Recon Instruments has introduced its fourth generation of heads up display for skiers and snowboarders, the Recon Snow2, which is designed to work with goggles from leading manufacturers including Oakley, Smith, Scottt, Uvex, Alpina, Briko and Zeal. The Snow2 is also available for sale as a stand-alone unit that can replace an older Recon HUD, and it offers improved connectivity options with Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n). It even features “Made for iPhone” certification.
Recon Snow2 is power for those hitting the powder. It features an efficient dual-core processor, which results in three times the processing power and has a 35 percent increase in battery life from the previous generation of HUD. Snow2 also now offers a dedicated graphics processing unit providing enhanced brightness and contrast, and greatly increased screen readability. Read the rest of this entry »
When we think of tactical gear we think of something the military might use, but Garmin’s tactical GPS navigator watch is a piece of tactical gear for the rest of us. The Tactix features high-sensitivity GPS positioning with automatic calibrating altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass, as well as negative mode LCD display with green LED. It features TracBack reverse mapping that can help get you back to your starting point.
For those who need waypoints to find the way, this one allows up to 1,000 waypoints along to 10,000 track points to be stored. Forget bread crumbs, with this on your wrist you’ll never get lost again.
Garmin Tactix Official Website
Winter is on the way and for those who love the snow sports the Oakley Airwave 1.5 might be the way to wave hello to another season on the slopes. These snow sport goggles don’t just block the wind and snow, but features a heads-up display with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS integration. It can allow wearers to monitor speed and distance, note temperature and even control the music.
Say hello to winter with an Airwave!
Oakley Airwave 1.5 Official Website
Garmin might not help you get on the green but the Garmin Approach S4 GPS Golf Watch will help you find your way on the course. It is loaded with a database of more than 30,000 golf courses, plus this watch can stream notifications from a mobile phone via Bluetooth. This way the phone can remain in the bag and you can concentrate on your approach. Press Release after the jump
Winter is on the way and for those who will hit the stationary bikes soon that means riding in place, but now Wahoo Fitness will offer riders the chance to duplicate Strava segments on the KICKR stationary trainers. The Strava segments are section of real roads that riders can compete on via the Strava website and app along with a GPS device.
The app controls resistance on the KICKR to match the grade of the climbs and descents in each Strava segment. The KICKR is a rear-wheel-off trainer with a large flywheel to simulate real world riding conditions. Power is even measured at the rear hub.
There are nearly three million segments worldwide so that should really let riders mix it up this winter.
Wahoo Apps Official Website
Sure you can map your ride, but Strava is now helping riders build their route. The Strava Route Builder allows users to leverage the data of the Strava community to discover and ride the most popular roads and paths across the world. This can allow riders to create routes in cities that they might not be familiar with, so this could include minimizing hills – to flatten your ride as needed.
It can also help rider determine how long the ride might take based on what other riders have done on the same streets, and the route can be exported to compatible GPS devices or as a printer-friendly cue sheet – both with turn-by-turn directions.
Strava Official Blog: Routes are Here!
This week at the GigaOM Mobilize conference in San Francisco Adidas introduced a smartwatch. This reportedly features GPS connectivity to track athletes, while it can also monitor heart rate and provide feedback to a user via Bluetooth to the screen or even headphones.
The new Adidas device is set for a November 1 launch.
[Vai GigaOM: Adidas jumps into wearable computing, announces new $399 smartwatch at Mobilize]
The thrill of the hunt is only thrilling so long as you aren’t lost in the woods. The new Magellan eXplorist 350H GPS for Hunters will ensure that you find your way. It features pre-loaded detailed base maps with contour elevations and Game Management Units (GMU), Digital Globe satellite imagery for virtual scouting ability, hunting specific waypoints, hunting geofences and a rugged, camouflage exterior.
