A portable vehicle GPS navigation system can often prove to be the difference between arriving late for a meeting or reaching on time like a true professional!
An expensive but definitely better alternative to gifting a portable GPS device is a mobile phone with GPS capabilities. Instead of having a dedicated electronic gadget for GPS, companies are now incorporating the latest smart phones and PDAs with GPS navigation systems. These GPS gifts combine the usefulness of GPS, along with the multifunctional qualities of smart phones and PDAs. GPS mobile phones function using A-GPS (Assisted GPS) technology, which is generally provided by the mobile carrier. Highly advanced models of GPS phones can work even when out of range, by making use of satellite GPS signals. GPS technology in a mobile phone also helps in tracking a misplaced cell phone, which is another reason why these GPS gifts are considered great gifting options, these days.
GPS navigation software is another great gift, particularly since these can installed on a PC or laptop. There are great advantages of installing GPS software onto a PC. This includes better navigation via keyboard, larger map view and many other features. These are available free of cost and can be easily downloaded via the Internet. Paid GPS software offers some remarkable benefits and CD/DVDs of this software are considered unique GPS gifts. These offer advanced features like trip-planning, high resolution printing, area measurements and email support which are not available with free versions. Children will particularly enjoy this variety of GPS software on their computers, because it will allow them access to high quality pictures of earth, which they can use in their charts, posters, geography projects and reports for school.
GPS devices and software which were once extremely expensive are now available at really affordable prices. Economical GPS devices may not have as many features as the expensive ones, but will still do a commendable job of find the right directions. Available in stylish designs and at your local consumer electronics store, these GPS gifts are sure to make your family and friends incredible happy!