Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. keannu's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,724
    #1

    real-time map updates

    Source : writing practice

    My car has a GPS, but I usually use my cell phone’s GPS. It’s because as it is linked to the cellular network, I can use real-time traffic info and real-time map updates.

    I'm not sure if the bold words are awkward or not.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 51,639
    #2

    Re: real-time map updates

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Source : writing practice

    My car has a GPS in-built sat-nav, but I usually use my cell phone’s; GPS. It’s because as it is linked to the cellular network, I can use real-time traffic info and real-time map updates.

    I'm not sure if the bold words are awkward or not.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 9,564
    #3

    Re: real-time map updates

    Using because and as together is not correct. They both mean the same thing.

    There's nothing wrong with updates.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 51,639
    #4

    Re: real-time map updates

    I'm not sure if it's clear but I put a line through "as" in post #2.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 9,564
    #5

    Re: real-time map updates

    Do phones really have 'sat-navs'?

  6. Senior Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 779
    #6

    Re: real-time map updates

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    In my "experience" "sat-nav" is not a commonly used expression in the U.S. for the feature as mentioned by 'keannu'. Rather, GPS would be used.

  7. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 51,639
    #7

    Re: real-time map updates

    I use directions via Google Maps on my phone. I refer to that as sat-nav on my phone.

    Point taken about "sat-nav" not being used in AmE. It's commonly used in the UK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  8. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 9,564
    #8

    Re: real-time map updates

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Point taken about "sat-nav" not being used in AmE. It's commonly used in the UK.
    But I think that in the UK, a sat-nav is the device on the dashboard of your car, right? Your phone doesn't have a sat-nav.

  9. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 51,639
    #9

    Re: real-time map updates

    Yes, there are inbuilt sat-navs (can't be removed from the car) and mobile sat-navs (can be removed from the car). I'm not sure if there's a technical difference but when Google Maps gives me voice directions (based on my input) on my phone, it is doing exactly the same thing my sat-nav would. It might not be technically correct to refer to it as sat-nav but I'm not alone in doing so.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  10. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 9,564
    #10

    Re: real-time map updates

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, there are inbuilt sat-navs (can't be removed from the car) and mobile sat-navs (can be removed from the car). I'm not sure if there's a technical difference but when Google Maps gives me voice directions (based on my input) on my phone, it is doing exactly the same thing my sat-nav would. It might not be technically correct to refer to it as sat-nav but I'm not alone in doing so.
    Fair enough. I don't know a lot about this (apparently). I think the technology is basically the same, yes.

    It's just that I've never heard anyone use 'sat-nav' when talking about mobile phone apps. It struck me as odd, that's all.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •