How to pick a GPS for your car

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Have you ever found yourself in the driving and not knowing where you are going or even lost? I most certainly have and trust me it could get you into a lot of trouble! Well if your sense of direction deserts you once in a while, it’s about time you got yourself a GPS navigation device for your car. Buying an in-car GPS device can be tricky because you can’t take it for a test drive. GPS units are often sealed in packages, and even if they’re on display, it’s difficult to know how they would perform in real-world conditions. Here are a few tips on how to pick a GPS device for your car

  • The first thing you would need to decide before you buy a GPS system is that how often you are planning to use it. If you don’t plan to use it much then you could settle in for an inexpensive GPS system which could just go into your glove compartment. These GPS systems are usually not user friendly. If you are planning to use it a lot then you should look for a system that gives you vocal as well as graphical directions like the Garmin Nuvi GPS and car windshield mount system.
  • Then you should consider the layout of your car. A few GPS devices come with large monitors which display the map. They are usually attached or fixed on the dashboard of your car. In a few cars this might block the air vents or cause discomfort to the passenger sitting in front.
  • A few GPS devices like the Magellan Roadmate have touch screens. They make it easier to use while driving.
  • A few GPS devices offer you update’s to download on various traffic conditions or road blocks that come up ahead in your way. This is necessary and it is always advisable to get a GPS device with this feature. A few GPS devices like the TomTom XL also provide fuel prices when you are on your journeys.
  • GPS devices come with limited memory storage. If you happen to be a yearlong traveler it is always better to get lots of storage space as you will have to download a lot of maps from your GPS provider.

So don’t keep wandering about asking people for directions. Let technology guide you the way

Guest Blogger: Anil

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