Garmin unveiled their new rugged outdoor GPS watch at CES last week.
A mapping watch for outdoor enthusiasts, epix sports a 1.4” high-resolution color touchscreen, comes pre-loaded with worldwide shaded relief basemaps, and includes a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery.
The watch has 8GB of on board memory for installing additional maps, has an altimeter/barometer/compass, supports both GLONASS and GPS, and is compatible with ANT+ sensors like heart rate monitors and Tempe temperature sensors.
TrackingPoint’s new ShotView Laser Guided rifle system was on display at CES, and by all accounts it’s pretty awesome. Among other lethal enhancements, the system separates the shooter from the sights, displaying target information on nearby wifi devices like iPads or iPhones, or Google Glass, and mathematically calculates windage, drop, etc. to turn even the worst shooter into a sniper.
The company makes a range of rifle systems that start at just under $8,000 and go all the way up to $30K+.
Back in March 2013, Apple acquired WIFISLAM, a company that specializes in using indoor WiFi for indoor positioning. By “fingerprinting” a building, or walking through it with a WiFi enabled smartphone, the technology can measure the strength of various WiFi access points and then use that data to triangulate the indoor position.