TomTom Go Supreme 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device Review

TomTom Go Supreme 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device Review

Firstly, I would warn you about buying this device as it has everything the needful GIS features of GPS Navigation. I would not abandon any attributes, such as Text-to-Speech, Lane Guidance, HOV, Point of Interest, and HELP! For instance, would not choose the TomTom Go Supreme 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device as it runs short speech to text.

GPS TomTom 620 – 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device

Product Feature

  • Updates through Wi-Fi: Get the most recent world guides and programming refreshes for your TomTom GO Supreme by means of inherent Wi-Fi – no PC required
  • TomTom traffic: Supremely exact traffic data empowers your TomTom GO Supreme to keenly design courses around traffic
  • TomTom speed camera cautions: Avoid disturbances with normal reports on fixed, versatile, and normal speed cameras, at no additional expense
  • Last mile route: Trusted direction, in-vehicle and afterward by walking, right to your objective’s front entryway; unrivaled direction by TomTom Go Supreme and TomTom MyDrive, each progression of the excursion
  • IFTTT usefulness: For warm invites and straightforward farewells, sync your indoor regulator, carport entryway, lights, music, menial helpers and keen gadgets with TomTom GO Supreme
  • TomTom MyDrive and travels: Pre-plan your excursion and plan your next experience with TomTom travels

Advantages of GPS Tomtom 620

  1. In normal rural driving, I never lost a satellite signal. It uses around 30-55 seconds to search a signal on a start position, which is normal time same as other GPS, I ever used.
  2. The routing is good and led me to the point where I tried to go. And it is able to recalculate moderately fast when I go wrong, and then report a corrected route immediately.
  3. The device is very compact and virtually suits with a shirt pocket. I see this as a great travel device.
  4. You can charge this unit via computer or a USB charger – a wonderful choice if it is not used in a car.
  5. Change volume with one touch. Only click and drag, no have to click a divide OK button.
  6. The new greatest feature in this device is the Demo mode. Just type your destination and then it will reproduce a drive to that point. This feature worked very well when I have to tell everyone how to go to any place.
  7. A speed limit caution beeps for you when you drive over your setting driving speed, or if they have the maximum speed for a road. Regrettably, I only get it to caution me on the throughway. Anyway, Garmin nuvi works great even through on vicinity streets.
  8. There are many security functions can be activated – for instance, the warning when you are close an academy or place of worship. I’m also not sure about the usefulness of this feature, but it’s absolutely an amusing feature.
  9. Provides a wide range of colors by day and night displays. I went with the default settings that are more sufficient. In especially the views of night display is obvious and simple to read.
  10. Points of Interest are adjustable. Truly many things of this unit is user adjustable (include speed limits on roads, the road names, etc.).

Disadvantages

  1. The display of real property is very cramped. Once you factor in all the “avionics”, the map display ends up being cramped. I favor the roomier GPS tomtom 620. However, I couldn’t keep 1440 in a shirt pocket.
  2. In my utilization, I usually depend on great voice reminders. The TomTom Go Supreme 6 Inch GPS Navigation Device can be either a “human” or a “computer” sound. This selection is an issue for me is that one voice can talk the name of roads while the other could not. It’s difficult to assume why the mechanics felt that this selection was essential, particularly since the TTS feature loses it’s worth when the name of the street couldn’t be spoken. And, figure on the sound I chose, the device differed from feet (that I love) to yards (which I have to psychically convert).
  3. The device does not automatically turn on when the car is started, or turn off when the car is turned off. This is bad.
  4. Magellan Lane Assist is more instructive. At most major interchange it cautions me about driving on the right lane. The 140-S seems to happen only if it believes that there is a likelihood of misunderstanding. I need extra advice, especially when going to an unknown city.
  5. The display screen is hard to see in the sunlight.
  6. The Point of Interest database is very imperfect. I couldn’t find a simple place such as Best Buy Amazon.

Conclusion

The display screen dimension is moderately minuscule when equating to other GPS. A main deciding determinant is that you evaluate higher, portability, or usability. This unit conquers portability.

What is Geospatial Technology?

What is Geospatial Technology

Geospatial technology is used in the collection, analysis, and storage of geographic information. Geospatial technology makes use of software in the mapping of geographic locations while assessing the effect of human activities. Geographic Information System (GIS) utilizes digital software to combine datasets and maps about socioeconomic trends and environmental events. GIS develops layered maps for a better geospatial analysis of complex data. The layering happens because each point of data is linked to a definite location on the earth. Other forms of geospatial technology include geofencing, global positioning systems GPS, and remote sensing.

