FCC pushing carriers to report better elevation location for 911 calls

From 2021 onwards, carriers will be required to report accurate location data to 911 call centers not just on latitude and longitude, but height, too.

FCC approves US devices’ access to EU satellites for accurate positioning

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an order yesterday approving the use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the United States.

We may get up to 6 Apple Watch Series 4 model variations this year

We get model numbers for the new Apple Watch Series 4 devices that are coming next month along with some images provided by Ben Geskin

Load up your tunes on the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music, and start running

Slightly pricier than the standard Vivoactive 3, the $300 Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is still way cheaper than the Forerunner 645 Music.

Strava’s global activity heatmap is rich with sensitive military information

It’s probably not Strava’s fault, but military personnel in dangerous places around the world appears to be sharing way too much activity tracking information.

Qualcomm and OnePlus respond to one root backdoor, hacker finds data dump function

One hole is getting patched (somewhat) while another allows for personal data, including location, to be recorded, dumped and taken away.

Huawei Band 2 Pro has a (low) price and a place on Amazon

The price? $69.99. Not bad at all for a fitness band with integrated GPS and swim-proof water resistance. But will it take hold in a struggling market?

AccuWeather and other iOS weather apps may continuously feed location data to ad servers

Multiple weather apps that deliver you a forecast based on your GPS and network data also send it to an ad server. They may take more dips into that data.
Location Tracking

Security & Privacy: Location Tracking, ergo ‘They Know Where You Are’

One of the biggest “features” of our mobile devices is also one of the largest areas of concern when it comes to privacy: location tracking.

LG Watch Sport antennas are in the non-replaceable bands

Maybe that’s why you won’t be able to replace them with other bands and why accessories manufacturers won’t be making any.

Refreshed Garmin Fenix 5 multisport smartwatch family includes three sizes

Garmin Fenix 5 is the somewhat confusing name of the company’s Fenix 3 smartwatch follow-up effort, including three relatively fashionable models.

Popular Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS running watch on sale for $210, chest strap included

BuyDig shaves a cool $90 off the total list price of the Garmin Forerunner 230 smartwatch + HR chest strap bundle, likely for a limited time.

Apple Watch Series 2 announced with water-resistance, GPS

The second series of Apple Watch has been announced. It runs watchOS…

Samsung Gear S3 announcement brings Classic and Frontier designs, more technology

Samsung’s latest smartwatch features two impactful designs, a heavy dose of Samsung Pay, GPS and other sensors, and an unknown release path.

Apple Watch 2 cellular antennas perhaps just wishful thinking

Even though 3G and LTE on a smartwatch would ease up plenty in your mobile life, Apple won’t take a chance on it supposedly until it uses less power.

Latest batch of unofficial Samsung Gear Fit 2 images sheds light on functionality

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 wearable has to be right around the corner, showing its face and some of its features for the fourth time of late.

Pal smart strap will add GPS and extra battery to your Pebble Time… if crowdfunded

Another Kickstarter campaign aims to improve the functionality of the Pebble Time and Time Steel, with standalone GPS support and a healthy battery upgrade.

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ hits the wearable scene with its own GPS chip

The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is one of the world’s most affordable wearable devices featuring standalone GPS capabilities, at $220.

Cortana looks like she could be dropping her GPS requirement (yay for battery life)

Is Microsoft formally doing away with its Cortana GPS requirement, or will users soon be able to turn GPS off and still use the service?
Android Wear

4 awesome things you can do with Android Wear right now

Android Wear is so much more than just a wristwatch. With location & event-based triggers you can do some really neat things. Here are four of our favorites!
google waze

Following Google’s purchase, should I close my Waze account?

Several months ago Waze, the insanely popular GPS navigation company, was in…
What is Ingress?

What is Ingress and What Does Google Hope to Accomplish With It?

Learn about Ingress, Niantic Labs, and what Google hopes to accomplish with their new pet project.

App Review: VZ Navigator [Sponsored Post]

VZ Navigator is a turn-by-turn navigation app for Verizon smartphones. But in the era of Google Maps, is it worth paying for? Read our review to find out.

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 018

Hot topics in tech this week include the HTC Droid DNA, Nokia Lumia 920, and Windows Phone 8. We talk on it all in this week’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast, so put your ears here!

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review

The Sony Xperia X10 is an Android device that has been available…