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TracKing GPS logger

Rocky Mountain Tracking has annonced a new GPS tracking device called TracKing. The module works with two AA batteries and is supposed to work 80 hours before they need to be replaced with new ones.

The device has no GSM module and provides only "passive vehicle tracking", which means that TracKing is rather a GPS logger that stores time and location info and may provide data to some kind of map (like time on route, arrival address, direction, speed).

TracKing is water-resistant, features a magnetic clip and may use external power source - you can get this for as much as $270.


Garmin Oregon 550t and 550

Garmin has released two new devices with similar characteristics and a slight difference in the provided topo maps. Both Oregon 550t and Oregon 550 feature a 3.2MP digital camera with 4x zoom, 3-axis digital compas and new improved 3" sunlight readable touchscreen display.

Both devices weight only 6.8 ounces and are equipped with 2 pre-charged AA NiMH batteries, which provide up to 16 hours of life on a single charge. New Oregons also feature a microSD slot to store photos and additional maps.


Navigon leaves GPS navigation market in North America

Navigon is giving up PND business in North America. They’ll keep an office open in Chicago to complete their automotive and mobile phone business obligations. However the German brand will continue to operate in Europe as usual.

Navigon did acquire some decent market share in the U.S. but the really aggressive pricing, specially around holiday times, did it for them.

Navigon was the first to offer life time traffic updates in the U.S.

Source: NaviGadget
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