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Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch

Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch Or at least don the customary active wear to strut around town and look like you get about and get active?“The Forerunner 735XT is the ultimate GPS smartwatch for athletes who want dialed-in data for training and race day,” says Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia.

Scenic beauty & road safety: Bluetooth alerts to help rental car drivers

Scenic beauty & road safety: Bluetooth alerts to help rental car drivers Bluetooth technology will be used to educate rental drivers as they drive along the Christchurch to Queenstown route, in an effort to better deliver safety messages.“This innovative trial shows how intelligent technology has the potential to improve the safety and resilience of our existing transport network.

New devices mean you’ll never lose Spot again

New devices mean you’ll never lose Spot again “This groundbreaking, industry-standard Garmin dog tracking device is a first for the Australasian market,” says Adam Howarth, general manager Garmin Australasia.The Astro 430 and DriveTrack 70 LMT will be available in July 2016.

Tired of waiting for Google Street View, Faroe Islanders create Sheep View 360

Tired of waiting for Google Street View, Faroe Islanders create Sheep View 360 It seems like a Street View rig has gone to every corner of the earth.”) The Faroe Islands board of tourism was so chuffed about the project that they’ve put it front and center on the Visit Faroe Islands splash page.

New eHorizon system warns of road hazards just around the corner

New eHorizon system warns of road hazards just around the corner It will build on information gleaned from cars ahead that is sent via smartphone to the cloud, then passed on to nearby vehicles.But today, just about everyone has a smartphone, something eHorizon could leverage quickly.

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

This app gives every last corner of Earth an address

This app gives every last corner of Earth an address With What3Words’ algorithm, it’s possible to address so specific a place.The whole idea behind using words instead of lat-long is that it profoundly simplifies giving extremely specific locations.

How GPS keeps up with the continent that's in constant motion

How GPS keeps up with the continent that's in constant motion This is taking features marked on our maps out of line with the global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS.So the coordinates of fixed features on the Earth’s surface, such as the Australian continent, are always changing, like slow-moving ships at sea.

Pod 3 is a modular GPS tracker for use with virtually anything

Pod 3 is a modular GPS tracker for use with virtually anything The Pod is a GPS tracking device that can be attached to your pet’s collar, allowing you to track their location right from your smartphone.Since its release the tracker has seen a few incremental updates, and it’s about get its most substantial redesign yet with the release of the Pod 3, a modular GPS device that delivers even more functionality.

Never stop exploring with these top-notch GPS systems

Never stop exploring with these top-notch GPS systems In a world where app-enabled smartphones have seemingly limitless capabilities, one must ask whether the once-innovative GPS device has lost its relevance.Its HD dash cam is always recording, and it saves footage automatically in the event of an accident.

Planet Explorer's constellation of tiny satellites shows how Earth's surface changes over time

Planet Explorer's constellation of tiny satellites shows how Earth's surface changes over time Eighty-eight of them had the same directive: map the whole globe, every day, for a company called Planet.To do that, Planet needs quite a constellation of satellites.

Why your GPS-enabled smartwatch may show different data than your friend’s

Why your GPS-enabled smartwatch may show different data than your friend’s Your fitness watch uses GPS — or Global Positioning System — to determine your exact location through a process called triangulation.“Triangulation is a way to determine the difference between the time that your running watch receives a GPS signal and the time that GPS signal was sent to your running watch.