Selecting a Car GPS Unit
If you’re heading out on vacation or even a place within your own city, it’s helpful to have a GPS car navigation system. But, the system does you no good if you don’t know how to use it. Generally, however, once you’ve used it, it’s pretty easy to get the hang of it.
Perhaps the first thing to consider is what type of system you should buy. Well, you need to consider how your car is set up. Most GPS units sit on the dashboard. If this is going to obstruct something, for example a vent, then you may want to consider getting a different unit. You can always get a cheap unit that is a bit smaller.
You next want to consider how complicated and how expensive you want your unit to be. If you’re looking for all the bells and whistles, those units can run into the hundreds of dollars. But, you should consider buying a unit that has an updateable points-of-interest database. These databases will give you information on attractions, gas stations and even ATMs. They can be very handy if you’re looking for somewhere to stop on the open road.
Finally, get a unit that gives you both text and voice commands. The voice commands are a good safety feature since you don’t have to constantly look at the screen to see where to go next.