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iPad 2 GPS
iPad 2 has GPS capabilities built on what iPad had. It is an improved version and more accurate GPS maps are available on iPad 2 versus iPad.

My recommendation would be to use iPad 2 with its GPS capabilities more often than iPad initial release due to the fact that Apple invested more in the location aware apps and these types of apps will be more popular this and coming years.

Posted On: 03/16/2011
Label: News

Garmin adding new features to GPS line of products
Garmin is working hard to improving line of products that it sells to the customers. Their GPS devices have several new additions to already extensive array of features and some of the new GPS features are listed here:
  • Widescreen is getting bigger and starting at 4.3" to larger screens size.
  • Adding more maps so that North America and Canada maps are standard package now.
  • Europe maps are included in more GPS models then before.
  • GPS devices start announcing names of streets, turns, highways and exits
  • Voice recognition is improved
  • GPS now help you guide to your proper lane via Lane assist
  • Junction view displays realistically road signs and additional arrows show the proper lane
  • Bluetooth capability is increased and wider array of devices can now connect to GPS
  • Garmin nüLink is added to provide drivers with more localized information along the route.
  • FM Traffic receiver and subscription is built into the GPS devices and helps you avoid traffic. FM Traffic is included when you purchase GPS.
  • Garmin Built-in MP3 player gives you more options to listen songs and audio books
  • Multi-touch screen helps you navigate through many menu options more easily.
  • Garmin Locate help store information where you parked your car last time.
  • Where am I presents drivers with the coordinates, address, and other local service providers?
  • Photo navigation uses geo-tagged photos via Garmin Connectâ„¢ Photos website
  • ecoRoute helps you save fuel while driving your car with Garmin GPS
  • Multiple point routing sorts different destinations for efficient routes
  • Some of the newer Garmin GPS devices meet IPX7 waterproofing standards
As you can see this list is long and Garmin is on right track to deliver customer satisfaction with its new array of GPS devices.
Posted On: 07/30/2010
Label: News

iPhone 4 GPS Review
The iPhone 4 came up with the better version of GPS navigator. There are additional features that the iPhone 4 has incorporated which are:
  • Assisted GPS
  • Cellular
  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
There are all location services provided by Apple and implemented in the iPhone 4 Smartphone.

The iPhone 4 provides more value via its location based apps. I would say this is where the most value comes from using the GPS capable iPhone 4. For instance, if you need a double shot of espresso, all you have to do is to type coffee into your location aware map and all nearby coffee shops will pop-up on your screen.

The iPhone 4 has another GPS app that can be very useful while driving which is real time traffic information.

Finally, new feature called "Compass" will tell you what is your coordinates relative to your position. App will show your position while you are rotating with your iPhone 4 GPS enabled Smartphone.

Posted On: 06/28/2010
Label: News

Google GPS maps interest on our site
We start seeing more requests about Google GPS Maps on our site. It looks like people start using their smartphones for navigation which can and probably will make many of the GPS devices obsolete. We also looked at our most recent searches and there are several important changes in the website user patterns are emerging.

For example below is the list of searches performed recently on our website. Google GPS Maps Search List and Forums related to Google GPS Maps and other GPS related interests are presented as a list below.

This trending towards Google GPS is interesting and it seems like Google is moving towards domination in the GPS mapping space as well

Posted On: 05/04/2010
Label: News

GPS Products on Kaboodle
We decided to start up our own Kaboodle GPS related shopping basket where we list products we have and products we would like to buy.

Visit our profile on Kaboodle http://www.kaboodle.com/gpsfaq

Comment if you have anything to say about product selections :)

Posted On: 03/18/2010
Label: News

Geocaching is popular during summer with GPS Users
We see a lot of activity on our forum when it comes to Geocaching. We have a lot more forum posts about this topic and people start looking more for HandHeld GPS devices or popular GPS navigators used for Geocaching... We welcome this interest and want to bring several forums related to Geocaching on our website to your attention: Join the conversatin by registering with our site and discussing Geocaching onour site.
Posted On: 03/18/2010
Label: News

We are part of Killerstartups website
We have been recognized by authoritative site as on of the new killer start up business. Website called Killerstartups.com.

Moreover, we have been placed on the top of their GPS related list at http://www.killerstartups.com/tag/gps

We are glad for being recognized by one of the authorities on Web 2.0 technologies...

