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GPS: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
10 Best iPhone GPS Navigation Apps
We rate and review the top ten GPS navigation apps for iPhone. iPhone navigation apps can provide turn-by-turn directions for driving and for walking. See details and compare app features.
Use Google Maps to Figure Out Your Precise GPS...
Google Maps does not include a menu option for obtaining latitude and longitude coordinates. Here's how to easily get coordinates of a location.
How to (Legally) Track Cell Phones with the...
Cell phone tracking is legal with a service such as AT&T's FamilyMap. We test, rate, and review FamilyMap.
What Exactly Can You Do with Cell Phone GPS?
Cell phones across an increasingly wide price range come with built in GPS chips. Here's an overview of cell phone GPS capabilities and services.
Need to Practice Your Swing? Try These iPhone...
There are many iPhone golf GPS rangefinder apps. Our 2014 review narrows the field down to the five best: Golfshot, ViewTI, GolfLink, AirVue, GolfLogix. Read on for details.
How to Use GPS on Your iPhone
How to use the Apple iPhone's assisted-GPS and location services.
Top 5 Easy-to-Use GPS Trackers
Review of the five best and easiest-to-use GPS tracking devices on the market today. We list and compare features of these consumer-friendly GPS trackers.
How to Add GPS Capability to Your iPod Touch
The latest version of Apple's iPod Touch doesn't come with a built-in GPS chip, but you can get GPS to work on a Touch, and do other mapping and navigation tasks. More on iPod Touch GPS.
The Leading GPS Watches You Should Buy
We test, rate, and review all of the leading GPS Watch models including Garmin, Polar, Timex, Suunto, Nike GPS watches.
The Best GPS and Navigation Features on the...
GPS and turn-by-turn navigation features of the Apple iPhone 5. Navigation features of the iOS 6 operating system.
How Do Smartphone GPS and an In-Car GPS Compare?
Should you go with a smartphone GPS for turn-by-turn car navigation, or a dedicated GPS (PND) such as a Garmin or TomTom? Five factors to help you decide.
The Best GPS and Hiking Apps for Your Smartphone
We review and rate the five best GPS apps for hiking, backpacking, trails, and parks. Makers include Trimble, MotionX, National Geographic, and more.
GPS Coordinates
GPS coordinates: what they are, how to get them, and what to do with them.
iPhone 6 GPS, iOS 8, Navigation, Apps and...
All about the GPS, location, mapping, health, and care features that may appear in the iPhone 6 with iOS 8 operating system.
How to Manage Your iPhone's GPS and Location...
The iPhone includes powerful GPS and location features, but they can sacrifice your privacy (and drain your iPhone battery) if you don't know how to manage them. Here's how to manage iPhone GPS.
Basic Features and Functions of the Apple iPad...
The new Apple iPad, with GPS and its high-resolution retina display, is an excellent device for a range of navigation, and mapping duties and location-aware apps.
How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Turn-by-Turn...
Most mobile phones made today include built-in GPS chips. Here's how to select the right phone GPS for you and make the most of smartphone GPS apps.
How to Use Google Maps Cycling Directions
How to use Google Maps cycling directions
How to Use the Garmin Lifetime Updater
How to use the Garmin Lifetime Updater to download and install free Garmin GPS map updates.
How to Download and Manage Your Garmin's Maps...
You have many options when it comes to obtaining and updating maps for your Garmin GPS. Here's how to locate, download, and manage Garmin GPS maps.
How to Use Turn-by-Turn Navigation on Your...
The Apple iPhone 4S, combined with GPS and Apple's iOS 5 operating system, include some powerful location-based and navigation features. Here are the details.
What You Need to Know Before Renting GPS with a...
Most major rental car companies offer GPS for an additional daily or weekly fee. Here's a comparison of products and services.
How Does GPS Work?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a technical marvel made possible by a group of satellites in earth orbit that transmit precise signals, allowing GPS receivers to calculate and display accurate location, speed, and time information to the user.
How to Use Your iPad Mini for In-Car Navigation
We road test turn-by-turn, spoken-street-name GPS navigation apps used with an iPad Mini, and iOttie Easy Grip Universal Dash Mount Holder.
How To Send Google Maps Destinations to Your...
How to send Google Maps destinations to your Garmin in-car GPS.
How to Send Google Maps Destinations to Your...
You can use the Google Maps. GPS.
Best Hiking GPS
Here are the top five handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking from Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, and more.
Master the Course with Golf GPS
The latest generation of golf GPS devices give you quick and accurate guidance from anywhere on the course.
