This thread makes me snicker because I am old-fashinoed, and while I have quite a few "techy" devices, smart phone, ipad, etc. I do not have a dedicated GPS. I actually prefer a combo of looking at a map, and then checking out directions online say from Google maps or something like that, and comparing the two.
I've heard too many stories of people relying solely on their GPS, when it as incorrect, and driving in circles for a long time, beacuse they will ONLY believe the GPS, and since its more advanced, its the better and only way.
My one cousin drove from MD to VA to visit my mom. She used to live in a rather large development, with a number of manned gates to enter. But only one had an actual human; just off the main entrance, and the rest were for residents only, and scattered throughout, for use with their access cards. So he puts the address in, and it took him all around to various, unmanned gates,but never to the main gate. After literally a couple of hours, he fianlly called my mom, and told her he was hopelessly lost, and his GPS wasn't helping.
Now, had he simply asked her for directions, once you got off the main road, it was someting like 2 turns, and very easy to find. But no, he knew better, and it cost him time and aggrevation.