Touratech has announced the release of their latest anti-theft device, designed exclusively for Garmin’s new Zumo 590LM GPS. This locking mount gives riders the confidence to momentarily leave their bikes unattended and provides a tenacious grip on the unit, absorbing damaging vibrations. read more
Suunto has announced a whole family of connected devices to help athletes and outdoors enthusiasts get the most out of their sports adventures. Suunto’s first Bluetooth Smart compatible product family consists of a new Suunto Movescount App, Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch and Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch, and the Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring. The device family can either be used together or separately, and will be available for purchase in the beginning of September, 2014. Details on price have not yet been released. read more
If you are a geocacher, you have probably heard of virtual caches or webcam caches whilst tromping through geocaching.com’s extensive list of options. If you have, you will know that they’re not logging any more on that website and the reason is because the company behind geocaching.com, Groundspeak, has a better platform for this type of thing–waymarking.com.
What is Waymarking?
While geocaching is about treasure hunting for containers in unique locations, waymarking is all about visiting new places and just exploring what is there. Many of the waymarks are in cities and they point out interesting locations, fun activities, good food or just plan old weird stuff. For waymarkers, it’s all about discovering a new location and exploring places you otherwise might not have known existed. read more
Navionics has announced that it’s award-winning SonarCharts is now compatible with Garmin, Hummingbird, Lowrance, Raymarine, Simrad and B&G units. This cutting edge software empowers individual users to easily improve the accuracy of their charts by uploading sonar logs and downloading updated charts as necessary. Navionics then processes and integrates your data quickly, giving more detail on critical areas, as well as continuous changes in sea, lake and river bottoms. read more
The Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro is a handheld GPS receiver and datalogger designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad products. Able to sync with up to five devices at a time, this simplistic device has a myriad of applications for adventurers such as sharing geolocation data with your entire crew, passengers, family members or anyone with an applicable device and marking waypoints without having to keep a GPS app running on your phone. read more
Stesalit has announced the availability of their sXtreo line of handheld GPS computers, designed to withstand just about anything. Designed for use in field surveys, field work under extreme conditions, industrial use, and infrastructure sectors such as agriculture, forestry, roads, security and construction, these devices are rated IP68 and are waterproof, dustproof and shockproof with a wide range of features including built-in mobile GIS applications. All the devices come with a USB port for uploading data, and the ability to do waypoint surveys, geotagging photos and other GPS features. Initially designed to be used in India’s varying climate, these devices would be suitable for use in dozens of other countries as well. read more
All golf watches provide GPS for on the green, helping avoid traps and get around doglegs, but the new Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch strives to go even further. With innovative technology, the Approach S6 Golf Watch will measure your swing metrics and provide valuable training aids for getting it just right with SwingTempo, designed to help with backswing and downswings, SwingStrength, so you know how hard you hit the ball, and TempoTrainer to help golfers synchronize their swing mechanics and fine-tune their tempo. read more
Magellan’s popular GPS cycling computers, the Cyclo 315 and Cyclo 505, are now available in North America. Launched in Europe and Australia last year, these devices are designed with both serious and hobby cyclists in mind. The Cyclo 315 and 505 can provide route options, sensor support and is compatible with more than 130 ANT+ sensors for monitoring heart rate, speed, cadence and more. They also support wireless Shimano Di2 ANT. With a 3″ screen, this Cyclo line has the largest touch screens in the GPS cycling computer category and the interface is simple and easy to navigate and read at a glance. These devices also provide a highly detailed road network with cycling POI’s and turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the popular Open Street Map bike network for both the U.S. and Canada. read more
We’ve been hearing for awhile now that the Magellan Cyclo series is coming to the US, and it has now cleared the FCC, complete with a manual for the Cyclo 315 and 505, so I suspect we’ll hear an official announcement soon. read more
So have you ever gone out to do a series of geocaches only to find that you went straight past one that wasn’t part of the series? Or have constantly reminded yourself that there’s a quick ‘cache and grab’ a quarter of a mile down a side road by number 20 of the main series only to then forget once you are out in the field? When I am out caching with my friends, sometimes ensuring we do the right geocaches in the right order can be something akin to herding cats. We waste a lot of time working out which geocache we should be using next and ensuring everyone is on the same page. read more