BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless said today that three fitness and outdoor apps from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) to help customers track fitness workouts and explore the outdoors are now available in V CAST Apps, the company’s mobile application store, providing customers a one-click process to purchase a wide array of apps with the ease and convenience of direct billing.
Running on the most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network in the United States, the following apps use the built-in GPS on customers’ smartphones to provide detailed stats and location information for a variety of outdoor and fitness enthusiasts:
- AllSport GPS™ helps customers reach their fitness goals faster. The app lets them track workouts such as runs, walks and bike rides on high-quality maps. Offering language support in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, the app records more than 20 heart-pounding fitness stats, including distance, time, speed and calories burned.
- Geocache Navigator™ gives customers access to more than a million geocaches hidden around the world. While using this app, their smartphones navigate them to treasures, clues, and then help them share their finds with others.
- Trimble Outdoors™ enables customers to download top-notch trail maps and navigate trails for their next hike, off-road, or outdoor adventure. While on the trail, the app lets them collect points of interest, photos and audio clips to share with friends and family. Trimble Outdoors also supports five languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).
“We are excited to offer our complete line of outdoor lifestyle apps to Verizon Wireless consumers,” said Rich Rudow, general manager for Trimble Outdoors, a consumer mobile app division of Trimble. “Each app provides best-in-class features for a variety of users from fitness fanatics to hikers and backpackers to treasure-hunting geocachers.”
Customers with select BlackBerry® smartphones can download these apps from V CAST Apps for a one-time fee of $9.99 per app. V CAST Apps, available on select BlackBerry smartphones, gives customers an ever-expanding selection of games, productivity tools, entertainment and news apps. V CAST Apps enables customers to pay for their apps with one click, and the charge will appear on their monthly wireless bills. Trimble Outdoors and AllSport GPS are also available to customers with Android smartphones from Android Market™ for $9.99 each.
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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Trimble Outdoors Trimble Outdoors is a family of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers. With Trimble Outdoors, consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and create, manage and share those experiences with others. By leveraging Trimble’s 30 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers’ well-being, security and active lifestyles. For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit www.TrimbleOutdoors.com.
About Trimble Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and governments significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location – including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
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