Do I need a GPS subscription to use a GPS device?

Osama Javaid November 14, 2011

I am interested in GPS devices. I want to know how they work and if I need to purchase something like an annual subscription for them. For example, this is a unit I’m looking at:

  1. michael zl
    November 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    you do not need any subscription to use the satellites.
    just say thanks to the US of A.

  2. Osama
    November 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

    and what functions such a GPS unit has?

    • Richard Carpenter
      November 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      The Garmin page,, will have more info on the specific functions of that GPS nav. But basically it connects to , i think, twelve to twenty four satellites depending on the unit to triangulate you position. It is on perfectly accurate, as the US Gov. doesn't want them too good. 

  3. Richard Carpenter
    November 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Nope, The satellites use for these devices are owned and operated by the US Gov.