Article published by : Rajni Shukla on Friday, April 12, 2013 - Viewed 815 times

Category : GPS

Factors to consider while purchasing GPS handheld device

Since the day gps navigation was invented, people around the world have been exploring this feature that is now available in cell phones, handheld devices, tablets, etc. However, people at times are confused about the uses and purpose of the GPS navigation and even the factors that need to be considered while purchasing the GPS enabled handheld devices. T

he first question that arises in the mind of buyers while purchasing a handheld GPS enabled device in India is whether one needs the touch screen feature for the same. However, they should understand that the touch screens fulfil the need of faster entry of the text as opposed to the traditional screens.

The second factor that needs to be considered is the environment where the GPS enabled device will be used. Interestingly, the device can be used in different places across the globe, be it in deep canyon, thick fog, snow conditions, underwater, side of mountains, over the cliffs, amidst the clouds, or a simple plain city area. Experts maintain that large size GPS units have been more accurate in offering details pertaining to the location as they have the feature of better reception in comparison to smaller units.

In connection with the location where the device is to be used, the method to use it plays an equally important role while purchasing. People who want the GPS feature for their vehicles, then the professional model are apt. Although they are expensive, yet they do not have the complex wires to confuse the user.

Handheld Navigation Price in India depends on the type of device being used. The professional ones are pretty expensive but they serve a particular purpose. For routine use, people can purchase inexpensive GPS enabled devices like the smart phones or even tablets. The third factor that needs to be considered while purchasing the handheld device is the level of accuracy. GPS enabled devices source their maps from one or the other place. The accuracy of the maps in the GPS depends upon the source of the map and manufacturer of the device. Choose the manufacturer with good reputation in the market for GPS enabled handheld devices. A research on the internet before purchasing the device is always useful.

Many people do not consider the size of the screen of the GPS enabled handheld devices. They should understand that the device will become pointless and meaningless if the results are not displayed satisfactorily. The GPS that a person buys should posses a decent screen size in addition to resolution that is comfortable by the user. Generally, the screen size of most of the units ranges between 1.5 inches to 6 inches diagonally, while the resolution offered by the device ranges between 160 x 100 to as high as 800 x 480. All those who are on the verge of purchasing a GPS enabled device should consider all the above factors to purchase a useful product.

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