Cars are definitely one of the most versatile ways to move around and many of you have probably been drivers for quite a long time. Many drivers find themselves in situations
where they are not sure about the right route and have to stop and ask people for directions. However, all this is in the past, because of the popular GPS systems available on the market.
When GPS car systems where first put on the market, not many could afford them as they were too pricy, but they have gone a long way since then and now you can purchase a good GPS system for less than $150. $150 is nothing compared to the $1000 which GPS systems cost when they first appeared.
There are different types of GPS systems when it comes to size and functions and you must make up your mind and decide what you want from such a system. The plain Jane models are simply plugged into a car cigarette lighter and you are ready. Others can be built in with a DVD or CD payer. Most popular models have screens which may vary from big screens to smaller flip-screen monitors. No matter what you choose, you won’t be making a mistake with the purchase of such a system.
Although there are many GPS system features, there are two which are considered as most important. It is always nice to get a GPS system which allows you to program the way to your home. This way you will be able to get directions to your home, no matter where you are at the moment. This ensures that you will always be able to find your way, even when you don’t really know where you are.
Another important feature is the point of interest (also known as POD). This allows you to browse through the nearest restaurants, car parks, shopping centers or banks to your location. Basically this function allows you to look for local businesses and also gives you a bit of information about them. This way you can easily make up your mind and decide where you want to eat, park your car or simply go shopping. There are many more options and it seems like the hardest part of buying a GPS system is making up your mind and deciding what functions you require.
Two of the most popular brands for GPS systems are Kenwood and Pioneer and they mainly focus on GPS integrated with DVD and CD players. They can easily replace the factory system in your vehicle. There are many features in this system, but the price is rather high, because you will be buying a three in one system. Many people prefer cheaper portable systems like Garmin and Tom Tom. They are still of high quality, rather cheaper and very accurate.
Picking up a GPS system is definitely the best decision if you don’t want to be lost again. It isn’t so expensive and once you buy it, you will be worry free!