Learn The Many Features Of A Handheld GPS Device To Start A Small Business.

Use the information in this article to gather personal knowledge that might lead you toward setting up your own value-added small business providing new clients with an installation service coupled with the addition of some valuable software that will enhance the customized model you come up with. This all can be possible since the field of GPS is bewildering to many because of the myriad of options available today. Your company will take the guess work out of the equation that normally keeps persons from buying a navigation system that they feel will soon be replaced by more advanced models. Your service company will provide them with software that will incorporate any new behavior within the navigation parameters.

There are two levels of a navigational systems interface to keep in mind while investigating behavior related to user friendliness of GPS devices. One level speaks to the screen output and user input characteristics and the other level comes into play from experiencing the behavior aspects of actual on-the-road usage. Refer back to these two areas of knowledge when researching the options and variations available to you so that you jot down innovated experience that could change the character of the system for the better.

With so many options on the market when it comes to auto navigation systems how do you choose the one that will best suit your needs? This question may seem very simplistic; unfortunately the answer is not nearly as simple as the question. There are many things to consider when selecting a personal navigation system not the least of which is what purpose you will be using the system to achieve.

Focus On Handheld Navigational Devices.

Many people consider auto navigation systems for their automobiles and no other purpose. The truth is that these devices can have many very practical uses in your every day life. Spend some time with the literature describing some of the alternate uses you could employ if you owned such-and-such a GPS application. If you are a person who spends a lot of time outdoors, you might find that a handheld GPS device with mapping capabilities is better suited to your personality and your needs than a stand-alone type of auto navigation system.

The reason being that these devices can not only be used for turn-by-turn driving directions but also for off road travels, geocaching, boating, hiking, biking, and mountain climbing among many other popular activities. Handheld devices are perfect because they can be easily removed from your vehicle and taken along with you. The portability makes them perfect companions for just about any activity in which you choose to participate. Their mapping capabilities can entice you to explore new territories you often thought impossible in the past. This is where your value-added ideas can become new business realities.

Provide A Lower Cost GPS Model With Greater Behavioral Potential.

Be aware of the additional costs associated with features you may never put into your agenda of activities. Many newer models of cars, trucks, and SUVs are coming equipped with in dash auto navigation systems. Don't for a second think you aren't paying for these glorious goodies. In fact, the chances are that you are paying quite the premium price for these lovely features that you may never use. You can point this out to your potential clients in advertising and conversation you have with others.

The worst thing though is that if you are financing the cost of your car you are also financing the cost of your navigation system. If at all possible avoid getting into this situation unless you are particular enamored of the look of the in dash systems as they really offer no better coverage than you can find in many stand alone systems that you can easily install and cost significantly less. Again, your customized installation comes out well ahead of this situation.

Your Improved GPS Navigational Device Will Be Attractive Because It Will Be Customized For User Satisfaction.

The thing to remember about these systems is that they are only good as long as you are in your car for the most part. You may find some that can last so many hours away from a power source (if you have a system that you've installed yourself rather than a factory installed system) but most of them aren't going to offer the greatest features for activities such as geocaching or fishing. Before you buy, seriously consider and have in mind the activities for which you will use your device. Don't buy a device that charges for features that you aren't likely to use and avoid at all cost an interface that isn't easy to use.

Remember you will be using this while on the road most of the time and you want a system that won't require a concentrated effort in order to operate. We have quite enough distractions to deal with while on the road without adding a difficult to operate auto navigation system. Your offer should hammer hard on this point.


You can contract a software designer to put your ideas into the software and thus not worry about not being able to code your new features embedded into your GPS, probably handheld, navigation system. Your software can be updated by other contractors if your first systems coder has moved on to other activities. The really important thing to remember is that your fresh concepts will carry forward as long as you correctly discover the innovative ideas through your research and effort to pin down the experience-factor of navigational behavior as mentioned above in this write up. Your value-added software component will send your business into a profitable position.

Tom Gruich

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