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Typical advantages of these are that they are often free, involve hardware (a phone) that you already own, and are always up-to-date.
For Nextar GPS units, upgrades are available through the purchase of an SD card directly from the company.
Many factors will determine which GPS system is best for you, including price, features, screen size, and portability—but most important: Are you glued to your smartphone?
If so, you’ll be drawn to phone apps or in-car infotainment systems.
Using GPS (global positioning system) is a fact of modern life—whether it's on your smartphone, built into your car, or as a stand-alone portable navigation device that can be moved from car to car.
Most of us are familiar with how GPS makes travel easier.