International, Inc. released their first Global Positioning
System (GPS) in 1991.Since then, they have guided everyone from
Gulf War pilots to backpackers. A few years ago, they released
a ground-breaking model called the GPS III. Unlike any other
GPS in its class, the GPSIII came right out of the box with
roads maps, railroad lines, and bodies of water. Not to be outdone,
Garmin kept working to improve the on their baby and released
the GPSIII Plus.
GPSIII Plus is a small, handheld or dash-mounted unit that can
be mounted either horizontally or vertically. The attached antenna
can swivel to whatever angle is necessary for best results.
The screen can then be switched between portrait and landscape
settings. So, if you want a wide screen, you would run it horizontally
and, conversely, if you want a tall screen, you would set it
unit comes with a PC interface cable, lanyard, and manuals and
is powered by 4AA batteries. You can also get an adapter and
cable to run off of your vehicle's 12volt adapter.
PC interface cable serves several purposes: