Why Having the HTC Thunderbolt on Long Road Trips can Be Essential

May 18, 2011 • By • 12 Views

First of all, the most important part of traveling is probably the ability to find out where you are going and eventually get there. For most of driving history, people made use of maps to help them with this process, and then in recent years, people transitioned to using GPS devices to help them out. GPS devices offered a number of advantages, such as real time feedback and the ability to update your maps as you went along. Recently, smart phones have become very essential to the way we carry out our lives so there have also been a number of GPS applications created that allow our smart phones to become miniature GPS devices.

One of the easiest travelling applications to use is Google Maps. This application is a mini version of the very popular website, Google Maps. It works just like the actual website; you only need to enter the starting location as well as any desired destination and you will be able to view a detailed map of your route.

The app even features additional elements that you will have a difficult time finding in other apps, such as street views and satellite perspectives. Satellite views allow you to pick up bird's eye views of where you are planning on traveling. Similarly street views allow you to see exactly what certain streets, homes, and individual locations look like, which can be extremely helpful when you have never been to a certain place before.

However, as great as an app such as Google Maps Navigation can be for helping you figure out where things are, it still is not the only game in town when it comes to range and direction finding. Co Pilot is also another very popular navigation program for smart phones. Just like Google Maps, Co Pilot also has the feature that allows the user to enter their destination of choice and they will also get easy and straightforward directions. Although they do share some features these applications are also a bit different. For example, the Co Pilot app has an interface that is arguably far friendlier to drivers while they are on the road than that of Google Maps Navigation. If you already have a traditional GPS or are used to a regular system such as a Garmin or even a Tom Tom, you will find many more similarities through the Co Pilot navigation app.

Getting lost is a thing of the past thanks to smart phones. Beyond these apps, you might want to look into some of the many accessories that are available, including an extra battery and an extra charger. Accessories like a battery or a charger can be very beneficial because it will prolong the uptime of your mobile device. This can be an essential way to keep your mobile device running during long trips.

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