Next week, on April 27 to be exact, the United States GPS system will be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary of Full Operational Capability. During those 20 years of service, the system has been made widely available to the public via the end of Selective Availability and has been improved with new satellites. As more and more technology has begun to rely on GPS, the numbers and kinds of devices that use this constellation has increased almost exponentially.
Here at GPS Tracklog, I try and cover as many of the different segments of GPS as I can, from automotive to tracking to fitness and even marine on occasion. But, as the industry continues to expand it made me start to wonder: what kind of GPS do most people actually use on a regular basis? With smartphones offering surprisingly accurate maps, are automotive GPS devices really on their way down like the statistics predict? Does anyone actually use trackers on things? Do you even care about fitness GPS devices? I know I don’t really like them much.
So, today I thought I’d put it to you, fellow GPS enthusiasts. What kind of device do you prefer? Is there a particular kind of GPS you use on a regular basis, or many? Cast your vote in the poll and see where you stand!
If you use more than one device, please let me know which ones in the comments below!