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Garmin-2 Asus

Garmin has been known as a tool maker Global Positioning System (GPS), as well as the Asus which sounded louder in the PC industry. But in the event they declare CommunicAsia 2009 in collaboration with the launch of their GPS phones.

There are two products launched this deadly duo, the Nuvifone M20 and G60. Though derived from the same manufacturer, but both these products have a ‘mecca’ different.

Nuvi 260W and the Forerunner 305 is entrusted to use the operating system Windows Mobile Professional 6.1, while the ‘brother’ – G60 – pinned to the Linux operating system.

Sounds strange indeed. The reason for these two operating systems that have understood exactly the opposite. Windows Mobile represents a fixed circle believed proprietary closed-system, while Linux brings open systems.

Apart from the polemic operating system, both products are equally rely on touch-screen capabilities. While a reliable feature of its name, which features a digital map (GPS).

For this one matter, Asus clearly entrust to the partner, Garmin. Beyond providing digital map users are, in the second GPS device is also capable of making a sound to remind user to take the next step.

There was also a feature ‘Where am I? ” is able to show the way for users who are lost. Enough with one click, a place where you are when it will be tracked and displayed on the phone screen Asus concoction.

Even so, a collection of maps on this phone would need to be updated because not all the state maps are provided. What is certain maps fixed phones tailored to the region it was sold. If you then want to be updated can be done via the Garmin website. Unfortunately not free, there is the cost that accompanies it.

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Watch

GPS devices (Global Positioning System) lately is no longer strange things, even many gadgets that manufacturers include this capability in their products. One of the GPS function is also quite interesting is the ability to track the movement and speed of the move. This function makes a tool like an interesting sport that is offered by the Garmin Forerunner 305 is.

Although more capable Garmin Forerunner 305 but it looks much like most sports watches. This natural form of a special appeal because it makes users feel uncomfortable not to wear watches that look strange. There is a black color options if you do not want this watch looks strikingly while if you want a funky look, green is the only alternative other than black.

In one complete package, Garmin Forerunner 305 is composed of three parts: a watch, ANT stick that serves to transfer data to computers and heart-rate monitor that serves to measure your heart rate during exercise. Heart-rate monitors and ANT stick it to work wirelessly, meaning you will not be bothered with all the cables to operate this device.

At this GPS watch only had two buttons with the labels start / stop and lap / reset so that the overall look of this watch still looks ‘clean’. To access the functions of the Garmin Forerunner 305 you can use a circle around the clock is actually touch sensitive buttons. In this circle there are four labels with the words, GPS, time / date, training, and menus.

The way the operation of GPS watches are also quite easy but if you want to really understand with all the functions of the Garmin Forerunner 305 so you have to flip through the included manual because many functions that can not be understood simply by trial and error alone. Pairing process was relatively simple and does not require too much time setting.

By design, performance and attractive features like this, not too surprising that Trusted Reviews gives value for 9 of 10 products released to market with a price tag of U.S. $ 300 or the equivalent of millions Rp3 this. This site also features highlighting the truth Virtual Partner function to provide practice in a virtual friend for you.

GPS Introduction

The Garmin Forerunner is a Sports Watch range made by Garmin 305. Most models use the GPS, and are targeted at road runners and triathletes. The GPS models are designed as an accurate method of measuring distance, speed, time, altitude, and pace, all of which can be important to athletes in training for races. Either for creating logs, or for navigating new workouts.

Models

In chronological order, the models of the Forerunner are: 101, 201, 301, GPS 205, GPS 305, 50, 405, 60, 405CX, and 310XT. All models except the 101 include a way to upload training data to a PC and software, where a user can view a map of their run, see their progression over the course of the run in pace and altitude, and even apply the map of their run over a satellite image of the area. The 201 weighs 78 grams while the 205 weigh 77 grams. The 201 has a slightly larger screen and has a 15 hour battery life while the 205 has a 10 hour battery. The 301, 305, 50 and 405 models also record heart rate, which can be viewed on the map.

In 2006 Garmin introduced the 205 and 305 models, which are smaller and use a much more sensitive GPS receiver chip. They also provide users with a feature called Virtual Partner, allowing them to train against a digital person on their watch. The 305 model also interfaces with a cycling cadence sensor that can be purchased separately. The 205/305 buttons have tactile response and can be pressed even when the user is sweating or is wearing gloves. However the buttons on the side are hard to operate with winter gloves (on/off,mode,enter,up,down) because padding diffuses the pressure needed to push the small+stiff buttons. Front buttons (Lap+start/stop) work fine with gloves. The 405 has some non-tactile buttons that have limited function when the user is sweating or wearing gloves. The 405’s other tactile buttons will still work when the user is sweating or wearing gloves.

In late 2007 the Forerunner 50 was introduced, which uses a foot pod instead of GPS for sensing movement. It can also be bought with a heart rate monitor, and bike speed/cadence sensor. One unique feature is that it uses a wireless USB connector to upload training details.

In 2008, the Forerunner 405 was introduced. The watch is almost the size of a normal wristwatch, far smaller than all of its predecessors, and features faster satellite pick-up. The watch has a touch sensitive bezel around the screen’s edge with which the user controls its functions. And it uses a wireless USB connector through which training details are uploaded to the computer, as soon as you are in range. The battery lasts approximately eight hours in GPS training mode and up to two weeks in power save mode.

In 2009, three new models were introduced. The Forerunner 60 (an evolution of the Forerunner 50), the Forerunner 405CX (405 chassis) and the Forerunner 310XT (an evolution of the 305 chassis). Some new features include advanced calorie consumption modeling on both watches. The 310XT also contains a 20 hour battery, can hold data for 20 hours @ 4 seconds per stored data point, and is waterproof to 50 meters.