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GPS: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garmin's New Products for 2015
New from Garmin for 2015, including the Vivoactive smart watch, Vivofit 2 fitness band, and Nuvi backup camera.
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.
GPS Coordinates - What They Are, How to Get Them
GPS coordinates: what they are, how to get them, and what to do with them.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 to Use the Garmin Lifetime Updater
How to use the Garmin Lifetime Updater to download and install free Garmin GPS map updates.
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.
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.
Best Hiking GPS
Here are the top five handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking from Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, and more.
How to Use Google Maps Cycling Directions
How to use Google Maps cycling directions
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.
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 Find Your Location History By Google...
How to use location history to track and view your locations in Google Maps or Apple iPhone iOS.
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 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.
Master the Course with Golf GPS
The latest generation of golf GPS devices give you quick and accurate guidance from anywhere on the course.
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.
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 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.
The Latest in Laptop Computer GPS
Review of the latest GPS hardware and software for turning your laptop computer into a GPS navigator.
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.
Find and Install Fun New In-car GPS Voices
How to find and install alternate voices in your car GPS.
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.
The 6 Best iPad GPS Apps for Travel and...
We select and review the best iPad apps for GPS, navigation, and travel.
AT&T FamilyMap Service Provides Phone Location...
Track phones within your billing account with AT&T FamilyMap
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.
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.
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.
Topographic Maps
A topographic map shows elevation contour lines, in addition to detailed road, town, and physical characteristics of the landscape.
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.
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.
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 Use Google Earth to Show and Share GPS...
How to use Google Earth to show tracks and routes using GPS data.
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 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.
Best Bike Mounts for iPhone and Smartphones....
Best bike mounts for iPhones and Smartphones, including ToPeak, Rokform, and Quad Lock. Take video and use apps while you ride.
GPS for driving, hiking, sports, and more
Types of GPS available for cars, outdoor recreation, sports and more.
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.
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 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: 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.
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.
Google Releases Latitude Friend-finder App for...
Google releases Latitude friend-finder app for iPhone.
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.
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 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
Five Reasons Why You Are a Safer Driver With GPS
In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Global Positioning System defined.
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Sport Watch Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS sport watch.
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.
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.
Basics: Four Ways to Use Your Personal Computer...
Four ways to use your personal computer with GPS technology.
Trilateration in GPS
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigators use the mathematical technique of trilateration to determine user position, speed, and elevation.
Google maps directions - making the most of...
Google Maps directions - making the most of Google Maps, including tips & tricks and little-known features.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almanac
Global Positioning System receivers must have almanac and ephemeris data in memory in order to calculate position. GPS almanac explained.
Bearing
Bearing: the compass direction from your current position to your intended destination
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
How to Obtain, Download, Install Custom Points...
How to obtain, download, and install custom points-of-interest (POIs) into your Garmin car GPS.
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
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.
GPS Maps
Your complete resource for finding, purchasing, and managing GPS maps for on-road or off-road use.
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.
GPS Collars for Dogs & Cats
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Text-to-speech
Definition and use of text-to-speech in GPS devices.
Waterproof Garmin 310XT is an Excellent...
We test, rate, and review the Garmin Forerunner 310XT running GPS computer.
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.
SD Card and Micro SD Card
An SD card provides quick upgrades and updates to GPS devices
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone GPS
Here are the latest GPS and navigation options for iOS devices, including the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geofence
A geofence is a virtual boundary around a geographical space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to use in-car GPS for hands-free mobile...
Using your in-car GPS for hands-free mobile phone calling
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.
Smartphone Vs. Car GPS Navigation
Which is better for navigation - a smartphone, or a dedicated car GPS? How about both!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cell Phone Data the 'Killer App' for Traffic...
Data from cell phones will eventually be the killer app for traffic tracking and avoidance.
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.
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.
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.
Heading
Heading is the direction in which you are currently moving.
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.
Garmin OpenCaching.com - Free Geocaching Resource
All about Garmin's free OpenCaching site for geocachers, from beginner to expert.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
We field test, rate, and review the latest SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
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.
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.
Waypoint
A waypoint is a reference point, or set of coordinates that precisely identify a location.
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.
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.
Basics: Traffic Tracking and Avoidance
GPS technology combined with traffic tracking services provides a tool for traffic avoidance and alternate route selection.
Cyclemeter GPS Bicycling App (\$4.99) for iPhone
We review, road test, and star-rate the Cyclemeter GPS bicycling smartphone app for iPhone.
Review: Garmin Oregon 400t and the Garmin...
We field test, rate and review the Garmin Oregon line of handheld GPS receivers.
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.
Garmin Connect Review
We test, star-rate, and review Garmin's Connect, a free online training log, route planning, and goal-setting service.
New GPS Watch Roundup
GPS watches are great for sport & fitness and golf. See the latest 2012 models.
Garmin Edge Touring and Touring Plus GPS...
Garmin introduces the Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus model GPS cyclecomputers, designed for the recreational bicycle tourist.
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.
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.
Fake GPS
: As more mobile devices add location-based services, more ways of determining users' locations are being
Bluetooth
Defintion of Bluetooth and how Bluetooth works with GPS
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.
MotionX GPS Drive: Economical Turn-by-Turn...
Road test, review, and rating of MotionX GPS Drive navigation app for the iPhone.
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.
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