WHAT IS GPS?
GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, is the only system today able to show you your exact position on the Earth anytime, in any weather, anywhere. Ground stations, located worldwide, continuously monitor them. The satellites transmit signals that can be detected by anyone with a GPS receiver. Using the receiver, you can determine your location with great precision. GPS is one of history’s most exciting and revolutionary developments, and new uses for it are constantly being discovered.
UNDERSTANDING THE GPS SYSTEM
Being equipped with a GPS system allows you to be located anywhere in the world. It can be an external device, a connected watch or an application on your smartphone. The GPS works thanks to the 30 satellites in orbit around the Earth which send signals received by the GPS chip. This constellation of satellites covers the entire globe. From the received signals, your device is then able to calculate your precise position.