Take the Information Superhighway on the Road
The next generation of GPS devices are those enabled with live, real-time information via the Internet. These Internet-connected GPS receivers provide a wealth of up-to-the-minute information to markedly enhance your driving experience. For example, you can get real-time local traffic info, live weather reports, up-to-date local gas station prices, and use Google Local Search to make it easier than ever to find local shops and businesses on the fly. Sound enticing? Read on to get the full scoop on how Internet-connected GPS can benefit you.
Internet-connected GPS features* and benefits:
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- Avoid traffic jams and find the smoothest routes — Internet-connected GPS utilizes real-time, local traffic information to automatically alert you to traffic jams, accidents and road construction along the way, and to suggest the smoothest, least-congested alternative routes, thereby saving you time, gas and money.
- Find the lowest local gas prices — By providing you with regularly updated local gas prices, your Internet-connected GPS helps to ensure that you don't pay too much at the pump. Gone will be the days that you fill up at one price, only to discover that gas is much cheaper just a few blocks down the road.
- Get directions to local shops, businesses and restaurants — Google Local Search (available on many Internet-connected GPS receivers) powers you past static Points of Interest by providing real-time information so you can find that trendy little bistro, happening new night spot or movie listings and showtimes, all while you're out on the go. It also allows you to send addresses, routes and directions wirelessly to your GPS from anyplace in the United States.
- Receive up-to-the-minute weather reports — Live local weather reports keep you abreast of what's happening out there, where the severe weather is and where it's headed so you can steer clear of hazardous driving conditions.
- Use GPS Buddy Services — Available on select GPS models, this feature updates GPS-Buddy servers with information about your vehicle's location, speed, and status, enabling the monitoring of the vehicle's movements in real time and access to historical data regarding its location. The information is available on the Internet through your online account and may be viewed at anytime on any device with Internet access, letting you or your buddies track vehicle location and progress.
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*Internet-connected GPS features may vary by make and model. Some features described above may not be available on all models. Access of certain features may require additional fees or subscription plans. Please refer to individual product detail pages for complete details.