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vinjoebob wrote:While I can't speak for the original poster, I use it to go to known destinations quite frequently, as it gives you an updated ETA as you drive... nice to know if you have a nagging relative wondering how long it's going to take you to get there.
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
*texts* WHERE ARE YOUUUUU
I'm just hanging out, really.
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IGetUp wrote:The "competitive advantage" is that standalone GPS's use satellite positioning as where phones use phone towers. Big, big difference.
Actually, the way I understand it all iPhones since the 3G and the iPad Wifi+3G have Broadcom GPS chips. Most current Android phones have GPS chips. The iPod, iPad, and most non-phone Android tablet/PDA devices do NOT have a GPS chip. They rely on a user entered starting point and the accelerometer to guess where they are. I think they might also rely on a database of known wifi hotspots to verify the guess.
A competitive advantage I haven't seen anyone mention yet is a dedicated GPS is actually designed to sit on a car dash in the sun for hours at a time.
All that being said, I'm in for one to replace my aging Mio C310 (yes, THAT Mio C310).
It's a krap! We cannot repel bags of this magnitude!
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