ROUGH AND TOUGH
Land Rover and Bullitt Group have unveiled details of its new Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone designed for people who live for adventure and need a phone that can survive whatever adventure is undertaken. At the heart of the Land Rover Explore is a powerful 4000mah battery that gives two days of typical use, with constant GPS Navigation mapping activated on the 5” HD display. Battery life can be doubled by adding the included Adventure Pack while on the go. Once added, it can replace the need for a separate GPS device with its GPS patch antenna that improves the reliability and accuracy of the GPS. It also adds additional 3600 mah of battery power and premium topographic mapping with Skyline augmented reality, courtesy of Viewranger. Other hardware packs available include a large 4370mah additional battery and a universal bike mount.
The Land Rover Explore is drop-tested to 1.8 metres, has a factory fitted screen protector, it can survive underwater, including salt water, complying to IP68 rating, and can cope with extreme temperatures, thermal shock, humidity, and vibration exposure. Designed in close collaboration with Land Rover, the smartphone takes subtle design cues from the unbeatably capable and versatile Land Rover Discovery.the home screen features a customisable Outdoor Dashboard for instant access to weather condition information and sensor data from the device.
Separately, the Explore Hub is a curated app portal with a content catalogue relevant to many outdoor activities, as well as the Land Rover Incontrol apps. Plus, small features like a handy SOS flashlight and a Night red filter mode to reduce screen glare, help to ensure the Land Rover Explore is perfect for everyone with a passion for the outdoors. Notable features include a bright 5” full HD screen that is optimised for sunlight legibility, while the touchscreen can be controlled with wet fingers or while wearing gloves. Improved connectivity options are provided by a dual SIM feature, giving users the ability to connect to two networks.the phone will be available for pre-order in South Africa through Land Rover from this month onwards.