Posted by: geonarcissa | June 2, 2009

Apisphere Geomate Jr.

If you’ve been hearing about this new GPS product called “Geomate.jr” and wondering what the deal is, here’s a decent review from PC Magazine.

It sounds like an interesting idea that could eliminate the initial technology learning curve that prevents some people from picking up the hobby, and at well under $100, the price is right. Unfortunately, the product only contains geocaches in the US right now. And, of course, I’m a little wary of commercial ventures directly tied to Geocaching.com.

I’ll be interested to hear more about how it really works as this product finds it way into the hands of new geocachers and into the field.

Edit: A lot of the chatter about this product seems to centre around the idea of getting kids off the couch and outside to play. Gizmodo has a skeptical review that suggests the product’s limitations may dampen its appeal. Another review from Wired Magazine raises an eyebrow at the upcoming “update kit” that will allow users to update the information on the device.

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  1. This product is junk. I bought one from REI and had to return it for a refund.

    This company has no money in the bank and no investors.

    They change business models every 3 or 4 months. Good luck trying to get in touch with them when they are out of business soon.

  2. What was wrong with it? And can you provide some links about the company?


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