CES for bikers: Mainnav GPS

IMG_4710.jpg I found this tight GPS unit for bicycles from Mainnav at CES! You can see where you rode on Google Earth after you ride!

After dropping off the bike at the Intel booth, I went to the Sands Expo hall. This is the same place where Interbike is held every year, so it seems familiar. The Sands was filled with a lot of the smaller companies with much modest booths than Samsung, Hitachi, and Mircrosoft.

There I found the MG-950d GPS unit for bicycling. It’s got a lot of cycling features, but one cool new thing is the software for plotting your ride on Google Earth. You can then click on various points on your ride and get your time, speed, and altitude at that point. Brilliant!

The unit features a magnetic mount for stem or handlebar.


You can find more info at the Mainnav site. Thanks to Cecily Huang for the demo!


Excellent find and one that our readers were asking us about. I’m posting a video about this unit shorttly. It’s a velo computer and GPS in one—very cool

and the price point is…. ?

GPS TrackMaker ( <a href=“http://www.gpstm.com/” rel=“nofollow”>http://www.gpstm.com/</a> ) is free software that will download GPS tracks from your GPS receiver, and you can save the data as .gpx or .kml files, which Google Earth will open. I’ve been using this since I got my Garmin Forerunner this summer. It’s also useful for sites like Bikely, which let you upload GPX data, such as this ride I did in September:
<a href=“http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/C-O-W-OD-DC-to-Leesburg” rel=“nofollow”>http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/C-O-W-OD-DC-to-Leesburg</a>

That’s what I’m talkin’ bout! Thanks Guys.

Yeah, I just want to add that Semsons & Co. Inc. is selling this item. They are offering free shipping and an additional 10% off (coupon code “MG950D”). It’s a limited time promotion (at least that’s what Semsons’ blog said). I got mine already and it’s pretty cool! I’ll probably get one for my brother too since he’s such an athletic nut.

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