When is too much tech just too much tech on your off-road adventures? The forthcoming FOGO “Ultimate Adventure Gadget” packages a ton of useful outdoor adventure technology into one small handheld device. While it is designed around a quality flashlight, it is also so much more!
The FOGO device is a powerful 1,000 lumen flashlight that offers GPS, Bluetooth and digital voice messaging connectivity. The flashlight features automatic light control, which adjusts the brightness based on ambient light, speed the unit is traveling and battery charge. By syncing with smart phone apps, through USB or Bluetooth, you can load points of interest, tracks and waypoints to enable GPS navigation. FOGO can also be used as a USB battery bank, enabling you to charge your phone or other gadgets in the field.
The two features that push this gadget over the top are the open source internal app system and the USB connector, which acts as an expansion port. The internal apps will allow this device to expand nearly exponentially as more people use it and discover new ways to benefit from its features. The USB connector on the bottom of the unit allows for expansion SmartCaps that have the potential to greatly increase the functions of the device. A Digital Walkie-Talkie SmartCap will be the first expansion accessory launched, which will enable voice or text communication with other FOGO users. Planned SmartCaps for the FOGO include a Satellite modem, Avalanche Beacon and Laser Range Finder. This is one powerful feature rich piece of adventure technology!
FOGO Feature Summary:
GPS Reciever, Flashlight, USB Backup Battery, App Based OS, Bluetooth LE, Motion tracker/Pedometer, Backlit LCD, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Bicycle Computer, Rechargeable/Field-Replaceable Batteries, SmartCap Interface, Clock/Calendar/Alarm, 128MB built-in Flash Storage
While you can quickly and easily adapt the FOGO to your adventure needs, do you want or really need this much tech with you on your next off-road adventure?