Celestron Launches Golf GPS and Outdoor Devices at CES

Celestron Launches Golf GPS and Outdoor Devices at CES
U.S. based Celestron, a privately held company that is well-known for its telescopes, binoculars and related products, has unveiled at the CES trade show a range of low cost GPS devices for outdoor and golf use.

Celestron's reTrace Lite ($49) and reTrace Deluxe ($99) are basic GPS devices helping travelers, campers, sports and outdoor enthusiasts, “not get lost”. The reTrace GPS has a built-in digital compass that measures the distances to waypoints a user sets to find their way back to a target location. The device also features an altimeter, barometer, temperature and real time display.

CoursePro is a GPS-enabled device that helps golfers by providing course information including distances to the front, center and back of the green for each hole along with the par. CoursePro is available in two models: CoursePro ($99) and CoursePro Elite ($149). Both CoursePro models have access to downloadable information for 20,000 golf courses around the world from the Celestron website.

Additional features, such as scorecard data and analysis and hazard mapping, are included in the CoursePro Elite model. The CoursePro Elite has a course memory of 100 courses (20 courses for the CoursePro) and uses a sunlight readable TFT transflective color LCD screen.

In a separate news Celestron also announced a North American deal with Discovery Communications for a line of electronics and optical gear for exploring the great outdoors under Discovery Expedition, the official lifestyle brand for Discovery Channel.

Wednesday, January 5th 2011

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