Archive for August 19th, 2014

Do you really need a specific car GPS Navigation Unit? The direct response to this question is yes you do, as whilst its simple to use your Smart phone and lets be honest they are very good and getting better by the year, they have a few important things which if you neglect will cause you difficulties.

Firstly they are expensive which means that when you drop your Smart phone of the floor and break the display screen, you may have a nice payment to replace it. Secondly, nearly all smart phones units, do not work well with water and thus if you’re out in the rain, you will not be able to use your Cell phone in case it gets wet and if it does get wet, again you are going to have a nice bill when it comes to replacing it.  Smartphone also cost lots of money with a new Apple I-Phone retailing at over $600 which is not something you want to replace to often unless you have won the lottery.

Garmin 50LM GPS Unit

Specific Trucking GPS units, even for the most costly models tend to be less expensive than a low priced Cell phone.  As an example even the most expensive Garmin or TomTom unit comes in at around $450 where as a i-Phone 5 retails without a contract at well over this figure, therefore if it does get stolen, lost or broken the damage to your wallet is substantially less. Additionally a GPS Unit will often have a lot of wonderful features that will help you with your navigation. These great features will include turn by turn instructions, in-built speakers or even lane assistance all to help you find your way from point A to point B in the quickest time.

Personally I think its obvious that you do need to have a specific car GPS unit, but the real question is do you need to go for the most high-priced GPS product, or are you able to actually deal with the best value unit on the market. Generally large, high priced GPS systems such as an In-dash GPS come with a lot of functions that you do not actually need meaning that you have actually wasted lots of money on functions that you really need not have got.

Unless you are going to do some major cross country driving, you really need to traffic alarms? The answer is whilst these are nice to have, the additional price means that you can quite happily forget about them. Pick a GPS device that comes with good features, but features that you’re intending to use. If you are not going to make use of the features then there is basically no sense in getting this model and you could as well spare the money and order a cheaper unit.

That said, the last thing that you want to do is to buy a cheap GPS Navigator and find out that actually you have to buy another one because your model does not come with a selection of functions that you really need.  Buy the cheapest Car GPS unit just because you don’t want to spend money will actually cost you money in the long run. If you have buy two units, the cost of both together with cost you considerably more that simply buying a great unit to begin with so make sure that you choose wisely.