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Is a GPS Navigation Device Too Complicated?

Posted On : Jun-03-2010 | seen (413) times | Article Word Count : 408 |

A GPS navigation receiver can make your travels stress-free as well as save you time and gas. Now that you know they are simple to use, with easy to follow screen guides and no complicated technology, you don't need to hesitate another minute.
You've heard so many people claim a GPS navigation device is the next best thing to sliced bread, but you haven't gone out and gotten one yourself yet. Sure, they sound awfully handy, but the also sound pretty complicated to use. After all, don't you need to understand longitude and latitude, complicated formulas and all kinds of mathematical stuff to use one to its full capacity? Actually, using a GPS navigation device is a whole lot easier than you thought.

Let's start with location. After all, the most basic question when it comes to navigation is, "Where am I?" When you first turn on your GPS receiver, you will get best performance and most accurate information if you are in an open area. This is particularly important if you will be heading into a densely covered area. The more satellites your receiver can access, the more accurate your information will be, and the best access is in a wide open area away from as many buildings as possible. Obviously if you are using your GPS in your vehicle, for an in-town trip, this may not be possible, but if you are using the device for rural tracking, begin in an open area.

Start by marking your starting point, known as setting a waypoint. Simply go to the Map page and selecting the Mark icon, highlighting the name icon and typing in a name for your first waypoint. Highlight OK and select enter. You can use the Find page to search for previously stored waypoints, cities, or points of interest such as restaurants, lodging, freeway exits and more, depending on the type of software you have.

To find directions to get from one place to another, create a route. This will give you straight-line directions for point A to point B or you can create a route with several destinations. You just go to your Routes tab and highlight Route, and then add your waypoint or destination via your mapping software. Save the destination and voila, you get turn-by-turn directions directing you right to where you want to be. Most GPS navigation receivers allow you to add several destination points so you can plan your entire trip at one time. Many will even line up your destinations according to location so you can save time and miles. Find the perfect GPS navigation receiver and software for your needs and start making your life less complicated today.

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