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GP equipment – Marine Handheld VHF Radios

GP equipment – Marine Handheld VHF Radios

Technology
Geo Positioning Equipment (GP Equipment) - Boaters who use a marine handheld VHF radio as their sole VHF, rather than as a backup to a fixed-mount unit, generally want more than just basic features. Fortunately, there's a wide variety of models available that will suit boaters who want a submersible VHF radio, a handheld VHF radio that's capable of digital selective calling, or even a handheld that serves as a simple chart plotter. Most of the higher-end handheld VHF models float, and many contain integral GPS receivers, GP equipment. For a boater who wants a full-featured handheld VHF, prices range from about $200 to close to $600. Handheld VHF Radios with Integrated Marine Chart Plotters For boaters who want their VHF to do double duty as a marine GP equipment, handheld V...
Golf equipment GPS tracker for mobile phones

Golf equipment GPS tracker for mobile phones

Sports, Technology
Equipment GPS tracker - There are hundreds of equipment GPS tracker or distance measuring devices products on the market for those looking to purchase a GPS asset tracking or rangefinder, but the introduction of smart phones and the iPhone with their built in tactical GPS watch has meant that you don't have to have the expensive phone and the equally expensive GPS device - you can simple have an app on your iPhone or download the equipment GPS tracker of courses to your smart phone. FreeCaddie Golf GPS FreeCaddie offer a equipment GPS tracker item for a range of mobile phones with GPS asset tracking facilities completely free of charge. It is downloaded direct to the phone via Freecaddie’s website and the free version is a simple product which provides yardages to the front, midd...
GPS monitoring cyclometer computer systems for bicycles

GPS monitoring cyclometer computer systems for bicycles

Technology
GPS satellite navigation isn't just for cars and hikers. Specialized GPS monitoring units for cyclists are now available too. Popular brands include Garmin (Edge) and Magellan. How GPS monitoring Cyclometers Work GPS monitoring cyclometers (bicycle computers or cyclocomputers) are similar to standard GPS monitoring units, but there are some differences and optimizations for cyclists. Instead of using a magnetic sensor on the bicycle wheel, the GPS monitoring cyclometer uses its GPS coordinates to calculate speed and distance. This means that no setup is required: no magnet, no wires, no entering of wheel circumference into the computer. Just like other GPS monitoring units, some bicycle GPS computers have a mapping function but not all do. A standard GPS can be used as a...
Motorcycle GPS reviews – Best bicycle security tips to stop theft

Motorcycle GPS reviews – Best bicycle security tips to stop theft

Technology
Motorcycle GPS reviews - Thousands for bikes are stolen every day especially in major cities around the world. A lot of bike theft results from owners taking insufficient care over locking their bikes or leaving them unattended while popping indoors to fetch something. Yet even bikes that have been well secured with a good quality bicycle lock are often stolen by determined thieves armed with the tools of the trade like bolt cutters, sledge hammers and sprays that weaken metal. Use Bicycle Locks Properly, Chain, Shackle or Cable Locks Choose a bicycle lock appropriate to the cost of the bike and the risk level of the area in which it will be locked. Cheap cable locks, for example, may be fine for a $150 bicycle left in a low risk crime area but a top quality chain or u-lock fr...
Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) – 406 MHz GPS EPIRB Technology

Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) – 406 MHz GPS EPIRB Technology

Technology
Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) are the smaller cousins of devices found on many safety minded vessels, the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). While we focus here on marine related uses of personal locator beacons, many outdoor enthusiasts use these devices in a variety of other outdoor activities. Solo boaters should be especially interested in wearing a locator beacon since there is no crew onboard to effect their own rescue. Radio beacons need to be registered with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which provides SAR authorities with your personal contact information and ties it to the PLB you are using. This information is very helpful in determining the validity of questionable alarms and provides a way for authorities to contact family ...
Magellan 1424 RoadMate GPS review

Magellan 1424 RoadMate GPS review

Technology
The Magellan 1424 RaodMate GPS is a basic, portable entry level navigation system. For drivers like my self with little sense of direction on the road, the RoadMate makes for a great companion on business and personal trips. Navigating a new route has always been a challenge, but since I got this GPS as a gift my business trips have become more efficient. Initially, the only reason I asked for this GPS was because I needed to hear the names of the streets when approaching turns, instead of a measurement in number of feet. I also wanted a wider and thinner unit for handling. For business road travelers comparing best GPS units to purchase, the Magellan RoadMate should be one taken into consideration. The Magellan 1424 RoadMate GPS: Navigation Benefits for Business Travelers I l...