Pioneer Navigator

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The device has both GPS and telecommunication functions (for weatherforecast, etc.) According to the original article in Japanese, Pioneer will pay communication fees to NTT DOCOMO for the first 2 years :rolleyes:. Max life of fully charged battery: only 10 hours and not replaceable :hammer:


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pioneer To Release GPS For Bikes Next Year.TOKYO (Nikkei)--Pioneer Corp. (6773) will market a global positioning system for bicycles in Japan this February.

The gadget, dubbed PotterNavi :rolleyes:, will be available in international markets including the U.S. and Europe next summer.


The device -- measuring 6cm wide, 9cm high and 1.8cm thick -- will be mounted on the stem of a bike. It will show not only maps and directions but also popular spots. PotterNavi also has a menu for encouraging healthy biking, including readouts for the pace of pedaling and calories burned.

Pioneer will also provide a service to store biking data online.

The navigation system is expected to retail for around 40,000 yen. Sales are targeted at 100,000 units in fiscal 2012 and 1 million units in fiscal 2015.

(The Nikkei Oct. 26 morning edition)

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More pics and info on Pioneer's website here