I am a full-fledged member of the Google Maps and live GPS navigation systems generation, and as a result, if someone asked me to find an address on a key map today, I’m not sure I’d be able to find the location without a struggle.
In addition to the car-mounted GPS units, many smartphones come equipped with voiced navigation or at least visual turn-by-turn directions.
Now that smartphones are becoming so “smart,” what does this mean for GPS companies like Garmin, TomTom, and others? My first in-car GPS was a Garmin with a tiny screen that I paid over $200 for; now, Best Buy and other big box retailers have sales for top-of- the-line GPS systems at just above $100. I still have both because I prefer the larger text on GPS units, but my Google Navigation has consistently updated maps at no cost.
Still using your TomTom or have you switched your loyalty to your smartphone and a car dock?