Navteq GPS - The Perfect Christmas Gift

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love my in-dash GPS. I’m not trying to sell you anything so I won’t get into the nitty gritty of who the manufacturer is or what the model is. However, earlier this year, I ran into a problem. My wife and I decided to spend the day at a relatively new shopping outlet that opened about 60 miles away from home. We set out with a full wallet, ready to embrace a day of deep discounts and food court calories.

As we exited the highway, I was relying solely on my in-dash GPS unit to get there. After a turn here and a turn there, we drove deeper into an unfamiliar neighborhood. We crossed several sets of train tracks and would up in the middle of an industrial park.


“Uhhh.  I don’t think so,” my wife replied.

There wasn’t a single store in sight.

I backtracked the route, pulled into a gas station, and with my tail between my legs, asked for directions. We were a good 10 miles from where we needed to be. And the reason why was not the GPS’s fault…it was the maps. Yes my friends, if you are not updating your maps on a regular basis, you could find yourself up a creek!

If you or someone you know has an in-dash vehicle-based navigation system, then a map update is the perfect holiday gift! It’s a thoughtful item that is often overlooked. If you own a GPS or other map data device, there’s a good chance that is powered by NAVTEQ. These guys handle maps for Garmin. BMW, Nokia and tons of others. With over 5,000 employees worldwide, NAVTEQ ensure that the maps you acquire are accurate, current and error-free.

A navigation system map update from NAVTEQ is the perfect gift! There’s no worrying about buying something that is the wrong size or color. The package won’t get lost in the mail! And best of all, you can help keep the people you care about from turning down a “bad” road.

Santa, if you are reading this, then add a NAVTEQ map update to your list…and deliver it right to my vehicle.

Remember, your GPS is only as good as the data it provides. The world is always changing, your maps should too.

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