Articles about GPS (page 13)

Magellan eXplorist & Triton Outdoor GPS now support DigitalGlobe high-res maps
Magellan has just given explorers and adventures one more reason to pick their GPS navigation devices. The company has announced that DigitalGlobe’s high-res satellite and aerial maps are now available for its eXplorist and Triton Outdoor GPS devices. These maps will give users access to virtually anywhere on the planet. The perfect companion for folk who like travelling to unknown places and exploring on their own (just remember to keep […]

Moby: Private Location Sharing App with Battery Life Optimization
Moby is Foursquare or Google Latitude for families: it is a totally private location-sharing service. Parents can see where their kids are (in real-time) on a map, and the alert button allows users to request help with a quick tap. The app will then send notifications to pre-determined contacts regarding the users’ location and need for assistance. This service is useful for coordinating friends or family meet-ups and for ensuring […]

Fancy your voice on a car navigation system?
Forget about Yoda’s voice making its debut on your GPS navigation system – the little fellow tends to speak in reverse, and sometimes when you need clear and concise directions, he isn’t the best person to look for. You know what they say – if you want something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself – which is why Clarion has decided to introduce a new add-on feature known as […]

Garmin GPS Systems now features Master Yoda's voice
If you’re a fan of Star Wars but consider yourself more of a lightsider than darksider – you might not have appreciated the Darth Vader voice pack for Garmin GPS systems that was released not too long ago. Well we’ve got some great news for you – LucasFilms and Locutio Voice Technologies have announced the arrival of Jedi Master Yoda for Garmin GPS systems.

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Nearparent app lets you know where your kids are
The world has certainly become a far more dangerous place – back in the days of the cave man, parents feared their little ones getting carted away by a saber-toothed tiger, but fast forward to today, you still get the same kind of abductions happening, by crazed people, of course. Nearparent wants to help ease your fears with their new mobile device application for iOS and Android devices, where parents […]

Soleasoft Studio's iWay iOS navigation app is affordable
With our smartphones having the capabilities to double up as a portable navigation device, for those who are budget-conscious, they can save quite a bit by opting to use Google Maps instead of buying a dedicated navigation unit although Android users get to enjoy Google Maps Navigation for free. It features basics navigational capabilities and even allows you to search by voice, excellent for those times when you are driving. […]

KDDI Mi-Look pedometer targets the elderly
Just what is so special about the KDDI Mi-Look pedometer? For starters, this GPS-capable device will cater for the elderly, as it sports a waterproof body so that a drop into the toilet bowl or a trip to the puddle of water is not going to faze it, while a QVGA display ought to be good enough to let even the elderly check out information on it without having to […]

MicroVision and mystery automaker to use advanced windshield display technology
You know how distracting GPS units can be to use and drive at the same time? Companies have been trying hard to work at a solution to the problem, but no matter how good and intuitive you make a GPS, it’s still going to be a distraction that the driver will have to take his focus off the road in order to use. Well, the folks over at MicroVision seems […]

Garmin Joins The Dark Side
Garmin is turning to the Dark Side – in a good way of course: if you’re a die-hard fan of Star Wars, you can know download the voice of Darth Vader in your Garmin GPS, for a price, obviously ($12.99). The voice is accompanied by Star Wars music as well, but hopefully you won’t mistaken your vehicle for a TIE fighter when taking that highway exit.Vader will basically provide you […]

Web version of Nokia Maps works on Android handsets and iPhones
Now here is something interesting for you to check out – the Web version of Nokia maps (which is currently in beta) can actually function on non-Nokia devices, now how about that? We’re talking about compatibility with Android-powered and iOS-powered devices, including the iPhone 4.To get the Web version of Nokia Maps up and running on non-Nokia devices, just point the device’s browser to m.maps.ovi.com, where you will then be […]

Google Maps now includes live traffic info for Europe
Google Maps users in 13 lucky European countries will get to experience the convenience of having live traffic reports starting this week. Google has announced that it will be bringing its informative live traffic feature to thirteen countries in Europe. With live traffic, users will be able to gauge how congested a road is before they even embark on their journey, and they’ll even be able to use Google Maps […]

Bracketron Universal GPS Window Mount holds everything but your cup of coffee
If you’re constantly switching phones or using different GPS units every time you go out, don’t you get annoyed at how not every device you own fits into the same mount on your car windshield? Well, Bracketron understands your pain, which is why the company has decided to come up with the Bracketron Universal GPS Window Mount.The Universal GPS Window Mount combines both of Bracketron’s popular products into one device: […]

Magellan & The Good Sam Club launch the RoadMate Pro 9165T
Recreational Vehicle (RV) enthusiasts should be pleased to know that the folks over at Magellan and The Good Sam Club have teamed up to create a specially designed GPS navigator for RVers. Called the RoadMate Pro 9165T, is comes preloaded with routes tailored for RVers, including the Trailer Life Directory. Just like Magellan’s other GPS navigators, it has feature-rich navigation, and the OneTouch user interface designed to enhance driver safety […]

Garmin Streetpilot now on Windows Phone 7
Are you a fan of the Windows Phone 7 platform? If you have answered in the affirmative, here’s a piece of good news. The Garmin Streetpilot is now available for that particular platform, adding to the total number of turn-by-turn navigation solutions. Guess when competition gets tense and companies give their best, the consumer wins in the end. Just what exactly does the Garmin Streetpilot offer on the table? For […]