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GPS Car Navigation systems A real benefit to human kind

By Gill Ezilon.com articles Published 09/26/2008 | Auto and Trucks

Many people are bothered about selecting a perfect GPS car navigation system. GPS car navigation system is a handy aid for those traveling lot of distances crossing different cities. It is essential to get a portable quality GPS car navigation system which is easy to carry wherever you travel.

It is necessary to know about the common features of GPS car navigation system. Most of these equipments are very compact and have many functional features including perfect voice narrations which will help to guide you to your destination. You can do a nice research in Internet and find out the features offered by the varieties of GPS car navigation systems.

Some GPS car navigation systems come with special features like giving the names of lanes in which you can take the turn to reach the destination precisely in short distance. It is highly advantageous in the streets with heavy traffic. This will equip you with prior knowledge of the route in which you travel. This is very handy in the cities like Chicago, with many lanes and busy streets.

When you plan to get one GPS car navigation system, you have to consider many factors. Some of them are highlighted here.

  • GPS Unit Size is the first factor to be considered. You can look for portable pocket sized equipment. The only drawback will be the small screen associated with this portable Unit. It you look for large screens, it will become large set which is not portable.
  • Another constraint will be on the price of the Unit. The quality of the GPS car navigation system should be worth enough for the value you pay. Also this is a competitive field with different navigation gadgets offering varying features. You should be well prepared with the features you are looking for. While deciding on the features, make sure that the essential features only listed. Some features may not have any implications on the objectives you look for. It is not essential that you go for a low cost unit. If proper care is not taken, you may end up with a system which does not work for half the time.

What are the major features to be considered? Some of the features which accompany present day GPS car navigation system are highlighted here.

  • Clarity on the images. The screen quality is very important to understand the streets and locations you pass through.
  • Narration of the streets. This is extremely important. The system giving detailed descriptions of the streets and lanes are good for navigation.
  • Estimation of time to reach. Many GPS car navigation system provides an estimate for the time to reach your destination. It will help you to plan in advance your programs.
  • Rerouting of the travel. If you select a wrong route, the system will able to reroute you in an optimal way.
  • Touch screen interfaces, Pre programmed destinations and routes, pre loaded maps, auto calculating of the routes and many such features are now available with GPS car navigation systems.

When you look for the GPS car navigation system, keep a list of the features you are looking for in your hand. Before venturing out to purchase the receiver, do a proper research in Internet to find out the various products available in the market and compare them. This will help you a lot in getting a best deal.