Can't Get Lost with GPS Handhelds
Small, Affordable and Accurate Wonders of Technology
GPS handhelds are small in size, can be carried on one's person and these portable devices are mainly used to determine one's location as well know the exact time. Today's PDAs and cell phones are GPS enabled.
Owning GPS handhelds is one sure method of always knowing one's location and time and thus makes it virtually impossible to get lost. But, just in case you do get lost, all that you need to do is click a button and all the relevant information will be there at your service to pinpoint your exact current location.
Many people are enchanted by the revolutionary capabilities of GPS handhelds, especially when it comes to navigation. A few years ago it would not have been possible to have imagined just how easy it would become to be able to interface with satellites all over the globe, and be provided accurate information regarding location and altitude.
These relatively inexpensive GPS handhelds are a great testimony to the marvels of modern day technological advances and it continues to surprise us pleasantly, with each new innovation in this field.
In this present day and age it has now become almost impossible to imagine how we would live our lives without these wonderful gadgets. From personal use to commercial applications, GPS handhelds have found their way into most everyday activities and this will grow further, given the emerging technological advances that are currently taking place such as more signals and better accuracy of information provided.
But, the United States which pioneered the development of GPS handhelds has now got serious competition from across the Atlantic. Europeans have aptly named their project Galileo for its satellite navigation system, which is different in usage to that of the United States. The U.S had originally developed their GPS systems for use by the military; Galileo specifically addresses the civilian and commercial sphere.
The Europeans, through Galileo have set their sights on enhancing the GPS models already available and will soon aim at enabling accuracy to within a meter, thereby further opening the doors to better GPS productivity. In addition, they plan on producing and selling cheap handhelds to target the growing consumer market.
Of course, it is more of a variant of existing models, rather than a path breaker, but the future seems rosy. Some potential users for the Galileo GPS handhelds are blind people, law enforcement agencies, justice services, transport and logistics as well as fishermen sailing the high seas.