July 19, 2006

Rikaline GPS-50 - GPS Watch


The Rikaline GPS-50 watch isn’t the first GPS watch to come along (recall the Suunto x9i ), and I am sure it’s not the last, but it is the first I have seen with the SiRF star III chipset. It has a bunch of features, but at the same time is low on capability; it can measure temperature, altitude, and track where you are, while also featuring an optional solar charger to help you get through the long hikes you might take this on. The 45 gram watch only offers a tracklog of 600 points, which has an adjustable interval of 1 second to 10 minutes. So at 1 second intervals, you are overwriting every 10 minutes… that’s not a long tracklog. But the good news is that this continues the miniturization trend that can get GPS components into a lot of easy to use (carry) devices, so that GPS based information is only an arm's length away. No word on price or availability.


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Posted by Scott Martin at July 19, 2006 6:57 PM

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