IFA:Medion Displays Low-Cost Outdoor GPS

At the IFA trade show in Berlin Medion was presenting the GoPal S3857,a new,cost-conscious,handheld outdoor GPS. With a retail price of €200 the rugged and waterproof (IPX7) product offers a 3-inch transflective touchscreen,A 3D compass and a barometric altimeter. The litium-ion battery powers the device for 8 hours.

Topographic maps for Germany (BKG1:100,000) and Openstreetmap maps for Europe are preinstalled on the GPS device. It also comes with a coupon for the download of a high-resolution topographical map section (BKG 1:25.000). Location of geocaches can be added to the device.

In comparison,the entry-level Garmin touchscreen outdoor device,Dakota 20,has a 2.7-inch screen,is powered by two AA batteries and costs €250.

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