I’ve been experimenting a lot with my plate carrier and one of the things I never quite understood was those pouches that were meant to hold your smartphone on the front part of your chest. I know a couple outfits that make the devices bill them for use with blue force tracking applications but I’ve never seen it in action. High Speed Gear has just launched their own smartphone holder called the Navigator Tech Pouch which services as a convenient tray for accessing the touchscreen on your smartphone without having to sacrifice one hand to hold the device.
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The New Navigator Tech Pouch from High Speed Gear
SWANSBORO, N.C. –– High Speed Gear® released its new Navigator Tech Pouch June 1 for use with personal navigation and similar navigation devices.
The Navigator is a low-profile admin pouch designed to assist in hands-free navigation through smart phone apps. The pouch unfolds and suspends at a 90-degree angle to give clear visibility to a smart phone or similar device, which it holds securely in an adjustable, hook and loop harness. The harness is designed to accommodate most smart phones, including plus-style phones, with or without cases, as large as 7” x 3.5” x 0.75”. The pouch also features an internal pocket with corner cutouts for notebooks or battery packs, as well as an elastic loop for a map pen or marker and another loop by the pocket for an additional pen or cable management.
“We designed the Navigator at the request of some of our friends in the U.S. Army to offer convenient device access, especially for those using personal devices for navigation,” explained Bill Babboni, HSGI® vice president of sales and marketing. “Not everyone has access to top tier GPS tools, and with public navigation apps becoming more and more sophisticated, the Navigator Tech Pouch helps to bring convenience to your fingertips with the functionality that you know and trust from HSGI.”
I might try one of these out in the near future as they are only about $60 and this is pretty inexpensive compared to other smartphone holders that are compatible with plate carriers. While I don’t have much use personally for a blue force tracking application, it would be nice to be able to reference a GPS map for navigation purposes without having to set down my rifle. The Navigator Tech Pouch is available in 7 different colors and is $64.00 on the High Speed Gear store.
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