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Compare GPS Models Before Buying One

Compare GPS Models Before Buying One

When buying a GPS system, your first task is to determine the necessary needed features. Follow the below steps to compare GPS models and decide upon your favorite one.

If you need to go out and buy yourself a new GPS, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the variety of models out there. Here are some tips to help you compare your favorites and make the right decision.


1. The first thing you need to be comparing is the map display and the map functions as they differ greatly from one device to another. Some maps are really basic and straightforward, focusing more on functionality rather than presenting you with all sorts of details you will hardly ever use. Such details include street detail and elevation, things that look pretty on the screen but not very useful. And once you pass the excitement phase you may find all these details just cluster the display and make it more difficult to follow.

2. Consider the type of display you think is more appropriate for you, vertical or horizontal, its size and the resolution that it renders. Try and project your future needs and make sure you choose the specifications that meet your requirements as this is a device you’ll be using for years to come so functionality must come first.

3. Battery life is another key specification that you must keep in mind when comparing different GPS models as you may need to be on the road for longer journeys and keeping your GPS charged at all times is neither comfortable or economical.

4. Last but not least, compare the antennae voltage between different GPS devices and opt for a device with a high antennae voltage to ensure reception is not a problem for you.

About Federick Istat

Federick is the technical editor for S4Tips.com. He is our expert on everything related to computer components, from cooling systems for next-generation video cards up to processor overclocking.

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