GPS Bluffton SC

With competition on the rise, GPS manufacturers are forced to come up with features to maintain appeal to the modern consumer. In the last few years, navigation units have added searchable destination databases, which show points of interest such as restaurants, ATMs, gas stations and hotels in the vicinity, and partnerships with ratings organizations such as Zagat and AAA are becoming increasingly common.

Custom Media Solutions
(843) 757-9333
44 Drayson Cir
Bluffton, SC
 
Audio Video Warehouse
(843) 836-2808
1304 Fording Island Rd # C
Bluffton, SC
 
Audio/Video Architects
(843) 842-3644
29 Otter Hole Rd Ste 9
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Audionideo Architects
(843) 342-9445
29 Otter Hole Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Bob Mull Tv
(843) 681-3395
3 Cardinal Ct # E
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Play Serious Home Entertainmnt
(843) 815-4292
25 Bluffton Rd Ste 604
Bluffton, SC
 
Dish to You
(843) 683-0910
18 Cardinal Rd # A
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Premier Audio Visual
(843) 689-5804
2 Grasslawn Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Hargray
(843) 341-1501
856 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Radio Shack
(843) 681-6530
95 Mathews Dr Ste A3
Hilton Head Island, SC
 

New GPS Features

What's New With GPS Units? By Brian Alexander, Content Editor
Simple fact: People don’t like being lost. Sure, maps have always been there to minimize embarrassing “How do I get to the interchange?” moments, but even the most scrupulous navigators have, at some point, found themselves in the precarious and unenviable position of being utterly, desperately, hopelessly off course. Luckily, it’s much harder to lose your bearings in the modern world thanks to the invention of the satellite navigation unit.

Not all that long ago, the simple notion of a computerized map with the ability to plot a course from point A to point B was a technological novelty in its own right, more than enough to move GPS navigation units off store shelves and into consumer’s cars. As we all know, however, times change. Just as a 14.4k modem and 50 MHz processor was once sufficient for a ‘cutting edge’ web experience, a basic point-to-point GPS unit is no longer sufficient for the needs of most consumers.

Today, every major auto manufacturer offers their own built-in GPS systems and a plethora of third-party aftermarket systems are available as well. Many different technologies are used – some in-car systems utilize DVDs which carry navigation data and can be replaced if the car is moved to another continental region or if navigation data is updated, while others use flash memory storage or are hard-wired with region-specific navigational software.

With competition on the rise, GPS manufacturers are forced to come up with features to maintain appeal to the modern consumer. In the last few years, navigation units have added searchable destination databases, which show points of interest such as restaurants, ATMs, gas stations and hotels in the vicinity, and partnerships with ratings organizations such as Zagat and AAA are becoming increasingly common.

“Zagat ratings can be searched on our navigation system, which will then point you to a restaurant of your choosing. With Bluetooth integration, you can even use your navigation unit to call the selected restaurant,” says Acura Public Relations Spokesperson Jessica Fini.

Recent advances in satellite communications technology (thanks in part to satellite radio networks), means a strong emphasis is currently being put on getting real-time information into navigation systems. Real-time traffic has been the most obvious push in the area of “instant information,” along with road condition updates and accident warnings. Acura was the first automaker to introduce the functionality in North America with the 2005 Acura RL , followed by BMW, Lexus and Chrysler.

The real-time innovation hasn’t stopped with traffic and road conditions though. Now real-time weather updates are possible, a feature Acura has put into the 2009 TSX .

“For 2009 we are integrating real-time weather, which can provide pinpoint conditions and temperatures. It can even route y...

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