Garmin chirp (Images courtesy Garmin)
By Andrew Liszewski

Designed to serve as a cheap, compact (slightly larger than a quarter) and durable wireless beacon for those who enjoy geocaching, Garmin’s new chirp sells for just $22.99 and provides a remote way to pass on clues, coordinate data and even a confirmation that a geocacher is close to the actual cache, whatever it may be. Assuming of course that everyone in the hunt is using a compatible Garmin GPS device which is required to access or program the chirp’s secrets. With its waterproof housing and battery life rated for an entire year the chirp can run autonomously for longer than most geocaching adventures require, and organizers of the hunt will also appreciate that it keeps track of every visitor to successfully find and access its data.

[ Garmin Chirp ] VIA [ SlashGear ]