March 26th, 2013
Your Global Positioning System (GPS) device came with a number of preloaded maps when you bought it, but if has been more than two years since you purchased the unit, you need to upgrade the software and the maps. Failure to do so increases your risk of becoming lost. This is because the roads in many areas can change as highway construction projects are completed.
The upgrading procedure is simple and is similar for most common GPS brands. Go Read the rest of this entry »
September 20th, 2012
Nowadays I use my smartphone (or the Smarty, as I affectionately refer to it) for just about everything from looking up TexasElectricityProviders to keeping in touch with friends all over the planet. The other day, I decided to add a new use to the phone and tried to use the GPS for a trip that would literally take me from one end of the country to the other. I thought everything was going good until the GPS tried to take me down a road that didn’t exist and hadn’t existed for almost a year. One of the most important things to remember when you are using a GPS is to update the courses and the atlas. A lot of the more advanced models on the market automatically do this, but some other models make it a choice and whether you are using GPS on your phone or you are trying to use one of those car systems, you always want to make sure that the maps are up-to-date. I mean, let’s face it, the world is changing all the time and the same goes for the world of travel. We are always building new roads, destroying old ones or just constantly re-mapping how we get from point A to point B. It pays to have a guide that is informed and knowledgeable on these changes. So the next time you jump in the car with a GPS, make sure it is updated or you could be in for a shocking surprise down the road.
March 1st, 2012
For years, individuals were required to use either a map, or an educated guess, when it came down to directions, and lets face it, educated guesses, more often than not, didn’t work, and ended up pushing vehicles further off course than before. Thankfully, with GPS (global positioning systems) it is possible to get from point A to point B without any maps on hand, as GPS units give step by step driving instructions. These little devices have helped completely change the way we drive, all for the better.
The GPS unit has allowed people to travel, without stopping to ask for directions or print off maps before hopping into the car. This had reduced the amount of time we spend on the road, as the GPS unit is capable of giving the driving directions. On top of this, the GPS units are able to call out the directions, so you never need to take your eyes of the road. This improves safety, as you no longer need to hold a six foot map out the window, just to see what road you are on. Because of this, you no longer need to take your eyes off the road or have a copilot.
February 15th, 2012
It is so easy to find an unknown location with a GPS. No new or teen driver needs to be without one. This is one of the best inventions ever made for new drivers.
The GPS navigation allows new drivers to travel without the fear of getting lost. Many of the GPS devices give routes with multiple locations. Users that buy these will not regret the purchase. They will be so happy that they took the time to buy such a helpful device.
The best thing about this is that new drivers can learn multiple routes in terms of the quickest distance or the scenic routes. Drivers can estimate how long it will take and how many miles they need to travel. This allows people to better prepare for the trip. They can get the proper amount of gas and leave at a time that suites their arrival time.
A GPS can make a teen driver appear to be seasoned. These systems alert drivers about where they should turn and this equates to safer driving. Users do not have worry about making the wrong turns or holding up traffic. This really eases the mind of the new or teen driver.
January 31st, 2012
When choosing a new GPS model, as a consumer, one has to take the time to really find the best, and find those which are going to offer the most accurance and precision, yet still give you the quality and ability to find any destination you may be looking to find. You will find that the more you shop around for your GPS model, the more likely it is that you are going to find the ones that are going to give you such accuracy, and give you the best results when you are trying to Read the rest of this entry »
January 16th, 2012
A GPS, like any other piece of electronic equipment, needs to be stored properly for years of use. Many times a person decides they no longer need the GPS and will put it away in case they need it in the future. Then several months later they may find that they have stored their unit wrong and it has lower performance or none at all because it was stored improperly.
When it comes to how to store a GPS when not in use, most the answers are pretty straight forward. The first and foremost answer is to avoid extreme heat and cold. Unless a car GPS is being used everyday, the car is a bad place to keep the GPS unit. Depending on locale, the inside of a car can get up to 140 or 160 degrees when closed up during the summer months. This temperature change can occur within a few hours. The inner workings of the GPS may survive OK, but the plastic case can start to separate under these extreme conditions.
The best place for the GPS is in the house. The temperatures in the home are perfect for electronic equipment. If the original packaging was kept for the GPS, the cardboard case that was in the package and held the unit is good for keeping other stored items away from the sensitive touch screen. The hard corner of just one heavy box can damage the GPS screen.
How to store a GPS when not in use is an excellent question. If the owner is not going to use the unit more than once a week, they should bring the GPS inside and store it safely in a drawer where it can be gotten to easily and still stay safe. If the GPS is used everyday and a person finds it inconvenient to carry it in and out of the house everyday, then they should place the unit under the cars seat or in the glove box to avoid being kept in direct sunlight. Most GPS units are up to the challenge when it comes to storage, but proper storing of the unit can add years to the life of the GPS.
August 16th, 2011
Owning a GPS system is becoming more and more common. While the prices of a new GPS system have come down significantly over the past several years; some customers still want to purchase a GPS for less. A refurbished GPS system typically costs fifty percent less than a brand new unit. There are several reasons that consumers should consider purchasing a refurbished GPS system.
One of the most important reasons to consider purchasing a refurbished GPS system is that the system is reviewed by the manufacturer. Shoppers who purchase used GPS units do not have any Read the rest of this entry »
August 12th, 2011
GPS is a fabulous invention that can help you quickly and safely navigate your way across unfamiliar cities and states. If you are looking for places that will offer reasonable prices on a GPS, keep reading. In this article, we will look at two places that are certain to give you a high-quality deal on a GPS system.
Your local electronics store, like Best Buy, should be able to give you a fair price on a good GPS system. They sell a variety of these systems from various manufacturers Read the rest of this entry »
August 9th, 2011
If you have ever taken a wrong turn on the freeway and found yourself in a strange neighborhood do not worry, assuming you have a GPS in your car, getting lost is the least of your problems. It will not be difficult to find out how to find alternate routes with a GPS, the only thing you need to do is experiment with driving. Instead of following the directions on the GPS, just make your own turn. Your system will then Read the rest of this entry »
August 5th, 2011
If you are a frequent traveler, you know how frustrating it can be to try navigating your way around an unfamiliar city or state. It is almost impossible without a map. However, a GPS system is actually a much better navigational choice than a map for two reasons: you don’t have to take your eyes off the road, and you can calculate an alternate route.
With a GPS system, you never have to take your eyes off the road. Maps are dangerous Read the rest of this entry »