Geospatial definition: Any data that is related to or indicated by a geographic location. Geospatial technology analyzes and collects geospatial data.

Types of Geospatial technology used in industrial applications:

Remote Sensing: geospatial data and satellite imagery received from airborne cameras and satellite sensors. Satellite imagery highly improves a project for GIS mapping and gives information data to help classification and analysis for modeling and geospatial assessment.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS):

This is a mapping tool for analyzing geospatial data that is georeferenced. Geographic Information Systems can be utilized to support the management of the environment for disasters and natural hazards, natural resources, global climate change, land cover, wildlife, and a host of other applications.

Global Positioning System (GPS):

This is a navigation system powered by satellite and made up of 24 satellites placed into orbit for the collection of locations and coordinates.

Nowadays, there are tons of applications in use powered by geospatial technology. Agencies, organizations, and companies all over the world make use of geospatial technology to transform maps produced manually and related descriptive records into strong digital databases. Geospatial systems which were once a tool that only the largest organizations could afford have become an affordable option for small organizations as well.

The launch of Google Maps in 2005 was one of the greatest moments in geospatial history. It made available mapping technology to a wide audience.

But the foundation of what is now known as geospatial technology today was first laid in 1832. That year, when there was cholera outbreak in Paris, Charles Picquet, a French cartographer developed one of the first maps to indicate the area of high concentration of people with the illness.

When there was an outbreak of cholera in London in 1854, John Snow, a physician improved on the works of Charles Picquet. Apart from making a map showing the location of cholera deaths, he made use of spatial analysis of the data to demonstrate the link between cholera and contaminated water sources.

Photozincography was invented by the early 1900s. It was a kind of map printing that had separate layers. Data could be visually represented by each layer on the map.

In the 1960s, Roger Tomlinson helped to develop the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) that improved the face of traditional cartography. The development of satellites which focused on scientific ventures, commercial activities, and national security, provided pictures of human activity and the Earth’s surface for the first time, thereby revealing more ways to visually represent data.

What Are Geographical Features

What Are Geographical Features

Geographic features are characteristic features of the Earth, whether natural or artificial. Natural geographical features are made of ecosystems and landforms. For instance, physical environmental factors or terrain types are natural geographic features. On the other hand, other engineered forms or human settlements are referred to as artificial geographical features.

Types of Artificial Geographical Features

Artificial geographic features include bridges, highways, railroads, airports, dams, buildings, and reservoirs. They are part of the anthroposphere because they are geographic features made by man.

Planet Earth is replete with diverse physical features ranging from deserts and oceans to mountains and plains.

First, let’s examine the tallest geographical features of the Earth: Mountains. A mountain is a landform that grows conspicuously above its surroundings, typically having a relatively confined summit area with steep slopes. It is quite rare for mountains to exist individually; in many cases, they occur in ranges or elongated chains. For instance, Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is one of the mountains in the Himalayan Mountain chain. Mountains which make up about 20% of Earth’s landmass exist on all 7 continents.

At the base of some mountains, there are a series of foothills or “piedmont”. They are gradual rises in height and are a transition between mountains and plains. Away from the mountains, there are separate hills which exist on their own. Hills, just like mountains, are raised areas of the earth’s surface, however, they are less steep and not as high as mountains. U.S. Geological Survey says that there is no official disparity between mountains and hills. The United States and the United Kingdom used to describe hills as summits below 1,000 feet. However, in the mid-twentieth century, both countries discarded the definition.

Another geographical feature is the plateau. It is an area of highland that is significantly raised above the surrounding area.

There are 2 major types of plateau: Volcanic plateaus and dissected plateaus. A dissected plateau is formed due to upward motion in the Earth’s crust as a result of gradual collision of tectonic plates. This gives rise to a volcanic plateau being formed from many little volcanic eruptions that overtime accumulate slowly. Even though plateaus are higher than the surrounding terrain, they are different from mountain ranges as they are flat.

The mesa is another flat-topped elevation. It is an isolated, flat-topped hill or ridge which is bounded by steep escarpments from all sides and distinctly erects above a surrounding plain. Mesa consists of soft flat-lying sedimentary rocks insulated by durable layers of hard rock. These durable layers behave like a caprock which forms the flat summit.

Valleys lie in between some of the elevated geographical features. A valley is a stretched depression of the surface of the earth, popularly formed by rivers and occur between ranges of mountains and hills or on plains. Deep valleys formed by the tectonic plate movements are known as rift valleys, while very deep and narrow valleys of similar appearance are known as gorges.

A plain is another geographical feature which can be defined as any level area of the surface of the Earth which exhibits small local relief and gentle slopes. Plains vary largely in size, with the smallest one occupying up to 10 acres.