Posted On: 03/12/2010
Label: News

Google Nexus One with GPS
Google is to release Nexus One smartphone with GPS capability. It is known that Google with its Nexus One tries to compete directly with Apple iPhone. It has price tag of over $300 and will be avialable very shortly on the market.

This is first time Google is taking on Apple with its Nexus One smartphone and I am sure it will be a major battle. The interesting part for us to know how Google Mobile GPS capabilities in comparison to iPhone will be.

Nexus One is a good step forward for google which makes big bet on Google Mobile GPS strategy and will follow up with more information shortly.

There are only few details available about Google Mobile GPS for Nexus One but we are sure to hear more within days. We have several bits of information about Nexus One and Google Mobile GPS.

  • Touchscreen Device
  • Manufactured by HTC
We are openning forum for this device and will be creating review for it as well.

Google Nexus One Forum

Google Nexus One Review

Posted On: 01/04/2010
Label: News

Synaptics Fuse Smartphone
Synaptics, company producing solutions for mobile platform, just released new smartphone called Synaptics Fuse. It main difference from all prior models is its flexibility. This smartphne can be bended anyway which makes it quite resistant to any kind of physical damage.

Several other notable features of this phone are

  • 3-D graphics
  • proximity sensing
  • haptic feedback
  • multi-touch capacitive sensing
We'll keep up update on Synaptics Fuse GPS capabilities which are not known at the moment.
Posted On: 12/15/2009
Label: News

TomTom XXL530S Review, Updates
TomTom XXL530S is upgraded version of XL530S with wider screen size which makes it easy on eyes and more comfortable to read your maps with the POI and other details that come handy while on the road. This GPS device comes with US and Canada maps which can be updated online via their site or purchased separately for any other country that you may be interested in.

TomTom XXL530S is following trend of have 3D maps installed on the dives. This is nothing new as Garmin and other competitors started to provide maps since the beginning of 2009. It is easy to get oriented with 3D maps but I would not pay premium if TomTom would have charged for it. In fact, sometimes 2D maps do just fine for me.

It is not very difficult to mount this device even though many versions of TomTom had issues with the standard mount that comes with it. Many people on this site forum as well as on other forums brought it as one of the weaknesses of all recent TomTom devices. I guess TomTom paid attention and XXL530S comes with built-in mount that you can fold into the device.

Other notable features of TomTom XXL530S are

  • Spoken Street Names
  • IQ Routes
  • 5-Inch Touchscreen
  • millions of points of interest
  • EasyPort Mount
We are working on official review of this device and will uploading our TomTom Review section.
Posted On: 12/15/2009
Label: News

GPS Smartphones
It is becoming more and more widespread to use your smartphones as GPS Devices. Many people predict that stand alone GPS device is no longer a viable solution to your need. Many smartphone companies such as HTC, Apple, RIM are jumping into GPS space with advanced devices and to some extent pure GPS players are fighting back with their own versions of GPS capable smartphones.

Stock prices of many GPS companies have been down despite market upturn and it leads to believe that these companies are loosing out to their smartphone producers.

Time will tell who will be the winner or of market share will be divided and we are interested in following this new trend. We'll be updating our GPS Phone section more often to reflect changing nature of the GPS space. Here is a list of recent additions to this section.

Posted On: 12/11/2009
Label: News

Garmin Nuvi 5000, 1690, 1200, 1450, G60 Reviews
We just completed reviews of the following Garmin Nuvi navigators. Models Garmin Nuvi 5000, 1690, 1200. You can read about them in our Garmin GPS Review Section.

We would like to request your feedback as well. There is User Review button that you can click and fill-out online form with your rating and information.

Posted On: 12/10/2009
Label: News

Black Friday and discounted GPS
There are many GPS devices that got price cuts or will get price cuts during Black Friday period. Here is a short list of devices offered at substantial discounts.

Here is a list of GPS devices offered in one of the major consumer electornics store in the USA. These GPS navigation systems are all under $100 range which is about 50% to 60% off their original price.

Insignia NS-nav01
Magellan SE4
TomTom XL 300s bundle
Garmin Nuvi 255wt
Garmin Nuvi 205W

Posted On: 11/25/2009
Label: News

Android GPS application
Google opened up Android GPS application to more user. Their improved version of Android GPS app is running version 1.6 which is more advanced in many regards. Also, it is important to note that it is free application and comes pre-installed with Android Operating System.

