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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.
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 (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.
Best GPS Trackers for People, Pets, and...
We review and compare features of the best GPS trackers for people, pets, and possessions.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 to Use Google Maps Cycling Directions
How to use Google Maps cycling directions
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.
Your Guide to Updating Garmin Maps of All Types
How to update your Garmin street, outdoor, and sports maps, and your Garmin nautical charts.
Master the Course with Golf GPS
The latest generation of golf GPS devices give you quick and accurate guidance from anywhere on the course.
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.
Best Hiking GPS
Here are the top five handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking from Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme, and more.
Best GPS Watches
Review of the top 8 GPS sport watches for running, golfing, fitness, hiking and more.
AT&T FamilyMap Phone Location Tracking
Track phones within your billing account with AT&T FamilyMap
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.
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.
How Does GPS Work?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a technical marvel made possible by a group of satellites in earth orbit that transmit precise signals, allowing GPS receivers to calculate and display accurate location, speed, and time information to the user.
How to Use the Garmin Course Creator Tool
How to use the free Garmin Connect Course Creator tool to map cycling and running routes online and then export them to your Garmin sports GPS device.
Review: Google Maps for iPhone - Maps and GPS...
We review, road test, and star-rate the Google Maps app for iPhone. Comparison with other maps and GPS navigation apps for the iPhone.
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.
Add Custom Voices to Your GPS
How to find and install alternate voices in your car 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 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.
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.
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 Garmin Edge 810 Enables Live Tracking -...
How to use the Garmin Connect Live Tracking feature that is available with the Garmin Edge 810 cyclecomputer.
Wi-Fi Positioning System
Wi-Fi Positioning System is a term pioneered by Skyhook Wireless to describe its Wi-Fi-based location system.
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.
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.
Enabling Bluetooth GPS for Hands-free Calling
How to use a Bluetooth GPS to enable hands-free, speaker-assisted calling while in your car. Latest technology, Bluetooth GPS models, and how-to.
Review: Maps App Turn-by-Turn Navigation for...
We road test, star-rate, and review the turn-by-turn directions capabilities of Apple's iOS 6 Maps app for the iPhone 5 and other iPhones.
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.
GPS Enable Your Laptop With These Devices
Review of the latest GPS hardware and software for turning your laptop computer into a GPS navigator.
GPS for driving, hiking, sports, and more
Types of GPS available for cars, outdoor recreation, sports and more.
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.
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 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
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 Download and Install Free Vehicle Icons...
How to download and install a variety of fun vehicle icons for Garmin GPS from the Garmin Garage
Google maps directions - making the most of...
Google Maps directions - making the most of Google Maps, including tips & tricks and little-known features.
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.
The 6 Best iPad GPS Apps for Travel and...
We select and review the best iPad apps for GPS, navigation, and travel.
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.
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.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Global Positioning System defined.
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.
Almanac
Global Positioning System receivers must have almanac and ephemeris data in memory in order to calculate position. GPS almanac explained.
Review of the Polar V650 Cyclecomputer With...
Road test and hands-on review of the Polar V650 cyclecomputer with heart rate. Read on for the details and star-rated review.
How to Use Your Car GPS in Pedestrian Mode
How to use your car GPS in pedestrian or walking mode.
Topographic Maps
A topographic map shows elevation contour lines, in addition to detailed road, town, and physical characteristics of the landscape.
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.
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.
Five Reasons Why You Are a Safer Driver With GPS
In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and
SD Card and Micro SD Card
An SD card provides quick upgrades and updates to GPS devices
Best Ski Apps
Ski apps: We rate and review the best apps for skiers. Apps include lift ticket deals, weather and snow reports, and more.
Coordinates
Definition of coordinates as used in GPS navigation.
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.
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.
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.
Basics: Traffic Tracking and Avoidance
GPS technology combined with traffic tracking services provides a tool for traffic avoidance and alternate route selection.
How to Obtain, Download, Install Custom Points...
How to obtain, download, and install custom points-of-interest (POIs) into your Garmin car GPS.
Alternative GPS Mounts
A car windshield is not always the best place to mount an in-car portable GPS. These GPS mounts can place your GPS on a vent, in a cup holder, on a dash and more.
