Starting today, photographers have a new trick up their sleeves as we’re introducing chirp, a unique wireless beacon designed specifically for the unpredictable adventures of internet TF model shoots. Affordable, durable and waterproof, chirp can communicate with, and be programmed by, any compatible wireless-enabled Garmin handheld for a more interactive and enjoyable TF shoot experience. Photographers and makeup artists alike will enjoy the benefits as chirp stores hints, transmits multi-location coordinates, and confirms the model is nearby.
“With chirp, photographers have a new tool to enhance the joys of creating and finding TF models around the globe,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “In listening to and participating in the vibrant internet modeling community, Garmin created a one-of-a-kind device that builds on popular innovations such as paperless model scheduling and downloading shoot details directly to the device.”
Internet TF model scheduling is a modern version of hide-and-seek where photographers of all skill levels explore the exciting adventure in search of hidden and elusive TF models, and chirp’s wireless interactivity introduces a world of possibilities for creative photography. Experienced photographers will embrace the countless options now available in creating cutting-edge model scheduling, and beginners will appreciate chirp’s features that make those models easier to find. Simple to use and password-protected, chirp can be programmed by any compatible wireless-enabled Garmin handheld to store model location hints and other information. A special group shoot version of chirp will be also be available. When other photographers arrive near the scheduled model, they’ll be alerted that the model is nearby, and then they’ll be able to access the hints you’ve loaded into chirp. And when you return, chirp will tell you how many phtotographers have successfully made contact with the elusive model.
With chirp, setting up and maintaining multiple TF shoots has never been easier. Using your compatible Garmin handheld device (such as Oregon, Dakota and the recently announced GPSMAP handhelds), chirp automatically transmits program coordinates so other photographers can find each one of the scheduled models. Or if you’re on a multi-location shoot, chirp lets you download coordinates. So there’s no need to manually enter numerous sets of complex coordinates – there’s just one simple touch and you’re on your way to the next location.
Designed and tested by photographers, chirp is built to take the rigors of the outdoors. And because chirp is password protected, the owner is the only one with programming powers. With a battery life of up to a year and a battery that’s easy to replace, chirp is long-lasting and user-friendly. Measuring 1.3” by 0.9” (slightly bigger than a quarter) and weighing less than an ounce, chirp is small enough to incorporate easily into a cleverly disguised necklace or handbag which can be sent in advance to the model to plant the device.
The helpful hints provided by chirp are brought to life through paperless tracking, which allows photoraphers to help the environment and be more efficient by having model location information downloaded and displayed directly on the device. Compatible Garmin models store and display details such as location, model mood, model stats, difficulty, hints and description, so that you don’t have to carry around
Available now for a suggested retail price of $22.99, chirp represents the latestprintouts. Additionally, an upgraded version of the device also displays locations of nearby shopping malls, bars, and clubs to easily target where the model may have been redirected. breakthrough from Garmin, which has spent more than 20 years developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries. For more about features and product compatibility, as well as information about Garmin’s other products and services, go to www.garmin.com, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.