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Gps

Garmin Overlander

Garmin Overlander
$700  Buy Link Comment

Take Garmin’s Overlander when your adventure takes you off the beaten path. Its 7″ full color touchscreen shows on-road navigation, topography maps, campsites and off-grid guidance in North and South America. It can mount in your vehicle but its magnetic mount and rechargeable battery make it portable.

G-SHOCK GPR-B1000 Rangeman

G-SHOCK GPR-B1000 Rangeman
$800  Buy Link Comment

Casio’s high-tech Rangeman GPS watch not only offers navigational assistance, but its can use solar power to extend GPS run time in a pinch. In addition to logging paths, it can help you backtrack where you came from too, and sync route data with a smartphone.

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Why GPS is Free

Why GPS is Free

It costs the US $2M a day to maintain the Global Positioning System. So why is it free? Real Engineering explains the basics of this incredible network and why it’s a global public service. TL;DW: it’s too useful to not be shared. Skip to 4:02 for the free part.

Halda Trackmaster Watch System

Halda Trackmaster Watch System

A smartwatch for race car drivers. Its windshield-mounted sensor automatically identifies track location, and sends the watch lateral Gs, lap times, top speed, sector times, and more. An interchangeable analog movement provides versatility off the track.

Bushnell neo iON Golf Watch

Bushnell neo iON Golf Watch
$150  Buy Comment

Bushnell’s latest golf GPS watch is pre-loaded with data for over 35,000 courses. It auto-detects holes, and provides at-a-glance readings of front, center, back, and hazard layup distances, and an integrated step counter and odometer. Lasts up to three rounds per charge.

OMATA One Analog GPS Speedometer

OMATA One Analog GPS Speedometer
$499  Pledge Comment

Up until now, GPS-based bike speedometers have been a strictly digital affair. OMATA aims to change that with a neat and easy to read design that displays speed using an analog gauge, but using GPS data for accuracy. Also displays distance, time, and vertical ascent.

Bushnell NEO Ghost

Bushnell NEO Ghost
$130  Buy Link Comment

This pocket sized golf gadget is packed with data from over 30,000 courses, and uses GPS to provide measurements to the front, center and back of the green, hazard/layup distances, and shot distance measurement. Lasts for an up to three rounds between charges.

Haize Smart Compass

Haize Smart Compass
$80+  Pledge Comment

A minimalist compass for people who like to wander. While Haize and its mobile app can provide turn-by-turn navigation, its main feature is a free roam mode that shows the general direction and distance of your destination. How you get there is up to you.

Fogo Modular Flashlight

Fogo Modular Flashlight
$175++  Pledge Comment

A rugged flashlight with built-in GPS, a fitness tracker and other apps. It also has a USB port that lets you charge other devices from its battery or attach a Fogo module, which will include a walkie-talkie and a satellite modem.

Skully AR-1

Skully AR-1
$1,399++  Pledge Link Comment

Formerly known as the P-1, Skully’s DOT/ECE-certified augmented reality motorcycle helmet has a rear view display that can also display maps and phone or SMS notifications. It also lets you control your phone’s music player.

Nuviz Ride:HUD for Helmets

Nuviz Ride:HUD for Helmets
$479++  Pledge Comment

A heads-up display and camera that attaches to existing motorcycle helmets. It works with a mobile device via Bluetooth to display maps, notifications and other data. It uses a small controller that you attach on your bike.

Skully P-1 Motorcycle Helmet

Skully P-1 Motorcycle Helmet

Like the LiveMap, the Skully P-1 is a motorcycle helmet with a heads up display and a built-in GPS. It displays directions, has a rear-view camera and gives you voice control over your smartphone’s basic functions via Bluetooth.

Garmin HUD

Garmin HUD
$130  Buy Link Comment

A display peripheral for Garmin’s Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 apps. The HUD connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth and displays traffic information on your windshield using a lens or a transparent film. Apps sold separately.

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LiveMap Motorcycle Helmet

LiveMap Motorcycle Helmet
$1,500  Pledge Link Comment

A motorcycle helmet with a built-in navigation system. Activated via simple voice commands, it projects directions, overhead maps and more in the center of your field of view so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.

