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Pal Strap adds GPS, battery to Pebble Time smartwatches (crowdfunding)

The Pebble Time line of smartwatches can display smartphone notifications, display smartphone notifications, and perform a bunch of other functions thanks to support for third-party apps. But the Pebble Time lineup also supports third-party hardware add-ons, thanks to Pebble’s smartstrap system. Earlier this year a team launched a Crowdfunding campaign for a smartstrap that would add contactless […]

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Garmin launches 3 new smartwatches focused on fitness, location tracking

Garmin makes a range of GPS devices and sports and fitness products. So it’s not surprising that the company’s 3 new smartwatches place a heavy emphasis on those features. The Garmin epix is a phone with a 1.4 inch color touchscreen for displaying maps and satellite imagery. Garmin’s vívoactive is a GPS watch with sports and […]

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Sony Smartwatch 3 goes up for pre-order for $250

Sony’s been offering smartwatches for a few years… which is why the latest model is called the Sony Smartwatch 3. But the new model is the company’s first to feature Android Wear software. It’s also the first Android Wear smartwatch with built-in GPS, allowing you to use Google’s new location tracking features even when you don’t […]

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Garmin Viago brings navigation to iPhone, Android for $1(ish)

Garmin is one of the biggest names in GPS navigation… but now that many smartphones include free navigation from Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Nokia HERE, it’s hard to justify paying for a dedicated GPS device. So Garmin also offers mobile apps for smartphone users… but some of those apps can be rather expensive. Now Garmin […]

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Lilbits (8-09-2013): HP TouchPad updates, Amazon Kindle Fire rumors

A few days after developer JC Sullins released an unofficial software update for the HP TouchPad allowing you to use Bluetooth when running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the discontinued tablet, he’s released another update. This time not only does Bluetooth file transfer work, but you can pair the official HP Touchpad Bluetooth keyboard with […]

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Garmin Monterra is an Android-powered handheld GPS unit

GPS equipment maker Garmin’s latest device looks a lot like an Android smartphone. but it doesn’t make calls and doesn’t support cellular data. Instead it’s rugged handheld GPS device designed for outdoor use — but you can also use it to download and run apps and games from the Google Play Store. Garmin says the […]

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Asus Transformer Prime TF201 settlement could net you $17 and a GPS add-on

Once upon a time (around late 2011), the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 was one of the best tablets money could buy, thanks to a speedy NVIDA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and an optional keyboard docking station. But it was also a tablet with spotty GPS. Asus eventually responded by removing GPS from the […]

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Asus Eee Transformer Prime software update improves GPS

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is the most powerful Android tablet currently available thanks to its quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. But the tablet has at least one major flaw: Early users have reported that the included GPS receiver doesn’t work very well. Asus initially responded by removing GPS from the list of the […]

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ViewSonic gTablet hack: Adding GPS

In the early days of the netbook era, I was surprised to see just how much hardware hacking was going on. Back in 2007 and 2008 it seemed like every day someone took apart an Asus Eee PC or Acer Aspire One and slapped some extra hardware inside the tiny case. It turns out it […]