Gadget Geek's Guide to GPS

By Gadget Geek

It’s not like you’ll be able to find your Easter eggs via GPS this weekend, but all of these gadgets are pretty nifty.

It’s not like you’ll be able to find your Easter eggs via GPS, unless you’re overzealous about all things that remotely remind you of geocaching. Aside from the systems we use in our cars and apps on our iPhones that help get us from point A to point B, these devices are using the magic of GPS technology in pretty interesting ways. 

Approach S3

We thought we covered the coolest golf gadgets you would need for this season until we heard about Garmin’s latest release: Approach S3 a touchscreen GPS golf watch. Preloaded with over 27,000 free courses worldwide, the S3 displays yards to target parts of the green, shows the true shape and layout of the course, and glove friendly touchscreen makes every shot you take pretty close to perfect.

Price: $350


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Cobra Tag 

This last gadget is an answer to many prayers. Touted as the simplest way to keep track of any of your items, the Cobra Tag was a big hit at this year’s CES. The Cobra Tag sensor can attach to any important object, like your keys or computer bag, and communicates with an app that you download onto your Smartphone. Unlike many other GPS trackers, this one pinpoints the location of whatever it’s attached to right down to which room in your house. Leave an item behind? The cobra will send you a message and take a snapshot of its GPS location. You can go back 5-6 months later to where you lost it! The Cobra Tag also works as a 2 way finder. Tap the button on the tag to ring your Smartphone. The Cobra Tag only works with Android and Blackberry at this time.

Price: $50

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Yes, there are a ton of interesting features with the sleek looking Nikon Coolpix P6000, but what we’re interested in is its new GPS capabilities that automatically geo-tag your photos with the exact location they were taken. It’s kind of a romantic thought isn’t it? Being able to re-trace your steps on a vacation or revisit important places in your life. By uploading your photos to ‘My Picturetown’ users are able to search the locations of where your pictures were taken and see all shots taken at a specific place together.

Price: $650


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Games that utilize GPS capabilities sounds like something that will be popping up on our smartphones in the not so distant future. Potatoss, a Kickstarter game that is currently in development, is the first game to generate accurate GPS content. Playing in Antarctica? Than some of the levels will be icy and full of snow! In New York? Skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty will backdrop your levels. This game is yet to be released.


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