Magellan RoadMate 3065

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Magellan RoadMate 3065



Magellan RoadMate 3065 must be coming out shortly in the U.S. since it just made it through FCC. One of the biggest features that puts RoadMate 3065 ahead of the others is that it can ‘wake up’ at a preset time to download traffic information for you so you can make a more advised decision at the beginning of your trip rather than during.


However it sounds like this is going to be a premium feature yet we still don’t know how much it will cost or how it will download traffic data. What do you think? 3G or WiFi? - I mean your garage is possibly is in your home WiFi range - that could work most of the time…

(Via NaviGadget.)

Logic Instrument FieldBook is rugged and does GPS

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Logic Instrument FieldBook is rugged and does GPS



Logic Instrument just introduced FieldBook, a ruggedized GPS capable handheld computer with Windows OS. It is actually very versatile allowing for various configurations such as WiFi, Bluetooth, web-cam, RS232 port, RFID, barcode scanner, video input, and more. There are 15 different configurations of such I/O ports and expansion slots.


Also FieldBook can pretty much take anything you can throw at it including itself - it can survive a 4 foot drop and operates from -20C to +50C in rain or dust-storms making this device MIL-STD810G compliant.


The barebones FieldBook comes with a 7″ sunlight readable 1024x600 px WVGA display with resistive glovetouch screen, a 1.6GHz Atom CPU with 2GB RAM and even a G-Sensor with a protected 120GB HDD. It has a relatively big 2500 mAh hot swappable battery that can last up to 5 hours which can be powered with 115/230V AC or any wide range 10-30 VDC adapter.


We’re guessing this would cost at least $2000 - but do not worry. It is not really for end-consumers like you and I - it is mostly for the DoD just guessing from the specs.




(Via NaviGadget.)

iNAVI KE100 GPS navigation system

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iNAVI KE100 GPS navigation system



Oh, so shiny. We really love iNAVI. We might as well move our office to Korea just so we can use their GPS navigation systems. Just look through our other iNAVI posts and you’ll see what we’re talking about.


Anyhow, this latest one from Thinkware is called iNAVI KE100 and is coming out in Korea on March 22nd.


Very impressive hardware specs on the iNAVI KE100: 900Mhz CPU, SiRF Instant Fix GPS receiver, integrated multi-sensor that has a G-Sensor and an L-Sensor, DMB receiver, and multimedia support - on a big 7″ high resolution LCD screen.


The device is equipped with upgraded 3D maps called iNAVI Real 3D which can show surrounding buildings, terrain, and even more.


It will cost 409,000KRW ($360) for the 8GB model…



(Via NaviGadget.)

Magellan eXplorist GC

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Magellan eXplorist GC



Magellan will soon be announcing a new handheld specifically made for geocaching called Magellan eXplorist GC. From what we could gather from a page that no longer exists on GPStracklog the eXplorist GC will not be a touchscreen device but be very bright. You don’t go geocaching in the night do you?


It looks like Magellan wanted to announce this first… We’ll have to wait a couple of more days it looks like.


new Panasonic Strada GPS navigation system

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new Panasonic Strada GPS navigation system










Panasonic of Japan today introduced 5 new portable and 3 in-dash Strada GPS navigation systems.


The portable ones come with either a 5″ or a 7″ touch screen display and all come with 8GB of RAM, 1Seg digital TV tuner, and VICS traffic control on the higher end models. Some of the new portable sat nav devices are:



  • CN-SP300L-K

  • CN-MP700VD-K

  • CN-MP500VD-K


The in-dash GPS navigation systems on the other hand come with a 60GB HDD, DVD, CD support, 7″ WVGA display, and cost between 200K to 280K Yen.


The three in-dash sat navs are:



  • CN-HX910D

  • CN-HW890D

  • CN-HW860D


Some other features of these include the bluetooth, digital TV tuners, and bluetooth…


(Via NaviGadget.)

two new colors for Garmin Edge 500

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two new colors for Garmin Edge 500



Garmin just announced two new color schemes for their Garmin Edge 500 devices - a highly popular device among pro cyclists. The two new colors are called argyle Edge 500 and the neutral Edge 500, both of which will be officially launched at the Tour of California, this coming mid-May.


Garmin Edge 500 first came out last September and has been selling for around $350. Some of the features of the Edge 500 includes ANT+ wireless, tracking things like speed, distance, time, elevation, and even calories. Since elevation data from the GPS signals isn’t all that accurate Garmin Edge 500 actually uses an barometric altimeter.


Garmin Edge also pairs wirelessly with Garmin speed/cadence sensors and features advanced heart rate-based calorie computation when used with a Garmin heart rate monitor. Edge 500 also displays temperature readings, changes time zones automatically and alerts riders if they’re moving but the timer is not running. With up to 18 hours of battery life, Edge 500 features a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits easily on the stem or handlebars. The new argyle Edge 500 is packaged with Garmin’s premium soft-strap heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor, bike mount, AC charger and USB cable. The neutral Edge 500 comes with the bike mount, AC charger and USB cable, and it can be paired with the other optional accessories when purchased separately to best suit each specific cyclist’s needs.



(Via NaviGadget.)

WiBro UTX Wings UT300

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WiBro UTX Wings UT300



South Koreans always love a GPS navigation system packed with bunch of other features so their latest from UTX is no exception. Called Wings UT300 this device is a portable car entertainment system.


It has a 7″, sunlight readable, 800x480 wide TFT color LCD display, mini USB, and USB ports, video input for a rear camera, and an SD card slot.


