Will my Gps work in the bahamas traveling to the bahamas
Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:42 AM
The "G" in GPS stands for "GLOBAL".
Your GPS unit will work anywhere on the globe.
You might, however, depending on which GPS unit you have, want to look at loading additional maps on your unit (if they are available) because your Eastern United States maps will not cover the Bahamas.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:34 AM
If you venture out of the "touristy" areas, be very aware of your surroundings and people around you.
You GPS will need to re-aquire satellites if it has been turned off for a while and you have moved a long distance from when you shut it off.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:52 AM
One thing you can do to reduce the amount of time your GPSr needs to get a satellite signal lock, in the Bahamas, is to go onto Google Earth and get the coordinates of where you'll be staying. The coordinates don't have to be exactly dead on. Go into your GPSr setup, manually enter the coordinates the night before you fly out, and when you restart you GPSr in the Bahamas, your sat signal lock will take considerably less time than if you started your GPSr with the last set of coordinates back in North Carolina. Good luck, have fun, and don't forget to do a little scuba diving. Come on, it's the BAHAMAS!!
This post has been edited by rocketsteve: 24 January 2010 - 07:54 AM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:56 AM
So if your GPS is on your phone, you may not get GPS service. However if its not, you should be fine.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:15 PM
Went to the Mediterranean a while back didn't want to spent the bucks to buy the maps for all the areas I would be in. But the GPS worked fine just only gives you "Line of Sight" and tells the distance just doesn't show the roads to get to it. Had no problem finding the caches but always remember to mark where you start so you have an easy way back to where you started.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:35 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:25 PM
Well let's see now. late-January. Going to the Bahama Islands.
What you need to do is use plenty of sun screen so as to avoid getting a burn. "What do I need to do"?
Are you kidding me?
Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:30 PM
Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:40 PM
You know, I once went to a GPS maze exhibit about 90 miles from home, cached around town a little, and turned it off there, seeing as I wasn't driving, and didn't need it anymore. The next day, I couldn't get a signal on my Garmin GPS60 series to save my life!! After about 10 minutes, I finally did a hard reset on the thing. This could just be some whacky thing that happened to me though. I almost always have it on for the duration of road trips.
EDIT: Thinking back, it might have been the next weekend, and it was off all week. Either way, I'm just sayin'.
This post has been edited by TheWhiteUrkel: 24 January 2010 - 06:44 PM
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