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Consumer Applications Today there are a variety of devices that use GPS. From GPS specific devices, to converged GPS devices, they all serve the same purpose: that is to determine where the device’s current location is. As far as converged devices go, there are many consumer applications that use GPS. The first consumer application to be discussed is VZ Navigator by Verizon Wireless. This is navigational software developed by and for many if not all current Verizon phones. Verizon customers are able to get this software through their “Get it Now,” service. VZ navigator uses both GPS and cellular antennas through assisted GPS also known as A-GPS. This is a system that is generally used in most cellular phones as it allows for improved startup performances of a GPS positioning
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Unformatted text preview: system. A great feature that this software includes through its latest stable release is the use of “turn by turn” which is where the device actually speaks out and tells the user which direction to turn. Another great addition to this software through updates is the release of “traffic avoidance” this feature allows the user to be notified of certain blocks or accidents in the area of travel. Verizon is able to do this by having over 1.8 billion traffic probes in the U.S. . Currently the pricing plan is as follows: $2.99 per day, $4.99 per week, and $9.99 per month. Another device using GPS is Garmin Mobile. The name Garmin comes from its founders: Gary Burrell and Min Kao, hence the name GarMin....
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