How to connect GPS?
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GPS, without exaggeration, is one of the most sought-after technologies. Thanks to it, each person can find out his location on the map, as well as determine the trajectory of his movement. In this article we will look at how to install gps in the car.
Connecting a standard GPS navigator
Gps-navigators can be divided into two types
- connected via wires to the battery;
- connected via usb cable or wireless connection.
The first type of navigator is connected to the battery. As a rule, such navigators have two wires: red and black. The red wire is connected to the positive terminal of the battery, and the black wire is connected to any reliable motor mount. The black wire is not recommended to be connected to the negative terminal, as this may cause a rapid discharge of the battery. After all, the navigator consumes quite a lot of electricity, as it requires constant updating of information.
The second type of battery connects to the car radio using a usb cable or wirelessly.
Using the phone as a gps
Modern smartphones have a function that can be used by the car owner as a gps-navigator. To do this, you need to download maps that can be found on the network absolutely free, after that you will need to go to the navigation settings and select "Download maps", the device will automatically download maps that you can use when navigating.
Next, you will need to select the map command, after which the first one will load. After downloading you will be able to see your location and plan a route. There is another way to use the cards on your mobile phone. We are talking about special services, for example, google maps, Yandex maps, 2gis. These services have long established themselves and received a lot of positive feedback from users throughout the country. If earlier they were not claimed due to the fact that they were distinguished by low efficiency in determining the location, now many people in our country use them.
Now you have to fix the phone on the dashboard. To do this, you can use a special holder, which is sold in any electronics store or autoshop.
Thus, we considered how you can use your phone as a gps-navigator. Please note that a smartphone is suitable for this purpose, since compact phones having a small display will simply not be convenient as gps.