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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.
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.
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.
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.
GPS Coordinates
GPS coordinates: what they are, how to get them, and what to do with them.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Use Google Maps Cycling Directions
How to use Google Maps cycling directions
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 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.
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 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 Find Your Location History By Google...
How to use location history to track and view your locations in Google Maps or Apple iPhone iOS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Hiking GPS
Here are the top five handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking from Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, and more.
How to Send Google Maps Destinations to Your...
You can use the Google Maps. GPS.
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.
Find and Install Fun New In-car GPS Voices
How to find and install alternate voices in your car GPS.
The 6 Best iPad GPS Apps for Travel and...
We select and review the best iPad apps for GPS, navigation, and travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
The Latest in Laptop Computer GPS
Review of the latest GPS hardware and software for turning your laptop computer into a GPS navigator.
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.
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 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.
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Sport Watch Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS sport watch.
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.
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 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.
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 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: 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.
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.
Google Releases Latitude Friend-finder App for...
Google releases Latitude friend-finder app for iPhone.
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.
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.
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.
Text-to-speech
Definition and use of text-to-speech in GPS devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
AT&T FamilyMap Service Provides Phone Location...
Track phones within your billing account with AT&T FamilyMap
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.
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.
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.
Waterproof Garmin 310XT is an Excellent...
We test, rate, and review the Garmin Forerunner 310XT running GPS computer.
Topographic Maps
A topographic map shows elevation contour lines, in addition to detailed road, town, and physical characteristics of the landscape.
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.
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.
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 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.
Basics: Traffic Tracking and Avoidance
GPS technology combined with traffic tracking services provides a tool for traffic avoidance and alternate route selection.
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.
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.
GPS Maps
Your complete resource for finding, purchasing, and managing GPS maps for on-road or off-road use.
Five Reasons Why You Are a Safer Driver With GPS
In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and
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.
Almanac
Global Positioning System receivers must have almanac and ephemeris data in memory in order to calculate position. GPS almanac explained.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyclemeter GPS Bicycling App (\$4.99) for iPhone
We review, road test, and star-rate the Cyclemeter GPS bicycling smartphone app for iPhone.
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.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Global Positioning System defined.
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.
GPS for Driving, Outdoors, Sports, and More
Types of GPS available for cars, outdoor recreation, sports and more.
Bearing
Bearing: the compass direction from your current position to your intended destination
How to Use Your Car GPS in Pedestrian Mode
How to use your car GPS in pedestrian or walking mode.
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.
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
GolfLink Game Tracker iPhone Golf GPS App Review
On-course review and rating of the GolfLink Game Tracker iPhone Golf GPS app.
Trilateration in GPS
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigators use the mathematical technique of trilateration to determine user position, speed, and elevation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Obtain, Download, Install Custom Points...
How to obtain, download, and install custom points-of-interest (POIs) into your Garmin car GPS.
GPS and Navigation Features of the iPhone 4
The latest on the GPS and turn-by-turn navigation features of the Apple iPhone 4. How the iPhone 4 will integrate GPS.
Garmin Edge 810 (\$499) Review
We road test, rate, and review the Garmin Edge 810 GPS cyclecomputer with wireless heart rate and iPhone Bluetooth link.
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.
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.
Review: Garmin Oregon 400t and the Garmin...
We field test, rate and review the Garmin Oregon line of handheld GPS receivers.
Three Best Golf GPS Apps for the BlackBerry
We rate and review the three best golf GPS rangefinder and scorekeeper apps for the BlackBerry.
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.
Geofence
A geofence is a virtual boundary around a geographical space.
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.
MotionX GPS Drive: Economical Turn-by-Turn...
Road test, review, and rating of MotionX GPS Drive navigation app for the iPhone.
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
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
We field test, rate, and review the latest SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
Fake GPS
: As more mobile devices add location-based services, more ways of determining users' locations are being
How To Get Started in Geocaching
Geocaching is an adventure game for GPS users. Here's how to get started.
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.
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.
Capacitive Touchscreen
A capacitive touchscreen uses a finger's disruption of the electrostatic field to control devices such as the Apple iPod and iPhone.
GPS Collars for Dogs & Cats
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SD Card and Micro SD Card
An SD card provides quick upgrades and updates to GPS devices
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.
How To Use In-car GPS for Hands-free Mobile...
Using your in-car GPS for hands-free mobile phone calling
MotionX Turns iPhone3G Into Full-featured GPS...
We field test, review, and rate the MotionX iPhone GPS app by Fullpower.
Geotag, Geotagging
Geotag, geotagging. GPS.
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.
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.
TomTom Rider Motorcycle GPS (\$399) Review
We review, road-test, and star-rate the TomTom Rider GPS for motorcycles.
iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone GPS
Here are the latest GPS and navigation options for iOS devices, including the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone.
TomTom's Runner GPS Sport Watch (\$169) Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the TomTom Runner GPS sport watch.
Garmin Connect Review
We test, star-rate, and review Garmin's Connect, a free online training log, route planning, and goal-setting service.
Coordinates
Definition of coordinates as used in GPS navigation.
New GPS Watch Roundup
GPS watches are great for sport & fitness and golf. See the latest 2012 models.
How the Zepp Golf App and Device Can Really...
Zepp Golf review. On-the-range and course review, star-rating, and recommendation for Zepp App and motion sensor.
Garmin Launches Marine-Friendly GPSMAP...
Garmin has launched the new 78-series of marine-friendly handheld GPS devices.
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.
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.
Review: The new Garmin Connect including social...
Garmin Connect 'Modern' is the latest version of the company's online training log service. I review and rate all of its features.
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.
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.
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 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.
Voice Command: Magellan Maestro 4250
Product review of the Magellan Maestro 4250 in-car GPS.
iPhone Accessories for Travelers
The iPhone 2013 holidays gift guide for travelers. See the latest and best iPhone travel accessories that make great gifts.
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