The latest from Garmin

It seems that some other users have come up with some interesting contributions for how they might use their GPS. Here are a few.

Stephan Pataro over at GPS-hotspots.com contributed the following uses:

Find your wedding.

Find the rest of the Atocha Treasure. (Must be one of those hotspots he is alway hollering about. -dd)

Locate your house after a Tornado. (Well, your house site at least. -dd)

Find anything in snow, sand, or darkness.

Send friends to EXACTLY the wrong place.

You get to use the excuse "I must have transposed my coordinates."



A. E. Mathrone is a paramedic and he uses his GPS to let the Air Ambulance know exactly where the scene is so they can land near by to pick up the patient.

Lee Gruenfeld uses his gps to find the extra ski he drops when he goes slalom skiing. He reports the MOB function is quite useful.

A woman who calls herself Foopa reports that a hidden GPS can be used to see what her husband was up to the previous evening. (Probably not a recommended use for family harmony. -dd)

John King is a firefighter for the City of Daytona Beach and during the Wildfires of 1998 he directed the helicopters flying in water drops by radioing in the information from his hand held GPS.

John Bennett reports that a GPS can provide guidance data when a wet snow has covered all of the road signs rendering them useless. (A GPS should also help at night, I would think, for similar reasons. -dd)

An email from Funneman1 says he uses his GPS to find his favorite ice fishing spot from year to year. "You can also find your snowmobile if it gets buried in the snow when you go for help."

An email from Boots says, "I drive tow truck in rural America, after dropping off costumers in the bay area GPS leads me home better than customers saying go down to the big safeway, hang a right and follow the non existent signs."

Rodd Westwood says, "I use mine as a speedo on my hovercraft, the only way to get an accurate speedo."

Chet Long says, "I use my GPS when I go on my daily exercise walk. It shows my how fast I am walking and if in a new area or different route I know how far I have gone so I don't exercise too much. I'd hate to overdo it."