Outdoor Enthusiasts Can Now Use their Android Mobile Phones for Superior Navigation and Capturing Outdoor Adventures
Sunnyvale, Calif., Dec. 17 — Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) is moving quickly to give Android™ phone users more innovative features with a new version of its Trimble Outdoors™ application for the Android Marketplace. The new version is the most complete and user-friendly navigation tool for outdoor enthusiasts to find their way, capture their excursions with multi-media, and share with others through the Trimble Outdoors community. In November, Trimble introduced its popular AllSport GPS™ application, a fitness application for mobile phones, for the Android platform.
The Trimble Outdoors application on the Android platform has new features that allows users to easily turn their mobile phones into complete, powerful GPS navigation units–no extra devices needed. Trimble Outdoors is the ultimate application for hiking, backpacking, fishing and other outdoor activities and has the following key new features:
• Best-of-class out-of-network GPS capability – Users can now count on having a digital guidebook of their content, including maps, photos, trip directions and other information, almost anywhere and even out of network. Trimble Outdoors helps users navigate their way on new excursions and gives superior tools to stay on track.
• Multi-media capability – User can journal activities by capturing pictures, videos, and voice recordings. Share the adventure with friends and family or with all users on the Trimble Outdoors Web site or using the Trimble Outdoors Facebook application.
• Easy user interface – From the weekend hiker to the avid backpacker, Trimble Outdoors on the Android platform is extremely easy to use. All activities and functionalities are activity-centric and designed to help users get started quickly.
• Online content – Users can directly access content from the trimbleoutdoors.com Web site right from the phone. Powerful search functions provide direct access to thousands of professionally edited adventures in the user’s area or wherever their travels take them.
"It’s been very exciting to incorporate our customers’ feedback into this new Android version of Trimble Outdoors," said Larry Fox, director of business development for Trimble Outdoors. "We believe our existing and new users will love the cool features in this release and use their Android phones to navigate the outdoors and capture their journeys, whether it be a quick day hike or a cross country road trip."
Kris Wagner, map editor for Bicycling and Backpacker magazines said, "The new Trimble Outdoors for Android lets your adventures–from maps to photos to videos–live on forever to share with friends and family. Plus, users can search from thousands of professionally endorsed rides and hikes from Backpacker and Bicycling magazines."
Trimble Outdoors is available for download on Android devices through the Android Marketplace and Trimble Outdoors Web site, http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/go/android. The application is available for one-time purchase at a cost of $9.99 and is free for any existing Android user to upgrade.
About Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is a family of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers. With Trimble Outdoors, consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and create, manage and share those experiences with others. By leveraging Trimble’s 30 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers’ well-being, security and active lifestyles. For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and governments significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location–including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.