Selling GPS Devices 101: When To Push Car DVDs, Cell Phones and Portable GPS

GPS or Global Positioning System makes use of satellite capabilities to pinpoint the exact location of a transmitting device with accuracy. These tools can guide you to where you plan to head by graphically showing your actual position in a map then giving you turn by turn directions to your destination.

When first created these were large contraptions attached to cars and other vehicles, the science used in GPS devices have gone a long way resulting in smaller, a higher number of portable, and more affordable devices packed with a wide bundle of features that users like you will surely enjoy. There’s car DVD players, wristbands, mobile phones, smartphones and handheld units all built in with GPS capabilities.

Anything you can think of can be made to work as a GPS device of some kind, from the least expensive portable units, to the most pricy and high-end units with 3D and high-definition digital topographical depictions. As a distributor or entrepreneur engaged in the GPS sector, it is important that you are familiar with the good points, disadvantages and features of each of these device so you can help your customers make the right choice.

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So What Are The Most Common GPS Delivery Devices?

What follows is a brief look at the more popular GPS navigation devices available in the field:

* Car DVD Players with GPS Capabilities

Car DVD players have gone beyond their core function of playing multimedia files, CDs and DVDs and are now equipped with GPS capabilities that can show you easy-to-read maps to help pinpoint your exact location and guide you on your way. These players have fantastic audio quality and high resolution screens which are much better than other portable GPS devices.

The problem however lies in its limited portability as these units are directly installed on your vehicle’s dashboard. The other problem is the cost, it is often the most expensive form of GPS navigation. These devices however appeal to people with a more classy taste and don’t concern themselves with spending more for better quality. These devices also appeal to consumers who constantly make use of GPS systems on their vehicles such as limousine services and car rentals.

* Handheld GPS navigational units

People who place a greater value on portability or the ability to use their GPS device in use more than one vehicle in a certain period will be more inclined to use portable GPS units. There is a wide variety of portable navigational devices available from snap on units that can be mounted on a card dashboard or handheld GPS navigational devices that can be strapped on the wrist or arms during hiking or jogging.

These devices have the same functionality with installed GPS units although the audio quality and resolution would be lower. You can play multimedia files uploaded to the units internal memory, but these devices have no capabilities of taking CDs or DVDs directly. The main attraction however is the device’s superb portability and the lower price that can drop by as much as 30% to 50% compared to other GPS devices.

* GPS Capable Phones

The FCC mandated E911 required cell phone manufacturers to possess GPS capabilities built in to cell phones and upmarket phones to help 911 response units to pinpoint the the location of the phone during emergencies. But emergency situations are not the only purpose for the GPS capabilities of these phones as you can use them for directional information just like any other GPS device.

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