Helios Smart Bike Handlebars

Helios Smart Bike Handlebars
$219+  Pledge Comment

The LEDs on Helios are for more than just illumination. Aside from a headlight, it also has two rear LEDs with multiple functions. They can be used as turn signals, visual speedometers and even provide turn-by-turn directions.

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch
$400  Buy Comment

Not to be confused with Marcus Fenix, Garmin’s latest GPS watch includes route guidance, trip recording, altimeter, barometer, and compass. Also connects with ANT and Bluetooth devices.

Garmin Approach S3

Garmin Approach S3
$349  Buy Comment

Designed just for the golf course, this touchscreen GPS timepiece provides distance to hole and layup information and maps for over 27,000 courses. Also tracks shot distances and scorecards.

TomTom Top Gear Edition

TomTom Top Gear Edition
$270  Buy Link Comment

The Top Gear edition of the TomTom Go Live features the voice of one of the most famous auto enthusiasts… in the world: Jeremy Clarkson. Also has real-time traffic and weather updates.

Bad Elf GPS

Bad Elf GPS
$99  Buy Comment

Got an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad without GPS? Thanks to the guys at Bad Elf, you can add on a GPS receiver, giving you accurate navigation without owning a 3G connected model.

Escort Passport iQ

Escort Passport iQ
$650  Buy Comment

The Escort Passport iQ is the world’s first and only radar detection/GPS combo, and features a 5″ full-color touchscreen and enables detection of radar, laser, red lights and speed cameras.

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Star Wars TomTom Voices

Star Wars TomTom Voices

Lord Vader commands you to take the second exit, then arrive at the Dark Side with the new Star Wars voices for TomTom navigation systems. Vader’s voiceover video here is pretty amusing.

Garmin Edge 500

Garmin Edge 500
$250+  Buy Comment

Designed to be mounted on your bike’s handlebars, Garmin’s Edge 500 weighs a scant 2 oz; it’ll not only track distance, speed, location and elevation but is ANT+ compatible.

Concept: Maptor

Concept: Maptor

Short for “map projector,” Jinsun Park’s Maptor seems redundant with GPS-equipped phones; however, it’d be a godsend for group use such as search & rescue and tour guides.

Nokia 5800 Navigation Ed.

Nokia 5800 Navigation Ed.
~$400  Buy Comment

Nokia’s 5800 Navigation Edition is an Xpress Music with a lifetime navigation subscription; it also features a 3.2″ touchscreen, stereo speakers and 3.2 MP camera.

Garmin Foretrex 301/401

Garmin Foretrex 301/401

Garmin’s new Foretrex 301/401 is rugged, wearable GPS navigators that work in heavy tree cover or deep canyons; they also sport TracBack, which takes you back to where you started.

Concept: MotoMap GPS

Concept: MotoMap GPS

Stephen Dettman’s solar-powered MotoMap GPS is motorcycle friendly; it mounts to the fuel tank with a strap and magnets and uses a flexible E-Ink display that works with gloves.

Navigon 7300T GPS

Navigon 7300T GPS
$400  Buy Comment

A natural fit, Rand McNally contributes 250 scenic routes to Navigon’s 7300T; other goodies include a 4.3″ touchscreen, voice command, Panaroma View, and verbal traffic cues.

TeleNav GPS: G1 Phone

TeleNav GPS: G1 Phone

TeleNav’s GPS Navigator is coming 2/24 to the T-Mobile G1, allowing the Android phone to give turn-by-turn driving directions with 3D maps, traffic alerts and speech recognition.

GA Nuvifone M20

GA Nuvifone M20

The first Garmin-Asus nuvifone to run WinMo 6.1, the M20 features a 2.8″ TFT touch lens display, 4GB/8GB storage, EDGE/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, real-time traffic and navigation.

ClarionMiND

ClarionMiND
$650  Buy Comment

The ClarionMiND is basically a carputer: on one hand, it’s got an Atom CPU, 4GB SSD, video-playback and built-in Firefox; it also has GPS navigation via its 4.8″ touchscreen.

Becker Crocodile GPS

Becker Crocodile GPS
$435  Buy Comment

It’s no coincidence that Becker’s 4.3″ Crocodile GPS unit (avail. 10/08) has a skin that resembles tire treads; it’s targeted towards motorcycle riders with a water resistant rubber coat.

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