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8-In-1 Sports GPS Debuts

London – Satsports announced the North American
debut of what it claims is the first multi-sport all-weather GPS.

The $490 handheld combines
GPS for eight sports, including skiing, snowboarding, golfing, running and
cycling, and has an automotive GPS option.  

For skiers are
maps of ski slopes from around the world, including lodges, restaurants and
rescue-service information. It also tracks the skier’s personal speed and
altitude statistics.

The golfing
application offers 2D and 3D flyover views of 700 golf courses for a realistic
view of the hole prior to teeing off. It provides yardage measurements to points
on the green and to hazards. It also monitors such statistics as club used and putts
per hole, and it has an output to Google Earth so golfers can replay their
round in 3D.  Additional golf courses may
be downloaded.

Also included are
maps for runners, hikers, bikers, etc. and the ability to track statistics.

A $65 optional SD
card allows the unit to function as a street navigator.  The unit is currently offered at sports
resorts but will be sold through retailers in the future, said the company,
which also provides sports navigation apps for Windows Mobile and Android