DeLorme EarthMate PN-60

| 9 comentários

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

| 1 comentários

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

| 0 comentários

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

| 3 comentários

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

| 1 comentários

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.)