion battery thanks to the SafeTrack feature that puts the screen to sleep, but keeps monitoring where you’re going and warn you if you’re off track.


The suggested retail price for was $400 but Amazon has it for $250 and Newegg for $130.


Here are some more specs:



  • Number of Waypoints 1,000

  • Number of Routes/Trails 50

  • User Memory 512 MB, expandable

  • Pixels (H x W) 320 x 240

  • GPS Chipset SiRF Star III

  • USB Connection

  • Waterproof Standard IPX7




(Via NaviGadget.)

Motonav TN700

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Motonav TN700



We just talked about Motonav TN500. Also announced at CES 2010 was Motorola Motonav TN700. This device is pretty much identical to Motonav TN500 but features a much bigger 5.1″ cinematic display.


Like the TN500, TN700 also uses the bluetooth to get access to some data from your phone and offers a service called MotoExtras which is only free for the first three months. The local search feature is from Bing, and others include gas prices, weather, flight status, safety camera alerts, and more.


Some other features include 3D landmarks, lane assistance, text-to-speech, voice destination entry and local search, and multiview display.




(Via NaviGadget.)

The rest of CES: Casio EX-10HG with built-in GPS

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The rest of CES: Casio EX-10HG with built-in GPS

This is a concept camera and was not part of the official announcements @ CES - the Casio EX-10HG has a built-in hybrid GPS system:


 The rest of CES: Casio EX 10HG with built in GPS


This built-in GPS may set a new trend in the world of point and shoot cameras.




(Via Photo Rumors.)

Motonav TN500 uses your data plan but still not free

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Motonav TN500 uses your data plan but still not free



Motorola announced two new GPS navigation systems at CES 2010. One of them is the Motorola Motonav TN500 (the other Motonav TN700). Motonav TN500 is a sat nav system with a 4.3″ touchscren. It has a multiview display which can show both details of your route, points of interest along the way and even your contacts on your phone. So we need to mention it has a speakerphone and can pair with your Bluetooth-enabled phone much needed hands-free action.


You can browse your address book, call them and even search them using your voice, while keeping your hands on the wheel.


What is more important is that Motorola TN500 can actually make use of your data plan on your phone and get you traffic updates, fuel prices, weather forecasts, flight status and more, powered by Bing. And you can do all of this with your voice! The ugly thing is that these local search features is part of a service called MotoExtras and requires a subscription after a 90 day trial.


Motorola TN500 will come out first quarter of this year. We’re not sure how much the device or the subscription will cost.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Pioneer X920BT

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Pioneer X920BT



Pioneer just introduced a brand new in-dash GPS navigation system at the CES 2010 called Pioneer X920BT.


Pioneer X920BT will cost $1200 and feature a 6.1″ touchscreen with 800x600 resolution, voice recognition to help you keep your hands on the wheel, TeleAtlas maps of all 50 states, micoSD card slot, support for satellite radio, bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port to connect to iPod or iPhone which automatically creates playlists for you.


The new interface lets you control most of the interface by dragging your fingers.


Yeah the images show Pandora radio but currently we have no information how a connection to internet is established.





(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin Zumo 665

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Garmin Zumo 665



Garmin just added Garmin Zumo 665 to their motorcycle lineup. Garmin zumo 665 is already available on Amazon for a whopping $1000. Too much? Nah.. You already own expensive toys like bikes so this shouldn’t be such a big deal for you.


Anyways, what’s new with the new Garmin Zumo 665? Well, you can see a comparison for yourself here with the older Zumo 660 but we’ll tell you right away that ‘not much’. Interestingly the battery life on the new Zumo 665 is only 3 hours which is 2 hours less than that of Zumo 660, but Zumo 665 adds XM Navtraffic & Radio for U.S. support with the included receiver. On the other hands it no longer supports MSN Direct - but that may have something to do with the MSN service going out.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin Approach G3 already on Amazon

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Garmin Approach G3 already on Amazon



Garmin just announced is new handheld GPS device for golfers. It is called Garmin Approach G3 and tries to make the sport affordable for everyone. With the new Approach G3 you’ll have access to over 12K golf courses in the U.S. which are already loaded. It costs $350, which is about $9 cheaper than it is bigger brother Garmin Approach G5 as far as Amazon is concerned. We’re hoping Amazon price of Garmin Approach G3 will come down a bit to make price difference between G5 and G3 more logical. But do keep in mind the list price for Approach G5 is still $450.


Approach G3 is a very capable device with a 2.6″ touch screen, that can last up to 15 hours on a pair of AA batteries.



TomTom Ease

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TomTom Ease



TomTom just introduced an entry level GPS navigation system called TomTom Ease. It will have a 3.5″ touchscreen, 2GB memory that includes TeleAtlas maps of the US, and text-to-speech feature (we’re really glad text-to-speech is now part even the lowest end sat nav systems).


Other features include their famous fold & go easy mount, Map Share technology, IQ Routes, and Help Me menu for emergencies.


We’re not sure how much it will cost yet but how much are you guys hoping for?


Delorme Earthmate PN-60W with SPOT

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Delorme Earthmate PN-60W with SPOT



Amazon has the new Delorme Earthmate PN-60W Portable GPS Navigator with SPOT Satellite Communicator on their website for $550 which will be available on May 1st but you can already pre-order it.


