Meet Earl, a revolutionary tablet engineered for the most extreme of outdoor situations. Built for survival, Earl works where today's smart phones and tablets cannot. Style meets efficiency with Earl's intuitive design, fusing Android 4.1 together with an energy sipping E-Ink screen and the latest in GPS, weather sensor, and radio communication technology. With Earl at your side, stay in control of your journey no matter where it takes you
Working together with cutting-edge motion, force and orientation sensors, Earl's GPS chipset gives you precise reading of your location, direction and elevation. Combine Earl with everytrail.com and have access to over 300,000 trails at your fingertips. Connect ANT+ or Bluetooth 4.0 devices to measure your heart rate, pace and cadence. Share your routes with friends using Android Beam technology.
Always stay ahead of mother nature using Earl's internal weather sensors to accurately forecast changing conditions, even in the most remote locations. View current temperature, humidity and barometric pressure at a glance. Measure wind speed and direction using Earl's built in micro anemometer and compass. Using GPS, Earl can tell you when and where the sun, moon and stars will shine the brightest.
Keeping in touch in the backcountry can be imperative. Earl includes a two-way radio to keep you connected, no matter where you are. Featuring a FRS, GMRS and MURS transceiver, Earl connects to analog and digital radio frequencies up to 20 miles away. Send secure text or voice messages via Walkie-Talkie; even transmit weather, location, and route information. Signal for help, report fires or alert your group to changing conditions.
Featuring a built in AM/FM/SW/LW radio tuner, Earl lets you listen to the world no matter where you are. Live pause or schedule recordings on a truly worldwide emergency radio. Using SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding), be alerted to changing conditions over NOAA weather channels. Waterproof and magnet free, the built in 1-watt speaker leaves you free to enjoy the moment no matter what you encounter.
Always prepared. Earl works with thousands of Android apps already available. With support for EPUB, MOBI and PDF e-reader formats, have access to all your favorite reads while you're on the trail. Developers will have access to a range of new sensors to create apps and interactive guidebooks built specifically for Earl using our open api. Upload, share and sell your creations through Earl's gear shop.
During Earl's crowdfunding campaign, preorder Earl starting at $249 - through June 9th. As a backer, you're helping fund the production of Earl. To show their thanks, all initial backers not only receive Earl at 30% off retail, they also receive this prorated discount toward all future purchases and upgrades!