Ironman Turns to GPS Tracking

Two cyclists riding in an Ironman competition.

If you’re a fan of the Ironman competition, you’ll be happy to know that you can now follow competitors on the Ironman.com website thanks to new technology being used during the race called ‘IRONFAN.’ Fan will be able to log into the website, see how competitors are doing, and gain additional stats based on information logged by athletes. Not Just for Fans IRONFAN is for the competitors too. Using the new technology and the Ironman website combined, athletes can log into the site and record biometric and other pieces of data for additional tracking purposes. Not only can fans lookRead More

What To Look For In a Fleet Manager

A fleet of buses.

When it comes to your fleet business, hiring a good manager is crucial to the success of your company. Finding that manager can be tough to do, but it becomes easier if you know what to look for in the person that will eventually be managing your fleet. Take a look at these desirable character traits that every fleet manager should have before you start the hiring process. Someone that’s goal-driven. A fleet manager has to have specific goals in mind, and those goals also have to be attainable. Focusing on many different goals at once that span the entireRead More

Celebs Love GPS Coordinate Tattoos

Slahs Gets A Tattoo - Rocky Mountain Tracking GPS Blog

The trend might have been started by Angelina Jolie, but ‘Guns and Roses’ guitarist Slash is carrying on the trend. What trend? The one where celebrities tattoo GPS coordinates on their bodies. Jolie has the coordinates of each of the birthplaces of all of her children tattooed on her arm, and Slash now has some coordinates of his own tattooed on his neck (ouch!). Slash’s Coordinate Significance According to various celebrity publications, Slash now has coordinates that lead to Chicago, Illinois, and Woodland Hills, California tattooed on his neck. Why? His new girlfriend (Slash has recently been divorced for theRead More

Safeti: A GPS-based Safety Device

Safeti - Rocky Mountain Tracking GPS Blog

Every once in a while, a crowdfunding campaign catches our eye. This time that campaign is for a new device called ‘Safeti.’ Safeti is an “on-demand personal safety concierge” device that aims to make traveling alone or just walking around town alone safer. Here’s a closer look at the new Safeti device. What It Does Imagine for a moment that you’re leaving your gym at night, and you have to walk through a deserted indoor parking lot in order to reach your car. As you start walking, you hear footsteps behind you, and those footsteps start to increase in speedRead More

The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act

Police using a drone to track criminals.

Members of both the House and Senate have recently introduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act: requesting that police require a warrant in order to gather information via GPS tracking. Currently, police can use cellphone location data to track citizen movements, but lawmakers feel that this is unjust. A Useful Tool If Used Correctly There’s little doubt that GPS technology (whether in a phone or a GPS tracker) can provide police with valuable information in many different criminal and other cases. But lawmakers argue that these details should be private unless a warrant has been obtained. Simply purchasing a cellRead More

Could Weather Reports Start to Get More Accurate?

Satellite Orbiting Earth - Rocky Mountain Tracking Blog

Weather reports are kind of a joke, right? Most of the time, the weather that’s predicted isn’t accurate, and sometimes it’s downright laughable. Your local weather person might predict the biggest blizzard of the century, which may cause airports and roads to shut down, but after all is said and done that blizzard may turn out to be nothing more than a few snowflakes. And what about all those times that you’ve dressed lightly based on a report of “sun, sun, sun!” only to walk to work in frigid temperatures wishing you hadn’t listened? Ah, the weather, that unpredictable thing!Read More

Looking for a GPS Watch? Try These.

A variety of heartbeats in different colors.

There are, arguably, more ways to get in shape now than there have ever been before. Not only are there a myriad of different fitness trackers, bands, and apps, but there are GPS watches that come with heart-rate monitors (essential for accurately tracking your workouts). If you’ve looked at apps and various trackers (some of which are useful too), but you really want a GPS watch, here are some of the better ones on the market. The TomTom Runner: With the TomTom runner, you’ll get TomTom GPS tracking technology (which is pretty well known in the consumer GPS mapping world), alongRead More

Hunting With Hawks

Goshawk in the grass.

Have you ever wondered how a hawk hunts? How the creatures zero in on prey, how they stalk, and how they kill? If you’ve ever seen a hawk circling its prey in the open sky, you know just how amazing these creatures are and how very little we know about them! From a Hawk’s View It has long been assumed that a hawk spots its prey, and then simply flies down from the sky to attack that prey, but that’s not what a team of researchers has discovered. Researchers recently strapped a camera to the helmet of a Goshawk inRead More

Tracking Jellyfish?

Jellyfish in the ocean.

You can’t really place a GPS tracker on a jellyfish — where would you put it? But, you can track the ocean currents using GPS technology, and that’s exactly what a group of Australian researchers is doing in order to understand how the little sacks of jelly work. Jellyfish do not have brains, a heart, or any bones, but the researchers have discovered they can adapt surprisingly well to the ocean’s currents. As it turns out, jellyfish can automatically detect the various currents of ocean waves, and this allows the fish to swim against the currents. Prior to discovering thisRead More

How to Make Your Teen a Safer Driver

Teen driver.

We can all remember when we were teens, and the excitement that came after completing driver’s education and passing that all-important test. What we didn’t think too much about then (because we were the kids behind the wheel!) was road safety. Concerns about driving safely while on the road are what parents tend to think about, and if this has been crossing your mind as your teen draws nearer and nearer to that driver’s license, you have every right to be concerned! Teens today have a lot of distractions to deal with. While we might have had a few friendsRead More