Free GPS Turn-by-turn Navigation Options
There are a number of options for getting free GPS turn-by-turn navigation. Read on for a review of free GPS services for driving and outdoor recreation.
Wi-Fi Positioning System
Wi-Fi Positioning System is a term pioneered by Skyhook Wireless to describe its Wi-Fi-based location system.
What Is Assisted GPS?
Assisted GPS, also known as A-GPS or AGPS, enhances the performance of standard GPS in devices connected to the cellular network.
iPhone 5S GPS, Maps, and Turn-by-Turn...
Apple's latest iPhone 5S will run on the iOS 7 operating system, so we already know about most of its GPS performance. Here are the details.
Turn-by-Turn GPS Directions, Traffic, Coming to...
The iPhone is a great device that had a glaring omission - no free turn-by-turn directions with its GPS functionality. All that has changed with the iOS6 operating system.
How to Get the Most Out of Siri for GPS Purposes
The Siri app integrated into iPhone 4S includes many GPS, navigation, and location-based features. Here's how to make the most of Siri's location and navigation features.
Find and Install Fun New In-car GPS Voices
How to find and install alternate voices in your car GPS.
How GPS Tracking Works
There are many forms of GPS tracking available to consumers today. Here's how they work and the pros and cons of the full range of tracking options.
How to Use the Garmin Course Creator Tool
How to use the free Garmin Connect Course Creator tool to map cycling and running routes online and then export them to your Garmin sports GPS device.
Review: Google Maps for iPhone - Maps and GPS...
We review, road test, and star-rate the Google Maps app for iPhone. Comparison with other maps and GPS navigation apps for the iPhone.
The 6 Best iPad GPS Apps for Travel and...
We select and review the best iPad apps for GPS, navigation, and travel.
How to Find the Right In-Car GPS for You
Here's how to find the in-car GPS navigator that best meets your needs, and at the best price.
Review: Garmin Fit App for iPhone and Android
We road test, star-rate, and review the Garmin Fit GPS sports and fitness app for the iPhone, plus the ANT+ adaptor for heart rate monitor and cadence.
GPS Screen Sizes
Automotive GPS devices come with screens varying from 3.5 inches (diagonal) all the way to 7 inches. Select the right GPS screen size for your needs.
How To Use Google Earth to Show and Share GPS...
How to use Google Earth to show tracks and routes using GPS data.
Is the Garmin Montana 650t GPS Worth Your Money?
We field-test review, and star-rate the Garmin Montana 650t GPS. The Montana is designed to be used as a car, handheld, and marine GPS. We used the Montana on an extended backcountry trip.
How to Replace a Garmin Sports GPS Device's...
How to replace a Garmin sports GPS device's heart rate strap battery. Troubleshooting Garmin heart rate battery.
The Latest in Laptop Computer GPS
Review of the latest GPS hardware and software for turning your laptop computer into a GPS navigator.
The 5 Best Fitness Apps for iPhone and Android
We sort through the many fitness apps for iPhone and Android, and review the five best apps for your consideration.
How to Upload Bike Route Maps to Your Garmin...
Garmin's Edge family of cyclecomputers can help you with detailed route and course maps and even cue-sheet instructions and turn-by-turn directions, depending
The 6 Best Map Apps for Your iPad
The iPad is an ideal device for mapping applications. Here are the best iPad map apps, including travel, atlas, topo, entertainment and more
Apple's iOS 8 mobile operating system GPS and...
GPS and location features of Apple's new iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, including HealthKit and HomeKit.
Geographic Information System (GIS)
A Geographic Information System, or GIS, integrates, data, hardware, software and GPS to assist in the analysis and display of geographically referenced information.
AT&T FamilyMap Service Provides Phone Location...
Track phones within your billing account with AT&T FamilyMap
USGA Effectively Bans iPhone, Other Smartphone...
Have the USGA and R&A Rules, Ltd. dropped an iPhone (and other smartphone) GPS ban bombshell into the 2012 Rules of Golf? Short answer: Yes. Read on for more.
Google Releases Latitude Friend-finder App for...
Google releases Latitude friend-finder app for iPhone.
Basics: Four Ways to Use Your Personal Computer...
Four ways to use your personal computer with GPS technology.
How to Find Your Location History By Google...
How to use location history to track and view your locations in Google Maps or Apple iPhone iOS.
GPS for driving, hiking, sports, and more
Types of GPS available for cars, outdoor recreation, sports and more.
Do-it-all Garmin Dakota 20 GPS Suitable for...
The do-it-all Garmin Dakota 20 is a mapping handheld GPS suitable for multiple sports, hiking, and geocaching. We field test, rate and review the Dakota 20.
