The great outdoors is no longer the wilderness that it was a few decades ago. With all the fancy electronics and satellite-linked gizmos, it is literally impossible to get lost on an outdoor trip which isn’t always such a bad thing given how most campers these days have really busy schedules and cannot afford being lost in the woods for more than the hours afforded to them by blessed weekends! However, even in the ever expanding GPS, navigation and traveler-friendly gadgetry market it still is pretty hard to get all the info you need on a hike in one place what with there being one gadget dedicated to just providing you with your location on a map, another to give you the info about the place you are trying to get to, and a whole new gadget to keep track of your progress along your desired path.
This is where this new Bkin Wayfinding System created by New York-based design firm Studio Akko LLC comes into the picture. The system is developed with an easy-to-interact with UI that allows users to discover info about remote places and public parks while also allowing users to communicate their location and discoveries to other people in their network. The Bkin Wayfinder is designed to provide an optimum navigation experience even in areas without cell coverage and enable the users to update and distribute the info collected by them though an innovative wireless mesh feature that allows the system to be installed without wires using features like the E Ink that ensures low power consumption and uses solar power in combination to make the system an effective and easy-to-use gadget.
The device also facilitates quick actions like making an emergency call via a single hard and uses using gestural touch to offers users the same familiar user interface as found in most mobile phones and other consumer electronics. The simple interface provides users with info like mile marker/ID without being overbearing and complements the natural environment without losing track of key information. The device can also store information about locations nearby and the travel can then select specific destinations within range and find out more detail about places of interest that can be easily viewed at a distance.
The device allows travelers to see where they are and where they are trying to go. The traveler can view a map and use physical gestures like pinching and zooming to explore other destinations, how far they, what they’re like, and if there are any potential hazards in getting there. Users can use the device to review messages and photos from administrators or other travelers as well as add their own and also view basic information about a place they have on their itinerary and help them make decisions accordingly.