Lost my way under the help of GPS!

July 26, 2010 8:44pm CST
I have a poor sense of direction, so I hardly go to anywhere without GPS. And I always got the right way under the GPS's guidance. But an accident happened yesterday broke my trust in it... Yesterday, I dated some friends and drove to a new restaurant, we got the address from a newspaper and no one knew the way but the GPS. after the address was input GPS, and we started off ... Uncannily, we hadn't yet got the place even though an hour passed... Although at that moment, we still believed GPS's guidance until reached a dead end... Finally, the only thing we can do was backtracking. After that we have a gloom view of this device, but the serious questions is: what should I(the one have a poor sence of direction) do to get my way, especially a strange way?
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3 responses
@mylosha (286)
• India
27 Jul 10
Hai mylotter, before plan to go any direction that could be strange to you, first ask about the place u want to go to any one have already been there. GPS sometimes make mistakes in directing the places due to some factors i too used to use GPS though i met several problems in it so i dont trust on any electronical device but my own intellect.
• China
27 Jul 10
I don't want to rely on GPS, but I am a lazy person. GPS for me is the most convenience device to direct my way... after this accident, maybe I will get rid of my laziness, just for my own's safe.
@liewss80 (85)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 10
Its hard to comment as we do not know what device/navigation software/map you are using. But one advise is : Do not follow gps direction blindly. Always preview the route to double check on the routing result before your proceed. Make sure that you are using latest map to ensure the roads routed in your gps are still useable.
• India
27 Jul 10
Hello welcome to mylot i have never used any GPS or map, because mostly i travel by train, bus, when i move by car, it is always to a place on the highway, so there is no problem usually... Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor