Satski – The perfect GPS for Skiers
October 23, 2007 | In: GPS Systems
Satski was presented yesterday at London, but my guess is that the GPS system made for skiers will become a hit in no time. As you can imagine, it contains plenty of features dedicated to the skying sport, such as finding good ski slopes, interactive navigation across the piste, and being able to record speed information that can be consulted afterwards.
One interesting feature is that all the routes performed by you can be viewed and uploaded to Google Earth, so you can share with others and/or memorize the best route for the next trip.
You’ll be able to see real time statistics on your performance, including average ski speed, maximum speed achieved, distance, altitude, distance skied and altitude climbed/descended and more.
The battery life can hang up to 46 hours, and there is a backup battery that lasts 12 hours. If you are not in the mood to ski, the GPS system also has games and a MP3 player.
The Satski costs £1,500 (close to $3,000) in case you want to buy one, but there is also another option which is to rent the device on specific resorts, and the price becomes cheaper – £28 ($57) per day.