All You Must Know About Geographic Information System (GIS)

All You Must Know About Geographic Information System (GIS)

What is GIS – Definition

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is used to gather data for the purpose of storage, scrutiny, distribution, and displaying geographic information. GIS data shows real-world geographical features such as terrain, transportation networks, and elevations in a digital format. The displayed images emanate from the areas where the information was gathered. Users can make use of the information for purposes such as mapping the data, scrutinizing the digitally displayed data, and editing the data.

A GIS includes application software for surveying land, aerial photography, remote sensing, extensive geographical mapping, and so on. Often times, it is used to study global problems with the aim of finding solutions much more quickly.

Of recent, geographic information systems are been developed for public use. For instance, Google Maps and Bing Maps are GIS applications now used by so many individuals around the world. The public can now access large volumes of geographical information via interactive web mapping. An importance of GIS is that it is used to study climate change. It is now used in the analysis and tracking of data with regards to the impact of climate change. For instance, GIS is used in the study of ice melting in the Arctic.

GIS can also be used for earthquake mapping. It is now possible to map shifts in tectonic in areas of high risk to the earthquake for business development and public safety planning such as deciding insurance rates. With respect to techniques for business marketing, a business can make use of GIS in the analysis of demographic data to locate regions where their products or services are likely to be sold. Governments can make use of GIS to examine census information such as education and health statistics. This is helpful for government spending and modifying or developing public policies. It can also offer assistance for health research such as the analysis of data from heart disease research. Also, it can help in the creation of jobs in the right places that can give a boost to the economy.

Apart from the use of GIS technology for research on climate change, it can be used for law enforcement and security logistics, urban development and planning such as choosing where to develop roads and communities that will have minimum environmental impact, examining a potential business market and business marketing, management of natural resources, cartography, archaeology research analysis, natural resource mapping, and the tracking and analysis of natural disasters with the hope to shorten emergency response time. GIS technology can also be used as an educational tool for universities and technology schools for studies such as science, geography, and math. GIS can even be added to the curriculum of high school students.

Mapping where objects and places are located will help in finding places that have the features they are seeking for, and if there are challenges, they will be able to identify what has to be carried out and formulate an effective and efficient problem-solving solution. Also, they will be able to notice emerging important patterns. The goal of GIS is to locate new trends from the research. The analysis of data via the Geographic Information System will help in the learning and understanding of information much quickly and easily.

The 03 types of GIS Data are metadata, attribute, and spatial

1. Metadata

A. They are the most forgotten type of data

B. very important if you are going to use the data, or if someone else will use your data at a later time. It contains information about:

i. accuracy

ii. scale

iii. data source

iv. projection/datum

v. manipulations

vi. how data is acquired

D. many different “standards” for presentation and collection of metadata, such as FGDC utilized by US government agencies.

2. Attribute Data GIS

Attribute data have characteristics that are non-spatial and are connected by tables to lines, points, polygons, and “events” on lines, (and in certain cases GRID cells)

A vector, point, or raster geologic map could describe a “rock unit” on a map with a single letter, number, or name, however, the attribute table could have.

– lithology

 – age

– percent quartz

– etc, for each type of rock on the map.

B. many GIS programs can either dray the polygon by an identifier or by any of the attributes

3. Spatial Data

A. vector data

 i. Polyline/Line Data — data that is defined by x,y points (events, nodes) and arcs (lines) between points (line, polylines, and segments).

ii. Point Data — data contained by events (or points) described by x,y (long lat; northing, easting)

iii Polygon Data — data of closed segments of line which enclose areas described by attributes.

Polygon data could be “multipart” such as the islands of Hawaii.

B. grid data or raster (matrix of numbers describing e.g. herbicide, population,  elevation, use, etc.)

What is the Importance of GIS Data

Irrigation management:

The availability of water for the purpose of irrigation is important for the production of crops in that area. It needs to be efficiently and properly managed for the proper management of water with the help of GIS data.

Identification of Volcanic Hazard

The volcanic hazards to the environment and human life include lava flows, hot avalanches, flooding, and hot particles gas clouds. Potential hazard zone for volcanic eruptions can be identified through the historical records of volcanic activities gotten through GIS data. Hence an impact assessment of volcanic hazards helps to deal with loss of lives and property and economic loss in densely populated areas.

Determination of land use and land cover

Land use refers to the part of the surface used for a particular use. Land cover refers to the feature that covers a barren land. The role of GIS data in land cover and land use applications is that it helps to determine changes in land cover/land use in different places. Also, it can estimate and detect changes in the land cover/land use pattern over time. It helps to detect sudden changes in land cover and land use either by natural causes or due to other activities such as deforestation.

