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2006/8/22-24 [Consumer/GPS] UID:44103 Activity:nil
8/22    Casio is coming out w/ a GPS wristwatch: (
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Casio is cashing in on the statistically-driven-jogger craze by unveiling the GPR-100. Hailed as the "world's smallest GPS-enabled watch," the unit combines all the goodness found in your average wristwatch with the swank abilities of GPS in order to better analyze your exercise. arm-dominating contraptions we've seen, this waterproof wristwatch syncs up with GPS satellites to calculate the time, speed, distance, pace, and averages of your run, while keeping track of your route should you deviate from the beaten path. You also get a "fully automatic" calendar, stopwatch, alarm, and even a backlight for those late night excursions. The biggest dig on this otherwise fanciful little timepiece is the battery life; the rechargeable LiOn apparently lasts just 2 hours in "normal operation," while legging out 43 hours in "low power mode." The Garmin Forerunner 305 seems like a much better deal. If you're a runner, a GPS watch is a very useful tool for pacing yourself as well as keeping a log. Downloading tracks to Google Earth is a way cool feature. CONTENT%3C%3Ec nt_id=10134198673958098&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723697223384&PRODUCT %3C%3Eprd_id=845524442492820&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395903526&b mUID=1156276053531 Sooooooo much cooler . I have a 301 (w/ heart monitor) and bought the 205 ('cause I never used the heart monitor). I'm curious how these smaller watches (like the Casio or Suunto) perform, though. Add your comments Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry: inappropriate or purely promotional comments may be removed. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted -- no need to use <p> or <br> tags. Your name (required): Your email address (required, will not be shown to the public): Your site's URL (optional): Do you want us to remember your personal information for next time? CEATEC Japan 2006 is the world's technology innovation trade show. Register here to attend to hear news from Japan's leading technology companies on trends and products before they hit the US market.
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MyMo, Taiwanese company GuideTek Tec hnology will intro the iCare Baby Bear cell phone to fill the gaping voi d in devices that may mangle young brains. It is iCute to the point of b eing iNauseating, but is so simple that we may as well just implant them in our toddlers, already. bigger digits in you somewhere), we have to say this is definitely the m ost intense American Samsung handset weve seen in a long time. Expect i t in the second quarter to come with that 2-megapixel camera, swiveling dual display, EVDO support, Bluetooth, MPEG-4 video support, stereo spea kers and VOD. Very nice indeed, especially since it still happens to be very small and light; however, we didnt catch a memory slot on this thi ng, and that could be a big problem real quick. cars We havent really given a whole lot of thought to where all the antennas are hidden in modern cars; were just glad theyre not sticking up on th e hood like they used to. 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