Garmin Approach S60 review

Review on Garmin Approach S60

Even before the term “wearable tech” existed, Garmin was already knocking out magnificent GPS golf watches. As we speak, the Garmin Approach S60 is their latest model. So far, the Garmin Approach S60 which hit the market in June 2017 looks like the most efficient and sophisticated GPS wrist-based golf watch this year. Compared to the earlier Garmin dedicated golf watches like the Garmin Approach S20, the Garmin Approach S60 comes with many world-class features to not only track but also to improve your game. This Garmin Approach S60 review will disclose to you everything you need to know about this outstanding, stylish, sleek, and lightweight Fenix 5-like designed golf watch. Continue reading

NAVMII Thailand App Review

NAVMII Thailand App

One of the most basic challenges endured by a majority of navigators is the loss of internet connectivity while traveling. Naturally, all online navigation apps are rendered useless when there is no internet connectivity. Only offline navigation apps like NAVMII Thailand app will help you to travel around safely without getting lost when you find yourself in an area without stable cellular connectivity. Just to refresh your memory, the NAVMII Thailand App is a free community based offline navigation software for drivers. As we speak, there are more than 24 million drivers in more than 185 countries globally using the NAVMII offline navigation app. This article will disclose to you everything you need know about the NAVMII Thailand navigation app including its features, pros, and cons. Continue reading

What is WAZE and How Do I Use it for Navigation in Thailand?

Since its inception by Israel’s Waze Mobile firm, the Waze navigation app has risen to become one of the most adored GPS navigation applications that not only run on smartphones but also on tablets. Besides providing turn-by-turn navigation data, Waze also features user-submitted route details and travel times. What’s more? This navigation app also allows you to download location-related information over the internet. Even though Waze was bought by Google for approximately $1.3 billion back in 2013, the app still exists side by side with Google Maps in complete harmony. This article will disclose you the essential features of the Waze navigation app, their benefits, and how you can use the app as your ultimate navigation software.

What is WAZE and How Do I Use it for Navigation?

As briefly highlighted earlier, Waze is the world’s leading community-based navigation and traffic app. As we speak, the app has more than 80 million drivers who outsmart accidents, traffic jams, police, road constructions, and much more with real-time road updates. Before revealing to you how to use this app, here are some of its crucial features and benefits. Continue reading

Garmin Dash Cam 35 review

The Garmin Dash Cam 35 is an easy-to-use high-quality driving recorder with a 3.0-inch LCD display. This dash cam comes with a wide range of top-notch features that enable it to accomplish two vital functions while mounted on your vehicle’s windscreen. First, it features a full High Definition 720p or 1080p in-car camera to record real-time traffic accidents and incidents. Secondly, the dash cam uses a GPS database to alert both mobile and fixed speed cameras. This Garmin Dash Cam 35 expert review will disclose to you the functions, features, design, and the usage of this dashboard camera to help you in deciding if the driving camera is worth purchasing.

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Sygic vs Google Maps – Which One is Better for Thailand?

Even though a smartphone is an ever-present GPS gadget just waiting for your beck and call, its guidance is only as good as the navigation application you have installed. There are uncountable mapping apps, both paid and free to choose from. These mapping applications can not only show you nearby points of interest but also guide you to different locations, track your location in real-time, and even keep you updated about traffic in some cities. This “Sygic vs Google Maps” expert comparison article will disclose to you which navigation app is better for Thailand.

Sygic vs Google Maps – Which One is Better for Thailand?

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Coming soon: what navigation app should I consider in Thailand?

We are writing a short review on some of the most popular navigation apps used in Thailand. We will consider Garmin Thailand, TomTom, Sygic, Waze, Navmii. We will also relate to Google Maps.

If you have any suggestion, please let us know, so we can include the information in the next article (comment below or send us an e-mail).

At the current stage of testing, I can say that Garmin is still my number one choice for GPS navigation in Thailand. I’m not sure if it is because I’ve been using Garmin devices for years, or is that because it is still the best available navigation app for Thailand (I will try not to be biased). Some of the apps are performing pretty well in Bangkok, but when it comes to rural areas or smaller cities, Garmin provides better results. Garmin also does a better job calculating the best, fastest route to a destination. Sygic and TomTom tend to take me way around for some reason.

Stay tuned. We will be back shortly with some more details.

