Personal Tracking

New Apps, Wearable Aimed at Personal Safety

January 26, 2015By
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Two new products have found ways to turn smartphones into personal protection devices. One of the two products includes a wearable monitor. Mace Wear Pod The Mace Wear Pod uses a wearable device in conjunction with a smartphone app. First Sign Technologies, in partnership with Mace Wear, has launched the Mace Wear Pod, which acts as a personal security system against violent... read more

Navman Wireless Launches 360 Degree Fleet Safety Solution

January 23, 2015By

Navman Wireless is launching an integrated vehicle tracking and camera technology product aimed at helping businesses manage risk, improve road safety, and reduce insurance costs. The product, labeled “360 Degree,” integrates telematics, vehicle tracking technology and in-cab safety camera equipment to create what Navman calls a “seamless umbrella of preventive and protective technology.” The system is designed to help mitigate poor driving,... read more

LoJack Showcases TomTom Fleet Solution at NADA 2015

January 23, 2015By

LoJack Corporation, a vehicle theft recovery and fleet management company, will demonstrate a range of new connected car collaborations and telematics solutions this week at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in San Francisco. LoJack Fleet Management powered by TomTom is a comprehensive GPS-based advanced telematics system designed for tracking and managing fleets ranging from five to 5,000... read more

Janam Introduces Rugged Mobile Computer with Multi-OS Support

January 21, 2015By
The Janam XM5 series has both Windows and Android OS.

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of its XM5 family of rugged mobile computers. Designed to maximize the mobility investments of enterprise and government organizations, the new XM5 has high-sensitivity GPS and Assisted GPS, and supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android operating systems on the same hardware.... read more

Sporting Goods Maker Offers GPS/Bluetooth Goggles

January 13, 2015By

Sporting goods maker Smith Optics is offering I/O Recon goggles for winter sports enthusiasts, which combine Smith’s premium anti-fog lenses with GPS and Bluetooth technology. A heads-up display is integrated into the frame design, allowing users to log and view information without taking their eyes off the powder. According to Smith Optics, the frame design maximizes field of view. With the heads up display,... read more

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Android Wear App with AccuWeather MinuteCast Now on Google Play

January 6, 2015By
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The AccuWeather app for Android is now available for Android Wear, providing users with up-to-the-minute weather information wherever they go. Android Wear is the Android platform for wearables such as smartwatches. The app is available through the Google Play store. AccuWeather’s app for Android Wear features AccuWeather MinuteCast, a global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location. AccuWeather MinuteCast includes... read more

GPS Watch Aimed at Children’s Safety Unveiled at CES

January 6, 2015By
The HereO GPS watch for children.

The hereO cellular GPS watch for kids will be officially unveiled at the 2015 International CES, being held in Las Vegas this week. Designed for children ages three and up, the hereO works in sync with a mobile app to provide real-time location sharing, safe-zone alerts, and group messaging, allowing parents to monitor their children’s safety and whereabouts at all times directly... read more

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Wearables, UAVs Make CEA’s List of Profitable Emerging Tech

January 6, 2015By

Record-Breaking Year Ahead: Industry Revenues to Reach All-Time High of $223.2B in 2015 Revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow three percent in 2015 and to reach an all-time high of $223.2 billion, according to The U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts, the semi-annual industry report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The total... read more