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GPS Devices Guide: 10 GPS Forums and How They Can Save Your Bacon

GPS tracking devices and conveyable GPS units are hot commodities at this time  and lots of web marketers and entrepreneurs are cashing in from this  trend. However, consistent use will finally take a heavy toll on these devices : hardware goes wrong,  damaged parts, software applications bugging down and a whole  lot of issues typical of electronic devices.

As a user or a businessman reselling GPS devices, it might be to your  benefit if you’re knowledgeable about Problems, issues and  related resolutions that users face-off with these devices. In this  case, the best source of info would be  those shared in the various forums and chat groups visited by  GPS device users.

You can pick up a little that would help you fix similar Problems  you are confronting with your units. Many of these  discussions are combinations of real experiences by users as well as shared  technical info and information from hardware and software  pros all that you need to make things work and solve your issues.

I have taken a look at 10 of the biggest GPS forums online and given a brief  description of them below. If you are selling GPS devices online then it would be a good idea to either get  involved and up your knowledge of GPS devices or point some customers towards these forums to help them  better understand the devices they use.

* GPS Discussion

Website : gpsdiscussion [dot] com
Members : 7826

One of the more conspicuous elements in the GPSDiscussion.com are the most  recent reports feeds from major OEM providers that would prove  relevant to owners of certain brands of GPS devices.  The forum is specified correctly with sections dedicated to certain  popular GPS OEM brands as well as a section on cellphone GPS.  Aside from that, the forum also has sections on : GPS POIs,  Waypoints, and Routes ; Mods and Firmware ; a For Sale and Wanted section ; and GPS device reviews.

* GPS Underground

Website : gpsunderground [dot] com / forum /
Members : 73,113
Active Members : 59,821

GPS Underground is a big forum on GPS-related topics, in spite  of the incontrovertible fact that it was just been hit by a hack  attack, reputedly from a previously trusted ex-member, destroying a  considerable number of posts and threads in the act. The community is  vibrant until now with a good share of active members against  total membership unlike any other forums where active members consists only a  small fraction of the total number of members.

The forum has a paid download section but the freely available  sections of the forum feature GPS navigation systems, OEM brands, maps, software, and info about unlocking GPS devices and updating maps.

* Groundspeak

Website : forums [dot] groundspeak [dot] com
Members : 662,002

This massive forum is a support service of Geocaching.com, which is the official  world GPS Cache Hunt Site. It aims to promote geocaching and GPS us e. The consultations include intensive  talks on geocaching, waymarking, baseline hunting, GPS usage, Wherigo,  and Groundspeak-related GPS gaming.

The forum is a handy resource of everything related to geocaching including geocaching  journeys, geocaching groups by region or state, and geocaching groups by country. Except  for that, there are general GPS-related subjects  but not as in depth and focused as they do for  geocaching.

* GPSReviews.net

Website: forums [dot] gpsreview [dot] net
Members: 13, 054

GPS Reviews is recognized as one of the top 100 tech blogs by  CNet and was mentioned In the Washington Post, Boston globe and other papers.  The forum is categorized into different subjects which include a discourse section for : general GPS systems ; tips, tricks, and mods ; GPS suggestions ; POI  file sharing ; discussion on OEM devices and other GPS brands ; and sections on GPS software, hardware and  smartphones support. Although the forum appears sufficient in terms  of subjects discussed, the layout of the forum itself is too narrow making the  threads appear cramped and compressed.

* Pocket GPS World

Website : pocketgpsworld [dot] com / modules [dot] php?name=Forums
Members : 336, 735

The internet site is divided into a forum for paid registered members as well as a public  access forum that are categorized by brands and other GPS devices. There is a separate  discussion on speed cameras utilised for geospotting as well as other d iscussion on other GPS related topics. The forum area however is narrow, as  sidebars for online adverts fill these sections and appears cluttered.

* GPS Forums

Website : gps-forums [dot] net
Members : two hundred and fifty

This quite new forum has only a few members but there were already 208,291 posts  discussed on more than 39,876 threads. The forum is focused on both OEM and  other GPS devices including a section of UK-specific GPS devices. There’s also a  fresh discussion section for GNSS or worldwide Navigation  Satellite Systems. The topics and classes appear limited though and this is assigned to the comparatively lower membership numbers.

* GPS Passion

Website: gpspassion [dot] com / forumsen /
Members: 106402

There are 53 separate forums that are specified under general subjects, hardware,  software GPS programming and Smartphone GPS. There’s a separate forum for GPS internet  stores. Unlike any other related forums, the layout for GPS Passion  involves certain graphics that appears unfit for a technology-based site. On top of  that, the site is also cluttered by a couple of adverts on the sidebars and  banners.

* GPS City

Website: forums [dot] gpscity [dot] com
Members : 7,464

While it may appear to have a smaller  member number than other forums on the list this site is an emerging power with comprehensive discussions on  used GPS units and threads on used RAM mounts.

* GPSInformation Net

Website : gpsinformation [dot] org / forum /
Members : 6914

GPS info is just a little and emerging forum but there  are already 6546 topics posted, which is already just about the same number of  total members. The forum has a good category system that is focused on general  consultations, hardware discussions, software  discussion, consultations on custom point of interest or POI,  geocaching, and an interesting build your own GPS  apparatus.

* GPS Software Hub

Website:gps-software-hub [dot] com / gps / forum.html
Members : 5428

GPS Software center is a comparatively tiny forum that provides info rmation on software and maps. There’s a classified section, other dialogues on fun  with GPS devices, and an up to date GPS section on brands. Aside from the ordinary categories common with other forums, GPS Software  center has a new section for choice videos and a video gallery.

* GPS FAQ

Website : forum [dot] gpsfaq [dot] com /topic [dot] aspx?title=devices
Members : not indicated

This discussion group is a support forum for the GPS FAQ site and is a little different  from others apropos the layout used. This forum makes use of tabs to  navigate through these diverse classes which show : GPS Systems, business  applications, GPS devices, technology and resource, GPS clobber, maps, mapping tools,  handheld products as well as talks on other topics. The forum is inclined to  answers topics only

There are several other forums available but these 10 can point you  to resources that can help you with your GPS needs .  The vital thing here is to study which forum would be well suited to your GPS devices as a  user, or your selection of products if you are a reseller.

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