Fastrax GPS powers new Suunto GPS watch



Fastrax GPS powers new Suunto GPS watch
Fastrax, a provider of programmable GPS receivers and software solutions for OEMs said GPS functionalities in the new Suunto X10 sport monitoring watch are based on Fastrax’s GPS antenna solution.

A successor of the Suunto X9i, Suunto X10 is one of the smallest and lightest wrist-mounted GPS devices in the market. this so called “wristop computer for active people” is equipped with altimeter, barometer, digital compass, thermometer as well as GPS, to enable users to track their activity, route, distance and speed. Tracks can be exported to PC or imported to the watch.The Suunto X10 is compatible with several digital mapping services across the world, including National Geographic TOPO!, Google Earth" and Fugawi.

Fastrax used iSuite SDK GPS Software Development Kit for the Suunto design. Great part of the Suunto X10 functionality was implemented on the micro-controller of the GPS receiver. “This ensures minimum power consumption and provides savings in the material costs”, said Fastrax. “The result is a faster and more powerful device, with a battery life 33 % longer than in its predecessor.”

Headquartered in Finland and founded in 1999, Fastrax is privately owned and backed by venture capital investors.

Thursday, September 18th 2008


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