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Globalsat announces TR-101 and the GH-600 series

Globalsat, a Taiwanese company founded in 2000 has announced two new GPS devices the TR-101 and the GH-600 series.

globalsat tr-101 preview

The TR-101 is a personal remote positioning device which has a built-in GPS and GSM modules. It is capable of transmitting the longtitude and latittude coordinates to your cell phone or your computer using the GPRS module. Using these variables it can pinpoint your location using a specific map software. It’s lightweight design allows you to carry it with you everywhere. The idea behind this little gadget is to serve as locator of children and older persons and of course for various others security reasons.

globalsat gh-601 gh 602 preview

Globalsat describes the GH-600 series:

GlobalSat GH-600series provide full-sealed, waterproof and Large LCD wrist watch device, as well as GPS navigation function with a physical training system. It is adopted for people who exercise for broad kinds of outdoor sport, such as Jogging, Running, Biking, Snow skating etc. Athlete can define a Distance, Speed rate, Time as expected training course to be achieved. Advanced model GH-602 provides the high resolution and accuracy Electronic Compass and Barometric Altimeter function.

This little’s gadget main competition is the Garmin Forerunner series.

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Garmin Nuvi 350 reviewed

Walter S. Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal reviews the Garmin Nuvi 350 and concludes that that this little nice gadget is too expensive for the value it delivers.

You can read the whole review here
More reviews for the Garmin Nuvi 350: Review 1, Review 2

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Sorell NF1 – All in one

Sorell nf1 gps and mobile media player device preview

Sorell has announced a new handheld gadget called NF1. This little device tries to be an all in one solution since it plays movies, mp3 and it is also a fully functional GPS device. The Sorell NF1 has a 2.2 inch 260.000 colors screen. It is also equipped with 1 GB of flash memory. However that amount of memory seems insufficient for such a gadget that is supposed to be a portable media player and a GPS.

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Garmin nuvi 350 review

Garmin nuvi 350

PC Magazine has posted a review of the Garmin nüvi 350 GPS device.

Features

Type: Automobile, Portable
Turn-by-turn: yes
3D View: yes
Display Type: Touch
Dimensions: 3.87 x 2.91 x 0.87 inches
Hard Drive: no
Additional Memory Type: SD/MMC
Preloaded maps: yes
Waterproof: no
Speaker: built-in
Power: Adapter, Battery
MP3: yes
Multi Segment Routing: no

Pros

Small, lightweight, and easy to use. Preloaded with map and Points of Interest data. Great GPS receiver sensitivity. Fast satellite-acquisition time. Good battery life.

Cons

Optional Language ($74.99) and Travel ($75 per region) guides make the total package fairly pricey. No playlist support for MP3 player. Not currently available in the U.S. (as of October 2005)

You can read the full review here

Garmin Nuvi 350 Images

Garmin nuvi 350 right view
Garmin nuvi 350 side view
Garmin nuvi 350 in use
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Navman iCN 320

Navman has introduced a in-car satellite navigation system the Navman iCN 320.

Navman iCN 320 in-car satellite navigation sytem preview

According to Nvman some of its key features include

    * Portable & user friendly
    * Door-to-door navigation
    * Voice-guided directions
    * Rechargeable battery
    * No PC connection required


Its lightweight design allows you to use it even outside the car as a handheld GPS device.
In addition to the above the price of the iCN 320 which is currently 410$ (at Newegg) make it look really tempting.
However a review from Pocket-lint is quite disapointing


VERDICT

With full functioning GPS units only a fraction more than this unit, Navman have cut too many features for us to really make this worth considering.

The small screen and lack of a decent sized map meant that at one point we actually had to consult a paper map to see what was going on (not good).

What makes it worse is that the replacement for the map is neither here nor there. If you are going to have arrows then Navman, in our mind, should have made them bigger and ditched the map all together, after all it is so damn small there seems little point in it anyway.

If you don’t like the idea of a distracting map in front of you, this might be the solution (after all Mrs Pocket-lint loved it for its simplicity) however for us, spending £279 we expected less corners to be cut.


You can read the full review here

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