Topographic Maps
A topographic map shows elevation contour lines, in addition to detailed road, town, and physical characteristics of the landscape.
Enabling Bluetooth GPS for Hands-free Calling
How to use a Bluetooth GPS to enable hands-free, speaker-assisted calling while in your car. Latest technology, Bluetooth GPS models, and how-to.
Review: Maps App Turn-by-Turn Navigation for...
We road test, star-rate, and review the turn-by-turn directions capabilities of Apple's iOS 6 Maps app for the iPhone 5 and other iPhones.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Global Positioning System defined.
Five Reasons Why You Are a Safer Driver With GPS
In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and
iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone GPS
Here are the latest GPS and navigation options for iOS devices, including the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.
Text-to-speech
Definition and use of text-to-speech in GPS devices.
Smartphone Vs. Car GPS Navigation
Which is better for navigation - a smartphone, or a dedicated car GPS? How about both!
Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS - A Proficient,...
On-course test, review, and star rating of the Garmin Approach G3 handheld golf GPS device. Garmin G3 golf GPS.
Run-Testing the Nike+ SportWatch GPS
We run-test and review the Nike+ SportWatch GPS. See star-rating and full specifications for the Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
Bad Elf GPS Review: Easy GPS Upgrade for iPad,...
We field test, star-rate, and review the Bad Elf GPS accessory for Apple iPad and iPod. Read on for more.
Review: Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS Sports...
We field test, review, and rate the Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS watch, including accompanying Training Peaks online service.
What Does the iPad 2 Offer in Terms of GPS?
Like its predecessor, the Apple iPad 2 has GPS and location features such as a digital compass. But the iPad 2 brings new capability and apps. See more.
How To Download and Install Free Vehicle Icons...
How to download and install a variety of fun vehicle icons for Garmin GPS from the Garmin Garage
Review: Garmin Makes GPS Tracking Easy and...
The light and compact (3x.7 inches) Garmin GTU 10 GPS tracker makes it easy to track, record and transmit the location of anything you'd like to track. Read on for the field test and review.
The Top 5 Charging Car Mounts for the iPhone
We review the latest car mounts for the iPhone. Find the best charging iPhone car mount for your navigation and music needs.
GPS on the iPhone
Your iPhone comes with a built-in GPS chip. Here is how to make the most of GPS on the iPhone
Garmin Edge 810: How to Use Live Tracking
How to use the Garmin Connect Live Tracking feature that is available with the Garmin Edge 810 cyclecomputer.
Top Seven Cameras With GPS - Including Video...
Cameras that include GPS tracking technology let you geotag your photos and more. Here are the top ten cameras and digital video cameras with built-in GPS.
How To Install and Use 'Find my iPhone'
Step-by-step how-to on installing and using the Find my iPhone feature for the iPhone3G and iPhone 3GS
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Sport Watch Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS sport watch.
How to make your own Google Maps to store and...
Google's free Maps Engine Lite utility lets you create, store and share detailed maps. Here's how to make your own Google Maps.
GPS Mobile Devices: Your Best Mobile GPS Options
We test, rate, and review all of the latest GPS mobile devices and services. Find you best GPS mobile options.
Geocaching With Kids
It's not easy to get children outdoors, but the geocaching adventure game combines technology and the excitement of a treasure hunt to motivate kids.
Golfshot for iPhone an Excellent All-around...
We play, rate and review GolfShot GPS rangefinder for iPhone. This app includes nice scorecard features and graphics for your stats.
Rules Surrounding the Use of Smartphone Golf...
Clarifying the USGA and R&A's 2009 joint statement on the use of smartphone, iPhone, BlackBerry GPS devices in competition.
Waterproof Garmin 310XT is an Excellent...
We test, rate, and review the Garmin Forerunner 310XT running GPS computer.
Cyclemeter GPS Bicycling App (\$4.99) for iPhone
We review, road test, and star-rate the Cyclemeter GPS bicycling smartphone app for iPhone.
Select the Right iPhone, Android GPS App For...
There are many turn-by-turn GPS navigation apps on the market. Here's how to select the right one for your needs.
Trilateration in GPS
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigators use the mathematical technique of trilateration to determine user position, speed, and elevation.
Review: Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS-enabled...
We run-test, rate, and review the Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS-enabled running watch. Use the Forerunner 210 outdoors, or indoors with a foot-pod.
Review: MapMyRide Online Route Creation and...
The Map My Ride online service provides an easy way to plan, design, export, and share a road route. We review the service and all of its features.
