Sport and Outdoor

Garmin Vivomove: Analog Watch with Fitness Tracker - 05/05/2016

Garmin yesterday announced a new fitness tracker called Vivomove which comes as a waterproof analog watch with one year battery life. This new watch offers the same concept as the Withings Activité, a nice looking analog watch with fitness tracking...

Magellan, Polar & Mapillary Join GoPro Dev Program - 04/18/2016

Last week in San Francisco GoPro unveiled their developer program that already features more than 100 partners. Among these are Mapillary, Polar and Magellan that have associated their geo-location apps and GPS devices with the well-known action...

OMATA One: the Stylish GPS for Cyclists - 04/06/2016

Los Angeles-Based startup OMATA has announced a nice looking GPS Speedometer for cyclist called OMATA One that costs $499. The OMATA one shows speed, distance, time and vertical ascent through a nicely designed analog user interface. However, behind...

TomTom New Golf Watch Comes with Automatic Shot Detection - 03/16/2016

Exhibiting at the Wearable Technology Show today in London, TomTom presented a new version of its GPS-enabled Golf Watch. TomTom Golfer 2 embeds acceleration and gyroscope sensors that allow for automatic shot detection. With this new feature each...

Demo of Garmin New GPS Watch at MWC 2016 - 02/22/2016

GPS manufacturer Garmin is demonstrating their new GPS-enabled watch with heart rate monitor at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona these days. The watch truly offers multi-sport support from running/cycling up to more exotic disciplines such as...

CES: TomTom’s Jocelyn Vigreux Talks U.S. Sport Products & PNDs - 01/08/2016

At the CES trade show in las Vegas GPS Business News caught up with Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom Inc. and responsible for consumer products in North America. GPS Business News asked him some questions about the sales of TomTom's GPS watch...

21M Smart Watches & Bands Sold in 3Q 2015 - 12/03/2015

Total shipment of smart watches and smart bands for the third quarter of 2015 came to 21 million units, up 197.6% from the 7.1 million units shipped in the third quarter 2014, according to a new report from market research firm IDC. Fitbit Number...

Invensense Launches SDK For Inertial Positioning In Sport Apps & Watches - 11/25/2015

MEMS sensor vendor Invensense has launched last week Coursasports, a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) to improve location accuracy (therefore speed & distance) and reduce battery consumption in smartphone and smartwatch health and...

PhiLOCK: P2P Bike Sharing with Smart Lock - 11/05/2015

French startup PhiLOCK has launched on Kickstarter a smart bike lock that offers peer to peer bike sharing for $150 (retail price, $100 on Kickstarter). PhiLOCK is first a “smart“ bike lock that allows you to lock and unlock a bike using a mobile...

SpeedForce: Smarting up Bikes with Connected Stem - 10/29/2015

Bicycle are seeing a lot of innovation these days through connected devices; another one launched this week on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. Coming from California and called Speedforce, it comes as a replacement for the bike stem that has a...

Garmin Moves Forward in Connected Health & Fitness - 10/28/2015

Garmin yesterday announced a couple new products that brings the company deeper into health and fitness. The first is the Index Smart Scale. A connected scale with metrics that matter, the Index Smart Scale is another tool that will help Garmin...

Garmin Switches to Proprietary Heart Rate Sensor for New GPS Watch - 10/22/2015

Garmin yesterday announced the a couple of new GPS watches, among them the Forerunner 235, which is “the first product to feature Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology,“ the company said. Interestingly the Forerunner 225, the first watch from...
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