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GPS: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
Best Free GPS Turn-by-Turn Navigation Apps
Free GPS navigation apps provide complete functionality, including turn-by-turn directions and traffic avoidance. Read on for the full review.
Five best iPhone golf GPS rangefinder apps.
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 Find Your Location History in Google...
How to use location history features to track and view your locations in Google Maps or Apple iPhone iOS. How to opt in or out.
Best GPS Trackers for People, Pets, and...
We review and compare features of the best GPS trackers for people, pets, and possessions.
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.
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.
GPS Coordinates - What They Are, How to Get Them
GPS coordinates: what they are, how to get them, and what to do with them.
iPhone GPS: How It Works And How To Set It Up
How the iPhone's GPS and location technology works, and how to set it up properly for your needs and to protect your privacy.
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.
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.
Best GPS Watches
Review of the top 8 GPS sport watches for running, golfing, fitness, hiking and more.
The Latest and Best Hiking GPS Apps
The best hiking GPS apps provide great navigation, mapping, tracking, and sharing capabilities. Read on to see which app best meets your needs.
Best GPS Devices for Hiking
Here are the top five handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking from Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, and more.
AT&T FamilyMap Phone Location Tracking
Track phones within your billing account with AT&T FamilyMap
Your Guide to Updating Garmin Maps of All Types
How to update your Garmin street, outdoor, and sports maps, and your Garmin nautical charts.
Which iPad Models Have Built-In GPS (And Which...
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 Use Google Maps Cycling Directions
How to use Google Maps cycling directions
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.
Master the Course with Golf GPS
The latest generation of golf GPS devices give you quick and accurate guidance from anywhere on the course.
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.
Friend Locator Apps: Glympse vs. Find My Friends
We compare two top friend & family locator apps: Glympse, and Apple's Find My Friends.
Wi-Fi Positioning System
Wi-Fi Positioning System is a term pioneered by Skyhook Wireless to describe its Wi-Fi-based location system.
GPS for driving, hiking, sports, and more
Types of GPS available for cars, outdoor recreation, sports and more.
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.
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.
Add Custom Voices to Your GPS
How to find and install alternate voices in your car GPS.
GPS Screen Sizes - Select the Right One for...
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.
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 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.
GPS Enable Your Laptop With These Devices
Review of the latest GPS hardware and software for turning your laptop computer into a GPS navigator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hole19 Golf GPS Rangefinder app is...
The Hole19 GPS golf rangefinder app provides hole overviews, accurate yardage, post-round stats and more. Read on for the full review.
Garmin Montana 650t GPS For On-Road and...
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 Install and use Apple's Find My iPhone
Step-by-step how-to on installing and using the Find my iPhone feature for Apple devices.
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
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.
iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 GPS
The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 include Apple's location technology. Read on for more in iPad GPS and best travel and mapping apps.
The 6 Best iPad GPS Apps for Travel and...
We select and review the best iPad apps for GPS, navigation, and travel.
Global Positioning System receivers must have almanac and ephemeris data in memory in order to calculate position. GPS almanac explained.
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.
TomTom XL 350 TM Car GPS Review
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.
Golfshot is an Excellent All-Around GPS...
We play, rate and review GolfShot GPS rangefinder for iPhone. This app includes nice scorecard features and graphics for your stats.
TomTom Bandit Action Camera App Review
Hands-on review of the free companion app for the TomTom Bandit action camera.
The Garmin Edge 810 Enables Live Tracking -...
How to use the Garmin Connect Live Tracking feature that is available with the Garmin Edge 810 cyclecomputer.
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.
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.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Global Positioning System defined.
Google maps directions - making the most of...
Google Maps directions - making the most of Google Maps, including tips & tricks and little-known features.
MapMyRide Helps You Create and Share Bike Routes
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.
Definition of coordinates as used in GPS navigation.
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.
SD Card and Micro SD Card
An SD card provides quick upgrades and updates to GPS devices
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.
Basics: Traffic Tracking and Avoidance
GPS technology combined with traffic tracking services provides a tool for traffic avoidance and alternate route selection.
Five Reasons Why You Are a Safer Driver With GPS
In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and
Bearing: the compass direction from your current position to your intended destination
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
Nokia's Free Ovi Maps Navigation
More on Nokia's free Ovi maps turn-by-turn GPS smartphone navigation.
