Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS — May 18th, 2013

Earl GPS

The Earl backcountry Android tablet GPS promises an e-ink screen, ANT+, BT 4.0, 2-way radio, waterproofness, solar charger and more!

This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. To get a few of the biggest stories as they break, follow me on Twitter. This week’s lead image is of the Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet; there’s a discussion thread on Groundspeak.

From GPS Tracklog

Our posts from the past week:

Also, don’t miss this awesome REI sale on the Garmin Oregon 450t, GPSMAP 62s, Forerunner 110 and 910XT, Suunto Ambit and more! The $199.99 Oregon 450t deal wasn’t available yesterday but now is. You can read more about the sale on our GPS deals page.


Google I/O

GPS product news

Rand McNally Foris 850 handheld GPS

Rand McNally Foris 850 handheld GPS

Satellites and such

Launch of Atlas V GPS IIF-4 from Cape Canaveral AFS

GPS IIF launch; image courtesy United Launch Alliance



GPS in the news


  • Firmware updates this week: Garmin fenix, Vector; Magellan eXplorist 110 and 310

GPS tracking


TomTom GO 500 series clears the FCC

TomTom GO 500 series clears the FCC

Going mobile

Just geo

Cold War prohibited travel USSR citizens

Image courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center

All the news that doesn’t fit

Updated GPS reviews

I’ve updated these review and resource pages with the following links:

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.


  1. Atlas Cached says:


    Thank you for continuing to bring us the weekly Waypoints column…..

    I look forward to it every week!

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