Apple iPhone on Verizon Wireless - GPS and...
GPS and navigation features of the Apple iPhone 4 on Verizon wireless. How iPhone compares with other GPS and navigation options on Verizon.
GPS and Location-Based Features of iOS 6 for...
Apple's iOS 6 operating system for iPhone and iPad uses GPS and location-based features more than any previous version. Learn the details of GPS for iPhone.
Almanac
Global Positioning System receivers must have almanac and ephemeris data in memory in order to calculate position. GPS almanac explained.
GPS Watch Basics
How to use a GPS watch to make the most of your fitness and training time. Using a GPS watch for running or bike racing.
iPhone GPS - Making the Most of the iPhone's...
How to make the most of the iPhone's GPS and navigation features on your next road trip.
Bearing
Bearing: the compass direction from your current position to your intended destination
Polar RS800CX: Advanced Sports Watch With GPS...
The Polar RS800CX sports watch is an advanced training aid that includes heart rate and GPS capability. Field test of the Polar RS800CX.
Garmin StreetPilot iPhone App Review - Road...
We road test, review, and rate the Garmin StreetPilot iPhone GPS navigation app. Find out if the Garmin StreetPilot GPS iPhone app is right for you.
TomTom XL 350 TM Car GPS Review: Free Map...
We road test, rate, and review the TomTom XL 350 TM car GPS with included lifetime map and traffic updates. Star rating for the TomTom XL 350 TM GPS.
Review: Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch
We course-test, star-rate, and review the Garmin Approach S1 golf GPS watch. Full specs and golfer review of the Garmin Approach S1 golf GPS.
Alternative GPS Mounts
A car windshield is not always the best place to mount an in-car portable GPS. These GPS mounts can place your GPS on a vent, in a cup holder, on a dash and more.
How to use in-car GPS for hands-free mobile...
Using your in-car GPS for hands-free mobile phone calling
Windshield Mounting of GPS Legalized in...
California SB 1567, the GPS Windshield Safety Act, permits the mounting of portable GPS units in specific areas of vehicle windshields, but there's a catch.
Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS: Touchscreen Golf GPS
We play, review, and rate the Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS. Features of the Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS.
Columbia GPS Pal App Review
We field test, review and star-rate the Columbia GPS Pal iPhone app. Track, store, and share route, distance, time, map, and more.
4 Popular iPhone Navigation Apps Compared
We compare the four most popular iPhone GPS navigation apps feature-for-feature, including TomTom, AT&T, Navigon, and Gokivo.
Price and Feature Comparison Chart for In-car GPS
How to shop for a car gps, and a detailed chart comparing GPS features. How to get the best prices and features.
Basics: Traffic Tracking and Avoidance
GPS technology combined with traffic tracking services provides a tool for traffic avoidance and alternate route selection.
Sleek and Full-Featured: Garmin Nuvi 760
If you want or need it all -- from a wide screen, to rock-solid navigation and precise text-to-speech directions, to hands-free calling support, to traffic tracking and avoidance, to travel tools, the Garmin Nuvi 760 is a fine choice.
Garmin Edge 800 Review - Road Testing the...
We road test rate, and review the Garmin Edge 800 wireless GPS cyclecomputer. In-depth review and photo gallery for the Garmin Edge 800 GPS.
Google maps directions - making the most of...
Google Maps directions - making the most of Google Maps, including tips & tricks and little-known features.
SD Card and Micro SD Card
An SD card provides quick upgrades and updates to GPS devices
You Just Got an In-car GPS... Now What?
You just got an in-car GPS navigator. Here are some tips for quick setup, safety, and getting the most from your GPS.
Fitness and location-aware features of the...
The Apple Watch's fitness and location-awareness features help you monitor daily activity and fitness activities in detail. Here's how they work.
Bluetooth GPS Receivers Provide Real-time or...
Simple, inexpensive Bluetooth GPS receivers can log data for camera geotagging, location data storage and tracking, laptop linkup and more. Here's more on Bluetooth GPS receivers.
How to Use Your Car GPS in Pedestrian Mode
How to use your car GPS in pedestrian or walking mode.
Indoor 'GPS' Navigation for Stores, Airports,...
It's getting easier than ever to navigation large indoor spaces with turn-by-turn directions, thanks to GPS apps.
The Game-Changing Droid Smartphone and its GPS...
Details on the Motorola - Verizon - Google Droid smartphone GPS features, turn-by-turn navigation capability, and car kit
Adidas miCoach - a Well-done (and free) App and...
We road test, rate, and review the Adidas miCoach GPS fitness and training app for the iPhone. The miCoach app provides personal training features in a free app.