In the box, the UTX Wings UT300 comes with a USB WiBro antenna so you can browse the internet, checkout live traffic cameras at blazing wireless speeds.


By they way, WiBro is a technology developed by South Korean telecom industry and it simply stands for Wireless Broadband. It is pretty much equivalent to IEEE 802.16e.


But that’s not all. Thanks to a separate DMB antenna you can also catch your favorite digitally broadcast TV channels on the go - though we do recommend you keep your eyes on the road.


It would be really cool if this would make to USA ten years from now because then we could really have the infrastructure to support such a device.












(Via Pempi.)

Leica mojoMINI GPS navigation system

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Leica mojoMINI GPS navigation system



Leica Geosystems seem to be getting ready to release a GPS navigation system in the U.S. of A. Looking at their product line they don’t seem to be focusing on consumer electronics so this probably would be their first attempt at the market.


This sat nav device which we came across the FCC site is called Leica mojoMINI and looks like most other GPS navigation system with a 4.3″ screen. It comes with a car charger, mounting bracket and cradle, and stylus for the touch screen. It has an SD card slot, mini USB charging port, headphone jack, and an embedded external speaker.


We’re not sure when this Leica mojoMINI will hit the market but we’ll be sure to let you know when it does [pdf].


Mio S400

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Mio S400



Mio has a brand new GPS navigation system out in Korea called Mio S400. Mio S400 is a dual purpose sat nav device that can be both used inside a vehicle or on a bike/motorcycle.


It will come out tomorrow in Korea to be exact and will be sold for 139000 KRW ($122). The device measures only 18mm in thickness, weighs 147.5 grams. The battery is good for about 2.5 hours and it looks like it won the iF Design Award China with its stylish black/silver frame.


Some other specs include the 20 channel GPS receiver, Windows CE 5.8 which allows for watching of movies or playing games as well as the more important office viewer. It can also accept external memory cards up to 16GB.


Will it come to this side of the world we don’t know yet…

(Via NaviGadget.)

Navigon 2510 Explorer

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Navigon 2510 Explorer



Navigon knows GPS navigation business is just more than telling people how to get to B from A so they’re adding more and more features to make their sat nav more attractive to potential buyers. Take the Navigon 2510 Explorer for example with its new software, real time data connectivity, and the ability to be used as a navigator when not in a vehicle.


So what’s the latest with Navigon 2510 Explorer? The sightseeing function. It can inform the driver of the interesting places to visit along the route with information on historical sites alongside with pictures, opening times for places, and even a guide for scenic routes provided by ViaMichelin.


The Navigon 2510 Explorer also offers pedestrian navigation that is accompanied by a motion sensor that changes the orientation of the screen when you place the GPS in a vertical position. It also has a digital compass that is responsible for determining our exact heading when walking. The improved 4 hours battery life also is helpful when you can’t depend on your 12V power source in your car…

(Via NaviGadget.)

Pocket GPS S1

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Pocket GPS S1



Looks like Korean Cuu:B found some customers on the States side and is getting ready to cross the oceans to come to the U.S. now that it has cleared FCC regulations. Called Pocket GPS S1, this is a multi-purpose GPS receiver with bluetooth connectivity.


Pocket GPS S1 can be used while traveling for recording tracks, measuring distance covered, geotagging, and even voice recording. It can be used while working out since it can record laps, calculate top speed, and average velocity, and keep track of progress. Other uses may include other outdoors activities such as camping or fishing where you can mark your favorite spot.


Pocket GPS S1 can also be used as a tour guide where it can be programmed to play media in the form of voice, image, or text when a user arrives at a certain location.


The device is a bit different than other GPS recording devices with its high quality color LCD screen, microphone, and even a 3.5mm standard headphone jack.


If we figure out who will be selling this here in States we’ll be sure to let you know.


Sony NV-U35 GPS navigation system

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Sony NV-U35 GPS navigation system



We haven’t heard much about the Sony NV (or Nav-U, whatever you want to call it) series lately. Well, Sony just came out with a multipurpose GPS navigation system called NV-U35 that is designed to be used in automobiles, on bicycles, or just on foot.


What makes Sony NV-U35 different than most other sat nav systems out there is that it has a direction recorder and is IPX5 water resistant. It does also include a digital compass.


Some other features of the new NV-U35 include the 3.5″ QVGA touch screen, 8GB of internal storage that can be used for various multimedia formats including support for audio, video, and still images…


It will be coming out in Japan mid March.






(Via NaviGadget.)

Mio Moov V780

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Mio Moov V780



Mio will be showing their brand new GPS navigation + entertainment + internet device called Mio Moov V780 at CeBIT 2010.


Mio maybe targeting the area between netbooks and sat nav systems with this device since Moov V780 has a carrying case with keyboard, 7″ screen, and can play HD movies up to 720p resolution. Not only that but it can even output HD video with its HD interface port. Other entertainment features include digital TV support, YouTube access, photo and music players, and the intuitive 3D interface.


Mio Moov V780 comes with WiFi 802.11b/g but the spec sheet [pdf] says 3.5G and WiMax connection is supported but optional.


It has built in mail clients for Microsoft Exchange server and Gmail and comes with a web browser with Flash capabilities.


Some hardware specs include 600Mhz processor, 4 - 8 GB memory, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot, 6.95″ TFT LCD capacitor touch screen with 800x480 resolution, a giant 2300mAh battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, DVB-T, TDMB, and 1-Seg digital TV support.











(Via NaviGadget.)