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97 High-Tech GPS Applications

From Atomic Smartwatches to Autonomous Flying Cameras

— May 26, 2015 — Tech
There are few boundaries when it comes to the different kinds of GPS applications out there. When the term GPS first entered the public consciousness, it was largely in the realm of car transportation and being able to count on a system that would help guide you to your destination. However the applications have since expanded at a phenomenal rate.

By being able to provide time and location information, GPS satellite navigation systems can enhance a range of personal and commercial operations. Time and location are pretty key variables when it comes to shipping things for example. However, what about the market for personal drones? The utility of these devices is certainly eased by the inclusion of GPS.

From ensuring that your package gets delivered on time to allowing you to participate in searching for airplane wreckage in the ocean, the number and type of GPS applications out there are as wide as can be.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
95
Phone Locating Platforms
Phone Locating Platforms
Google's Find My Phone App Tracks and Retrieves Lost Android Devices
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94
Weather-Forecasting Satellites
Weather-Forecasting Satellites
Tiny 'CubeSats' Could Be Used as Accurate Weather Satellites
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93
Triword Geolocation Systems
Triword Geolocation Systems
The w3w GPS Platform Helps You Get Anywhere in Only Three Words
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92
Intuitive Golfing Apps
Intuitive Golfing Apps
The 'Arccos Golf Tracking System' Uses Digital Sensors to Improve Your Game
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91
Shakeable Action Cameras
Shakeable Action Cameras
The TomTom Bandit Has a 'Shake to Edit' Function
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90
Real-Time Commuter Apps
Real-Time Commuter Apps
Waze Shares GPS, Map and Traffic Data With Multiple Users
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89
Smart Connected Thermostats
Smart Connected Thermostats
The Honeywell Lyric Device Detects when Users Return Home
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88
Interactive Bicycles Appls
Interactive Bicycles Appls
'iddo' is the First BMX Sensor in the World and is Backed by Microsoft
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87
Crowdsourced Earthquake Warning Systems
Crowdsourced Earthquake Warning Systems
ShakeAlert Uses Smartphone GPS Systems to Detect Quakes
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86
Spy-Worthy Stuff Locators
Spy-Worthy Stuff Locators
The World's Thinnest Item-Tracking Device Finds Your Lost Belongings
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85
Distraction-Discarding Apps
Distraction-Discarding Apps
'Cell Control' Prevents Drivers from Using Their Phones
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84
Context Awareness Apps
Context Awareness Apps
The Location Tracking PlaceUs Uses Automation to Maintain Close Connections
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83
Scenic Route Map Apps
Scenic Route Map Apps
Yahoo Labs Creates a Digital Map that Encourages People to Smell the Roses
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82
Integrated Geotracking Pedals
Integrated Geotracking Pedals
The Connected Cycle Smart Pedals are Being Displayed at CES 2015
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81
Autonomous Flying Cameras
Autonomous Flying Cameras
Lily Camera Uses Computer Vision Technology to Fly Without an Operator
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80
Driver Tracking Devices
Driver Tracking Devices
Cloud Your Car Simplifies Car Fleet Management By Connecting All Vehicles
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79
Astrology Android Apps
Astrology Android Apps
The Google Sky Map Teaches About the Heavens On-Demand
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78
Blind-Assisting Glasses
Blind-Assisting Glasses
These Glasses Help Visually Impaired People Navigate Their Environment
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77
Hi-Tech Watch Bands
Hi-Tech Watch Bands
Housed Inside Unassuming Modular Smartwatch Links are Supercharged Components
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76
Surveying Tool Tablets
Surveying Tool Tablets
EyesMap is a 3D Design Tablet That Combines Several Surveying Tools
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75
Driverless Concept Cars
Driverless Concept Cars
The Audi RS 7 Concept Completed A Fast Lap Of A Formula One Track
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74
Geo-Specific Albums
Geo-Specific Albums
Swedish Band John Moose's Album Release Must Be Listened to in the Woods
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73
Blisteringly Fast Cameras
Blisteringly Fast Cameras
The Canon 7D Mark II Can Capture 10 Frames Per Second
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72
Customizable Map Apps
Customizable Map Apps
The Viago Mapping App is Incredibly Advanced and Intuitive
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71
Indoor Running Apps
Indoor Running Apps
Run Beacon Tracks Your Progress When Running Indoors
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70
Advanced Pet Trackers
Advanced Pet Trackers
The WhistleGPS Tracks Pet Activity and Location
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69
Wrist-Borne Fitness Trackers
Wrist-Borne Fitness Trackers
The HTC Grip Tracker Was Made In Collaboration With Under Armour
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68
Navigating Ski Gloves
Navigating Ski Gloves
This Winter Sport Necessity Tracks Movements on the Slopes
