Sport and Outdoor

Exclusive: TomTom Co-Founder P-F. Pauwels Talks About TomTom Sport Products - 09/07/2015

At the IFA trade show in Berlin last week GPS Business had the opportunity to meet with Peter-Frans Pauwels, one of the four co-founders of TomTom. Pauwels introduced us to the new TomTom watch launched at the show and talked more generally about...

TomTom Intros New Fitness Watch with GPS and Music - 09/03/2015

At the IFA trade show in Berlin TomTom today introduced the Spark GPS Fitness Watch, a multisport watch that comes with an embedded music player. 3GB of music storage on the TomTom Spark means users can now leave their smartphone at home while...

Garmin Edge Explore 1000: e-Call on your Bicycle - 08/26/2015

Garmin has introduced yesterday the latest version of its bike computer the Edge Explore 1000. This is first Garmin device to offer incident detection capabilities via an integrated accelerometer. Through a bluetooth connection to a smartphone the...

Fitbit Revenue Jumps 253% Y-o-Y - 08/06/2015

Fitness wearable vendor Fitbit has announced yesterday a revenue of $400 Million in the second quarter of 2015, Up 253 percent Year-Over-Year. The company generated Non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.21 growing from $0.09 a year earlier. During the...

New Sony’s Sport Headphone Has GPS and More - 08/06/2015

Sony has unveiled yesterday a new headphone dedicated to runners that not only has music onboard (16GB of memory) but also is a runner’s training tool embedding six types of sensors: heart rate sensor, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic...

Garmin Intros Forerunner 25: $170 GPS Watch - 08/05/2015

Garmin has introduced today a new, entry-level GPS watch in his line-up. Priced at $169.99 - or $199.99 bundled with a heart rate monitor - the Forerunner 25 can track distance, pace, heart rate and personal records during workouts, and count...

Fitbit Raised $732 Million in IPO - 06/22/2015

Last week saw the initial public offering for Fitbit stock, the current leader in sport wearable. The company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning and opened at $30.40, a 52 percent jump from the company’s initial...

Garmin Introduces Premium GPS Aviator Watch - 06/17/2015

GPS vendor Garmin yesterday announced a new smart, GPS-enabled watch dedicated to pilots. D2 Bravo ($699) offers a built-in GPS, highly accurate altimeter with an adjustable barometric setting, compass with an HSI (horizontal situation indicator)...

Garmin Upgrades Line Up of Entry-Level Handheld GPS - 05/14/2015

Garmin yesterday announced an upgrade to their entry-level eTrex handheld GPS product range, with the introduction of eTrex 20x and 30x. These new devices retain the characteristics of the original eTrex line: simple and affordable, but add a 2.2”...

Startup Launches Self-Flying Camera-Drone - 05/13/2015

Lily, a start-up company based in Menlo Park, California, announced today their camera-drone that flies autonomously and takes videos and pictures of its owner. The camera can be pre-ordered now ($499) and will ship in February 2016. Its final price...

Garmin to Launch First GPS Watch with Embedded Heart-Rate Monitor - 05/12/2015

Garmin got rid of the heart strap with the newly announced Forerunner 225, the latest watch in its line-up. The Forerunner 225 will integrate optical heart rate technology developed by Mio. "After more than 10 years of developing GPS running watches...

TomTom Enters Action Cam Market with Bandit - 04/29/2015

On the heels of our scoop last Monday (read here) TomTom announced today its entrance in the action camera market with Bandit (€429) a waterproof, 4K-enabled action camera featuring numerous sensors. In a typical TomTom fashion the Dutch company has...
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