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How to use a GPS

Tips for using a GPS

1.) This step may sound stupid but a lot of people tend to forget to even turn on the GPS, so turn on the GPS.

2.) When you buy your GPS in the box there should be an instruction manual, this is very important so don’t throw it away. Before going anywhere with your GPS you should thoroughly read through the manual and make sure you understand what your system can do. You don’t want to be in the middle of the woods and you don’t know what to do.

3.) Get familiar with your GPS, take it round your town or some where you know very well, this will get you used to what the GPS can do and how it tracks.

4.) When programming your GPS make sure you be precise as possible, the more precise you are the quicker the GPS will plot the correct directions, this can save you a lot of time.

5.) Saving the places where you may visit again, this can be a great way to remember where and how you got there. It also save you time from re plotting it again which is also a good thing.

6.) When saving locations into your GPS, there is no point naming them 1,2,3. They should be more memorable, for example, home, work and friends house.

7.) Sometimes you need to get somewhere quick but its rush hour, this is why your GPS is great, you can make it plot alternative routes which will lead you away from them busy roads.

8.) Check the manufactures website for software upgrades, a lot of manufactures often put out updates for their devices. It always a good thing to keep up to date with the software releases because it might be a very important update.

9.) Power is a very important thing when it comes to a GPS, without it, the device will not work. You don’t want to be stranded in the middle of no where and have no power, so always carry a separate pair of batteries or a car charger so you can re charge it.

10.) Ask the GPS for track-back routes, this is important so you can get back, you don’t want to go somewhere and not know the way back do you.