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



Environmental Monitoring System

EMS monitors environmental factors like light, sound, temperature, humidity, power, water leakage, airflow, smoke and much more. It keeps detailed records of those factors with a live video streaming using a high quality camera...
by Jitendra J


The Secret Lives of Pandas

We don’t know much about pandas, and (as it turns out) all that we did know might not actually be true. For the first time, researchers have used GPS tracking devices to track the behavior of pandas. What they have recently d...
by Harriette Halepis


50 Shades Debut Inspires Increase in GPS Tracker Sales

50 Shades of Grey: you either love it or hate it, whether you read the book or not. Some chose to skip the movie altogether based on their disappointment with the series, while others counted down the days to its release. No ma...
by Harriette Halepis



Swans Tracked Using GPS Trackers

Every year, a number of Bewick swans make the move from the UK to a breeding ground in Arctic Russia. This year, some of those swans are being tracked using GPS tracking technology, so that researchers can better understand the...
by Harriette Halepis


Tesla to Sell Cars in New Jersey Without Dealerships

Nearly a year ago, the state of New Jersey banned Tesla from selling its cars direct to the public. Today, Governor Chris Christie reversed that ban by signing a bill into law that allows the car company to sell directly to the...
by Harriette Halepis


A Watch, Games, and GPS Tracker Combined

Parents are usually torn when it comes to technology. Some love the way that certain devices can entertain kids for hours (tablets, anyone?), and others hate the idea of giving a child any kind of technology too early. But, wha...
by Harriette Halepis



Vanderbilt Next Team to Track Football Players’ Performance

College football teams seek out the best of the best to recruit to their teams, hoping the men they assemble on the playing field each week lead their team to a championship. They practice endlessly, perfecting their plays, and...
by Harriette Halepis


Mumbai Gets GPS Trackers in Taxis

Mumbai taxi cabs are about to be equipped with GPS trackers, according to state transport minister Diwakar Raote. Citing recent safety concerns, all black and yellow taxis in Mumbai will soon have GPS tracking devices installed...
by Harriette Halepis


Apple’s Upcoming Electric Car

According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently making an electric car. This news might not surprise many tech-savvy readers, since tech, in general, is largely headed in the connected car direction, so wh...
by Harriette Halepis