You can’t go anywhere without your GPS today! Even if you have lived in your town for your entire life, there are bound to be places that you have never gone. There are also new roads being added into most communities on a routine basis. If you ever venture out of your hometown, you could find yourself lost at any turn. That is why GPS devices are so readily available, but with those devices comes the need for GPS mounts.
Many mounts are designed for specific GPS devices. For instance, you can find a Garmin Nuvi mount designed for the exact size and weight of the Garmin Nuvi GPS unit. While these mounts are guaranteed to fit your GPS unit if you have the type of device the mount was designed to hold, they can be more expensive than many universal mounts being sold today.
A universal mount is designed to fit a range of devices that are around the same size and weight. You can also use universal GPS mounts to hold your iPod and other devices up while driving. One mount can be used for different devices on different occasions, so you will find many uses for a universal mount that would not be possible with a device-specific mount.
Mounts designed to hold a GPS in your car or RV will typically attach to your front windshield, but some will also work on your dashboard. You need to see the directions while you are driving, and that means having the map and written street names or addresses directly in front of you. It is unsafe to turn your head away from the road to look at a GPS device, so it makes sense that your GPS would hang directly in your eyesight, right in the center of the front windshield.
Besides keeping the directions right in front of your face so you can find your way without turning away from the road, many GPS mounts designed for your car or RV will function as chargers as well. This allows you to charge up compatible devices as you drive, keeping your batteries fresh and ready to go when you reach your destination.
These mounts typically attach with suction cups that simply press onto the inside of your windshield of the top of your dashboard. You can easily detach these suction cups if you need to move your device from one car to another for special circumstances.
GPS mounts designed to guide you while on a motorcycle or ATV will attach onto your handlebars. This keeps the map and directions directly in front of your face, so you can take a glance as needed without turning your eyes away from the road. You can find both universal mounts and mounts designed for specific GPS devices designed for your bike and ATV.
These mounts will hook around our handlebar, so they are very different from the mounts designed for the windshield in a car. These may not be as easy to detach from your bike, but they are not overly complicated. You will definitely need separate mounts for your bikes or RVs and your vehicles, even if you are moving the same GPS devices between these forms of transportation.
Golf Cart Mounts
Have you ever thought of attaching GPS devices to your golf cart? If you haven’t, it is something that you should consider. These mounts often allow you to charge up your GPS devices on your way to the golf course. You are then ready to hook it up to your cart and get going as soon as you arrive. The hook ups are fast and easy, so you can get your car going without missing tee time.
Many golf cart GPS mounts allow you to hook your device right to your belt. This is perfect if you don’t always use a golf cart when on the course. You should also have the option of permanently attaching your GPS to your golf cart if you need to have it available at all times. This is a great option if you use your golf cart for more than just getting around the course.
You need your GPS no matter where you go today. You can use GPS technology when riding sand dunes on your ATV or when traveling across the country in your RV. Whether traveling or sticking close to home, there will be times that you are thankful for your GPS technology, and your GPS mounts!