The leaps and bounds that GPS technology has taken in the past 5 years is staggering, and it's far from over. Each passing day reveals another advancement, may it be minor: increased memory storage, or major: speech recognition.
Google has also been on the forefront of leading technology in recent years. It was only a matter of time before Google and GPS joined forces. Google maps are well known for finding locations and directions, when a GPS is not available.
Combining the two is quick and simple.
First and most importantly, you must have a Google account, this includes Gmail email accounts. It is free to join and the account provides access to many of Google's online features.
- The next step is to connect your GPS, (READ: not all brands are supported). In the Google Maps search bar choose an address, business or other Point of Interest.
- Once this location is marked on the maps, usually with a lettered balloon, click on the Send tab at the top right of the map. A pop-up window will appear, choose the GPS option on the left, then drop down the menu to select your GPS brand.
- Once you've chosen your GPS brand click on Send.
The process is relatively painless but if you happen to receive an error message, Garmin has a great trouble-shooting page to help out.