Trimble makes it easier and more fun for fans of the T-Mobile G1 to take a hike, climb a mountain or reel in the big one by using the power of their phone's Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The Trimble Outdoors(TM) application is now available on the G1, the first phone for the Android(TM) open software platform. Trimble Outdoors turns the G1 into a full-featured GPS navigator and geotagging tool for hiking, backpacking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Combined with the Trimble Outdoors Web site at www.trimbleoutdoors.com, the Trimble Outdoors application is a complete outdoor trip planning, navigation and geotagging solution. With the application users can:
* Review and plan trips online
* Send routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to the G1
* Use the phone as a full-featured GPS navigator to guide outdoor adventures
* Capture experiences with geotagged pictures, text and audio notes that can be shared online via the Trimble site, Facebook and Google Earth
* Take advantage of online logs, maps and tens of thousands of trips posted by other users
"We developed Trimble Outdoors for the G1 to give Android enthusiasts an easy, convenient and affordable solution for outdoor navigation," said Rich Rudow, managing director, Trimble Outdoors. "With Trimble Outdoors, G1 users can harness the power of GPS right from their phone to make the most of their trip. And there's less to pack because no other equipment is needed. Just grab your phone, head to the trail or waterway, and go."
Trimble Outdoors allows users to get maps of their locations, track routes with a GPS breadcrumb trail, and mark and edit waypoints along the way. The application also features a digital compass displaying the user's coordinates, speed and heading.