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Satski – The First ‘Real Time’ Interactive GPS Piste Map Hits the Slopes

November 28, 2007

The First ‘Real Time’ Interactive GPS Piste Map Hits the Slopes. Satski is set to revolutionise skiing holidays. This ‘must have’ ski gadget enables skiers to navigate the piste, record their day on the slopes and speed levels all from their pocket.

Satski is a touch screen colour GPS system which uses ‘real time’ while on the piste to plot user’s routes and guide skiers and boarders of all different levels around the resort, providing an easy to use, interactive piste map. The Satski display will show the users’ current location on the piste, replays previous runs or the full day skiing. Satski also includes useful information on local points of interest on the mountain like restaurants and lifts. Whilst tracking ‘live’ statistics on the piste, the Satski receives GPS signals constantly to allow users to navigate themselves around the mountain in ‘real time’. Satski also includes a built in MP3 player and gaming features, making this multi purpose gadget the ‘must have’ for this season, and beyond. It is the best way to measure a day’s skiing – from speed to distance travelled. Satski is set to change the way people explore and enjoy the slopes.

Suitable for everyone, Satski enables beginner and intermediate skiers to plan a full day out on the piste avoiding black and red runs and enabling them to navigate with ease to preferred restaurants and locations around the mountain. More experienced and competitive skiers can plot harder runs and measure their speed and terrain covered which can then be uploaded onto the resorts ranking site to compare stats with others.

During a day out on the mountain, the Satski can perform the following main tasks:

Tracking and updating your current real time position on the pistes
Updating statistics showing real time stats (Average ski speed, maximum speed achieved, distance, altitude, distance skied and altitude climbed/descended and more)
Storing to a data file your position, altitude, speed and distance – for analysis later

Satski Key extra features include:

An MP3 Player: Music downloads onto the Satski system to listen to throughout the day.
Interactive Games: A series of multimedia games ideal for keeping kids entertained during breaks on the slopes.
Links to emergency contacts: A series of emergency numbers that will be readily available if for any reason something goes wrong (e.g. local doctor/mountain rescue/Piste security)
Photos and information on restaurants: This will give the user a summary of restaurants and bars that are local to their position or located on the route plotted.
Après-Ski promotions: Offers and deals within specific bars in town giving users great deals for après ski entertainment.
Take home CD-ROM: Satski statistics and information from the time on the slopes can be downloaded to take home after the holiday.

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4 Responses to “Satski – The First ‘Real Time’ Interactive GPS Piste Map Hits the Slopes”

  1. Ali on November 28th, 2007 8:54 am

    Sounds kind of cool, but doesn’t it take the fun out of it a little ??!

  2. Jennifer on July 13th, 2009 11:06 am

    This is device is not reliable at all. It appears losing it’s gps signal each 5 minutes. Which causes not only navigating problems. But also missing route playback recordings. And this last one was my main reason of purchasing it. My impression is that the manufacturing is not so solid. I would say it is made in China for a cheap price. And the price is much too high. It should be half the price if the quality is also half of the promises I got on satski website. So I’ve got mine for sale:-( Rgrds, Jenny.

  3. alan on August 2nd, 2009 9:21 pm

    Hello, I am waiting for a replacement unit for faulty unit since 3 months. Still haven’t received anything. Some people are experiencing the same I read on a Ski forum thread. Just Google these 3 words ‘SNOWHEADS+FORUM+SATSKI’ and find out for yourself. Unlike product quality a Companies unreliability is not subject for improvement. This company is totally NOT reliable. Nor is it’s CEO (JCB) I experienced. He was very rude to me AND to others! If you want to purchase a Satski GPS think about it twice I would suggest!

  4. patrickkeen on September 5th, 2009 7:45 pm

    I have read a lot of discussions about hardware reliablity and problems regarding Satski GPS. I personally have no experience with this product. However to all who are considering to purchase a Satski (like me), I would suggest to read the below forum: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=48595.
    How safe is Satski for advance payment credit card transactions and (longer term) service issues? Satski ltd. was dissolved from Companies House Register this year. I think this last fact and the discussion on snowheads forum say important things to make the right decission. The ‘behaviour’ of their CEO is also described in several forums. Check the whole story out I would personally advise.

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