Geographic Information Science After GIS

Geographic Information Science After GIS

A look at the proceedings of the most important conferences in geographic information science reveals the disappearance of a topic that has been at the core of our discipline from the first day: GIS. Apparently, we either know everything about GIS, or researchers simply got bored with the topic and turned to other, more interesting research areas (I think the truth is somewhere in between).
Of course, there are still other important topics within the broader field, such as wayfinding/routing and data integration/interoperability. But in my opinion, those topics will face the same destiny – the most relevant research questions will be solved, and the solutions will be put into practice by the industry. Which brings up the question of what will be the future research topics we are going to tackle – or, to put it more drastically: will there still be a right to exist for GI science as an independent discipline?

The current hot research topics in our field suggest that the per-definition interdisciplinary GIs science community will become even more interdisciplinary. We do no longer stick to the core topic of computing spatial information, but we are taking disciplines such as cognitive science (spatial cognition), AI (spatial reasoning), and – of course – ideas of Web 2.0 (trust networks) into account. From a political perspective, the need for research on privacy becomes more and more pressing. Beyond those current topics, there is still a significant amount of research done on very basic topics, and I do not think that we will run out of such topics in the near future.

With the current state of GI science in mind, I do believe that it will continue to be an independent discipline. It will certainly get even more interdisciplinary – there are still topics which could be seen as obviously related to the field, but which have not been addressed from a GI perspective yet, such as logistics (as far as I know).

Perhaps a reason is that we are still in the transition from local GIS workstations to distributed (or centralised) GIS networks. But this development never really got off the ground. We are stuck in this transition, and we don’t really know what we can expect from the future (and therefore many people decide to put not too much research efforts into it and prefer to wait).

Potential of GIS

GIS. Sold to many as the savior from unemployment and an infinite source for research. Or at least to me and my fellow classmates in GIScience ‘back in the days.’ Despite this very intriguing view of the potential of GIS, we should open our eyes to reality and see GIS for what it is–a set of tools. This realization is nothing new to the broader GIScience community and it is no surprise to me that it reflects itself in the proceedings of current GIScience conferences. Yes, GIS was at the core of GIScience in its beginning stage, but the field evolved and extended far beyond GIS. That is not to say that there is no research left in respect to GIS. One example would be the efforts that are undertaken in the realm of PPGIS–addressing both technical and critical questions. Some might argue that critical approaches are not part of GIScience. I do not subscribe to this view.

At the end, it all becomes a problem of semantics. What is GIScience? If one applies a broader definition, then the shift of GIS to the periphery of GIScience doesn’t really change anything about the discipline itself.

Locate your Children Fast With GPS watches For Kids

Locate your Children Fast With GPS watches For Kids

Stop Parents! Locate You, Children, Fast With GPS Watches for Kids & Get Some Peace of Mind

Learn everything you need to know about GPS watches for kids with this handy online guide to portable GPS systems.

Find out how you can use GPS Smartwatches as a transmitter, navigator, recorder, and altimeter all in one GPS watch system.

With real advice on GPS watch manufacturers, you can compare quality and prices on all portable GPS watches, like: Casio, Garmin, Protrek, and Timex.

To get the most out of your online shopping experience, keep reading about GPS watch systems with this exciting online guide to GPS watches for kids.

Best GPS Watch For Kids

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Global Positioning System GPS

Life is hectic and often challenges with obstacles that we must react quickly to.

It never hurts to get some help navigating your way through the endless stream of people, places and traffic in our modern world.

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a wonderful way to stay centered during your day.

For instance, GPS can help you do many things like:

  • Develop Databases
  • Download Software
  • Create Digital Maps
  • Find People & Vehicles

From mapping your travel route through the city to tracking people’s locations and activities, GPS receivers keeps you in touch and alert.

Increase your ability to communicate in this multi-facet world by utilizing a handheld GPS system, which will pinpoint your destinations down to a tee.

Planning your day around realistic time estimates has never been easier with a GPS watch or hand held palm pilot.

TickTalk 3 Unlocked 4G LTE Universal Kids Smart Watch

Smart Watch Phone with GPS Tracker

  • MESSAGING: The new instant message center comes with 2-way text messages, voice messages, photos, and emojis. Available for individual or group chat. The TickTalk3 allows children to send preset text messages, like “I’m on the varsity bus.” “I’ll call you later.” “Just arrived.” It’s now allowed to feature customized text responses to the TickTalk 3.
  • LOCATOR: thanks to the 4G reception, the new locator is 50% faster than our prior model and it’s more accurate.
  • IP67 WATER RESISTANT: The TickTalk3 is safeguarded with IP67 waterproof technology, protecting it from rain, poolside splashes, or if it’s dropped accidentally during a body of water.
  • It’s the first and only kids’ watch phone which can make video calls smoothly within the US.
  • Input the time you’d like, playback where had the child been. Customize the watch faces to combine and match the wrist bands.

