Tagged: GPS

Link AKC smart collar tracks dog’s fitness and location in real-time

Link AKC smart dog collar

We have seen a few technically advanced dog collars, but the Link AKC smart collar has been developed to enhance the bond between you and your dog. Made in collaboration with American Kennel Club (AKC) the smart collar comes packed with normal features of a GPS enabled fitness tracker. The collar features a built-in activity monitor and GPS and has the ability to store information on dog’s veterinary log and its ambient body temperature. With all the information, the dog collar makes it easier for you to take great care of you pooch. Read More…

Sherlock – GPS enabled anti-theft device ensures your bike’s never lost

Sherlock GPS anti theft device for bicycles

Bicycle security is every cyclist’s biggest concern. If you share the concern and what to beef up your anti-theft protection, Sherlock – a GPS enabled anti-theft device for bicycles is here to assist. Currently fetching backers on Indiegogo, Sherlock is a device designed to connect to a mobile app to allow you to know your bike in real-time and keep track of its location every time. The highly smart and compact device can be easily hidden inside the bike’s handlebar so that it’s hard for a thief to detect. Read More…

Indian school dropout creates GPS embedded helmet gun for soldiers

Helmet-gun-Chaurasia

Shyam Chaurasia from Indian city of Varanasi, who got famous with his pickpocket-proof jeans, has designed yet another tricky device – a helmet gun. Developed with a built-in GPS tracker, the bullet firing helmet is designed primarily for soldiers of the Indian army. Despite being a school dropout, Chaurasia is an electrical engineering lecturer, and has a fad for developing strange yet practical devices.  His remote-controlled helmet can shoot bullets at will and according to Chaurasia can protect soldiers against increasing threat from terror attacks. Read More…

Iris: Sun visor heads-up display for your car makes driving fun

Iris HUD-1

There are numerous reasons why each car owner would want her sun visors to get a new life. To allow a visor to do more than simply block the sun, designer-developer duo of Dino Mariutti and Dallas La Porta have developed Iris, a dashboard style sun visor Heads-up Display that displays a range communication right in line with your eye, without distracting your focus from the road. Iris HUD is by-far the most advanced heads-up display since it can seamlessly connect to your smartphone over Bluetooth and be controlled via smartphone app. Read More…

Teenager invents iAid, navigation device for the visually impaired

iAid navigation device

There have been a few inventions to assist the visually impaired live a more independent life and navigate better in their environment. Yet, iAid – a combination of a sensor-embedded belt and joystick, developed by 18-year-old Alex Deans is special and ingenious. iAid features four ultrasonic sensors embedded on a belt that scan for potential obstacles using sound, and the information is transmitted to a handheld joystick, which rotates by itself in order to indicate which direction to go. The joystick can be felt rotating with the fingers, and Alex say “it’s like some holding the hand to lead you to the destination.” Read More…

Hat-mounted clock with multiple timezone support

Hat mounted clock

Instructables user [gfish] has come up with a very unique and interesting way to display time. Called as Hat Clock, the DIY project embarks on displaying multiple timezones and GPS functionality. Interestingly the clock has the option of toggling between different timezones by just flipping a switch. To control each hand of the clock, microcontroller paired up with an Arduino controller is used. Since the clock hands need angular control, therefore micro RC servos are used in this clock and for extended 360 degree movement gears are used.
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Connected carry-on smart bag will revolutionize the way we travel

bluesmart smart bag

Given the amazingly fascinating things technology is making available for us, it was just about time someone thought of innovating the suitcase. And just when a Bluesmart hit Indiegogo with a suitcase it claims is the “world’s first smart, connected carry-on”, the result was that the Bluesmart suitcase reached its $50,000 in just two hours and one minute. The smart bag comes with a host of features at a price tag of $235 ($195 for early birds). Read More…

Never lose your pet ever again with Pod GPS tracking device

Pod GPS tracking device

For pet lovers the fear of losing their best friend can be very traumatic, especially when they get lost. Sebastian Langton had to go through the same experience with his loved cat Ringo, and that is when he decided to team up with Damien Cantelo to develop a GPS tracking device. Hence, came into existence the world’s smallest and lightest GPS pet tracker dubbed Pod that attaches to your pet’s collar for instant tracking via mobile devices. The GPS technology allows you to track your pet anywhere in the world, even if it is a few miles away or in another country for that matter.
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GPS-enabled TomTom Golfer watch provides vital course data to enhance your game

TomTom Golfer watch

Garmin is a name that has transformed the game of Golf with touch of technology – and to take this unification of golf and technology further, TomTom has unveiled the TomTom Golfer, a GPS enabled wristwatch which promises to provide a golfer with game-enhancing data, right on the wrist. Embedded with GPS, the TomTom Golfer watch provides the player with data about hazard locations, layup points and pin distances among other statistics. Read More…

Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch doesn’t require a smartphone!

Timex Ironman One GPS One smartwatch

So far, we have seen smartwatches coming from electronic companies that were in no way related to manufacturing to gadgets like watches before the advent of smartwatches. And now a well renowned watchmaker has stepped into this arena to stiffen the competition with its own interpretation of what a smartwatch should be. Thus far we have seen smartwatches that are dependent on your smartphone for functionality but Timex Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch is nothing like the ones you have seen around. It is an independent gadget that does not depend on your smartphone for any kind of notifications or updates. What’s more interesting, well, Timex has partnered with other telecom and smartwatch giants like AT&T and Qualcomm to make this smartwatch worth giving a try.
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