Huawei Watch 2 Review

Review on GPS Smartwatch – Huawei Watch 2

Huawei Watch 2

GPS Smartwatch – Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 (link to Huawei Watch 2 on Amazon) promises to stand out and make a difference to the wide range of fitness-focused smartwatches on the market in 2017. Our Huawei Watch 2 review aims to show you what to expect from the second generation smartwatch designed and manufactured by Huawei.

The gadget has been announced by Huawei on Sunday, 26 February 2017. While the first generation of the Huawei smartwatch was targeted to the fashion conscious, the second generation focuses more on fitness and exercise.

Design

When it comes to design, the Huawei Watch 2’s Sports variant is distancing from the fashion-focused original Huawei Watch. That doesn’t mean that the Huawei Watch 2 is not an attractive wearable gadget. However, the product features a generic sporty smartwatch design instead of the traditional watch’s silver stainless steel body. The Huawei Watch 2 comes with a double chrome design and a plastic body.

The circular display is fairly large at 1.2-inch. With a height of 12.6 mm and only one case sized 45 mm available, it may look a bit awkward and bulky on smaller wrists. At 57 g, the Huawei Watch 2 is quite heavy compared to the second-generation Apple Watch that comes at 45 g.

According to Huawei, the ceramic bezel used on its second generation smartwatch is six times harder than stainless steel. While still being relatively lightweight, the ceramic bezel ensures that the sporty gadget is resistant to abrasion. The mirror-finish bezel is also quite resistant to scratches.

The Huawei Watch 2 provides a comfortable fit around the wrist, as its lugs are lower than other smartwatch models on the market. This also provides better stability during heart rate monitoring.Huawei Watch 2

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How much does it cost to buy Garmin inReach Explorer+ from Amazon and ship to Thailand?

Garmin inReach Explorer+ is the latest innovation in Garmin’s product line. It was introduced to the market after the acquisition of DeLorme by Garmin earlier this year and offers two-way satellite communication with 100% global coverage. To read more about Garmin Explorer+, check out our review here

Now Amazon ships the Garmin inReach Explorer+ (and SE+) to Thailand.

How much does it cost?

At the time of writing the inReach Explorer+ is sold for USD 449.99 on Amazon.

That’s approximately in Thai Baht ( exchange rate for 1 USD = 36.39 THB):
Garmin inReach Explorer+: THB 16,376
Shipping & handling: THB 642
Import Fees Deposit: THB 1,485
Order total: THB 18,503 (includes all Amazon fees and charges)

Delivery time: on average 5-10 days. For extra USD 11.53, Amazon offers Priority Shipping (3-5 days).

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Garmin inReach Explorer+ Review

Reasonably affordable two-way satellite communication – Garmin inReach Explorer+

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Garmin recently launched two new products, the Garmin inReach Explorer+ (link to Amazon) and the Garmin inReach SE+. Both products come with a ton of new exciting features and improvements in the Garmin’s product line. Among them, two-way communication. It comes to mind the RINO series (link to Amazon), which allow us to communicate within the radio range. Well, the inReach provides all new level of communication. It consists of a feature that makes the inReach series very unique as it enables users to communicate with other people without having to depend on a radio or mobile network range. It relays on a direct satellite communication. That means it may be used to communicate from almost any place in the world. Garmin claims that it has 100% global coverage. Just as a quick note: the inReach products actually come from the acquired by Garmin company DeLorme earlier this year. You can read more about the purchase in the Garmin Newsroom here.

While both Explorer+ and SE+ come packed with new and amazing technology, the Garmin Explorer+ comes with preloaded TOPO Maps and consists of a barometric sensor, electronic compass, and accelerometer.

The Garmin inReach Explorer+ is a device targeted for those who love outdoor adventure, for both fun and work. Especially in places where there is no regular mobile coverage (very rural areas, deserts, seas etc.). The device is basically used to track one’s location, navigate to certain points and also to communicate with other people via 2-way text messaging from any place in the world.

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Garmin Vivosmart 3 Review

Review on a new fitness tracker from Garmin – Vivosmart 3 

Garmin vivosmart 3

Garmin fitness tracker vivosmart 3

One of the areas that were positively affected by technology is the fitness sector. There are various technologies that have been developed to boost this sector. One of these technologies is the wrist-based fitness monitoring band. We have been observing Garmin for many years and we do trust their products, especially considering the fact that they have years of experience and tons of money spent on improvements and development of fitness devices. Over the years Garmin introduced various, incredibly successful products in this market (thinking about all the GPS watches for running – Forerunner series). And definitely one of the best in this range is Garmin Vivosmart 3. This is an upgrade from the previous version and provides additional features.

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