AllTrails Hiking App Review
AllTrails app review. An excellent way for hikers, mountain bikers, and others to find, enjoy, and share great trails.
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.
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.
The Latest in Golf GPS
Golf GPS devices and smartphone apps offer the golfer more functionality, at a lower cost, than ever before. Which type of golf GPS is right for you? Read on for the latest on golf GPS.
In-Car GPS Price and Feature Comparison Chart
How to shop for a car gps, and a detailed chart comparing GPS features. How to get the best prices and features.
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.
HD Video Action Cameras With GPS
Action cameras with GPS review - capture your tracks and other stats while you shoot HD action video.
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.
Trilateration in GPS
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigators use the mathematical technique of trilateration to determine user position, speed, and elevation.
Topographic Maps
A topographic map shows elevation contour lines, in addition to detailed road, town, and physical characteristics of the landscape.
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.
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.
Basics: Four Ways to Use Your Personal Computer...
Four ways to use your personal computer with GPS technology.
How to Obtain, Download, Install Custom Points...
How to obtain, download, and install custom points-of-interest (POIs) into your Garmin car GPS.
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.
TomTom Golfer GPS Rangefinder Watch Review
TomTom's Golfer GPS rangefinder watch provides distance to the hole, layups, hazards, scoring and more on your wrist.
How to Use Your Car GPS in Pedestrian Mode
How to use your car GPS in pedestrian or walking mode.
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.
How to use in-car GPS for hands-free mobile...
Using your in-car GPS for hands-free mobile phone calling
How To Find the Lowest Gas Prices With the...
TomTom Fuel Prices helps you find the lowest gas prices by identifying and ranking prices in your region. TomTom's car GPS features provide you with turn-by-turn driving directions to the gas station.
GPS Collars for Dogs & Cats
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Smartphone Vs. Car GPS Navigation
Which is better for navigation - a smartphone, or a dedicated car GPS? How about both!
Fake GPS
: As more mobile devices add location-based services, more ways of determining users' locations are being
Location-based Service
Definition of location-based service and examples.
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.
Best Budget GPS Picks: \$110 - \$170
2009 - 2010 guide to the best car GPS on a budget. Reviews of the latest budget car GPS units, including Garmin, TomTom, Magellan, Mio, and more.
Maps 3D Pro App Lets You Explore and Store Maps...
An in-the-field review of the Maps 3D Pro app, which lets you create and preview detailed routes and store them for use offline.
TomTom GO 500 - State of the Art in Car GPS
Road test, star-rating and review of the TomTom GO 500 dedicated car GPS. We test-drive the GO 500 under a range of conditions.
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.
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 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.
Parkbud Shows You the Way to Your Car, Tracks...
We road test, review, and star-rate the Parkbud iPhone parking assistant app review. Parkbud helps you find your car, and shows parking locations.
TomTom's Runner GPS Sport Watch (\$169) Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the TomTom Runner GPS sport watch.
Best iPhone and Smartphone Car Mounts
The latest and best car mounts for iPhones and smartphones may be mounted on the windshield, dash, or air vent. Read on for the reviews.
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.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
We field test, rate, and review the latest SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
Overview of Automotive GPS Devices
Sales of aftermarket in-car GPS devices have more than doubled over the past two years, and automotive is the fastest-growing segment of the GPS market. Why? Better and brighter color screens, improved accuracy and usability of maps and directions, added features such as traffic alerts, the ability to wirelessly link a mobile phone to an in-car unit to get hands-free mobile speaker-phone use… all of these reasons and more.
Garmin Connect Review
We test, star-rate, and review Garmin's Connect, a free online training log, route planning, and goal-setting service.
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.
Dell Mini 10 Travel with Built-in GPS Finds...
We review the Dell Inspiron Travel Mini 10 netbook computer with built-in GPS and WiFi location, and Dell's Wireless 700 Location Solution.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems
More about the GPS and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) being developed around the world including those by China, Russia, Europe, Japan, and India.
Location technology key to Android Wear smart...
Google introduces the latest generation of wearable tech with its Wear operating system. Location technology is key to these devices
Mobile Phone GPS for Fitness and Outdoor...
