Smartphones With GPS
GPS stands for Global Positioning System and is basically a contraption that will guide you to your destination by giving you the exact directions at every step of the way. They are usually attached to the front of the car but because smartphones with GPS have become quite popular over the years, these contraptions are quickly going out of style but is that really wise? Let’s find out.
Most smarptones that have GPS have touchscreens which means that the display will be crystal clear and sharper than you can imagine. However, because you will be required to hold the phone as you drive, the entire task becomes quite dangerous because you may end up staring at your screen for too long and bam! You’re plastered to the sidewalk. In addition to that, you may also find it difficult to read the small font and hence, end up getting lost. Even though most smartphones with GPS tend to have larger fonts, they are still smaller than what you will find on a regular GPS device.
As long as we’re talking about size, you should know that smartphones with GPS will not be larger than 3.5 inches but the typical GPS device is about 4.3 inches long which of course, means that the display will be larger. Now, if you attach your phone to your windshield and try to decipher what the readings are, you will definitely end up having an accident but regular GPS devices are built in such a way that it is more than possible to read the font at an arms-length.
The biggest advantage, however, of using smartphones with GPS is that thanks to the internet, your phone will receive timely and accurate reports of the traffic and hence, be able to warn you of the same. This way, you will be able to reach your destination without running into bumper-to-bumper traffic. That said, most typical GPS navigation systems do not come equipped with the internet which makes them slightly obsolete when compared to smartphones with GPS.
You can, of course, always have the service included into the features of your standard GPS system but that will cost you quite a bomb in the long run.
Even though this is a significant limitation and the benefits of using a regular GPS device outweigh the disadvantages, this debate has been going on for quite some time now which is why you will have quite a hard time making a decision as far as smartphones with GPS are concerned.