GPS devices have become so common place these days you can barely cross an intersection without seeing one mounted to a car’s windshield or a biker’s wrist. The Satsports GPS, though, is like no other on the market today and can provide pertinent information to bikers, skiers, golfers and runners.
For those who frequent the fairway they’ll be able to take advantage of the device’s 700 stored golf courses, providing 2D/3D maps of the fairway as well as yardages to the front, middle and back of the green. It can also guide Tiger Woods wannabes to where the ‘hazards’ lie and even provide information as to what club to choose according to the hole at hand. When the match is complete golfers can sync their collected data with their computer, which should hopefully help lower their handicap.
Skiers will also find the Satsports GPS beyond useful. Not only can it provide a virtualy unlimited amount of ski maps, but it can assist your recovery in the event of an avalanche by providing your exact coordinates. Work up an appetite on the slopes? No problem, stored in the device is a list of restaurants, lodges, bars and more. And much like the golfer’s game, the skier’s runs can be downloaded to their computer and stored for review and comparison.
And like all GPS devices it can track speed (live, average and maximum), distance, time, and altitude (live and variances), making it an ideal choice for the hiker, runner or even walker – heck all types of athletes. Once your activities are complete you can simply upload the data to a map or view it on a Google Earth flyover. Toss in a special $65 SD card and the Satsports can perform turn-by-turn driving directions.
The Satsports GPS will be available at select ski resorts for the price of $490 US, with major retailers to follow soon after.
- Processor: Samsung 2440A 400Mhz
- Battery: 3.7V Li Ion 1050mAh
- OS: Windows CE 5.0
- Speaker: 1W internal speaker
- Memory: Built in Flash 256MB Samsung SLC RAM – 64MB
- Dimensions/Weight: 90 x 55 x 16 mm – 125g
- Display: touchscreen LCD – 2.7″, TFT QVGA (320 x 240)
- Color: Black & Aluminum
- GPS: SiRF Star III Embedded Patch Antenna
- Applications: Satski, Pocket Caddy, Satsports Log (running & cycling), MP3 Player, Image Viewer, Video Player
- Micro SD
- Free silicon case with built in 6hr back up battery
Satsports Ltd. Debuts World’s 1st Truly Multi-Sport Interactive All Weather GPS
Satsports GPS is the first to combine true real time interactive navigation for skiing, snowboarding, golfing, running, cycling and automotive enthusiasts in a portable, all weather device
Satsports proprietary mobile applications turns Windows Mobile and Android enabled phones into multi-sports GPS systems
London, UK – (October 15, 2009) – Satsports Ltd., global leaders in mobile navigation for outdoor athletes, proudly announces the North American debut of Satsports GPS, the world’s first truly multi-sport all weather GPS. By combining GPS navigation for skiing, snowboarding, golfing, running, cycling and automotive enthusiasts in one device, Satsports has created the most powerful, multi-faceted GPS system on the market. Satsports has also developed proprietary mobile applications that convert Windows Mobile and Android enabled cell phones into powerful, feature-rich GPS systems.
Included in Satsports GPS device, and also available for download on www.SatsportsGPS.com, are the following navigation applications:
Satski – GPS application for skiers and snowboarders
Pocket Caddy – GPS application for golfers
Satsports Log – GPS application for runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, runners, walkers and hikers
Satsports Street Navigator – Optional GPS application for street navigation, available via mini SD card
For skiers and snowboarders, Satsports GPS’ Satski application represents the ski map of the future. Satski users have access to an unlimited number of ski maps from around the world that can easily be downloaded and stored on the device. On the slopes, users can navigate from a live or fixed position to any other destination on the ski map, including restaurants, ski schools, bars or lodges. The scroll and zoom functions give skiers the ability to easily survey the entire map which helps in plotting courses.
Satski also tracks and records real-time data like speed (live speed, top speed and average speed), altitude (live altitude and variances in altitude over the session), distance and movement around the ski area. Most importantly, Satski’s Emergency Feature provides crucial information for those in need of help from rescue services. Satski users are provided with telephone numbers of mountain rescue as well as your exact coordinates so emergency services can locate and assist users in times of need.
Once the skier has finished their day, they can sync their Satsports GPS device to their computer and the Stats Viewer program catalogues the day’s data. Stats Viewer gives users the ability to replay their day of skiing on Google Earth or Satsports Ski Viewer. All information can be shared with friends via email, so skiers can share and compare their data with other skiers.
