Cloud based GPS Tracking platform used in over 25 countries for realtime tracking of People, Cars, Fleet & Assets using GPS trackers & Mobile Apps. We are your one stop partner for GPS tracking business.



GPS Industry News

March 11, 2013
 

Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side

So you thought standalone GPS devices were on their way out the door? Smartphone GPS apps have largely replaced the need for separate navigation systems, but Magellan has one more trick up its sleeve with the release of its new smartGPS which can complement the capabilities your current smartphone. The new smartGPS, slated to be released this spring with a $249 price tag combines live travel information with a social twist. Not only can you map your route from point A to B, smartGPS will help you find the best gas prices, a great little place to eat or a hot spot hangout with Yelp reviews, or to take advantage of a Foursquare offer.

 

Cloud-Based Synchronization

This neat little piece of hardware provides real-time info by using Magellan’s Ecosystem cloud-based synchronization. Though you might plan your trip using your home computer, the route is beamed to the SmartGPS in the car in your driveway via the home’s WiFi connection. (You can also transfer the same information with a micro-USB). Likewise, information can be transferred between the GPS and your iOS or Android smartphone (with a free app) using Bluetooth. Say you want to find an address your friend just texted you on your phone? Just send it over to the Smart GPS and it will map a route for you. Or maybe your passenger selects a venue from a Yelp review on the phone; it can then be transferred to the navigation device.

 

Fingertip Navigation

Magellan’s new dashboard navigation tool hopes to provide a little something for everyone, so it has eight tiles on its 5 inch LCD screen that can be swiped from the right to provide live info such as weather, traffic alerts, red light camera warnings, nearby gas stations and fuel prices, and, of course, Yelp and Foursquare data. Just touch one of the tiles to maximize its size and receive more info. Don’t want to clutter your screen? Select only the tiles you wish to be visible, or hide them all.

 

All The Bells and Whistles

With 4 GB of memory, the smartGPS can store your favorite apps and maps. There is also a memory slot for other map data. For the person who has to have all the features, Magellan also offers a compatible wireless back-up camera for its smartGPS ($150) which allows the driver to see who or what is behind the vehicle.

 

Will Magellan be able to pull the dashboard navigational device back through the door? We’ll only have to wait until April to see.



More articles by »
Written by: Katherine Stephens
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side products, services, solutions, system, software, download, free | Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side ppt, technology, API, server, cloud, definition, machine, How it works | Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side application, projects, uses, testing, module, sensor, reader, card, Tag, controller | Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side manufacturers, vendors, supplier, dealer, store, cost, price, free, buy | Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side support android, iphone, ios, aurdino, windows 8/7/Xp, linux | Magellan Introduces smartGPS: Navigation With a Social Side is available in India, Dubai, China, USA, America, Europe, UK, Germany and cities Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad




 
 

 
 

CNet’s Tech Cars of the Year (2014)

CNet.com is one of the most reliable tech review websites. Throughout the year, journalists at CNet test various components of popular cars based on a tech criteria. Things like the best in-car command system, stereo, and drive...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 
 
 

Seiko’s New Astron GPS Watch

With all the hype about the new James Bond movie, you might be inclined to think the new Seiko Astron is a 007 gadget — that’s the fictitious stuff that the Astron is made of. But this isn’t fiction. It’s a real wat...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 
 
 

This Is What James Bond Will Drive Next

The new Aston Martin that James Bond will drive in the upcoming film ‘Spectre’ has been announced. This version of the car is the Aston Martin DB10, and it’s pretty. It’s also something that CEO Andy Palmer was more tha...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 

 
 

How to Buy a GPS Navigation System

Have you looked at the many GPS tracking systems out there lately? Whether you’re buying one for yourself or for someone on your holiday list, there’s a good chance that you have no idea which decision is the right one. The...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 
 
 

How GPS Saved This Woman’s Life

GPS trackers tend to be in the news when a new product is launched, or when new technology related to GPS trackers is available. But every once in a while, GPS trackers manage to save someone’s life. This is exactly what happ...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 
 
 

Best Black Friday New Car Deals

While you may have your heart set on a new iPad this Black Friday, car manufacturers are getting in on the Black Friday action too, though most people don’t think about buying a new car as part of a Black Friday deal. New car...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 

 
 

Best Black Friday New Car Deals

While you may have your heart set on a new iPad this Black Friday, car manufacturers are getting in on the Black Friday action too, though most people don’t think about buying a new car as part of a Black Friday deal. New car...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 
 
 

Honda’s New Compact SUV

There are few things more irritating than massive SUVs double-parked on a bustling urban street. Not only is this frustrating for the people that can’t get around the road-blocking car, it’s also frustrating for drivers of ...
by Harriette Halepis
 

 
 
 

The BMW i8: Luxury 2.0

If you aren’t a regular reader of The Verge, you may have missed their spotlight on the car of most people’s dreams – the new BMW i8. It’s a sight to behold, its design bordering on futuristic with Lambo-sty...
by Harriette Halepis