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Who buys GPS devices nowadays?


Posted by leprechaun on Mar 09, 2011

With the development of smartphones and a lot of GPS applications for iOS, Android, Windows...I'm curious, who buys GPS devices? I'm not talking about special GPS for mountain routes, for example, but the regular ones for cars.


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Reply Level 2 2 Freddy on Mar 09, 2011

I think that most of the people use the GPS functionality of their smartphones indeed mostly cause you carry your phone with you in all times...

Reply Level 2 3 InFlames on Mar 09, 2011

People that travel much mount normal GPSs in their cars mostly because it is more reliable

Reply Level 2 5 Agon87 on Mar 10, 2011

And why do you think GPSs are more reliable?

Reply Level 2 4 Striker on Mar 10, 2011

The standalone GPS navigations, usually have more battery life and are purpose built with better chipsets etc. I think that people who buy standalone GPS travel a lot (like truck drivers for example) or hate smartphones :)

Reply Level 2 6 Agon87 on Mar 10, 2011

You can buy car kit for your smartphone and you can charge it in the car, so battery life is not a reason. Truck drivers buy GPS cause they have special routes, that is why on the market has maps for truck drivers

Reply Level 6 7 WingMan on Mar 11, 2011

Usually stand alone GPSs have bigger screens, 4.3"+ not that there aren't such huge smartphones, but how many truck drivers do you know that use a smartphone :D

Reply Level 2 9 leprechaun on Mar 11, 2011

As I said I'm not talking about specialised GPS units, but the regular ones

Reply Level 7 8 I.P.K. on Mar 11, 2011

I don't see any point of buying separate GPS unit

Reply Level 2 10 OldNo7 on Mar 14, 2011

My dad does. He carries a dumb-phone as well and it works out perfect for him. Me, I'm all for one device.

Reply Level 3 11 MilanFAN on Mar 14, 2011

GPS are not a bad thing, but I can't understand why they are so expensive...

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