GPS Tuner iPhone App Review

It seems like there’s no shortage of GPS applications for the iPhone these days but honestly most of them suck. Confusing interfaces, limited functionality, and poor reliability are par for the course, leaving us wondering why no one has tried to mimic successful interface designs from real GPS companies like Garmin. Then we tried an …

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Latest Version of Garmin Training Center Offers Useful Tools

the Mac version of Garmin Training Center adds comparisons, GPX import, and a smoother interface. Garmin released the latest version of their free Training Center software for the Mac a few weeks ago and we have to say we’re pretty impressed so far. Some of the features we found in the Mac version aren’t even …

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New GPS Watch from Timex

Here’s a quick one for the GPS geeks like me out there. For 2011 Timex is introducing its first GPS-enabled Ironman watch, the Global Trainer, and it’s chock full of features. Beyond the typical GPS functions you’d expect speed, time, distance, elevation the Timex Global Trainer is ANT+ compatible with dozens of third party heart …

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New Contour HD Helmet Camera Adds GPS

In case you hadn’t noticed, here at singletracks we’re pretty serious about documenting mountain bike trails around the world with photos, videos, maps, and reviews. So we were pretty excited when we heard about the newest helmet camera from Contour, the ContourGPS. It’s the first wearable action sports video camera to integrate a GPS which …

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How To Use Garmin MapSource for MTB Trails

Garmin MapSource is a popular software tool for transferring maps and trail data to Garmin GPS units but it canbe confusing for first time users, particularly when it comes to loading singletracks trail data. Here’s a quick guide for getting the most out of Garmin MapSource and your singletracks membership. Load the appropriate basemaps Most …

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Apple Applies for iPhone Bike Computer Patent

image courtesy Patently Apple. MacRumors reports on a recent patent application filed by Apple Computer related to a bike “super-computer” that could run on the iPhone and/or iPod. While many of the features mentioned aren’t groundbreaking (speed, cadence, heart rate, GPS routing, among others), there are a few interesting ideas worth mentioning. Derailleur Settings We …

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