GPS / Sat Nav Devices: How Did We Live Without Them Before?
Did you know that there are 24 General Positioning System (GPS) satellites circling our planet? The satellites were sent into space by the US military in the 1980s after a soviet interceptor aircraft shot down a civilian US airliner that had strayed into prohibited airspace because of a navigation error. When it was all tested and found to be working, the system was opened up to everybody. The age of in-car Sat Nav navigation had begun.
GPS Sat Nav is hugely popular. OK, you can always look at a map. But you can't look at a map while you're driving, and a road atlas won't be able to guide you to the door of your destination or instantly recalculate your route if you take a wrong turn. In fact, portable GPS, and GPS tracking devices, are the kinds of gadget you wonder how you ever lived without.
GPS Devices Wholesale Subcategories
We have divided our GPS/Sat Nav devices into three categories - portable GPS, car trackers and GPS tracking devices. Our portable GPS category includes the most common systems for cars, but also handheld GPS devices, GPS systems for motorbikes and marine GPS. Our high-tech car trackers are clever little black boxes that you can fit in your car and use to track its movement and location. Many also come with alarms, and clever features such as the ability to cut power to your engine by sending a text message. Finally, our general GPS tracking devices include watches with GPS tacking and a children's mobile phone with GPS tracking so you can keep your kids safe.
All of these products are high quality, excellent value and undeniably useful. Whether you are looking for a simple Sat Nav for your car, or a wholesaler looking for low-risk popular gadgets to sell on, our GPS and Sat Navs are an excellent option. The GPS devices available from Chinavasion offer the same features as the major brands (often far more features if we're being hones) but without you having to pay big brand prices. We are careful to source only the best quality GPS and Sat Nav devices. Each one you see on our website is fully tested and available now, ready to be shipped to you today.
GPS Technology Definitions
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It is a navigation system that uses a network of 24 satellites orbiting the planet to provide location and time information anywhere on earth. The system sends signals to and from the satellites to your GPS device and uses this information to calculate your position. The software in your GPS receiver can take this information and combine it with map data to display your position. The technology also enables you to plan routes, find out about nearby locations and approximate your speed and journey time.
A GPS tracker uses the global positioning system to provide information about the location of someone or something. The tracker can be fitted in a car, or attached to a person or asset, and record its location data. The recorded data can be stored within the tracking unit itself, or may be transmitted to a central location. The data can be used to provide valuable information, such as distance travelled, speeds and locations reached.
GSM (quad band)
GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communications and is used for transmitting voice and data services on mobile phones. GSM supports voice calls and data transfer speeds of up to 9.6kbps, as well as the transmission of SMS (Short Message Service) texts. A quad band GSM refers to a device that can use four different frequency bands, enabling you to use different mobile phone networks around the world.
GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. It is a mobile service that can be found on second generation (2G) wireless technology, such as mobile phones. Among other things, a GPRS Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card enables a mobile device to be constantly connected to the Internet and transmit multimedia messages, such as images, video, audio and text, or a combination of these.
Bluetooth technology enables you to transfer information over short distances without the need for a wire. A Bluetooth chip can be fitted in a computer, mobile phone or digital camera and used to transmit file data, such as music, photos or documents, to another Bluetooth enabled device without having to use a cable. The same technology makes it possible to link mobile phones with hands-free headsets, and is a vital part of connecting controllers and peripheral devices to computers, tablets and games consoles.
GPS To Protect Against Car Thieves
If you have ever had your car stolen, you know what a traumatic experience it can be. You walk out of your house in the morning and instead of your shiny, much loved car you find an empty space. Thankfully, with a GPS tracker hidden in the boot the thieves won't have your car for long. All it takes is a text from your phone to your tracking device and you'll have a fix on where your car has been taken. Next, you can phone the police and give them the coordinates. All being well, you will have your car back undamaged and the thieves will get what they deserve.
Following The Big Brands in GPS Gadgets?
