News & Reviews: GPS
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2020
Fitbit has officially announced that their Fitbit Charge 4, will be officially available in Malaysia at the price of RM698. In terms of the notable features, the aforementioned product comes equipped with up to 7 days of battery life, as well as GPS capabilities.
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020
Waze has recently introduced the Waze Beacon which is a battery-operated electronic that transmits real-time traffic data to devices in locations where GPS signals could not be received such as a tunnel. The aforementioned beacons are not exclusive to Waze as they can be used by any application that requires location data.
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2019
When it comes to navigation apps, We Malaysians try our best to look for the ones that don’t get us lost. We had a saying back then, Guna Pun Sesat (GPS) that refers to the navigation system that always brought us to somewhere we have never been before in Malaysia. However, the navigation apps today are totally different as technology improves and you can totally rely on them.
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2019
Garmin has announced that they will be hosting the Garmin Venu Roadshow in Midvalley East Atrium, from 9 October until 13 October 2019. In terms of the available colours and pricing, the Venu is available in Black and Rose Gold and it is priced at RM1799 at launch.
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019
Earlier today, Garmin recently released the Garmin Venu GPS smartwatch in Malaysia priced at RM1799. The watch is mainly marketed towards users who are more fitness aware, as it comes with dozens of features such as all-day stress tracking, Body Battery energy monitor, activity tracker, and more.
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2019
During the launch event, Apple has also unveiled the Apple Watch 5 which comes with various new and upgraded features such as an Always-on Retina Display, Apple Hearing, Apple Women’s Health and more. The watch has two variants which are the GPS, as well as the GPS+Cellular for the price of USD399(~RM1662) and USD499(~RM2079) respectively.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2019
Earlier this morning, Garmin has announced that they have officially released the Garmin Fenix 6 series premium multisport GPS watch starting from the price of RM2999. The Fenix 6 series will have three different variants including the Pro from RM2999, Sapphire from RM3950 as well as the most expensive variant, Pro Solar from the price of RM5699.
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2018
Celcom announces the launch of Malaysia’s first emergency response sidekick called the SafeMate which allows the users to notify their friends, family members, or even the local authorities with a click of a button. The SafeMate is available from Celcom with an upfront payment of RM240 as well as an early bird offer of RM9.80 for 12 months.
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2013
Google Maps Navigation has finally reached Malaysia. For quite some time now, most Malaysian drivers have just used Google Maps as a method of mapping, but now with Maps Navigation in place you can get turn-by-turn instruction with Voice guidance through GPS and Internet pinpointing (perhaps helped along due to the recent Waze buyout). Previously, if you wanted Google Maps Navigation to turn on, you had to use mods which often resulted in unstable and inaccurate navigation. Now, with the new Google Maps Navigation Beta all you need to do to get some turn-by-turn navigation is to tap the Navigation option or enable Navigation when searching for directions in Google Maps. This will load up the Beta disclaimer page and you can choose to enable the Google Maps Navigation Beta from now on.
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2013
According to Instructables, invisible headphones are more or less tiny magnets that you insert into your ears that pick up signals from a coil of magnetic metal fashioned into a necklace. When connected to an amplifier and MP3 player it allows you to have invisible wireless headphones. While the Instructables site it was based on tells you to put the magnets in your ears, Rich Lee went one step further and had them implanted permanently. While he still has to wear the coil necklace and amplifier to pick up sound, it works much in the same way as the bone induction audio used by Google Glass. He says:
"Listening to music is nice and probably the most obvious answer, but I intend to do some very creative things with it. I can see myself using it with the GPS on my smartphone to navigate city streets on foot. I plan to hook it up to a directional mic of some sort (possibly disguised as a shirt button or something) so I can hear conversations across a room. Having a mic hooked up to it and routed through my phone would be handy."