It even ships with a one-year subscription to Digital Globe satellite imagery that gives hunters the ability to “virtually scout” a future hunt location from the comfort of home, where a satellite view of the area intended as hunting grounds is provided. Hunters can then quickly identify areas of interest such as game funnels, potential feeding areas, and suitable glassing locations. The areas of interest can be marked and waypoints loaded into the eXplorist 350H, ready for the field along with an area of Digital Globe satellite imagery.
Hunting-specific waypoint icons can also be used to mark animal tracks, rub marks, water and food sources while in the field and are readily accessible on the Magellan eXplorist 350H, so users won’t have to type in information. Points marked in the field can be even be uploaded back into Magellan’s VantagePoint software application on a computer, allowing any hunter to build up their own hunting specific database over time. The geofence feature of the Magellan eXplorist 350H will further automatically alert hunters when they are approaching any GMU boundary to ensure that they stay within the area that they are permitted to hunt.
The eXplorist 350H is ready for the hunt, but will you be?
Magellan eXplorist 350H Official Website
There are plenty of durable and very secure bike locks on the market, but one problem is that if you lose the key you’re bike isn’t exactly accessible. However, Mehrdad Majzoobi is looking to launch a Kickstarter project for the BitLock, which turns a smartphone into the key for the lock.
This works with iOS and Android and takes advantage of Bluetooth technology. In addition to providing a secure key that you hopefully won’t use, it also records the location of the bike lock via GPS, which can allow multiple users to “share” a bike and find it when it is needed.
We’ll be sure to watch this project and let readers know when it goes live.
BitLock Kickstarter Site
There is no shortage of rugged cameras on the market, and while most of these can endure an adventure these often leave something to be desired when it comes to photos. Fortunately Nikon has realized that a point-and-shoot camera in a rugged body simply won’t do.
The company has introduced the Nikon 1 AW1, the world’s first waterproof and shockproof interchangeable lens camera. This is the latest addition to the camera maker’s popular Nikon 1 system that offers versatility with functionality. It is waterproof to 49 feet, shockproof to about six and a half feet and freezeproof to 14 degrees. In other words you might give up before the camera does! Read the rest of this entry »
The Sigma ROX 10.0 will help you find your way on the bike. The company’s first GPS-enable bike computer supports ANT+ plus offers route guidance and navigation, in addition to speed, cadence, altitude and heart rate functions.
It features a 1.7-inch LCD display with a reported “super bright “backlight, plus the computer is compatible with ANT+ power meters for added training data. It also comes with Data Center 3 software that can be used to download and analyze ride data, create routes or share your rides on any site that uses .FIT or .GPX files.
The Li-ion battery is charged with a standard micro USB cable and promises 13-plus hours of use per charge.ROX on!
Sigma ROX 10.0 GPS Official Website
Pioneer is looking to power up, or rather have cyclists get in the power know with its new power meter system and cyclocomputer, which made their debut at last week’s Interbike trade show. This new robust system is the first to ever achieve on-bike, real time, dual-leg pedaling power measurements and analysis that graphically illustrates left and right power output, as well as pedaling stroke efficiency, power loss, force vector analysis and torque.
The SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer and SGY-PM900H79 Pedaling Monitor/Power Meter Sensor can track cadence and heart rate; GPS positioning, speed, distance and elevation gain/loss; and even barometric pressure and ambient temperature. The system is now available through KHS Bicycles, located in Rancho Dominguez, California, and QBP, located in Bloomington, Minnesota.
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Sony has rolled into Vegas for this year’s Intebike with its newly announced Action Cam model – the HDR-AS30V – its ultra-compact point-of-view HD shooting solution. This camera comes with a ruggedized, waterproof housing and is 25 smaller than the previous model and even 35 percent lighter. The Action Cam now adds GPS, and can capture 11.9megapixel still photos as well as Interval Still Recording mode for time-lapse photography.
The Action Cam also offers built-in Wi-Fi so users can instantly share their Action Cam content to a smartphone or tablet for easy upload and also allows control of the camera with any compatible device, including the new Live-View Remote. There is even NFC one-touch connection support so you can get the camera going without needing and get back to the important stuff.
Sony’s HDR-AS30V is available through the Sony Store