Friday, 11 January 2008
A device for golfers by SkyGolf with technology from u-blox. From the press release:
“The SkyCaddie SG5 rangefinder uses GPS to answer the oldest question in golf, ‘how far?’, without looking for markers or wasting time pacing off distances. It calculates distances automatically providing golfers with the information they need to play on more than 17,000 golf courses in more than 45 countries. The SkyCaddie is like having a professional caddie in the palm of your hand. SkyGolf’s patented IntelliGreen technology also allows golfers to measure the full depth and shape of the green from any angle of approach and quickly calculate distances to up to 40 targets at a time, helping golfers gauge distances to hazards and choose the best club for their next shot.
PR: SkyGolf and u-blox bring TruePoint GPS technology to golfers worldwide
Thursday, 13 December 2007
The Ocean device from US wireless carrier Helio gets a new YouTube application. One of the features: Videos can now be geotagged on the fly with the GPS phone. Here is the commercial and the Guided Tour from Helio.
Monday, 10 December 2007
This multi-media device is a personal guide to the sky, using GPS for the convenience of astronomy hobbyists. Point the gun-style “mySKY” to one of 30.000 celestial points of interest, and you will see and hear a location-based experience. The other way round you shall be able to search a dedicated object.
Astroarmy on the commercial via YouTube: “Introducing the Meade mySKY. Meade introduces a revolutionary way to explore our universe. The new Meade mySKY is an easy-to-use multi-media device that will guide you through the night sky better than if you had your own private astronomer standing next to you.”
Via OhGizmo! who got it via GEARlog, to OhGizmo! I came via gizmag.
Monday, 26 November 2007
Screenshot: Locative Media
Here comes “a location based self-guided touring system” from BarZ Adventures. It is an offline GPS multimedia guide system for zoos, parks and historic sites. It shows visitors their position on a map and automatically plays videos, audios, stills or texts at the right place of a specific site. The GPS Ranger is comparable with the cruso and the nodeexplorer – although the latter is a connected device and offers a content management system.
The product sheet of the handsome “GPS Ranger”:
Special Software Features
- Easy to use touch screen
- Supports multiple languages
- Supports closed captioning
- Supports daily updates and content changes
- Visitor way finder using on screen MapTracker
- “Bread crumbing” information tracks visitor stops
- Easy to update and to change content as often as daily
- Provides accounting reports
- Reports how often the units are rented and which were returned
- 4” sunlight readable screen
- Storage for up to 4 GB of content
- Up to four hours of life on rechargeable battery
- Lightweight, measuring 6 ½” x 3 ½“ x 1”
- Rugged and durable
- Amplified audio system
- No invasive signage or file transmissions
- Supports headphones and can be mounted in automobiles.
- Water resistant and can withstand a 5 foot drop on to concrete.