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.
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.
Friend Locator Apps: Glympse vs. Find My Friends
We compare two top friend & family locator apps: Glympse, and Apple's Find My Friends.
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.
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.
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.
Bearing
Bearing: the compass direction from your current position to your intended destination
Nokia's Free Ovi Maps Navigation
More on Nokia's free Ovi maps turn-by-turn GPS smartphone navigation.
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.
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.
Rugged and Powerful Solar Chargers for...
We review the best lightweight, rugged, portable, and powerful solar chargers for smartphones, GPS, and other devices.
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
Garmin Connect Review
We test, star-rate, and review Garmin's Connect, a free online training log, route planning, and goal-setting service.
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 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.
GPS Collars for Dogs & Cats
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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.
Text-to-speech
Definition and use of text-to-speech in GPS devices.
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.
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.
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.
Polar's Online Flow Service Has Excellent...
Polar Flow is the free online training log and mapping service for Polar GPS fitness and training products. Read on for the full review.
Trilateration in GPS
Global Positioning System (GPS) navigators use the mathematical technique of trilateration to determine user position, speed, and elevation.
Cyclemeter GPS Bicycling App (\$4.99) for iPhone
We review, road test, and star-rate the Cyclemeter GPS bicycling smartphone app for iPhone.
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.
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
We field test, rate, and review the latest SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
The Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch For Run, Bike,...
The Polar V800 is a highly competent, sturdily built multi-sport GPS watch. Read on for the full review and star rating.
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.
GolfLink Game Tracker iPhone Golf GPS App Review
On-course review and rating of the GolfLink Game Tracker iPhone Golf GPS app.
Head Out on the Highway (With Motorcycle GPS)
The Garmin Zumo and TomTom Rider are GPS navigators made specifically for motorcycle use. They include wireless devices that let you hear navigation instructions via a helmet speaker and mike.
Garmin'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 use in-car GPS for hands-free mobile...
Using your in-car GPS for hands-free mobile phone calling
HD Video Action Cameras With GPS
Action cameras with GPS review - capture your tracks and other stats while you shoot HD action video.
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 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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
iPhone GPS Maps: Stored in Memory vs....
Some iPhone GPS turn-by-turn navigtion apps store maps in the iPhone's memory, while other iPhone GPS apps download maps on the fly. Pros and cons of both types.
MotionX GPS Drive: Economical Turn-by-Turn...
Road test, review, and rating of MotionX GPS Drive navigation app for the iPhone.
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Sport Watch Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS sport watch.
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.
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.
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.
How To Get Started in Geocaching
Geocaching is an adventure game for GPS users. Here's how to get started.
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.
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.
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 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: 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.
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.
AllTrails Hiking App Review
AllTrails app review. An excellent way for hikers, mountain bikers, and others to find, enjoy, and share great trails.
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.
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.
Smartphone Vs. Car GPS Navigation
Which is better for navigation - a smartphone, or a dedicated car GPS? How about both!
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.
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.
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.
iPhone Accessories for Travelers
The iPhone 2013 holidays gift guide for travelers. See the latest and best iPhone travel accessories that make great gifts.
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.
Telenav Scout - A Glimpse of the Future?
An early look at the Telenav Scout GPS cloud directions and destination service.
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.
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.
TomTom's Runner GPS Sport Watch (\$169) Review
We review, road test, and star-rate the TomTom Runner GPS sport watch.
Adidas miCoach - a Well-done (and free) App and...
We road test, rate, and review the Adidas miCoach GPS fitness and training app for the iPhone. The miCoach app provides personal training features in a free app.
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's Viago GPS navigation app - great...
Garmin's Viago GPS navigation app for iPhone and Android packs a lot of functionality and advanced features into a budget price.
Fake GPS
: As more mobile devices add location-based services, more ways of determining users' locations are being
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.
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.
Bicycle GPS - Cycling Computers and Apps
There are more options than ever for bicycle GPS. You may get the benefits of wireless GPS with a dedicated bicycle computer, or with a cycling app. Read on for the details and reviews.
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.
GPS Maps
Your complete resource for finding, purchasing, and managing GPS maps for on-road or off-road use.
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 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.

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