GPS Watches For Kids

There’s never been an easier way to stay connected than with GPS watches.

A receiver is installed inside the mechanics of a watch in order to allow reception with nearby satellites.

This allows you to get connected to many modaluties of communications and information via your lightweight GPS watch.

Handy state-of-the-art watches that do more than tell time can come in handy for several things, including:

  • Gym
  • Running
  • Athletics
  • Outdoors

You can download appropriate training and workout programs into the GPS system in your watch.

This means that you can track your time, heart-rate, speed, distance and pace data all from one resourceful watch.

Let your GPS watch alert you to when you’ve reached your goal, heart rate, or peak performance moment.

GPS watches make it easier to exercise, hike, or run in nature surroundings.

With a great tracking and mapping system you will be aware of the road ahead, as well as store information on where you’ve been.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX – Royal Blue

  • Kids watches are ideal for youthful picture takers, this strong smartwatch has more memory so kids can take numerous photos and recordings; highlight a camera with photograph impacts, a camcorder, a voice recorder with voice-evolving impacts, and a little screen. Best for a long time: 4 to 9 years
  • Notwithstanding the alert, clock, and stopwatch, the VTech watch has 2 new instruments including a schedule highlight and a mini-computer so your youngster can process straightforward expansion, deduction, increase, and division issues
  • Computerized and simple kids smartwatch show accompanies 50 or more clock face plans; sprinkle verification for regular play (sprinkle and sweat confirmation; don’t lower and not appropriate for showering or washing)
  • Something beyond a watch, it’s the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX; highlights a battery-powered Lithium-Ion battery and incorporates a miniature USB link to transfer photographs/recordings additionally as energize the battery

Benefits & Features

Use your GPS watch system to keep track of your children in large crowds or when they go out with friends.

Now you can prepare yourself for frightening situations where your child has gotten lost in a crowd at the mall, a local fair, or during a vacation.

With GPS watches you can stay in communication with your child and pinpoint exactly where they are located at all times.

Here’s a look at some of the benefits and features of best gps watch for kids:

  • Alerting
  • Tracking
  • Communicating

You can download tracking and mapping software into your best GPS watch for kids. This helps you and your child can develop a plan of action, just in case.

When you have younger children it’s hard to keep peace of mind in these modern times.

Now that GPS technology is so readily available and economical to regular consumers, you have options.

Confirm your child’s location within minutes of searching for them with the Global Positioning System.

Due to the fact that GPS watches are so lightweight, you can wear them on your arm, or clip them onto your belt.

Models & Brands

Let this great online guide help you find an economical and high quality GPS watch for all your needs.

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  • VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX: Vtech Watch, with fun games, activities, and learning applications this is often an excellent gift for a young child with an inquisitive mind. With dual cameras and video too, there’s many fun to be had!
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Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator Review

Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigator Review

It is better that I call the Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT the flagship GPS navigation unit from the auto line of Garmin. Being a GPS connoisseur, I always look for advanced features in any GPS navigation unit and the nüvi 760 is perhaps the perfect little device that is going to be a delight for the techno freaks like me! At least I was happy! And I guess that instead of beating around the bush, it is time that I take you to a tour of my experience with the new Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS.

Feel and Design

Not to exaggerate, the Garmin Garmin nüvi 1390 hard reset is sexy enough to accompany you and your girlfriend in the public. At least, I was happy to take it out in public. With an aesthetic black look on the face, it has grabbed a crispy look and the screen becomes easier to read – is that not one of the most wanted features of GPS units? Yet another noticeable feature is that the flip-up antenna is gone as compared to the 300 and 600 models of nüvi. This is perhaps the drawback if you think that 20 seconds can impact your business or social and personal life. Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS takes nearly 20 seconds more before the inbuilt GPS chip gets activated.

It really did not bother me. The slider switch to turn the device on and off can be used as a hold button to stop the touch screen activities. There is an SD card slot and a Smartphone jack place on the left side of the unit. I always desire to have extra map coverage and multimedia files and this is what the SD card slot is used for. Simple! The maps are already loaded in the internal memory of the device. The device also has a USB port place at the bottom to let you connect to the computer. It also acts as a power/mount connector!

Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS

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  • Coordinated Bluetooth remote innovation with an implicit receiver and speaker for sans hands calling, Battery life: as long as 4 hours

Mount Talk

Compared to the other GPS navigation systems, the nüvi 760 has a power connector chipping out only one-fourth of an inch at the bottom. It, therefore, can be easily mounted quite low on the dashboard. The mount has a socket joint and this makes it easier to tilt the unit to a comfortable angle to easily access the eject button, which is also located at the bottom location. As usual, the mount and the device have a design, which is nearly perfect. The ball and the socket joint of the mount allow easy adjustment for the GPS screen visibility. Just to add a different point, the power adapter has a dual role to play. It also acts as an antenna for the FM TMC traffic – just a perfect thing for people like me who hate to keep rolled cables in their pocket or car!

Navigation and Use

Seriously speaking guys, ‘IT IS SIMPLE’! Power on the device and you will have to follow the following steps in sequence:

  • Select Where to…
  • Put in the address…
  • Put in the state name…
  • Put in the city name…
  • Put in the street number…
  • Put in the street name…
  • Select ‘GO’…and you are done!

What annoys me the most is that the device will not accommodate any spelling mistake, which most of the GPS navigation units in the market allow! But, Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT knows a way to make up for the frustration. It allows or rather supports QWERTY keyboards! Incredible!

Extras for navigation

Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT has a big list of POIs and all I had to do was to select the one of my interest from the list. Another added advantage was that it allowed me to add points on the route. It allows us to put a start point, an endpoint, and 50 other points all along the route between the start and the endpoint and thereby allowing multi-destination routing. This GPS unit has in a literal sense the most perfect multi-destination routing. The nüvi 760 has a detour option but needs a lot of improvement. I was by no means impressed by this function. If you have a problem in the route you take, it will not allow you to get an alternate route for the existing route and then continue along with the same. Rather, it will calculate a completely new route to your final destination! I do not like this one!

The GPS unit provides TTS (text to speech, which is clear and easy to understand). At least easy for me! The frequency of voice prompts and the instructions is moderate and is not too chatty. However, it is not a very acceptable frequency on highway speed where most of us rely on the voice rather than the map.

The moderate FM transistor seems to give an average performance. I must rather say, ‘at par performance’! You can either tune in manually or the Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT will do that for you and select the best FM station available at that moment!

Speaking of Bluetooth, you need to check the compatibility of your smartphone’s Bluetooth with that of the nüvi 760. I was unlucky that mine was not compatible. If you are lucky and can pair your smartphone with the GPS unit, you can place calls and also receive calls from your 760!

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Something Interesting

I heard that the unit will trace the car and the exact parking location in case you forget that! It indeed did! I picked up the Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS from my car and went to a different place. Two simple reasons were there. First, I wanted to test the claim, and next, I wanted to keep it away from the thieves. Amazing! It remembered the exact co-ordinates of its last location and the time of its removal from that location. So, if you don’t find your car in that location, it is definitely stolen! Sorry folks… Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch is a GPS navigation unit and not a cop to trace the thieves!

Conclusion

Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS

Undoubtedly, the Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch has a lovely set of features and a couple of drawbacks (just as others do) but still, it is one of the handiest devices that you can get in the market. By far the worst thing about the device is that it is too expensive and is priced at $150. You will get similar products at half of this price. But mind it, I said similar, not identical. It is Garmin nüvi 1390 LMT 4.3-Inch Portable Bluetooth GPS, something that makes you a proud owner!

Phone GPS Tracking Device all you Should Know

Phone GPS Tracking Device all you Should Know

About GPS Locator for Cell Phones

Cell Phone GPS Locators have software for local mobile devices through mobile devices. The system enables users of mobile devices – such as mobile phones, PDAs, or Smartphones – to locate their friends and show their friends’ position and current movements on their mobile device. Both, locating and to be located mobile device have to support Java’s J2ME and need the ‘Mobile GPS Locator’-Software. Moreover, the mobile device to be located has to be equipped with GPS.

In fact, this technology should be made mandatory on cell smartphones. There would be good advantages. If the cell-phone is robbed, or lost, it can be found. Importantly, as mobile devices are omnipresent they can help locate lost or kidnapped people. Also, during natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis, it will be much easier and faster to locate people.

Most GPS individual finding frameworks work this way: the gadget that the individual conveys contains a GPS beneficiary. The gadget communicates the GPS information over a GSM/GPRS (phone) framework. Contingent upon the framework, the area information can be gotten to on a site or sent to a control community, which at that point contacts the suitable individuals. A significant number of the frameworks that permit data access on a site let the client see the GPS area continuously on a moving guide.

