Some new GPS users wonder why their devices have a "favorites" destination feature. After all, if you visit a destination frequently, don't you already know how to get there? But the favorites feature can be very useful.
For example, some frequent travelers need to visit a particular destination more than once or twice per month, but they may be approaching it from different starting points. That's when having the destination already entered as a favorite can be very convenient. Just punch it up and go.
Favorites are also very useful when you are visiting an unfamiliar city for business or pleasure. Before you depart, enter all of your known destinations into your favorites menu. Then, when you arrive at your destination city, you don't need to waste time looking up and entering addresses.
Finally, your favorites menu may be used to directly import to your GPS destinations you find in Google Maps. This is very convenient, and here are the details on how to accomplish this for TomTom and Garmin GPS devices.
Most car GPS devices store up to 50 favorites in their favorites menus, so if you use the feature frequently, you'll need to do regular cleanup and maintenance of the files to keep it within capacity.
The favorites menu is accessible on most GPS devices in the first menu level. You may generally add: recent destinations, an address that is input directly, a point of interest, your current location, a point on the map, a specific latitude and longitude coordinate, or position of last stop as a favorite. Favorites menus let you create your own names for destinations, so it's easy to keep track of them.