Shopping for a GPS unit for your next holiday

GPS is a navigation system that provides the geographic location and information about the time without any fault. GPS unit is a very handy system to have in your vehicle when you go out on a holiday. Let us see why.

One of my friends went on a vacation in his car along with his family. During his journey, he was very sure about the way to his holiday resort. But, on the route to the resort, he lost his way and reached somewhere. It was an isolated area. So, there was no one to help him. Even his phone was dead. He struggled and had to spend the whole night with his family in a deserted area without knowing how to go back.

Many people are likely to face similar situations when they go for a holiday. They don’t know the exact route and struggle to find their way to their destination. To solve the problem, I recommend to use a GPS system in their vehicle. There is no need to go for an expensive model if you are just looking for a GPS system that shows the route and map correctly. You can get a reasonably good GPS system without draining your pocket.

This is the best time to buy a GPS system, the competition from the Smartphone industry has resulted in reducing the price of the GPS system. You can get a good standalone cost effective GPS system easily nowadays. Here are some basic things that you should have in your GPS system.

The size of the screen is an important factor in deciding the GPS system. The current standard size is 5 inches but you can get units with lesser size at a lower price. Most GPS systems come up with in-built maps of the United States. If you need additional maps, you can easily download using your PC.  Before you start on your holiday, make sure your maps are updated as the roads keep changing.

Bluetooth calling is another useful feature that needs to be present in your GPS unit. By enabling Bluetooth, you can easily sync your contacts from the Smartphone and make hands-free calls using the GPS system.  All these essential features are generally present in a GPS unit and do not cost you more than $200.

When I decided to buy a GPS unit before we left for our holiday last summer, I checked various models and finally purchased the Garmin Nuvi 2350LMT. I had to shell out less than $150 and got all the necessary features that made my holiday an outing to remember.