July 7, 2009

Trimble Outdoors Mobile Phone GPS Software for the G1 Android System


Trimble has announced a new outdoor enthusiast program that allows G1 owners to plan, record and enhance their hikes outdoors by logging the trip and sharing with others. Since the maps are downloaded to the phone, you can work outside the coverage area and still know your way around. On an overnight? You might need to take a long a solar charger, for longer trips, because using the GPS can cut battery time down to a day's worth of hiking time. Any pictures taken along the way will be geotagged and saved for later. The pictures, text and audio notes can be shared on Facebook Google Earth or Trimble's own sharing site.

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Full Press Release Below.....

Trimble makes it easier and more fun for fans of the T-Mobile G1 to take a hike, climb a mountain or reel in the big one by using the power of their phone's Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The Trimble Outdoors(TM) application is now available on the G1, the first phone for the Android(TM) open software platform. Trimble Outdoors turns the G1 into a full-featured GPS navigator and geotagging tool for hiking, backpacking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Combined with the Trimble Outdoors Web site at www.trimbleoutdoors.com, the Trimble Outdoors application is a complete outdoor trip planning, navigation and geotagging solution. With the application users can:

-- Review and plan trips online
-- Send routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to the G1
-- Use the phone as a full-featured GPS navigator to guide outdoor
-- Capture experiences with geotagged pictures, text and audio notes that
can be shared online via the Trimble site, Facebook and Google Earth
-- Take advantage of online logs, maps and tens of thousands of trips
posted by other users

"We developed Trimble Outdoors for the G1 to give Android enthusiasts an easy, convenient and affordable solution for outdoor navigation," said Rich Rudow, managing director, Trimble Outdoors. "With Trimble Outdoors, G1 users can harness the power of GPS right from their phone to make the most of their trip. And there's less to pack because no other equipment is needed. Just grab your phone, head to the trail or waterway, and go."

Trimble Outdoors allows users to get maps of their locations, track routes with a GPS breadcrumb trail, and mark and edit waypoints along the way. The application also features a digital compass displaying the user's coordinates, speed and heading.

Availability and Pricing

Trimble Outdoors is now available for download on the T-Mobile G1 through the Android Market and Trimble Outdoors Web site at www.trimbleoutdoors.com/go/g1. For the first 30 days, the application is available at an introductory cost of $19.99.

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