Sunday, March 18, 2012

TomTom Cardio series announced

TomTom Cardio seriesRemember our sneak peek of the TomTom Cardio sportwatch? Well the company has made it official, with not one but two new sportwatches, the Runner Cardio and Multi-Sport Cardio, adding an optical heart rate monitor to their previous releases. No more chest straps! read more

TomTom Cardio GPS watch clears FCC

TomTom Cardio GPS watchLooks like TomTom is coming up with a new sportwatch, the TomTom Cardio GPS watch according to their FCC filing. read more

TomTom Runner GPS Watch review

TomTom Runner GPS Watch review

Hands on with the TomTom Runner GPS Watch

The TomTom Runner GPS Watch is the company’s latest offering within the running category after a few years of partnering with Nike. So it was a bit expected that they would be releasing a dedicated unit for runners. After 30 miles of outdoor running in December, it’s time to look at how it performed. read more

SPOT Gen3 satellite messenger

SPOT Gen3 satellite messengerWe’ve known about this one for awhile, but now it’s official — the SPOT Gen3 satellite messenger has been announced. The new device offers expanded tracking options, longer battery life and a motion sensor. The minimum service plan price has increased to $149.99 per year, but it now includes a basic tracking plan (every 10 seconds for 24 hours). Unlimited and extreme tracking plans are available for an extra fee. read more

Rand McNally Foris 850 review

Rand McNally Foris 850 GPS review

The Rand McNally Foris 850 marks the company’s first entry into the handheld GPS market. It appears to use the same hardware as the Falk Lux 22 which came out in Europe earlier this year. Let’s take a look and see how it holds up to scrutiny… read more

SPOT Gen3 satellite messenger vs DeLorme inReach SE

SPOT Gen 3 vs DeLorme inReach

Which satellite messenger is right for you?

There’s a little more info trickling out on the SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger, including its ability to send your position at 30 minute intervals for up to 45 days on a single charge. The SPOT Gen3 lists for $169.99 and is expected to be available later this month. read more

TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport watches announced

TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sport watches sportwatchUPDATE: Read our hands on review of the TomTom Runner.

TomTom has announced two new sportwatches, the TomTom Runner and the TomTom Multi-Sport. The watches are waterproof to 50 meters, and support GPS/GLONASS and Bluetooth Smart. They also use “built-in sensors to count strides, so that users can monitor pace and distance even while running on a treadmill.” An optional Bluetooth heart rate monitor is available for either device. read more

Rand McNally enters handheld GPS market with Foris 850

Rand McNally Foris 850 GPS

The Rand McNally Foris 850

Well this is a surprise. Rand McNally has just announced their first handheld GPS, the Foris 850. The Foris is a result of a partnership with Falk Navigation, a European manufacturer. The Foris 850 appears to be based on their Lux 22 model. read more

The Geomate.jr is back

It appears that the phoenix-like rise of the Geomate.jr from the ashes is almost complete. In a Facebook post yesterday, the new owners shared the following with geocachers: read more

New Nike+ Sportwatch models and colors, price drop too

TomTom and Nike have announced new versions of the Nike+ Sportwatch, bringing new colors, an entry-level model, and a price drop. The new model, pictured above, comes without a shoe sensor for indoor use, which is included with all the other models. read more