While a few systems require no monthly fee, most cost about what cell phone service costs per month. This is of course in addition to the cost of the equipment that ranges from $200 to over $1500.

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Know About GPS Tracking Cell Phones

The development of communications technology today has surpassed mere conversation with people on the move. Cell phone GPS tracking is a singular advancement in the field. GPS tracks your location by interpreting the data received from 3 or more satellites making GPS a popular feature in cars for navigation.

The introduction of GPS technology into cell phones means that cell phone GPS tracking makes this information more accurate. With GPS technology now readily available in many new cell phones, it is possible to locate anyone carrying a compatible cell phone to be accurately tracked at any time. Cell phone GPS tracking can therefore be a useful feature for business owners and fleet managers who need to be able to keep track of their vehicle movements.

Cell phone GPS tracking is a useful feature to the emergency services or police when responding to a 911 call from a GPS cell phone. For this reason, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has legislated that wireless networks provide location information for 911 calls made from cell phones. These are known as E911 calls. It can also be used to locate the whereabouts of children and elderly relatives if they need urgent assistance.

GPS cell phones will go beyond their present use as navigational devices to even suggest alternative routes and even phone the people with your ETA! Of course, car GPS navigation systems are doing all this but it is the portability of cell phones that makes this technology so useful and advantageous.

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About Verizon GPS Cell Phones

Verizon Wireless cell phones come with VZNavigator software that is a proprietary GPS road navigation system developed by Networks In Motion. Verizon puts gadgetry aside and focuses on its main purpose: Navigation. These are dependable though expensive mobile phones. They report your position with excellent accuracy, are highly usable, straightforward, and efficient. However, you may not get continuous maps when driving, and although you get information about gas stations, restaurants, and shops but no live gas prices or traffic reports.

The software is pre-installed on Verizon Wireless phones that are Bluetooth-enabled. You get free downloads but require a monthly subscription of 10$ for unlimited use or $3-a-day, with no charge for the data. The mobile phones will display turn signs and remaining distance, 2D maps at turning points, and speak real-time road directions. However, there are no 3D maps or even always-on maps. Maps are only shown when you get to a turning point. It is all you need for navigation but if you decide to find your own way, then you are short of a map.

Usability in Verizon phones is near perfect. Resuming the last address or typing a new one is quick and easy. It even has auto-fill like web browsers. These phones are quick to recalculate a route if you miss a turn or get lost and additionally they also have the option to take or make a call. Verizon GPS Cell Phones provided excellent navigation assistance.

Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigation System Review

Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigation System Review

I have a friend who drives to earn his livelihood. Well, that is not a big issue! He is using the Nextar Q3 and the way he was bouncing off the ground made me decide that I must have a look at it. Before anything else, I would like to mention that this GPS system is made for cars. If you want to claim yourself as Vasco da Gama, probably the good old paper maps are for you and if in case you do not want to get lost in a big continent like the USA, the Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS is undoubtedly a smart choice. Well, I really cannot say that it does not have any cons! If I do, I may be the most cynical human being on Earth and the Almighty is obviously waiting to grab me by a neck!

Jokes apart, the Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS discards the concept of getting lost! While Nextar Q3 imparts accuracy to your driving skills with the aid of satellite-based wayfinding! I was amazed to find the built-in maps of all the 50 states of America. Even catchier of all the features is the presence of more than 1.6 million POI (points of interest). The points of interest included in the Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS, range from hospitals, landmarks, restaurants, ATMs, airports, and many more.

Device Specifications:

Let us now have a look at the specifications of the model. No wonder, this is the first thing that we look at for a quick overview of any device or gadget that we buy.

ManufacturerNextar
Part NumberQ3
Recommended forAutomotive use
VoiceInstructions for navigation
FeaturesNextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigation
Maps IncludedUSA (All 50 states)
Display3.5 inches
Digital playerYes
Display typeTFT
Display diagonal size3.5 inches
Illumination of displayYes
Color SupportYes
Display FeatureTouch screen
BatteryLithium ion

The included device specifications look quite interesting however, the presence of additional accessories undoubtedly make it one of the most favorite GPS devices available in the market. Well, stay excited while I give you a quick list of the available accessories. You will surely love them. Once I had a look at the list, I could understand why my friend was bouncing!

Additional accessories:

Below mentioned is an exhaustive list of additional accessories, which are available with the Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS.

  • Mounting cradle
  • Dashboard mounting disk
  • Suction cup mounting bracket
  • Carry pouch
  • AC adapter
  • Port adapter for car accessory/DC adapter
  • Day and night mode. It is notable that night mode features additional lights on the screen for a better view.

The features and the additional accessories ensure that you can always keep GPS track of your destination and be on time even when you are out for a business meeting in an unfamiliar part of the town.