The official Title for the Android GPS is Google Maps Navigation and it is capable of all the standard GPS operations that you see on TomTom, Gramin and other manufacturers of GPS devices. The main advantage of Android GPS is its mapping capabilities that utilizes Google Maps technology.

You can install GPS application without having Android by downloading software directly from the Google.com website at Google GPS Download page.

Posted On: 11/25/2009
Label: News

HTC Touch Cruise GPS Capability
HTC Corporation just released new smart phone called the HTC Touch Cruise. It offeres good GPS capabilities with possibility to navigate within USA. Moreover, HTC Touch Cruise is 3G enabled phone and as a result can provide up to date traffic information with speed.

The problem comes with the screen sharpnest. It does not have same capabilities as iphone when it comes to screen sharpness and effects. Otherwise, it is a good choice for HTC followers and I rcommend buying it if GPS is part of the feature that you are looking for in HTC smart phones.

Posted On: 04/30/2009
Label: News

Top GPS Navigation tips
GPS Navigator downloads information about GPS satellites when you use your GPS Navigator for the first time. It normally takes up to 2 min depending on your device. The reason it takes time is that information is being downloaded into your device. You can speed up this initial start-up of you leave your GPS Device motionless for about half an hour. It will load this information and will acquire satellite signals also known as TTFF much faster next time you use your GPS portable.

Another good tip will help you to prevent your GPS navigator from being stolen. There are three most common mistakes GPS owner makes and if you avoid making it you'll be able to deter people from stealing your device.

  • Don't leave your unit in the car
  • Remove the suction cup from your car and wipe out windshield
  • Get a friction mount for your car, it does not leave any marks and never fall down like some of the suction cups.

Update your GPS Navigator firmware often. This is one of those things that people normally don't do and loose out on more efficient navigation and routs. Companies are always updating and releasing new maps, new algorithms for navigating and new points of interest. It is important to update your GPS Navigator with firmware as often as you can especially if you don't use it often.

Plan your trip on computer and then upload to GPS. It is easier to plan your trip using Google Map and then simply upload to your GPS via "Send to GPS" command.

Posted On: 02/11/2009
Label: News

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Review
Research in Motion announced new GPS enabled phone that will be sold under T-Mobile wireless career. BlackBerry Curve 8900 is standard Research in Motion phone with QWERT keyboard. It has 3.2 mpx camera with capability to take shots as well as movies.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 has built in memory as well as slot for microSD memory card. It supports WiFi and GSM services. You can use it while in different country by switching GSM card from your local cell career to a remote as long as there is an agreement in place between T-Mobile and local market cell provider.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 is GPS enabled phone that makes it easier for you navigate using its navigation software. It can provide turn-by-turn instructions as well as detailed maps of the area you are in.

It is priced at 199.00 with two year contract with T-Mobile service plan.

Posted On: 02/11/2009
Label: News

Popular GPS Devices on the Market
We have been working hard on getting several important Reviews for the top GPS Devices on the market right now. You can find them on their individual pages with links pointed to these pages below. Please use these reviews while trying to research GPS device that suites your needs and if you had experience with any of the listed devices please provide your comments. We are researching next batch of GPS devices worth our reviewing and will post an update shortly.
Posted On: 01/30/2009
Label: News

Motorola Moto Q11 is GPS compatible
The word is out! Motorola Moto Q11 will have GPS integration and can be used as GPS navigator. Moto Q11 is following its predecessors which are line of all prior Moto Q series.

Here is a little bit more about this devices that is about to hit stores across USA.

  • Gets Data via GPRS
  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • QWERT keyboard
  • 64Mb Memory
  • Blootooth 2.1
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • QVGA display
We are planning to include this company and this device into our main review section of the site.
Posted On: 10/14/2008
Label: News

GPS for sex offenders
The Department of Corrections has implemented new plan for GSP locators for all sex offenders that were released from prizon. They are required to wear this device for full 30 days after their release.

We ran an article about GPS for sex offenders a while back and this is a welcome sign that GPS has wider adoption now. Please read more on this subject to get deeper understanding of this issue.

In addition, the Department of Corrections doubled the amont of GPS tracking devices and now it has 90 in stock.

Posted On: 10/01/2008
Label: News

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