21 Feb Fogo – The ultimate adventure gadget?
It’s hard to know where to begin with a gadget that does just about everything; a motion sensor, battery charger, two-way radio, and that’s just for starters. Fogo might look at first glance like a pocket torch but that little LED screen on the side is a clue to the raft of features on tap, including the ability to detect when you’ve had a mountain biking accident and send alert texts to family and friends.
Designed and devised by a group of US outdoor enthusiasts, with a penchant for snowboarding, trail cycling and wilderness trekking, Fogo is the digital do-all they wanted for themselves.
So, you get a GPS, a walkie-talkie, a flashlight and USB backup battery all rolled into one. But that’s not all. It’s waterproof to a depth of two meters. You can use it to text other members of your group with Fogos, even where there is no mobile telephone signal or WiFi.
Fogo plots waypoints, and at night the torch be set so that should you wonder off route the beam will ‘flash’ until you make a correction. Of course the motion sensor setting is great for campsite security.