Constant innovation is perhaps one of the characteristics of today’s generation. And this holds true in almost if not all facets of life; be it in personal stuff, fashion, and most of all, technology. Indeed, technological innovation has changed man’s lifestyle in more ways than one. It has made life faster and easier.
One such innovation that has been such a great help is the GPS or GPS system. GPS is the acronym for Global Positioning System. It is a set of electronic devices and satellites in geostationary orbits that are used to aid in determining precise geographic location at any point in the world through portable electronic receivers..
There are a number of models available for the GPS system. One of which is the Garmin Nuvi 265W. This model is very much known for its large and wide screen of 4.3 inches. It is also WQVGA touch screen. The pixel resolution is 480 x 272 pixels. Thus, the maps and text look bigger, clearer, and more vibrant so it is easier to read especially when you are driving. The graphics also look smooth and the backlighting is bright. You can also change the settings according to your needs or preference. For instance, you can adjust the brightness and switch from day to night colors.
Another good feature of this model is its text to speech (TTS) navigation alerts. Thus, you can hear it call out the exact names of streets. But if you are troubled or annoyed by this, you can simply turn it off by selecting a non-TTS named voice.
Integrated Bluetooth connectivity is also a popular feature that has caught many navigational devices users. You can even use it as a hands free system for your mobile phone. It has a built-in sensitive microphone as well.
In terms of general functionality, this device also has a lot to boast about. For instance, there is the photo viewer, calculator and unit converter. You can also enjoy the geo-tagging function. This lets you assign photos to your destinations so you can navigate through photos. There is also a trip log in case you are going back to a former destination and you want to know the directions you have taken in the past.
As for its actual usage, well, it is fairly easy to use. Actually for some, it is easier to use than its competitors. You can put in cities, addresses and even input your destination with just a touch on the map. This is actually one of its best features-the ability to touch the map and move it like an iPhone.
Although this model has a number of good points, there are still a few drawbacks. One of which is the fact that the route it calculates is more often than not the one which you would normally take. The speaker sound quality is not as loud and clear as its competitors, most especially when compared to TomToms. And though the warnings for changes in direction are just right, the warnings of speed cameras could have been made a sooner. And perhaps, some verbal announcement would be better than mere warning beeps.