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67
Wearable Lifelogging Cameras
Wearable Lifelogging Cameras
The Narrative Clip 2 Lifelogging Camera Makes Its Debut at CES 2015
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66
Eco Transit Apps
Eco Transit Apps
This Comprehensive Trip Planning App Offers 10 Different Transportation Options
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65
Groovy Music Festival Apps
Groovy Music Festival Apps
The Lollapalooza Mobile App Keeps You Connected to All the Festivities
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64
Assistive Bluetooth Buttons
Assistive Bluetooth Buttons
Announced at CES 2015, the BT Button Series Improves Accessibility
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63
Fitness-Tracking Bananas
Fitness-Tracking Bananas
Dole Japan's Race-Monitoring Edible Wearable Stunt is Very Unusual
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62
Social Media-Focused Cameras
Social Media-Focused Cameras
The Polaroid Socialmatic Camera is Equipped with WiFi
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61
Vineyard-Monitoring Robots
Vineyard-Monitoring Robots
VineRobot Checks on Grapes at the Vineyard
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60
Camera-Packing Smartwatches
Camera-Packing Smartwatches
The Epic Signature Edition Smartwatch Can Take High-Quality Photos
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59
Predictive Air Quality Visualizations
Predictive Air Quality Visualizations
This Air Quality Forecasting Site Informs New Yorkers
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58
Pet Passenger Trackers
Pet Passenger Trackers
Delta is Offering Free Pet Tracking to Flyers Travelling with Animals
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57
Hands-Free Automotive Speakers
Hands-Free Automotive Speakers
These Plantronics Bluetooth Speakerphones Help You Get Work Done
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56
Ultraviolet-Tracking Wristbands
Ultraviolet-Tracking Wristbands
The Microsoft Band Lets You Know When You Need Sunscreen
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55
Standalone Fitness Watches
Standalone Fitness Watches
Timex' Ironman One GPS+ Watch Lets You Connect to Apps Without a Phone
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54
Atomic Smartwatches
Atomic Smartwatches
The Spur Atomic Smartwatch Was Introduced At CES 2015
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53
Location-Dependent Lighting
Location-Dependent Lighting
The Place Lamp by Sam Stubblefield is Illuminatingly Informative
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52
Sport-Focused Smartwatches
Sport-Focused Smartwatches
These Sport-Focused Garmin Watches Were Unveiled At CES 2015
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51
Temperature-Monitoring Pet Trackers
Temperature-Monitoring Pet Trackers
The Tagg GPS Plus is Wooing Pet-Lovers At CES 2015
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50
Activity-Tracking Smartwatches
Activity-Tracking Smartwatches
The Garmin Vivoactive Allows Users to Customize Their Exercise Type
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49
VIP Nightlife Apps
VIP Nightlife Apps
Eve Tab is a City App That Connects You with the Hottest Nightlife
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48
Distraction-Minimizing Apps
Distraction-Minimizing Apps
The Shhhh App Controls Notifications and Alerts for Meaningful Dates
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47
Augmented History Apps
Augmented History Apps
The Timetraveler App Lets You See What the Berlin Wall Used To Be Like
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46
Versatile Backcountry Phones
Versatile Backcountry Phones
The Delorme Inreach Explorer Offers Communication & Navigation Tools
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45
Integrated Fitness Watches
Integrated Fitness Watches
This GPS Fitness Watch Makes Working Out a Communal Endeavor
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44
Navigational Vibrating Jackets
Navigational Vibrating Jackets
The Wool Coats from Wearable Experiments Provide Haptic Feedback
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43
Facial Recognition Walking Canes
Facial Recognition Walking Canes
The XploR Cane Helps the Blind Track Down Family and Friends
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42
Fitness Super Watches
Fitness Super Watches
The Fitbit Surge is a Technology-Packed Wearable Fitness Tracking Device
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41
Compact Drone Cameras
Compact Drone Cameras
The Phase One iXU 180 is a Block-Shaped Compact Drone Camera
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40
Assault-Averting Wearables
Assault-Averting Wearables
The Vive Wristband Keeps You Safe in Drunken Social Situations
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39
Galactic Gadget Chargers
Galactic Gadget Chargers
This Fun USB Car Charger Looks Like R2D2 From the Sci-Fi Series Star Wars
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38
Mobile Travel Journal Apps
Mobile Travel Journal Apps
The Start-Up Polarsteps is Revolutionizing the Way We Track our Travels
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37
Camera-Equipped Quadcopters
Camera-Equipped Quadcopters
This Remote Control Quadcopter Will Always Return Home Safely
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36
Kiddie Phone-Watches
Kiddie Phone-Watches
The Tinitell Phone Watch for Kids Keeps Kids Safe and Parents in the Loop
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35
Powerful Child Trackers
Powerful Child Trackers
The Yepzon Child Tracker Can Track Lost Children From Any Distance
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34
