Sport and Outdoor

Video Demonstration of TomTom BANDIT Action Cam - 04/29/2015

At their launch in Amsterdam, GPS Business News had the opportunity to play with the TomTom Bandit, the first action camera of the Dutch GPS maker. Kevin Spence, product manager for the TomTom Bandit gave us a demonstration of the camera and its...

GPS-Enabled Smart Pedal Hits Indiegogo Goal in 24H - 04/28/2015

French startup Connected Cycle today announced its Indiegogo campaign for its connected bike pedal has launched and hit its $50,000 funding goal within the first day. The $129 (early bird) smart pedal will turn any bike into a smart bike. Fitted...

Outdoor: MotionX-GPS, Viewranger on Apple Watch - 04/28/2015

As the Apple watch is released, many developers are flocking to the platform and off-road navigation apps are obviously part of that. U.S.-based Fullpower announced last week the launch of MotionX-GPS for the Apple Watch, a companion app that...

Exclusive: TomTom GPS Action Camera is Coming - 04/27/2015

Investigations from GPS Business News led to the conclusion that TomTom fitness division is preparing the launch of an GPS-enabled action sport camera. A prototype of the device was shown behind the curtains to a few key retailers last February at...

Smart Eyewear for Sport: Recon Jet Starts Shipping - 04/21/2015

Canadian maker of smart goggle Recon Instruments has launched last week Recon Jet ($699 - €749), its latest development in smart eyewear for sport and outdoor activities. The wearable computer delivers relevant information just below the user's...

Garmin Intros Second Generation Action Cams with Built-in Sensors - 04/13/2015

Garmin has launched today the second generation of its action cameras packed with motion sensors that will be available for purchase in summer 2015. VIRB XE ($400) offers HD footage at 1440p/30fps and 1080p/60fps with super slow-mo, image...

SPOT Satellite Locator Gained 55,000 Customers in 2014 - 03/26/2015

Globalstar announced this week that its range of satellite locators, SPOT, has gained 55,000 new customers worldwide in 2014, “with hundreds of thousands of SPOT units in service globally.“ SPOT devices have GPS and transmit their location through...

Microsoft Expands Distribution of GPS-Enabled Fitness Tracker - 03/19/2015

Microsoft this week announced it is expanding the distribution channels of its GPS-enabled fitness tracker Microsoft Band (read our previous report here). Launched last November, the $199 wearable was only available through online and...

GPS Tuner: Navigation & Dashboard for e-Bikes - 03/03/2015

Electric bikes are somewhat like electric cars: battery level and “driving“ behavior determine how far you can go, still you need some sophisticated software to calculate that taking into account elevation, etc. Many companies are doing that for...

TomTom Sold Half a Million Sport Watches in 2014 - 02/12/2015

Announcing its financial results today for the fourth quarter and the full year 2014, TomTom publicly disclosed for the first time its sport revenue that was €50 million, up 73 percent (€29 million in 2013). The company reached the milestone of...

Under Armour Buys Endomondo, MyFitnessPal to Reach 120M Fitness/Sport Users - 02/09/2015

Sport apparel brand Under Armour this week announced the acquisition of Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, two leading mobile application for sport and fitness. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Endomondo has one of the largest global connected fitness...

Garmin Acquires South African Startup Developing Radar System for Cyclists - 01/20/2015

Garmin last week announced that it has acquired the assets of iKubu, a privately-held designer of a low-power, short-range radar for the cycling market. iKubu was in the final stages of developing the Backtracker low-energy bike radar, a device that...
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