The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held January 6th-9th in Las Vegas, NV. Situated at the Garmin booth in the South Hall 4 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, GPS City's team of GPS experts (pictured at right) were introduced to the latest products from popular GPS manufacturers Garmin, SPOT and US GlobalSat.
CES 2011 proved to be the year of the tablet with an overwhelming number debuting at the show. However, in the GPS world, the focus was on personal tracking. All of the major GPS brands introduced a tracking device with the ability to track either a person or pet.
The GPS highlights included the GTU 10 by Garmin, SPOT Connect and US GlobalSat's animal tracking. Named one of the Top 19 Gadgets at CES 2011 during the Editor's Choice Awards, the GTU 10 is a portable unit that tracks personal and property items right on your computer or smartphone. SPOT Connect, which is available for the iPhone and Android, uses social media to keep you in contact with your friends, family and emergency personnel during your adventures. Lastly, US GlobalSat now enables their customers to track their pets using cell data.
During the second day at CES, GPS City sent live updates via Twitter. The tweeting provided an inside look at the convention for our followers. If you missed our live tweeting from CES 2011, you can find it here.