This kind of partnership between a handheld GPS maker and a satellite communicator is we believe first in the industry so we give both DeLorme and SPOT a big high five for this product combo. The combo include a Delorme Earthmate PN-60W and a Spot satellite communicator just made for the DeLorme. It is designed to give you a way to communicate with civilization when you’re out of all kinds of coverage areas. It lets you send text messages to family and friends and allow others to track your progress on social network sites like Twitter, Facebook, and SPOTadventures.com. It is not just for socializing though - when you’re in danger you can always rely on the SPOT to send SOS messages that include your position.


Delorme Earthmate PN-60W comes with Topo USA 9.0 maps which includes views for topographic detail, trail coverage, U.S. and Canada streets, roads, and places of interest including campgrounds, boat launch sites, unique natural features, prime hunting and fishing spots.


Some specs include 65K bright-color TFT screen, 3-axis electronic compass, a sensitive barometric altimeter for precise elevation readings, and the ability to display NOAA nautical charts.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Cobra XRS 9970G

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Cobra XRS 9970G



Cobra just announced a couple of world’s first touch screen radar detectors which include XRS 9970G and XRS 9965. Touch screen is not really a necessity on GPS radar detectors but it can simplify user setup and alert settings. It only measures 1.5 inches.


Cobra XRS 9970G also features the AURA Camera Driving Hazard Database which stores GPS coordinates of speed and red light cameras and driving hazards. XRS 9970G comes with GPS and all you have to do is to plug in their USB GPS locator which you can sync online with the latest camera and dangerous intersection alerts. You can also customize your ares with up to 1,000 new locations.


Cobra XRS 9970G costs $390 and includes Aura database with lifetime subscription.


Solar Powered Bluetooth GPS receiver

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Solar Powered Bluetooth GPS receiver



We’ve seen our share of solar powered GPS devices here on Navigadget - so why stop. We present you Solar powered bluetooth GPS receiver from fTech.


You might wonder what if I want to know where I am in the middle of the night? Well do not worry because just like most other GPS devices out there this one also comes with rechargeable batteries and the solar panel is just to extend the life of a single charge. They claim it can last up to 30 hours when the solar panel is activated.


Some of the other specs and features of this solar powered bluetooth GPS receiver include 51 channel MediaTek receiver, 1Hz max update frequency, -158dBm sensitivity, and 45mA power consumption.


We haven’t seen this here in the U.S. yet but if you have seen it at on online retailer re-branded under a different name do let us know.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t

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Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t



Garmin just yesterday announced Garmin Oregon 450, and Garmin Oregon 450T. This makes the already crowded Oregon series even more crowded; just how Garmin likes it. We already had:


Garmin Oregon 200

Garmin Oregon 300

Garmin Oregon 400c

Garmin Oregon 400t

Garmin Oregon 400i

Garmin Oregon 500t

Garmin Oregon 550

Garmin Oregon 550t


But anyhow, back to Garmin Oregon 450, and 450t. They feature a bright 3″ color display, newly added user-selectable dashboards, enhanced track navigation, and also high-speed USB for faster map transfers.


You’ve still got the photo navigation and the 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass which is a must if you’re lost in the wilderness. Of course Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t does feature a barometric altimeter, the necessary software for easier geocaching, and wireless exchange of tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches.


Both 450 and 450t come with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, but 450t adds a preloaded 100K topographic maps for the U.S. including 3D elevation perspective. They weigh 6.8 ounces, and can last up to 16 hours on two AA batteries. They feature a GPS receiver with HotFix which kinda mimics A-GPS technology. They come with 850 MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for photos and other optional map data.


What’s different from the 5xx series? These don’t come with a digital camera. MSRP for Garmin Oregon 450 is $400, and for Garmin Oregon 450t is $500.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Cydle to offer new devices at CES 2010

Cydle to offer new devices at CES 2010

cydle-t43h



CES 2010 is the launchpad for many companies where new products are concerned, and Cydle isn’t going to miss out on the party next January by offering to unveil the first portable GPS with built-in HD Radio and free HD live traffic updates in the world. The Korea-based company hopes that their portable GPS system will turn any vehicle into a haven, even if it is a bone shaker, offering the driver with various options to get to their destination accurately within the routes selected, or keeping the kids in the back seat entertained while one’s family is on a long road trip in order to avoid the dreaded repetitious question, ‘Are we there yet?’


New technology employed includes GPS with HD Traffic Update, where one is able to receive Live Traffic updates up to 10 times faster compared to its competitors. The new T43H from Cydle will feature integrated HD Radio, where one will receive free HD Traffic. Inside the T43H will also feature both internal and external antennas, where they will refresh automatically to include the most up-to-date information concerning accidents, traffic speed and road construction areas. All you need to do when behind the wheel is to key in the destination and receive real-time alerts as they go, but do use some common sense as well since it has been proven that not all GPS maps have been updated to reflect real world conditions.


Other features of the T43H goes include a high-resolution 4.3″ screen, audio and video playback alongside support for a wide variety of multimedia file formats. You can also use this to flick through photos of your favorite memories, although we would recommend you keep your eyes on the road instead. Retailing for $299 a pop, there won’t be any hidden costs or subscription fees attached to the Cydle T43H. No idea on when the exact release date would be alongside the markets it will be rolled out in, but we guess that more light will be shed when CES 2010 rolls around.




(Via Coolest Gadgets.)