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GPS: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
Best GPS Trackers for People, Pets, and...
We review and compare features of the best GPS trackers for people, pets, and possessions.
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.
Your Guide to Updating Garmin Maps of All Types
How to update your Garmin street, outdoor, and sports maps, and your Garmin nautical charts.
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.
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 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.
GPS Coordinates - What They Are, How to Get Them
GPS coordinates: what they are, how to get them, and what to do with them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Hiking GPS
Here are the top five handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking from Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, and more.
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.
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.
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.
AT&T FamilyMap Service Provides Phone Location...
Track phones within your billing account with AT&T FamilyMap
How to Use Google Maps Cycling Directions
How to use Google Maps cycling directions
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Wi-Fi Positioning System
Wi-Fi Positioning System is a term pioneered by Skyhook Wireless to describe its Wi-Fi-based location system.
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.
The Latest in Laptop Computer GPS
Review of the latest GPS hardware and software for turning your laptop computer into a GPS navigator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GPS for driving, hiking, sports, and more
Types of GPS available for cars, outdoor recreation, sports and more.
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.
Trilateration in GPS
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigators use the mathematical technique of trilateration to determine user position, speed, and elevation.
The 6 Best iPad GPS Apps for Travel and...
We select and review the best iPad apps for GPS, navigation, and travel.
How To Use Google Earth to Show and Share GPS...
How to use Google Earth to show tracks and routes using GPS data.
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.
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.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Global Positioning System defined.
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.
Rugged and Powerful Solar Chargers for...
We review the best lightweight, rugged, portable, and powerful solar chargers for smartphones, GPS, and other devices.
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
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.
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.
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.
Five Reasons Why You Are a Safer Driver With GPS
In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and
GPS Maps
Your complete resource for finding, purchasing, and managing GPS maps for on-road or off-road use.
Google Releases Latitude Friend-finder App for...
Google releases Latitude friend-finder app for iPhone.
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
Google maps directions - making the most of...
Google Maps directions - making the most of Google Maps, including tips & tricks and little-known features.
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
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.
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.
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.
Almanac
Global Positioning System receivers must have almanac and ephemeris data in memory in order to calculate position. GPS almanac explained.
Basics: Four Ways to Use Your Personal Computer...
Four ways to use your personal computer with GPS technology.
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.
Smartphone Vs. Car GPS Navigation
Which is better for navigation - a smartphone, or a dedicated car GPS? How about both!
Waze Social Driving Turn-by-turn Directions
Waze Social Driving Turn-by-turn Directions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bearing
Bearing: the compass direction from your current position to your intended destination
Text-to-speech
Definition and use of text-to-speech in GPS devices.
Topographic Maps
A topographic map shows elevation contour lines, in addition to detailed road, town, and physical characteristics of the landscape.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garmin's New Products for 2015
New from Garmin for 2015, including the Vivoactive smart watch, Vivofit 2 fitness band, and Nuvi backup camera.
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.
How to Use Your Car GPS in Pedestrian Mode
How to use your car GPS in pedestrian or walking mode.
Location-based Service
Definition of location-based service and examples.
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.
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.
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.
GeoEye-1 Hi-res Satellite Images to Enhance...
High-resolution satellite images provided by GeoEye-1 will be incorporated into Google Earth and Google mapping products and will enhance GPS services.
How to use in-car GPS for hands-free mobile...
Using your in-car GPS for hands-free mobile phone calling
TomTom's New Glass-touchscreen GO 2405 Car GPS
We road test, rate and review the TomTom GO 2405 TM car GPS and the larger-screen TomTom GO 2505. Includes full specs.
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.
How to Obtain, Download, Install Custom Points...
How to obtain, download, and install custom points-of-interest (POIs) into your Garmin car GPS.
Basics: Traffic Tracking and Avoidance
GPS technology combined with traffic tracking services provides a tool for traffic avoidance and alternate route selection.
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Sport Watch Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS sport watch.
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.
Waterproof Garmin 310XT is an Excellent...
We test, rate, and review the Garmin Forerunner 310XT running GPS computer.
TomTom's Runner GPS Sport Watch (\$169) Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the TomTom Runner GPS sport watch.
Best Apps For America's Biggest Amusement Parks
Best apps for America's major amusement parks and studios, including wait times, maps, and prices.
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.
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.
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.
Nokia's Free Ovi Maps Navigation
More on Nokia's free Ovi maps turn-by-turn GPS smartphone navigation.
Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail GPS...
Garmin Trailhead GPS mapsets stitch together complete 1:24,000 scale USGS maps for Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail.
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.
Coordinates
Definition of coordinates as used in GPS navigation.
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
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.
Geotag, Geotagging
Geotag, geotagging. GPS.
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.
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.
TeleNav GPS Navigator Puts Turn-by-turn...
We road test and rate the TeleNav GPS Navigator for mobile phones using the Android OS, such as the T-Mobile G1.
You Just Got a Dedicated GPS Device or...
You've just received a dedicated GPS device or smartphone as a gift. Here's how to make the most of your new device and follow best setup procedures.
Fake GPS
: As more mobile devices add location-based services, more ways of determining users' locations are being
Cyclemeter GPS Bicycling App (\$4.99) for iPhone
We review, road test, and star-rate the Cyclemeter GPS bicycling smartphone app for iPhone.
TomTom Car Kit Windshield Mount Adds GPS,...
Test drive and review of the TomTom Car Kit GPS windshield mount for iPhone.
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.
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.
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.
Nextar 14-BC GPS: Solid Navigation Plus a...
We road test, rate and review the Nextar 14-BC car GPS with backup camera.
Why Link Your GPS Device to Your Desktop or...
Benefits of linking your consumer GPS device to your desktop or laptop computer
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.
Garmin OpenCaching.com - Free Geocaching Resource
All about Garmin's free OpenCaching site for geocachers, from beginner to expert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using Apple CarPlay - All of the Features
Using Apple CarPlay. We walk through the complete CarPlay feature set. See what it's like to use CarPlay.
Heading
Heading is the direction in which you are currently moving.
TomTom ONE XLS: High-end Features at a Budget...
The TomTom ONE XLS offers high-end features - including a wide-screen, detailed text-to-speech, and real-time traffic services - at a budget price.
How To Get Started in Geocaching
Geocaching is an adventure game for GPS users. Here's how to get started.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Review: Garmin Oregon 400t and the Garmin...
We field test, rate and review the Garmin Oregon line of handheld GPS receivers.
GPS Collars for Dogs & Cats
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MapMyWalk Keeps Your Walking Fitness Program On...
Review of the MapMyWalk fitness walking app. Covers all of the features including nutrition and calories. Star-rating and real use review.
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.
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.

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