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GPS, News and Press, Tech

iOS 13 privacy focus has seen background location tracking fall 68%

January 24, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple’s decision to be much more proactive in alerting users to background location tracking in iOS 13 has resulted in a 68% drop in the location data collected by apps. The issue has also seen greater media attention, with many […]


GPS, Tech

GPS inventor: We need to fix GPS’s jamming problem

December 12, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Almost half a century ago, the US Department of Defense started working on an experimental project to launch a series of satellites into space to make it possible to pinpoint any location on Earth. Fast-forward 47 years, and the Global […]


GPS, Tech

Europe’s GPS alternative has been offline since Friday

July 15, 2019

Via: The Verge

Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, has been suffering a major outage since Friday, reports BBC News. The system’s status page currently lists all 22 of its satellites as either “Not Usable” or “Testing,” as part of an incident that […]


GPS, Tech

The best GPS communicator to buy for your next adventure

April 12, 2019

Via: The Verge

The number one rule for off-the-grid adventures is “Come back alive.” That’s a very good rule, but there are other important ones, too, including “Don’t make your friends and family worry about you,” “Don’t get lost,” and other well-roasted chestnuts. […]


Android, GPS, Operating System, Tech

Android 101: How to stop location tracking

April 12, 2019

Via: The Verge

Location tracking can be very handy — it’s convenient when an app can tell you, say, where the near restaurants or gas stations are — but it’s also a privacy issue. Do you want all your wanderings registered by Google? […]


GPS, Tech

Older GPS devices are facing their own mini Y2K bug next month

March 8, 2019

Via: The Verge

Do you own any GPS devices or use equipment that relies on GPS to function? If so, now is probably a good time to check whether or not those products are protected against the GPS Week Number Rollover issue — […]


Gadgets, GPS, Products, Tech

Polar’s newest GPS heart rate smartwatch lasts for 40 hours

September 13, 2018

Via: CNET

Most smartwatches don’t last for more than a few hours of connected running with GPS. Dedicated GPS watches do much better. Polar’s newest training watches could be ones to look for, based on their promised battery life alone: the new […]


GPS, Tech

The best golfing GPS watches for 2018: wristwear to track your game

July 17, 2018

Via: Tech Radar

Upgrading your golfing game isn’t just about time at the range or on the course, or about splashing cash on new clubs – it’s about trying new things too. Golf watches and activity-tracking devices are now an affordable option for […]


Gadgets, GPS, Products, Tech

Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose?

April 23, 2018

Via: CNET

The Fitbit Versa is a worthy Apple Watch alternative. The Fitbit Versa is like if you took the Ionic, gave it a slimmer body and prettier design and dropped its price. It also costs $50 less than the cheapest Apple […]


Gadgets, GPS, Products, Tech

Best running watches 2018: the perfect GPS companions for your workouts

January 22, 2018

Via: Tech Radar

Better battery life, improved performance insights and smarter design, these are just some of the things we’ve come to demand each year as we sift through the latest offerings from the likes of Garmin, Polar and Suunto in search of […]