Posts Tagged ‘gps’

Garmin and ASUS Join Forces for the Garminfone


T-Mobile has announced it will be distributing the new Android-powered phone, dveloped by ASUS, in collaboration with GPS-device specialist, Garmin.

Garminfone was announced late last month, and T-Mobile has announced it will be available in June, for $199, with a two-year agreement. This collaborative effort of ASUS and Garmin features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, a 3 megapixel camera, GPS, and Garmin’s own custom UI, meant to facilitate in-car use.

Garminfone obviously focuses on GPS technology, and it will offer users real-life weather and traffic updates, auto re-routing and access to Garmin’s huge points of interest database. Pre-order isn’t yet available, but the Garminfone’s custom features are bound to make it a big hit among drivers.

GPS Travelogue Tracks Your Globetrotting Journeys


The GPS Travelogue makes good use of GPS technology to track and record everywhere you go on your travels.

Travelogue may look small, but it packs 64 Mb of internal memory, where it literally stores every step you take. The GPS wonder-box records data in real time, and it can be programmed to update position at intervals between 1 second and 59 minutes. Travelogue is able to track up to 260,000 waypoints, including distance, altitude, speed and time.

This travel gadget is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and Xp and can upload recorded data to online mapping services like Google Earth. A full charge guarantees up to 30 hours of functionality.


Garmin-Asus Nüvifone A50 to have Avanced GPS Technology

Garmin_ASUS Nuvifone A50

The co-branded alliance Garmin-Asus announced today the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50.  The Android-powered smartphone has a variety of location technologies and applications and it is the first to include the Garmin navigation with turn-by-turn and voice prompted directions.

The nüvifone A50 features a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display with finger-friendly user interface, QWERTY touchscreen keyboard, 3MP auto-focus camera with geotagging functionality and 3G support, GPS, Bluetooth, accelerometer sensor, 4GB internal storage and microSD card slot.


Bushnell Backtrack Shows You The Way Back Home

Bushnell Backtrack

The Bushnell Backtrack combines a digital compass with a high sensitivity SIRF Star III GPS receiver which will help you not to get lost when you are on unknown lands.

The device is very simple to use : it has only two buttons and it is able to store 3 locations. When you hit the button for the first time, it stores the current location of you; after you get lost, press the other button to recall your starting point and the Bushnell Backtrack will show you the distance to it and an arrow that you must follow in order to get back to the safe zone.


Garmin Nuvi GPS System supports Digitally Broadcasting TV Channels

Garmini Nuvi GPS System

Garmin has unveiled a new GPS navigation device, the Garmin Nuvi 1490TV. The system supports digitally broadcasting TV channels via DVB-T terrestrial TV. The best thing about this device is that it is offering you the possibility to navigate through over 50 TV channels and 24 radio stations for free.

You will be able to watch your favorite TV show on a 5-inch display, but the device will automatically turn off when the car is on the move, making the rest of the passengers angry while trying to keep them safe. The navigation system also features built-in stereo speakers and 3.5 mm headphones output, detailed maps of Europe, safety camera warnings, text-to-speech, hands-free phone calls via Bluetooth.

The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV GPS system will be available across Europe in April and it will sell for about 300 Euros.

Nokia Announced Free GPS Application for Smartphones

Nokia GPS Apps

Nokia is going to launch free turn-by-turn GPS application for smartphones. The navigation service will work with Nokia Ovi Maps which contain new versions of maps from all around the world in the following scheme : detailed maps for 100+ countries, detailed traffic info for more than 10 countries, walk and drive navigation with voice guidance for 74 countries, 46 languages.


Garmin Zumo 220 – A Satnav for Bikers


Believe it or not, bikers can get lost too, so Garmin decided to jump to their aid by releasing a navigation device especially for them.

The Garmin Zumo 220 features a 3.5 inch color touchscreen able to display images in 320×240 format. It has built-in Bluetooth that allows text to speech guidance to be sent over to a headset. A lane assist system and off-road navigation will be added as extras.

Garmin Zumo 220 will launch with preloaded maps of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as six million points of interest. And if you thought there was nothing to set the Zumo 220 apart from ordinary navigation systems, you should know it’s a lot more rugged than other devices, it’s water, fuel and spray resistant and features a touchscreen that can be operated with gloves.

No word about the release date, but the price has been set at $600.