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Portable Gps Navigation: Use In All Of Your Vehicles

By Brad Seabourne

Whatever kind of vehicle you have, a portable GPS navigation system is a cheap way to enhance it. These devices have the latest in technology that will help you find your way without getting lost. And since there are improvements made all the time, a portable GPS navigation system is a lot less expensive than paying for one that comes with the auto upon purchase.

The majority of the portable GPS navigation devices which are currently accessible for retail purchase do a whole lot more than just helping you get from place to place. They allow for hooking up with DVDs, Mp3s, iPods, and Bluetooth. After-market systems give you excellent value for their cost. They are designed to be attached to the windshield and to receive their power from your automobile’s direct current outlet. Their major advantage is how many different things they can do, and you can move them from one car to another quite simply.

There are Garmin portable GPS systems available with built-in batteries to eliminate the need for an external power source. The popular and versatile Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS Navigator’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery can last up to 8 hours. It is compact without sacrificing screen size unlike some of the other navigation systems that are available. Moreover, it is not just a navigation system. In addition to providing directions, it also serves as an Mp3 player and audio book player.

Another system for navigation is the in-dash. These units often have touch-screen capabilities. Touch screens make it possible to enter your destination with a finger. Often, you can replace your car radio, in order to gain control of the whole radio system.

With systems designed to fit both standard and big radios it is now possible to find a system for any vehicle. Options like Bluetooth, iPod integration, satellite radio and TV tuners let you to outfit your vehicle with all the options at a fraction of the cost that your dealership would charge you.

If more points of interest are loaded into the unit the better the chances of you finding a destination with minimal information. Hard drive maps are actually loaded on your unit; updates are as easy as downloading new maps from your home system and loading them onto your hard drive via SD Card or DVD. Actually maps are loaded onto a DVD which must be inserted into the system. New updated DVDs must be bought as time goes by in order to stay current with the growth of your area.

Portable GPS devices have decreased in size since first coming on the market. However, be sure to get a model with wide a screen that can be easily read. A larger map view and touch screen buttons will make it much easier to operate.

While they were once expensive, portable navigation systems have become affordable for everyone. Money spent on these systems is more than worth it when you consider all of the utility and fun that you get for the price. Most importantly, however, you will never have to stop for directions again with one of these systems.

You can now afford a highly-functional and entertainment-rich portable GPS navigation device to use in all of your vehicles. Some Garmin portable GPS units have built-in batteries that allow you to navigate without needing an external power source.

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