GPS Introduction

What Is GPS?

GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and it is a space-based satellite navigation system the provides you with location and time information in every type of weather and anywhere in the world where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

Interesting Facts About GPS

There are around 24 satellites

It works 24 hours a day

The satellites circle the earth twice a day

Satellites are powered by solar energy, but they have backup batteries onboard incase there is a solar eclipse

Each satellite is built to last about ten years. Replacements are constantly being built and launched into orbit

The travel at speeds around 7,000 miles and hour

Below is a video showing how to get the most of your GPS from the Garmin YouTube channel.

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