Inventory-Monitoring Drones
Inventory-Monitoring Drones
Fraunhofer's Flying Robots Will Simplify Inventory Administration
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33
Retail Beacon Platforms
Retail Beacon Platforms
The GPShopper App & In-Store Beacons Enhance Retail Engagement
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32
P2P Shipping Services
P2P Shipping Services
PeerShip is Like the Uber of Local Shipping and Receiving
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31
Smartphone Driving Displays
Smartphone Driving Displays
The CarPlay System Lets You Use Your iPhone Wirelessly While You Drive
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30
Futuristic Driving Gadgets
Futuristic Driving Gadgets
Volvo's Project 360°Aims to Eliminate Car Accidents
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29
Technique-Improving Running Shoes
Technique-Improving Running Shoes
The Altra Halo Smart Shoe Helps You Understand Your Technique
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28
Connective Pet Collars
Connective Pet Collars
This Pet Tracking Collar Has a Few Extra Features
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27
Mailman-Eliminating Drone Couriers
Mailman-Eliminating Drone Couriers
These On-Demand Delivery Drones Can Carry Items Up to 500 grams
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26
Experiential Tour Apps
Experiential Tour Apps
Detour Lets You Explore Cities with Story-Based Location-Aware Audio Walks
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25
Bike-Tracking Tail Lights
Bike-Tracking Tail Lights
The BTrack Tail Light Lets You Track Your Stolen or Lost Bike
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24
Virtual Tourism Apps
Virtual Tourism Apps
This 360 Panorama App Gives You an Immersive Travel Experience From Afar
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23
Drunk Friend-Tracking Apps
Drunk Friend-Tracking Apps
Buddy Check Makes Sure You Don't Lose Anyone During a Wild Night Out
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22
Video Windshield Recorders
Video Windshield Recorders
The Cowon Car Box Road Dash Video Recorder Design is Ideal for Driving
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21
Wearable Smart Necklaces
Wearable Smart Necklaces
The Epic Mini is a Necklace That Replaces Your Smartphone
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20
Card-Sized Tracking Devices
Card-Sized Tracking Devices
The iTraq Helps You Keep Tabs on Possessions, Luggage and Loved Ones
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19
Sporty Smart Goggles
Sporty Smart Goggles
The Jet HUD is a Pair of High-Tech Performance Goggles
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18
Smartphone Auto Accessories
Smartphone Auto Accessories
The Belkin Vent Car Mount for Smartphones is Sleek and Versatile
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17
Camera-Toting Quadcopters
Camera-Toting Quadcopters
The Aries Blackbird X10 Captures High Quality Footage
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16
Powerful Portable Chargers
Powerful Portable Chargers
The Powertrekk 2.0 Can Charge the Most Power-Hungry Gadgets
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15
High-Altitude Paper Airplanes
High-Altitude Paper Airplanes
This Paper Airplane Was Launched Nearly 100,000 Feet Above Earth
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14
GPS Quadcopter Drones
GPS Quadcopter Drones
The Iris+ Quadcopter Can Be Paired With Android Devices
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13
Customizable Smartwatches
Customizable Smartwatches
Blocks is a Modular Solution for Wearable Technology
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12
Undercover Distress Devices
Undercover Distress Devices
This Location Tracker Informs Loved Ones of Your Unsafe Circumstances
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11
Futuristic Windshield Displays
Futuristic Windshield Displays
The Continental AR-HUD System Displays Information on Windshields
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10
Dual Device Car Chargers
Dual Device Car Chargers
Bracketron's Earth Elements Ti Smartphone Power Dock Boasts 2 USB Ports
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9
Rider Safety Gadgets
Rider Safety Gadgets
Ridersmate Sends Out Alerts If You Meet With an Accident
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8
Upside-Down Ocean Drones
Upside-Down Ocean Drones
The Sea-Eye Can Monitor the Oceans Even When it's Tipped Upside-Down
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7
Dytopian Future Fashion
Dytopian Future Fashion
The Affair by Zoltan Csaki is Inspired by George Orwell's '1984'
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6
GPS-Tracking Umbrellas
GPS-Tracking Umbrellas
The Blunt XS Metro + Tile Ensures People Never Lose an Umbrella Again
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5
Compact Carry-On Bags
Compact Carry-On Bags
The Flat-Pack Barracuda Travel Luggage Keeps Tabs on Its Own Whereabouts
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4
High-Tech Golf Startups
High-Tech Golf Startups
The Arccos Golf Startup's Products Are Now Being Sold in Apple Stores
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3
Life-Saving Tsunami Capsules
Life-Saving Tsunami Capsules
These Survival Capsules Protect Inhabitants from Natural Disasters
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2
Senior-Protecting Wearables
Senior-Protecting Wearables
This Smartwatch for the Elderly is Raising Finances via Kickstarter
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1
Child-Locating Footwear
Child-Locating Footwear
The Colorful Chip-Embedded GPS Shoes Help Parents Keep Track of Their Kids
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