May 13, 2012

Enter to Win at Garmin eTrex 30

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If you spend any time outdoors, you'd probably appreciate a new Garmin eTrex 30 handheld GPS. The new eTrex 30 offers color screen in 64K colors, mapping capability with a 3-axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter, and the water resistance to take a dip in a stream or guide you though that occasional downpour that we've all been through when trying to make it to shelter. The contest is open from now through June 11, and is sponsored by Outside Magazine.

Someone is going to win, it might as well be a reader of GPSLodge.com.

At Outside Magazine - Enter to Win a Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld GPS

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May 8, 2012

Garmin Fit App Gets Sharing

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Garmin added a new feature to its Garmin Fit App, launched last year, called LiveTrack - which give the user the ability to broadcast their status to friends and followers. Sure you may not be in the Tour de France or in the leader's group on the Boston Marathon, but you can sure act that way with the LiveTrack capability that shows followers your key stats like time elapsed, distance, speed and elevation in real time, as well as any information that you collect via ANT+ sensors.

Those ANT+ sensors can collect data from Heart Rate Monitors, as well as cadence meters and wirelessly collect them via an ANT+ receiver plugged into your phone.

Of course, Garmin plugged the Garmin Connect tracking website into the back end of Garmin Fit, so you can save and analyze your data from your recent workouts.

Sadly, LiveTrack costs $1.99 a month if you want to share. The App only costs $0.99. The Garmin ANT+ Adapter for iPhone , $49, plus the cost of the Garmin Heart-Rate Monitor or Cadence module.

If you haven't decided, on a favorite App, and like the sharing idea, check out MapMyRide, which offers the ability to post updates at set intervals to Facebook and Twitter, with links to maps. Not realtime, but also, not an ongoing cost.

More at Garmin Fit (for iPhone and Android)

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