01/06/2012, [CES 2012] Magellan Switch is a GPS watch for runners and multisport practitioners, and an optional Multisport Mounting Kit accessory allows mounting on a bike. The device features a 1.26” high resolution display with a black background and gray letters for better readability in direct sunlight, it tracks location and distance, records speed/ pace and elevation thanks to a high precision GPS receiver that enables 3-5 meters of accuracy. In […]
01/06/2012, [CES 2012] The Magellan RoadMate RV9145 is an entry-level GPS dedicated to RVs. The GPS boasts an extra-wide high-resolution 7” transmissive display, designed for low light conditions, either 2D or 3D viewing; automatic re-routing, OneTouch and compatibility with external devices such as a back-up camera, DVD player, or iPod that can be utilized via the A/V input. On the software side, you will find a convenient Good Sam Trailer Life […]
01/05/2012, [CES 2012] Magellan is known for their GPS devices, and one of their latest offerings would be the RoadMate 5190T. Just what makes the RoadMate 5190T different, or at least, improved from the rest so that you can ditch your current dedicated GPS unit? Well, it was specially designed with commercial drivers in mind, so those who are part of the local truckers community, or magnates who own a fleet […]
01/03/2012, There is a new firmware update rolled out for the Asus Transformer Prime that is said to mend any issues that one has with the GPS lock-on function. Bear in mind that this over-the-air (OTA) patch is different from the firmware update that was rolled out to the masses last week for improved stability purposes. This latest update is said to being the build up to version 22.214.171.124, where it […]
12/15/2011, Qualcomm has just announced the support of GLONASS, a global positioning system developed and operated by the Russian government. GLONASS is a network of 24 satellites that basically perform the same job than the American GPS system. However, Qualcomm can combine the signals of both positioning satellites networks to get even better accuracy on the user’s position. This is particularly useful in places where the signal is faint, like cities or forests, where […]
12/14/2011, Most mapping services are available for free, but usually when they come with features like voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions, a price tag gets slapped on. But not with TeleNav’s latest offering. The company has announced today for developers: the launch of its first HTML5 browser-based, voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation service. This means that developers will be able to take full advantage of TeleNav’s mapping services to provide free voice-guided directions in […]
12/13/2011, The GPS satellite system that we have all come to rely on in helping us arrive at our destination might soon be on the receiving end of a $5.5 billion upgrade, where a prototype of the next-generation satellite will be launched at a Lockheed Martin complex in Colorado. It will take months of testing for the Block III GPS satellite before it is ready to help both military and civilian […]
12/07/2011, Some time earlier this year, Nokia unveiled their Nokia Maps 3D which in a way is sort of like Google Earth and lets you view various locations around the world in detailed format. The good news is that if you particularly enjoyed Nokia Maps 3D, the company has decided to take it one step further by updating it and include several new features that may appeal to more users.
11/30/2011, So Google Maps recently received an update that brought it up to version 6.0. With this update came with the ability for Google Maps to work indoors by bringing indoor maps to the user, allowing them to navigate within a shopping mall. Not to be outdone, it appears that Nokia has something similar in the works except instead of a floor layout, their maps will be in 3D.
11/25/2011, Do you use your Android-powered smartphone as a GPS navigation device? Well, I do admit that I use mine sparingly, unless I really, really have issues finding the place, as the battery life does take quite a beating whenever it indulges in something as power intensive as navigation. Well, there is a fair number of navigation apps available at the moment, although you tend to have to pay for the […]
11/23/2011, With Black Friday coming up and Christmas and New Year’s following up consecutively, it’s not doubt that the end of the year has to be one of the most busiest shopping periods of the year, and with all that shopping taking place, it’s like a gold mine for market researchers. As it turns out two shopping malls in the US will be taking part in a new program where cellphones […]
11/23/2011, It seems that according to a tweet (which was then retweeted by Nokia India), Nokia Drive might not be so exclusive after all. The tweet seemed to suggest that Nokia Lumia phones will be getting the app for free, while non-Nokia Windows Phone devices would be required to pay a fee if they chose to use the Nokia Drive app.
11/21/2011, One of the exclusive features that Nokia Window Phone devices have over other competing Windows Phone devices is its Nokia Drive app. The app is Nokia’s 3D satellite navigation system that allows for the user to download maps and store it for future use. However despite the ability to download maps, it would imply that it could be used for offline purposes, right? Wrong. It seems that while maps can […]
11/21/2011, If there was ever a good reason to get a Nokia Windows Phone, as opposed to HTC or Samsung, it would be because Nokia Windows Phone devices will come with Nokia Drive preinstalled. This was supposed to be an exclusive feature for Nokia’s handsets to help set them apart from the competition and encourage adoption, but alas that does not seem to be the case as the Nokia Drive XAP […]