Posts Tagged ‘GPS’

I love Garmin Connect

Guess what what one of my favorite gadgets is? My DROID? My HD Samsung TV? My macbook pro? Nope..My Garmin watch (actually my wife’s) which tracks all of our runs and plots all the data on the Garmin Connect website. Check out our 14 Mile Training Run on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Some of the features that I love are:

-the gps data, speed and elevation mashed up with google maps
-ability to replay my whole run and follow the data points
-ability to share with my contacts
-super easy software where u just connect via USB or wireless depending on your gamin model and it does all the work (even on a Mac)

That’s it. The coolest gadget I have. Definitely useful for marathon runners, cyclists, or triathletes.

What’s your coolest gadget?

P.S. Wish I could embed on my wordpress hosted blog but unfortunately I can’t.

Dash Navigation Changes to a Platform Company

News from the Silicon Valley: Dash Navigation stopped selling their hardware gps device which was highly regarded as the next gen of gps devices with internet availability and real-time community traffic data.  It’s actually good news cause their hardware design was not sexy at all for the consumer market so hopefully their platform will be sold to Garmin and other big GPS hardware manufacturers. Good luck Dash Navigation and employees that got laid-off. 

More news on Dash:

Official Blog Post: http://blog.dash.net/2008/11/03/a-new-direction/

Official Press Release: http://www.dash.net/press_release.php?pr=16

Engadget Post: http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/03/dash-cuts-50-employees-drastically-changing-business-model/

-Randy

New Apple Products Coming Soon

Oh my…New Apple iPhone with perhaps 3G, GPS, and a front-facing camera? I’m so giddy in anticipation! I was trying to follow the Steve Jobs announcement on crunchgear (a TechCrunch site) but it is crashing as well as qik.com (live video streaming web site). Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to keep refreshing the Apple Store site.

The Apple Store