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  • 3D Dead Reckoning chip from u-blox will track you even without GPS or signal
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    3D Dead Reckoning chip from u-blox will track you even without GPS or signal

    By 10 February 2014

    A new chip technology has been developed by u-blox, called 3D Dead Reckoning (ADR), that can track you even when GPS and signal are lost. The chip is aimed at cars initially to help improve navigation. Using smart 3D algorithm tracking the chip is able...

  • Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer
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    Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer

    By 21 January 2014

    Garmin has announced its latest golf handhelds to join the Approach range: the G7 and G8. Both devices feature colour touchscreens with more than 30,000 preloaded international courses. The battery will last for several rounds before needing a charge...

  • GPS AdventureBox sends your loved one on a wild goose chase for gifts
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    GPS AdventureBox sends your loved one on a wild goose chase for gifts

    By 27 December 2013

    There's a new project on Kickstarter that aims to make your friends or loves one work for their gifts, and it's called the GPS AdventureBox. The GPS AdventureBox is simple in concept: You place a gift in the wooden AdventureBox, then input various GPS...

  • Runsafer smart shoes will learn how you run and guide you to a better style
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    Runsafer smart shoes will learn how you run and guide you to a better style

    By 6 December 2013

    Wearable kit is going to be the norm soon with all our daily movements recorded and fed back to us. While this is good for fitness, the more you move the more you increase your chance of injury. That’s why the Runfaster project aims to develop smart...

  • Track family, pets and anything else using Trax GPS: Now available to pre-order
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    Track family, pets and anything else using Trax GPS: Now available to pre-order

    By 26 November 2013

    Trax smart GPS tracker is now available to pre-order so you can track your family, pets, or anything else it will attach to. Yes, your dream of tracking a car like a secret agent can be realised at last. Trax is a physical GPS tracker that can be seen...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport review
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    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want
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    Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want

    By 22 October 2013

    Garmin has announced a new GPS navigator watch called the Garmin Tactix.  Garmin says it's inspired by "the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations", hence the name. The Garmin Tactix is a rugged watch, offering 50-metre waterproofing,...

  • TomTom Runner GPS sports watch now available, Multi-Sport to launch later this month
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    TomTom Runner GPS sports watch now available, Multi-Sport to launch later this month

    By 1 July 2013

    TomTom unveiled two watches earlier this year for the sports-inclined, called Runner and Multi-Sport, and now the GPS-maker has put them on sale. The $169.99 (£111) TomTom Runner has an 11.5-mm slim design, 10-hour battery life, heart rate monitor and...

  • Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on
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    Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on

    By 26 June 2013

    Some will see the Garmin Monterra as a life saver, whereas others will look at it as a redundant, overpriced brick that's clamouring for relevance in the smartphone era. But the Monterra isn't a smartphone, nor is it trying to be: this is a top-spec outdoor...

  • Google buys Waze in effort to outsmart traffic
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    Google buys Waze in effort to outsmart traffic

    By 11 June 2013

    Google announced on Tuesday that it had closed the acquisition of Waze. So what's Waze and why is it worth mentioning? It's a four-year-old social GPS app from Israel that features turn-by-turn navigation, and Google bought it to help Google Maps...

  • How tech helped Jez Bragg complete 53 day ultra-run across New Zealand
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    How tech helped Jez Bragg complete 53 day ultra-run across New Zealand

    By 26 April 2013

    For most people, a 10km run is an ample jaunt underfoot. Not so for Jez Bragg, the ultra-runner who this year completed the 3,054km Te Araroa trail from tip to toe of both New Zealand islands in a mere 53 days. We meet Bragg almost by chance at the back...

  • TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    With its new set of satnav devices, TomTom has launched the latest range of Go models - the 400, 500 and 600 in their respective 4.3, 5 and 6-inch screen sizes - with its most advanced navigation system yet. But is it enough to see off the uprise in...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    TomTom's taken a dip into the GPS sports watch category with the release of the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport watches, and Pocket-lint's donned both devices to get a feel for what they're all about. There's no price and no full specification available...

  • TomTom co-founder: 'Satnav market not as big as it once was' - so what comes next?
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    TomTom co-founder: 'Satnav market not as big as it once was' - so what comes next?

    By 18 April 2013

    That question keeps rearing its head again and again: in the age of the GPS-capable smartphone, is there any need for dedicated satnav devices any more? Corrine Vigreux, TomTom co-founder and managing director of consumer certainly seems to think so....

  • TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user
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    TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user

    By 18 April 2013

    TomTom has lifted the lid on a concept that it sees as the future satnav solution for the everyday commuter. Currently called the "Commuter concept" the device will be targeted at the - you guessed it - commuter who, despite already knowing their route...

  • TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced
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    TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced

    By 17 April 2013

    TomTom has unveiled its own range of GPS sports watches - in Runner and Multi-Sport varieties - building upon the company's experience with its Nike Sports Watch partnership by breaking its own-brand products into the fitness market sector.  The two...

  • Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review
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    Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

    By 14 April 2013

    The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge...

  • Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review
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    Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review

    By 12 April 2013

    It's golfing season and just as The Masters 2013 gets under way, Pocket-lint played a few holes with Garmin and its latest Approach S2 GPS golf watch. GPS golf watch, eh? You may be wondering why you'd ever want such a device, as smartphones seem to do...

  • Fujitsu GPS walking stick pictures and hands-on: Next-generation cane
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    Fujitsu GPS walking stick pictures and hands-on: Next-generation cane

    By 27 February 2013

    Alongside its ranges of mobile phones and tablet devices, Fujitsu dedicated part of its Mobile World Congress 2013 stand in Barcelona to future technologies - concepts that are still in the planning phase but are definitely being developed with an eye...

  • Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected
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    Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected

    By 7 January 2013

    Garmin has updated its Edge cycling computers with the launch of the Garmin Edge 810 and Garmin Edge 610 at CES 2013.  The navigation company teased us before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that new devices would be launched and has now listed...

  • 'Here' by Nokia: New cross-platform, cloud-based mapping service
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    'Here' by Nokia: New cross-platform, cloud-based mapping service

    By 13 November 2012

    Nokia Maps is evolving. "Here" is the name of the company's latest mapping service. According to Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, who was speaking at the launch in San Francisco, California, Here is "the first location cloud to deliver the best maps and locations...

  • TomTom for Android now available
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    TomTom for Android now available

    By 4 October 2012

    TomTom for Android is now available in the Google Play Store, on schedule and just like Pocket-lint said it would before the summer. The new app will come in two flavours: a US & Canada version and a Europe offering that promises to make sure you get...

  • TomTom HD Traffic 6 will give you even excuse to be late
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    TomTom HD Traffic 6 will give you even excuse to be late

    By 30 August 2012

    TomTom is promising customers will have even fewer excuses to be late after adding several new enhancements and features to its TomTom traffic software on its LIVE-enabled GPS devices. "TomTom HD Traffic 6.0 offers more-precise information about roadworks,...

  • Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple
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    Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple

    By 28 August 2012

    Garmin has announced the Garmin Forerunner 10, a new model of GPS sports watch designed to keep everything simple. Garmin say the watch is pitched at all levels of runners, but the important thing about the Forerunner 10 is that it keeps stats to a minimum....