Unlike just 10 years ago, GPS tracking is ubiquitous in our lives these days, whether it is waiting for your Uber, waiting for food delivery or even just to find which railway station is next in your journey. But in all these scenarios, the end user is the constant, which means the tracking is entirely dependent on the smartphone which acts as the tracking device, but what if we want to track “things” instead of users? Like what do we do to track our cars or bikes? This is where companies like Letstrack come into play. With their products, we will be able to track, locate or even turn off our machines remotely, giving you complete control, constant oversight and a peace of mind. We tested out the Special GPS tracking device that can be used to track motorbikes, here’s how our experience went.
Ramakrishna Electro Component Pvt Ltd Group (REC) has launched the VTS (Vehicle Tracking System), under UTRAQ brand. This is one of a kind module that is capable of running on Indian Satellite. The UTRAQ is aimed at replacing the currently in use GPS application that is working on US satellites. Continue reading “UTRAQ VTS India’s own GPS module that will run on NaVIC signals launched”
WhatsApp is rolling out a new live location sharing feature on both Android and iOS today. You could choose to share your real-time location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours with your loved ones in chat message with a single person or a group. I always dislike giving directions to people over phone and have always relied on WhatsApp location sharing feature to keep it simple. This new update makes location sharing even more seamless.
When Government of India introduced new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 currency notes on Tuesday, a hoax message went viral on different messaging and social platforms including WhatsApp claiming that the new Rs. 2000 currency note comes with a nano GPS (NGC) chip installed on it. Continue reading “Rs. 2000 currency notes do not have nano GPS tracking chip, it’s fake news: confirms Finance Minister”
Casio has come up with a brand new product in their G-SHOCK collection called the GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor GPW-1000. The watch is one of the costliest addition to the G-SHOCK lineup but yet is one of the cheapest GPS watches available in the market. Let’s find out if it is worth its price.
Polar has announced M600 Android Wear fitness smartwatch. It comes equipped with GPS, optical hear rate sensor and activity tracking.
Xiaomi has launched Mi Bunny smartwatch which is aimed at kids. The watch comes with built-in GPS, embedded unicom SIM and other features. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Bunny smartwatch for kids with built-in GPS launched”
Volvo has just signed a new multi-year agreement that will allow them to use HERE navigation on Volvo vehicles.
Apple has acquired GPS technology firm Coherent Navigation, according to a latest report from the New York Times. The financial terms of the deal are not known.
Garmin , one of the most popular GPS Navigation system manufacturers in the world, has teamed up with Asus to bring several cellphones with top-notch GPS performance. Their latest model , the A10 , is now being released in India. It runs on the Android 2.1 OS. The phone is upgradeable to Froyo ie Android 2.2 and will get an update soon.
T-Mobile recently added a new phone in their phones line, and the phone is know as Garmin-Asus made Garminfone. The Garminfone is a mid-end Android phone, and it’s biggest feature is the GPS. Garmin is a very famous company that makes awesome GPS devices, I also have one and I agree that it’s the best. The Garminfone is T-Mobile and Garmin-Asus’s latest product, which is good but it fails, why? Continue reading “T-Mobile cuts the Garminfone price, now available for $129”
The BlackBerry 9520 aka Storm2 has been tested on various parameters and we have told you what we think of the device. Now in this last part of the review, we try to wrap up all the loose ends and give you our final verdict on the Storm2. Let’s start by looking at the BlackBerry Messenger, a feature unique to the BlackBerry devices. The BBM as it is referred to be a unique chat feature built into the BlackBerry, there is no need to elaborate how it works so I’ll skip that bit. Though I will tell you in brief what is does allow you to do. You can chat, share pictures and other things for free with another BlackBerry user or a group, even a voice IM can be sent. Continue reading “BlackBerry Storm2 Review Part 3: BlackBerry Messenger, Music, Camera and Accessories”
According to a new report by research firm Berg insight, shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/3G handsets increased 92 percent across the around the globe. Over 150 million GPS-enabled phones were shipped in 2009 and forecasts for 2014 stand at a mighty 770 million units
The Garmin Asus Nuvifone A50 was officially announced today. It’s a touchscreen Android phone which includes Garmin navigation with turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions for driving or while walking.
It carries the tagline Location is relevant to everything you do
iPhone was never a perfect navigational device, though it has Maps App but it hardly solved the purpose, it just shows your current position and roughly calculates distance between point A and B. The scenario increased a little on iPhone world, with release iPhone OS 3.0 and biggies like TomTom, Sygic etc. launched there turn by turn navigational App for iPhone. But to hail the maps were only limited to US, Canada and Australia .After so much wait now we have a hope here, Sygic has launched a full blown turn by turn navigational App for iPhone with maps of India.