GPS systems

United States
April 22, 2007 10:35pm CST
What is your opinion of GPS systems? I am a distributor of a GPS system. Business started out pretty slow, but is picking up now. Do you think that GPS will be as big as cell phones are right now?
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@natalie1981 (1997)
• Singapore
23 Apr 07
A gps is a great gadget but i odn't think it would be right up there with cell phones or laptops. I mean, there are some cell phones that already has an integrated GPS built into them so I don’t think it would grow into a big market, unless it drops its prices. For me, I wouldn’t buy a stand alone GPS when I have a map or I could always ask for directions.
• United States
23 Apr 07
You know, I feel the same way about it. Although, they probably will drop the prices.
23 Apr 07
Sat Nav saved my life! - December 26th 2006 4 friends and I decided to go on a Road Trip in my motor home. We started off in the UK and we were travelling to the French Alpes. Sounds great doesn't it!!! 1am - 8 Hours of driving i decided to hand over the rain to my co-pilot and get some sleep. 2am - Find myself being woke up by the sound of the engine getting slower and slower!!! Yes the doughnut had run out of Diesel!!! So picture this. I was on a French Motorway at 2am in the morning with signs saying 75km to the next petrol station. The motor home was only just small enough to fit on the hard shoulder (breakdown Lane)and lorries were coming towards me at 60mph. Lucky we had TOM TOM (GPS) which was our saving grace!!! We asked the GPS where the nearest petrol station was off route and it gave us a list of 4 to choose from and all we had to do was walk in the direction that the GPS pointed us in. If it was not for the GPS we could hae been hit by a lorry, taken of by the police for not having florescent jackets (which we did not know was the law till we got back) a towing charge of about €400's and a mechanic's bill of about €300 for the diesel pump. The popularity of the Sat Nave (GPS) has inceased a huge amount in the UK, But I don't think that they will out sell the mobile phone as you can now buy a SAT NAV chip for you mobile phone. So why have 2 gadgets when you can have 1 that does the lot???
@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 07
I know a little about gps. I quite good with map, if somebody can drive for me and I can go anywhere. If I drive then I have to stop to check the map then continue my journey then stop and go again. But, I always arrive at whenever place I want to, thank God. Welcome to MyLot, I have collected several tips on how to excel in MyLot, feel free to read the tips at www.money20.blogspot.com . good luck!
• United States
23 Apr 07
I used to get lost a lot when driving. Then I decided to write my direction in large print on index cards and post on my dash. I never missed an exit after that. My daughter-in-law laughed at me until one day she was driving north from Florida and didn't have a map. She found my index cards and they brought her home. So it worked for her, too. I don't do a lot of cross country driving now so it isn't an issue now.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
i think gps is a great gadget.. and it is a selling point in new mobile phones.. now you can see so many models having built-in gps.. for me. if ever i will replace my existing mobile phones, surely it will also have gps in it..
• United States
30 Apr 07
I don't think that GPS will get as big as cell phones are now, but it is possible. After all, I didn't think I would ever want a cell phone, and now I can't imagine my life without one! I think car based GPS systems will probably be the most popular. Sure, GPS is good for other stuff than just navigation in the car, but speaking as someone who gets lost when driving, I'd say I would most use GPS in my car.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
I have a Garmin GPS receiver. I love it. I use it to Geocache. I know that when in a big shopping mall parking lot I should map where the car is but always forget to do it. Mostly I use it to Geocache which if you haven't heard about the game/sport is like a high tech treasure hunt. People from around the world place caches with little trinkets in them then they post the co-ordinates on geocaching.com and other people go out and hunt for the cache. It is a lot of fun. So I hope that GPS receivers become common as we need more caches!