Product review and field test of Trimble Outdoors suite of three GPS-driven mobile phone applications, including AllSport GPS, GeocacheNavigator, and GuideWorxGPS
A geofence is a virtual boundary around a geographical space.
Heading is the direction in which you are currently moving.
The Latest in Car Heads-Up Navigation Displays
Car heads-up display (HUD) units are becoming more capable and common and can enhance driving safety, but can also lead to distracted driving.
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.
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.
Review: TomTom Go Live 1535M With Integrated Apps
We review, road-test and star-rate the TomTom GO LIVE 1535M car GPS. Learn more about the 1535M's connected features and apps, including Yelp and Expedia.
AllSport GPS for iPhone Excels for Multi-sport...
On-the-road-and-trail test and review of AllSport GPS for iPhone. App for cyclists, runners, hikers and skiers.
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.
Definition and use of text-to-speech in GPS devices.
RDS-TMC and RDS-TMC Antenna for In-car Portable...
The Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is a technology for providing traffic and travel delay information to drivers. The complementary Radio Data System (RDS) broadcasts digital information carrying TMC updates.
Garmin OpenCaching.com - Free Geocaching Resource
All about Garmin's free OpenCaching site for geocachers, from beginner to expert.
Review: Garmin Oregon 400t and the Garmin...
We field test, rate and review the Garmin Oregon line of handheld GPS receivers.
Handheld GPS Overview
Handheld GPS units have dramatically changed outdoors travel, replacing map and compass with moving digital maps, and precise location, elevation, topographic and other data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A waypoint is a reference point, or set of coordinates that precisely identify a location.
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.
MotionX GPS Drive: Economical Turn-by-Turn...
Road test, review, and rating of MotionX GPS Drive navigation app for the iPhone.
Waze Turn-By-Turn Directions App Includes...
Waze Social Driving Turn-by-turn Directions
MyDrive Enables Route Pre-Loading, Easy Sharing...
TomTom's MyDrive cloud service lets you sync a computer, smartphone, and in-car personal navigation device.
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.
Garmin Montana Multi-purpose GPS
Hands-on with Garmin's new multi-purpose GPS. Full specifications.
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.
golf gps course database garmin callaway...
Your one-stop resource for accessing course databases and listings for golf GPS. Which brands cover your favorite courses.
Garmin Edge 500 Review: Compact, Sharp-looking,...
We road test, rate, and review the Garmin Edge 500 GPS cyclecomputer. See also image gallery. Garmin Edge 500 review.
Google Maps App Version 2.0: New Explore Option...
We review, road-test and star-rate the Google Maps app version 2.0 for iPhone and Android.
Review: Backpacker Map Maker App for iPad
We field test and star-rate the Backpacker Map Maker app for iPad. Backpacker Map Maker provides an excellent way to access and manage topographic maps and to plan routes.
Waterproof Garmin 310XT is an Excellent...
We test, rate, and review the Garmin Forerunner 310XT running GPS computer.
Improve Your Game with Golf GPS
Here's a roundup of how-to articles, and reviews of dedicated handheld golf GPS devices and smartphone and iPhone golf GPS apps.
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Sport Watch Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS sport watch.
Bellroy's Elements Phone Wallet is Good for...
Review and field test of the Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket i6. The Elements Phone Pocket has room for keys, cards, and cash in addition to the phone.
Timex Ironman ONE GPS+ sport watch keeps you...
The new Timex Ironman ONE GPS+ sport watch keeps you connected even when you leave your smartphone at home.
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.
How to Make a Spoof-Proof GPS Guidance System
It is possible to make a spoof-proof GPS guidance system with existing technology. Here's how.
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.
Garmin Nuvi 780: Advanced Navigation Plus MSN...
Garmin's Nuvi 780 in-car GPS includes Garmin's most advanced navigation features, plus MSN Direct providing news, stocks, movies, gas prices and more. We road test and rate the Nuvi 780.
Garmin's New Products for 2015
New from Garmin for 2015, including the Vivoactive smart watch, Vivofit 2 fitness band, and Nuvi backup camera.
Nikon GP-1 GPS Automatically Geotags Digital...
We field test, review and rate the Nikon GP-1 GPS accessory for Nikon digital SLRs.

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