For golfers, no other golf GPS application offers as many features or as much mapping flexibility as Pocket Caddy. The applications “Flyover” feature presents a 2D and 3D flyover of the holes to give the golfer a realistic visual of the hole prior to teeing off. From anywhere on the course, Pocket Caddy gives live yardages to the front, middle and back of the green. Unlike most other golf GPS systems, Pocket Caddy defines the front as the nearest point to the live position, not nearest point to the tee. Additionally, the application provides yardages (or meters) to hazards which help with club selection.
Monitoring, recording and interpreting statistics is a critical component of golf and Pocket Caddy is an invaluable tool that will help golfers improve this aspect of their game. Pocket Caddy records critical information such as club used and lie of the ball during specific shots, fairways/greens hit, putts per hole and distance of each club. Once the golfer is finished with their round, they simply sync their Satsports GPS device to their computer and the Stats Viewer program catalogues the data. Stats Viewer also has an output to Google Earth so golfers can replay their round in 3D. This feature can be used to compare two rounds from the same or different players, instantly highlighting differences in play.
Pocket Caddy currently has over 700 golf courses available but with Pocket Caddy’s free online Pocket Caddy Membership, anyone can either download new golf courses or map and upload new golf courses to the database. With Pocket Caddy’s DIY Course Mapping software and Google Earth, members can easily map their local courses from the comfort of their home in about 20-40 minutes. Once a member has uploaded a new course, they will receive a credit that can be exchanged for a course that another member has mapped.
Created for running, walking, cycling, mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts, the Satsports Log application provides key information users need during and after their outings. The primary statistics that Satsports Log captures are speed (live, average and maximum), distance, time, altitude (live and variances). Satsports Log splits the devices screen into two sections: the top section supplies the ongoing statistics while the lower section displays graphs, maps and additional statistics that can be viewed by scrolling the touchscreen display. Much like Satski and Pocket Caddy applications, Sports Log also gives users the ability to upload the day’s data to their computer and see the day’s activity on a map or as a Goggle Earth flyover.
Today, the influx of sophisticated mobile devices gives consumers the ability to use their devices in a variety of different ways. With this in mind, SatsportsLtd. designed all of the aforementioned applications (Satski, Pocket Caddy and Satsports Log) to be used with mobile devices that support Windows Mobile and Android. In some cases, the mobile application offers additional functionality, such as:
Satski: Receive both emergency, commercial text messages, weather forecasts
Satski: Track a second users location, who is also using Satski on their mobile device
Satsports Log: Map feature is only available on mobile application
Additionally, Satsports GPS can also act as a street navigator with voice commands through the addition of a SD card that can be purchased separately for $65.00. Both the Satsports GPS device and Satsports mobile applications include free updates via PC analytical software
Satsports GPS device has a MSRP of $490 U.S. / $540 CAD and is available at select ski resorts worldwide, www.Satsportsgps.com and additional mass market retailers to be named soon. Satsports Windows Mobile applications are available for download on www.Satsportsgps.com for only $8.00 U.S. / $9.00 CAD and Android applications will be available on the Android Market.
To request additional information about Satsports GPS, please contact PR Representative Brad Hobbs at (305) 576-1171 x19 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Satsports Ltd., go to www.SatsportsGPS.com.
Satsports GPS Technical Specifications
Processor: Samsung 2440A 400Mhz Battery: 3.7V Li Ion 1050mAh
OS: Windows CE 5.0 Speaker: 1W internal speaker
Memory: Built in Flash 256MB Samsung SLC RAM – 64MB Dimensions/Weight: 90 x 55 x 16 mm – 125g
Display: touchscreen LCD – 2.7″, TFT QVGA (320 x 240) Color: Black & Aluminum
GPS: SiRF Star III Embedded Patch Antenna Applications: Satski, Pocket Caddy, Satsports Log (running & cycling), MP3 Player, Image Viewer, Video Player
Micro SD Free silicon case with built in 6hr back up battery
Whats in the Box:
GPS unit Ltd. Satsports software (Satski, Pocket Caddy, Satsports Log) Car charger
USB cable Spare battery
Euro /USA AC adapter Free silicon case with built in 6hr back up battery
Car mounting bracket Bicycle mounting bracket
Founded in 2006, Satsports Ltd. specializes in creating innovative mobile navigation systems for outdoor enthusiasts. With their flagship product, the Satsports GPS system, Satsports Ltd. has created the world’s first truly multi-sport GPS system for outdoor athletes. Driven by the ever-evolving mobile lifestyle, Satsports Ltd. has also developed numerous mobile applications that transform mobile devices into multi-sport GPS systems. Today, Satsports Ltd.’s products are available worldwide through a global network of retailers and distributors. For additional information on all Satsports Ltd. products, please visit us online at www.SatsportsGPS.com.
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