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Your GPS Probably Overestimates Distance

Ever thought your GPS system said you’d gone further than you expected? A new study dives into the statistics behind the satellite-based positioning service — and finds that overestimates in distance are inevitable based on the way measurements are currently made.

This Gorgeous GPS Satellite Is Ready For Tomorrow's Launch 

This golden slice of visual perfection is a Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite. It underwent final encapsulation inside its four-metre diameter protective payload fairing on October 21 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Garmin Now Puts Directions And A Live Feed Of Your Baby On Your Car's GPS

Touchscreen tablets never quite killed off e-ink book readers like the Kindle, nor did GPS-equipped smartphones kill off dashboard GPS nav units. They’re still thriving, and Garmin intends to keep it that way by now letting parents also monitor their kids in the backseat using the same display that’s giving them directions.

TomTom Is Bringing Tunes To Its Newest Fitness Watches

TomTom’s first running watch was a great first step two years ago. Last year it got even better, with an integrated heart rate monitor. For this year’s watches, TomTom is adding full activity tracker capabilities and the ability to stream music to Bluetooth headphones, all for a pretty reasonable price.

This Accident-Recording Dash Cam Will Now Prevent Crashes Too

If the endless supply of crazy Russian dash cam videos haven’t convinced you to get one for your car, maybe Garmin’s new Dash Cam 35 will. In addition to documenting accidents, it now has Forward Collision Warnings to remind drivers when they’re following too close to another vehicle, risking a crash.

This GPS Speaks In A Child's Voice Near Schools To Make Drivers More Careful

Humans are hard-wired to respond to the voice of a child. So to make drivers more cautious and careful around children, an ad agency in Sweden created a GPS app that switches to the voice of a child whenever the car is near a school.

Garmin Epix Review: Can A Smartwatch Work As A Touchscreen Navigator?

A touchscreen GPS navigator that works in the wilderness and that you can wear on your wrist? That’s a neat idea, but not one that Garmin’s been able to realise with this new Epix. Allow me to explain.

Garmin's New GPS Watch Looks Like A Classic Digital Casio

If there’s one product the miniaturisation of electronics has benefitted, it’s watches. Garmin’s new Forerunner 25 manages to squeeze GPS, fitness tracking, and even basic notifications into a wearable device that reminds us of Casio’s classic digital watches that could only tell time.

GPS Has Revealed How The Oldest Multicellular Organisms Had Sex

The global positioning system (GPS) can keep you from getting lost, manage air traffic, and track the migration of endangered species. And in a new study published today by Nature, it’s helped palaeontologists understand how an organism that’s been extinct for about 540 million years reproduced.

Garmin Has Finally Put A Heart Rate Monitor In A GPS Running Watch

Over the years, Garmin has managed to shrink and squeeze its GPS hardware into a running watch that doesn’t look monstrous on your wrist. But heart monitoring always required wearing an awkward chest strap. With the new Forerunner 225, Garmin delivers the whole fitness tracking package in one sleek wrist-worn package.

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