When we hear GPS, the first thing that comes to mind is a navigator. But the technology is meant for more than that. With variations in design and functionality there are models of GPS receivers are now designed for drivers, explorers, marine enthusiasts, adventure seekers, athletes and parents.
You will never get lost nor ask for directions when driving if you have GPS in your car. Monitor your speed, record your distance and your vital signs while on a bike with a portable receiver. Track your progress by uploading the data in your computer. You need not be afraid of getting lost in the woods if you are holding a GPS unit. As a parent, you would have the capacity to know where your kids are most of the time as if you were working for the CIA.
Car GPS devices are now essential parts of a car. More and more people are buying GPS equipped cars or are installing GPS receivers in their cars. With this technology in the car, a driver can get to his destination half of the time by evading traffic, going through the shortest distance, and never making a wrong turn. These devices are equipped with online maps, sophisticated voice recognition, and by the second instruction capabilities.
Handheld GPS receivers are getting popular as well. Some even prefer them instead of car installed receivers. They are like modern day compasses that can speak, have wide screens, moving maps, and powered by the latest android technology. They can save your life when lost in the outdoors. Save your waypoints and discovered places in your own handheld.
Other than sophisticated mapping and geographical data, these handhelds are now sold as sophisticated watches for athletes. They can measure vital signs, distance traveled, time elapsed, and speed and save all those data for future reference. Special training log systems are used to make the data useful to you.