Best Smartphone Apps for Vacation Travel
A GPS-enabled smartphone is great for helping you make the most of your vacation time. Try these apps and sites.
TomTom VIA 1605 TM GPS (\$150 - \$199) Review
We road test, star-rate, and review the TomTom VIA 1605 TM car GPS, which includes lifetime map updates.
How to Obtain, Download, Install Custom Points...
How to obtain, download, and install custom points-of-interest (POIs) into your Garmin car GPS.
Time to First Fix (TTFF)
Time to First Fix (TTFF) describes the time and process required for a GPS device to acquire enough usable satellite signals and data to provide accurate navigation.
Fake GPS
: As more mobile devices add location-based services, more ways of determining users' locations are being
Bike Route Toaster: Online Course Creator
The Bike Route Toaster at Bikeroutetoaster.com lets you design courses that you can view in Google Maps or Google Earth, or export as standard GPS files.
Garmin Rino 530HCx: Two-way Radio, 'Find...
The Garmin Rino 530 HCx combines two-way radio, color-map GPS, and the ability to locate others' positions into a tough and competent handheld GPS.
New GPS Watch Roundup
GPS watches are great for sport & fitness and golf. See the latest 2012 models.
Three Things You Didn't Know You Could do With...
Your car GPS can do more than just give you directions. Learn how to download and install fun and free new vehicle icons. Tired of your GPS's voice? Download and install some celebrity voices. You may also use your GPS to find the best gas prices.
Garmin Forerunner 305
Product review of the Garmin Forerunner 305 sports and fitness GPS. The latest version of the 305 features a high-sensitivity receiver that works well near trees and buildings. Read on for more test information.
Cell Phone Data the 'Killer App' for Traffic...
Data from cell phones will eventually be the killer app for traffic tracking and avoidance.
Geotag, Geotagging
Geotag, geotagging. GPS.
Strava Cycling App With Unique Social and...
Strava app review. We road test and star rate the Strava bicycling app for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Portable Solar Power: JOOS Orange Review
We field test, review, and star-rate the JOOS Orange portable solar charger for smartphones, iPhones, iPads, cameras, and other electronics.
For Best Navigation, Use Car GPS and a...
You can get a good turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for your iPhone, but pair your phone with a dedicated car GPS for the best directions.
Garmin's New 'Big Rig' Nuvi 5000 GPS Features a...
Road test and review of the Garmin Nuvi 5000 in-car portable GPS.
Three best golf rangefinder apps for BlackBerry
We rate and review the three best golf GPS rangefinder and scorekeeper apps for the BlackBerry.
GPS Maps
Your complete resource for finding, purchasing, and managing GPS maps for on-road or off-road use.
Preventing GPS Theft: Don't Become a Victim
More than 25,000 GPS devices are stolen from vehicles each year. Follow these steps to prevent GPS theft.
How To Update Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS CourseView mapset and golf course database.
Garmin's eTrex Legend HCx Handheld a Great...
We review the Garmin eTrex Legend HCx and list pros and cons and product features. Review includes ratings, photos and spec charts.
TomTom's Runner GPS Sport Watch (\$169) Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the TomTom Runner GPS sport watch.
Review: Garmin Oregon 400t and the Garmin...
We field test, rate and review the Garmin Oregon line of handheld GPS receivers.
New Mapping, GPS, and Turn-by-Turn Features of...
The iPhone 5 is here, along with the iOS 6 operating system, a new map app, new maps, and free turn-by-turn directions. Read on for more on GPS and navigation with the iPhone 5.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
We field test, rate, and review the latest SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
TomTom XXL 530S Car GPS Makes Room for More...
We road test, rate, and review the TomTom XXL 530S car GPS with a 5-inch screen.
MOTOACTV Golf Edition Watch
The Motorola MOTOACTV Golf Edition GPS sports watch lets you track distance-to-the-hole from anywhere on the course, and has scorekeeping and club stat-keeping.
GPS in the iPad and iPod Touch, Including...
There continues to be confusion about GPS options for the iPad 2, iPod Touch, and other iOS devices. This guide clarifies GPS capabilities and aftermarket options.
Head Out on the Highway (With Motorcycle GPS)
The Garmin Zumo and TomTom Rider are GPS navigators made specifically for motorcycle use. They include wireless devices that let you hear navigation instructions via a helmet speaker and mike.
Garmin Nuvi 3790T Review: The Next Generation
We road test, review, and rate the Garmin Nuvi 3790T car GPS. The super-slim, new-generation Garmin 3790T sets a new standard for car GPS.
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