The most popular brand of in-car GPS Sat Navs are Garmin, Navitech and TomTom. GPS trackers for cars are also available from Snooper and Zoombak, while manufacturers of general GPS trackers include Audiovox, Bushnell and Motorola.
You can read product reviews in blogs such as Engadget and Gizmodo, or check out websites such as Techmoan for unbiased reviews. In print, you could try Which? or Auto Express or read customer reviews on Amazon and elsewhere for first-hand testimonials.
You can buy a wide range of GPS Sat Navs through Amazon and Buy.com or from any number of vehicle accessory outlets. General GPS trackers can be found online and in camping and hiking shops. Chinavasion own selection of non-branded car GPS rival the big names in features and quality, but cost a fraction of the price. In fact, because we are not tied to any one manufacturer, many of our products offer an even wider feature set.
Did You Know GPS Can Keep Kids Safe Too!
Three-year old Tiffany is a curious girl and likes to wander off. She does it a lot, causing her parents a great deal of unnecessary anxiety. Then one day, her parents find a clever kids' watch (CVXO-M289) on the Chinavasion website that has a built in GPS tracker as well as a phone. Not only can they use the watch to find out where Tiffany has got to this time, they can also set it to send them a text message if she strays more than 10 metres from her mum's Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Tiffany likes her new phone, although she is cross that she can't escape any more. Her parents, on the other hand, are delighted. Thank you Chinavasion!
GPS Trackers - Easy to set up!
GPS trackers are set up and controlled with SMS text messages. The included user manual will guide you through the process of configuring your tracker. The first and most important thing you will need to do is authorize your (master) phone number. Then you are ready to check the tracker's position. In most cases, this is easily done. All you need to do is call the phone number associated with the SIM that is inserted into the tracker. The tracker automatically hangs up the call and sends back the coordinates to your phone.
Anti Radar Car Gadget...
The cleverest thing about our "RadarBot" GPS navigator (CVUW-TR43) is that it has a built-in radar detector that will automatically alert you when it detects a speed radar. When it does spot one, using its full frequency detector, the Bot warns you in its Sat Nav voice, which means you'll not only save on speeding tickets but also drive more safely. The handy device comes with its own mounting bracket and can easily be fitted to your windscreen. And as if that wasn't enough, the RadarBot has a bright 5 inch 800 x 400 pixel screen and inputs for multimedia devices so you can use it as an MP3 player or plug in a DVD for some in-car entertainment.
Coming Soon To GPS Tech...
We aim to keep up to the minute with our range of GPS Sat Navs and trackers. In the very near future you should look out for GPS Sat Nav bundled with the latest Android operating system (OS), more sophisticated DVR functions, such as dual lens operation and night vision, and improved radar detection. As for our trackers, keep an eye on the Hot Products section of our website, for more advanced tracker software, Android OS and better integration with onboard diagnostics (OBD).
Tips For Sellers Of GPS Devices
Pricing: The price of your GPS Sat Nav or tracker will depend on a number of factors. For GPS navigation, the screen size and resolution will have the biggest effect on the price, followed by whether it has a touch screen, the CPU speed and the amount of RAM and internal memory. For trackers, the most important factors are the complexity of the tracking functions, the bundled accessories and whether or not software is included.
Search Terms: Retailers and dropshippers of GPS Sat Nav and tracker devices should consider selecting good titles and description keywords to attract more customers. Remember consumers may be searching on eBay or elsewhere for "Portable GPS", "Sat Nav", "Car GPS Systems", "GPS Navigation", "GPS Gadgets", "GPS Trackers", "GPS tracking system", "car tracking", "GPS Navigators"," Portable GPS Navigator", "GPS Car DVD Players", "Vehicle GPS”, “GPS Devices", "Vehicle GPS Navigation" or any variation of the above. There is no harm in adding titles and keywords that match the keen bargain hunter, either, such as “cheap GPS”, “cheap Sat Nav”, "discount electronics" and “discount gadgets”. Of course resellers should point out that Chinavasion products are high quality as well as highly affordable.