As I said earlier, there are several shortcomings of the product. It is not perfect. Though it is an awesome product, I had some unexpected experiences. I will discuss in the next section.*

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Cons:

  • The system crashed several times and every time I used the product, the date and time had to be reset. This is annoying.
  • Yet another aspect that I do not like is the customer service. Every time you call up a number, you will be speaking to an automated machine. I will rather like to speak to a human being.

Conclusion:

Nextar Q3 Touchscreen Portable GPS Navigation System

Apart from the cons that the device has, I liked the device a lot with respect to its overall features and performance. The simplicity of usage is wonderful and no doubt, it will bag some good ratings from me!

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS

Garmin never seems to get tired of giving new GPS navigation devices to us! How fool of me! Why shall they be tired? It is their business. The Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS  is sheer eye candy for the GPS lovers like me and when it comes to simplicity of usage and sophistication of the technology, the nüvi 2597LMT is in one word, a masterpiece.

The time isn’t perfect to loiter around with words of appreciation but to key down a true review of my experiences. So, fasten your seat belts and here we go.

Visibility and interface:

The Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS has a crisp and clean interface that allows clear visibility. I can have a clear view of the screen even with my semi-dusty eyeglasses! It also allows voice-activated navigation (just in case the glasses are too dusty)! Jokes apart, the most outstanding feature of the device is that it supports junction view and provides lane assistance. I really love this feature.

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS

  • Simple To-Use, Dual Orientation, Touchscreen Interface;The Traffic Feature Does Not Require A Subscription. There Are No Additional Fees For This
  • Garmin Real Directions With Garmin Real Voice Guide Using Recognizable Buildings And Landmarks
  • Photoreal And Bird’S Eye Junction Views Offer Detailed Images Of Junctions Along Your Route, To Ease The Stress Of Merging On Or Off A Roadway
  • Up Ahead Displays Nearby Services Info Including Restaurants, Stores, Hospitals And Fuel Alongside Your Map And Updates As You Drive Your Route
  • Cell phone Link Is A Free Mobile App That Connects Your Nüvi With Your Smartphone. At the point when Paired, Your Nüvi Can Use Your Phone’S Existing Data Plan To Share Information – Such As Where You Parked, Pois And Your Destination
  • If you don’t mind allude User Manual before use

Enhanced user experience:

The Garmin nüvi 855 has a set of advanced features, which help to enhance the experience of the users. They are discussed below:

  • Speech recognition: This is a new innovative feature of the Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch. The technology is extremely user friendly. At least I think it is user friendly because it never asked me to go through a different setup process (I really hate doing this) and nor did it offer any kind of training before I used the feature. Sorry fellows, I am a bit lazy dumbo out here! There is a wireless, which can be fixed with the steering wheel of the car. The push-to-talk feature of the remote helps to make your device recognize your voice command even when you are driving. Shall I call it ‘Artificial Intelligence’? I really don’t know but yes the feature is capable of recognizing various business establishments and a more surprising fact is that it can answer simple questions like the user’s location or the location of a particular place. More interesting is that the voice interactions of the device simulate real-life interactions.
  • Maps and POIs: The device comes with pre-installed maps (in large numbers) and millions of POIs. For maps, the device supports both 2D and 3D modes and gives at par performance in both cases. Guess what, I love the 3D one! It looks so nice!
  • Easy to use functions: The functionality of the device is easy and simple. The Garmin nüvi 855 provides a widescreen interface that allows the users to have a clear and non-clumsy look at the maps and every single detail. The functions are easy and intuitive and are in the style of easy wizards. The Garmin nüvi 855 turns out to be a great companion for the pedestrians. The ‘where am I’ functionality shows the details and the exact location of the place where the person is currently stationed. More importantly, the ultra-slim and sleek design of the model ensures that the pedestrians can easily carry the device in their pockets.
  • Direction: The Garmin nüvi 855 is capable of giving highly accurate directions as it is coupled with the new HotFix Satellite Prediction technique. All that I had to do was to give a destination to the device either by voice instruction or by the touch screen and the device generated a plan -a real smart fellow pent in a small box! The direction is then dictated by the Garmin nüvi 855 and you can enjoy a smooth drive based on the voice instructions. Is that not easy and simple. Just to add up to the flavor, the nüvi 855 is capable of recognizing the road signs and as well as the junctions so that the drivers can pick up the correct lane.

Conclusion:

Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS 

Navigation seems to be an easy task with the new Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-Inch. The enhanced features and the simplicity of usage properly justify the price from $60. The additional micro SD card slot is yet another justification for the price! Grab it guys!