Originally Posted by TW
Just came over the news (CTV), that they trusted their GPS!
It's a mixed bag - the PRIMARY reason for buying and using a GPS is for accurate and reliable DIRECTION in unfamiliar territory - whether that "direction" is inside a big unfamiliar city, OR out in unfamiliar rural country.
We have a Garmin GPS unit - very helpful in MOST situations - BUT, has clear failings especially in remote and rural locations where it will quite frequently try to direct us by what IT thinks is a shorter or faster route down what is actually some cow trail or long abandoned dirt path - easily enough avoided in clear weather in daylight - perhaps NOT quite as easily detected in the dark and in snow where the road surface is not evident.
SO - you buy these gadgets as a trusted device to help you safely navigate in unfamiliar territory - but then are warned to NOT trust them by their makers - and use a map instead?
Then why BOTHER buying one to begin with?
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