19 February 2019

These days, everyone just uses their smartphone for GPS navigation.

GPS is also present in most cars.

In the olden days, we had dedicated GPS gizmos for navigating. You can still grab a GPS-only device these days – and for fewer bucks than you might think.

But is it worth it to have a dedicated GPS?

It turns that yes, it is… For quite a few reasons, actually, not the least of which is simple privacy.

Off we go!

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And there ya have it.

GPS vs Smartphones: Which is better?
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2 thoughts on “GPS vs Smartphones: Which is better?

  • 20 February 2019 at 19:19

    Really enjoyed that one. Thank you Scottie! Just bought the Garmin one from Amazon UK for about 70GBP. My problem was using Android for directions. It was generally OK except it couldn’t say the name of my road and would forget to mention it and I kept leaving the smart phone in the car. So battery would drain dead, Looking forward to trying this Garmin and have a go at getting instructions from Yoda I will! 🙂

    • 24 February 2019 at 17:31

      OK, so it arrived, fairly new and just needed a few hours updating. Works well and pleased me when it was able to say the name of my road. But I cannot find the audio file needed to make it talk like yoda! There are links on the interwebs but mostly out of date. Did download some garmin studio thing that can enable me to record voices but I really don’t wan’t to hear myself attempting to do Yoda impressions. Any ideas where I can get it from?


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