Overview of mobile navigation devices, there are various devices for mobile navigation. All navigation devices use GPS. GPS is the acronym for global positioning system and describes how the satellite-based navigation. A typical representative of the navigation devices is the so-called personal navigation Assistant (short: PNA), which fits most comfortably in your pocket. The personal navigation Assistant has a built-in GPS receiver with high-performance, offering a good satellite reception.
The personal navigation Assistant is a stand alone device that alone for the mobile navigation is provided and hardly more features, but requires no additional components. Typically, the PNA can be fitted but with an additional antenna to the power amplification. Still suitable devices for mobile navigation, which can be extended with the appropriate software. Fall into this category of mobile digital assistant (short: MDA) ), the personal digital assistant (short: PDA), a PDA with built-in mobile or Smartphones (“translated: smart phones”). If these devices as navigation device use, you must find out what software and what additional components are needed.
As a source of information, the Internet provides good services here. In corresponding specialty forums you can enjoy the experience of other users, are already using the device as a navigation system. With integrated GPS, PDAs or MDAs are less recommended. Such devices rely mostly on the use of certain navigation software that is already installed by the device manufacturer. A large number of smart phones, the user must also must purchase the navigation software to the device and install. Especially when using in the car a worse reception than products reflected frequently in navigation devices n with built-in GPS receiver with an external GPS receiver. If are buying MDAs, PDAs or Smartphones so that an additional antenna to provide that they work with an external GPS receiver or the connection options.