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Holux Launches Touchscreen Bike Computer with u-blox GPS

September 8, 2014By

Holux Technology, a maker of professional and consumer GPS products, has launched its next-generation bike computer, the SporTrek 1305, which integrates a u-blox MAX GPS/GNSS module. The new device delivers GPS and wireless health-monitoring features on a compact, three-inch color touchscreen display. The device delivers a variety of useful information such as speed, heart rate, distance, altitude, map, and route, and comes with... read more

Samsung Offers Gear S Smart Watch with GPS + GLONASS

September 3, 2014By
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Samsung Electronics has unveiled its next-generation smart wearable device, the Samsung Gear S watch. The Gear S has assisted GPS+GLONASS, as well as 3G connectivity, allowing users to be active while always being able to access their smartphone information. Designed with a  two-inch curved Super AMOLED display and flexible band, the Samsung Gear S is also equipped with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, a heart rate... read more

Vibrating GPS Shoes Help Lead the Way

September 2, 2014By

An Indian high-tech start-up is offering a GPS-enabled smart sports shoe that vibrates to give the wearer directions, according to an article in gulfnews.com. The red sneakers count the number of steps taken, the distance traveled, and calories burned. The shoes go on sale this month under the name LeChal, which means “take me along” in Hindi. The shoes come... read more

deCarta Powers POI Search for Major Mobile Handset Maker

August 27, 2014By

Advanced Search Engine Replaces Google Local Search in 122 Countries deCarta, Inc., an independent LBS platform company, is now providing the local search function for a worldwide, top-five mobile handset manufacturer. deCarta has been hosting and running the search service since August 7 using its advanced geosearch engine — L2 — and has replaced the search service previously provided by Google. The service... read more

Security, Spectrum in the Connected Vehicle

August 1, 2014By

With fall tradeshow season fast approaching and 2015 vehicles hitting the road, Scott McCormick, President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), took the time to answer some questions for GPS World about one key conference, CTIA’s Super Mobility Week, and what to expect in the connected vehicle market for the second half of 2014. The CVTA is a nonprofit... read more

Mobile Location Data Accuracy Group to Develop Guidelines

July 31, 2014By

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), a global trade association for the mobile marketing industry, is forming a Mobile Location Data Accuracy Group. The focus of the group will be to eliminate any confusion around mobile location data and to improve the trust and confidence brand marketers and agencies have in mobile location advertising and the data that drives it. Simultaneously, the MMA is... read more

Qualcomm Tops ABI’s GNSS IC Vendor Assessment, MediaTek Enters Top 3

June 30, 2014By
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ABI Research’s 2014 GNSS IC vendor matrix names Qualcomm as the leading GPS integrated circuit (IC) vendor, followed by Broadcom in second place. For the first time, MediaTek achieves a top three finish after another year of strong growth and robust shipments as a result of its targeted design strategy, ABI Research revealed in its “GNSS IC OEMs” report. The vendor... read more

Regulating Navigation and Mapping Apps?

June 24, 2014By

Steven Spriggs was pulled over by a motorcycle cop for using his iPhone while driving. He immediately held it up to show the officer that he was using Apple Maps, and not talking or texting. More about Mr. Spriggs later. With approval of the pending transportation bill in Congress, smartphone maps and navigation will be regulated. The National Highway Traffic... read more