The debate about companies’ use of location data has gained a lot of traction this year. However, that shouldn’t make you shy about using it. In the right hands, used the right way, location data is an invaluable tool in any market. Your competition knows this, and the debate isn’t slowing them down, either. According […]
Fitbit’s next smartwatch is “on track” to launch at the end of this year, according to chief executive James Park, who denied the multiple rumors of delays. In an interview with the Financial Times, Park said the smartwatch will be the company’s best yet, sporting “industry leading” GPS performance, a music player, and new biometric […]
Keeping a tab on kids, pets, and valuables is a difficult task, so a new Indiegogo has built a miniature GPS tracker to at least help find people or items once they’ve disappeared. Ping, the “world’s smallest” GPS tracker, is able to send a signal from the U.S., Mexico and Canada to the owner’s smartphone. […]
TomTom announced three new fitness wearables at IFA 2016 in Berlin, as the once famous GPS brand tries to pivot to the wearables market. TomTom Touch At $130, the TomTom Touch is the cheapest of the three wearables. It is similar to the Fitbit Alta, and comes in a variety of light colors. It can […]
Garmin’s stock price rose to its highest level in 52 weeks after reporting better than expected earnings and revenue for the second quarter. Investors were pleased to see Garmin transition from the lacklustre automotive industry to the growing fitness market. The automotive segment accounted for 39 percent of the company’s revenue in 2015, but now […]
The Japanese government has announced a plan to connect its global positioning system with the European Union’s Galileo to speed the deployment of autonomous cars in both regions. It follows some Japanese firms complaining that the Quasi-Zenith satellite system (QZSS) is incapable of working for consumers outside of Japan, because it is unable to speak […]
Germany’s “Big Three” automakers, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, are leaders in connected car features and user friendly experience, according to a new study that looks at the usage of connectivity in cars. Market research firm TNS and BearingPoint Institute came to this conclusion after conducting a study of 3,700 connected car owners in seven European countries. […]
Wearables, fitness trackers, and GPS all contribute.
Some of the most interesting wearables take a step forward.
Installing them is easy. Actually getting useful information from them is hard.
Not tracking my runs isn’t exactly sporting.
There’s a glut of run-tracking apps on the market, and none has broken out of the pack yet.
Cell phone providers will have to see some paperwork before handing over their customers’ tracking information.