With hundreds or even thousands of options in the variety of different tracking and navigation systems available for sale around the world, it can become a bit overwhelming when you run about looking for one of these gadgets.
Just about everyone takes a trip to somewhere they have never been before, whether it is by car, bike or even on foot! As long as you're the leadfoot of your group, it is important you know where you are going. In our technologically advanced world, bringing up google maps on your computer screen and writing down directions from point A to point B have become a thing of the past. It is also very easy to make a wrong turn or take the wrong exit in the heavily trafficked highways/freeways in many nations. For people travelling much, you may even consider checking points of interest from your system's built-in functions when you end up in a city you've never been in before. With that said, if you are a person that falls under any of the said circumstances you should be looking into buying GPS tracking devices to be safe in traffic.
There are probably over ten thousand unique GPS systems across the earth. When you are out to get your first one, there is no doubt that the variety in GPS will devastate your mind. I'm pretty sure there will come a time when you decide to voyage to an unknown land, whether it be by car, bike or even on foot! When you are the group's leader, you want to make sure you can get to where you are going properly. A few years back, most people would search up Mapquest or Yahoo maps and find directions to your destination. With today's advanced technology, doing so will probably have you laughed at, considering that those directions will be useless after your first wrong turn or a measly mistake in choosing your highway/freeway exit. With your very own GPS, you may never get lost even in the worst circumstances and you can even look through a GPS directory for some points of interest straight from your gizmo! If what this paragraph speaks entices you in your need of GPS tracking devices, read on!
Getting Rid of Doubts
At this instant, your mind will be going through much of what looks like this: What do I look for in a GPS? Which brand is known for the best navigation device? Which is the best GPS system for me? Which GPS is best overall? The best way to eliminate doubts is by increasing your knowledge about GPS.
Get to know your GPS
GPS navigation started off as a military only use. They had a humongous machine set up with antenna connectivity to catch satellite signals given off from the NAVSTAR satellite network. Nowadays, GPS are these small and slim boxes we hook up to our windshield, this application we find on our mobile phones, small chips to track something or someone or even a multi-use system built straight into our car's dashboard. When you first turn on any GPS, the lone command it receives it to conclude on a latitude and longitude coordinate through satellites. How fast this process takes will depend entirely on how good your system is. Systems range from an average of 12 channel receivers up to 40 channel receivers. Nonetheless, if you are positioned within soaring trees or buildings and have and hindered view of the sky, capturing satellite signals will be much tougher, if not impossible. Today's GPS come with a CPU similar to the one you find in computers, but just not as powerful. The more powerful a chip in your GPS is the faster a GPS can pull through from a disconnection and recalculate a route subsequent to a detour.
Different Types of GPS
The different types of GPS in our world are endless. However, I will be telling you all about the ones you can get in stores and how to find out which one you want to choose and if it is right for you or not. Furthermore, I will also be going over some of the really nice companies out there that make some great GPS tracking devices. For types, the main ones an everyday buyer or even a business owner will be looking for are portable GPS, in-dash navigation systems, cell phones with GPS enabled technology and covert GPS tracking. The most popular of these 4 are portable GPS. These systems are small devices with a screen size of around 3.5 inches. The top 3 companies for these systems are Garmin, Magellan and TomTom.
Next in line are the in-dash navigation systems. These systems often have 7" screens with lots of hard drive space and entertainment/luxury features like, DVD/CD player, iPod control. The top 3 companies for these systems are Pioneer, Eclipse and JVC.
Something you don't see in everyday cell phones is the GPS-enabled technology. Depending on what cell phone you have you can do some pretty cool things with the GPS features. Some cool cell phones that do the job great are, BlackBerry bold, iPhone 4, HTC Droid Incredible and Samsung Epic 4G.
Last but not the least we have covert GPS tracker. This is a rather unusual type of GPS and can be used in very versatile methods. In my opinion, it is the most powerful type of GPS tracking available to man. In a small chip that ranges from cell phone size to fingertip size, there is GPS tracking that can be tracked through a computer with internet. This can be used to track cars, to your young children. Unfortunately, I can't cover entirely how great covert GPS tracking is in just one article.
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