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MotionX-GPS Harnesses the Power of the New iPhone 3GS: Integrated Compass, iPod and Fast Map Support

MotionX-GPS Sails the Pacific With Team Pegasus Providing Facebook and Twitter Track Updates to Followers (July 07, 2009)

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/09 -- MotionX(TM)-GPS, the top selling navigation application for the iPhone, launches an updated version with expanded features and functionality made possible by the recent iPhone 3GS hardware and 3.0 software update. MotionX-GPS embeds the functionality of an advanced handheld GPS unit into a simple and intuitive iPhone application that is ideal for outdoor activities such as biking, running, sailing, skiing, kayaking and more.

Avid sailors, Fullpower founder Philippe Kahn, and vice president of technology, Mark Christensen, are currently using MotionX-GPS V6 as they doublehand across the Pacific in the Transpac 2009, a legendary 2,225 nautical mile race from California to Hawaii. To track the team's progress, be sure to visit the skipper's blog at

"Mark and I make a great team and we are excited to test MotionX-GPS on the open sea and look forward to posting our tracks and positions to followers on Facebook and Twitter," stated Kahn. "And of course, we plan on spending time imagining a future with all types of motion sensing mobile designs, powered by Fullpower."

New Features in MotionX-GPS V6:

  • MotionX-GPS leverages the integrated digital compass in the iPhone 3GS to determine direction regardless of location and satellite coverage.

  • By taking advantage of the new iPhone 3.0 OS, users can directly access and control their iPod music and playlists from within MotionX-GPS.

  • MotionX-GPS leverages the OS 3.0's new Apple Map Kit framework so that Google Maps render faster than ever.

Existing Features:

  • One-Click Facebook and Twitter Share allows for tracks to be instantly shared with friends and family.

  • Fast and easy map caching means MotionX maps can be accessed offline and rendered quickly even when you're off-road with no cellular signal.

Embraced by more than 1.5 million outdoor enthusiasts, MotionX-GPS for the iPhone 3G and 3GS is available for $2.99 for a limited time through the Apple App Store.

Fullpower's MotionX technology platform is the leader for mobile sensing solutions. MotionX solutions span navigation, imaging, life-sciences and energy management. Today the iPhone is the premier showcase for MotionX solutions, with more than 3 million App store downloads.

About Fullpower/MotionX
Founded in 2003 by Sonia Lee and Philippe Kahn, Fullpower's mission is to put motion-sensing in every mobile device. As the leader in mobile sensing solutions, Fullpower is building on its expertise in wireless sensor technology to deliver unique, interactive motion-sensing applications. MotionX solutions are designed and developed in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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