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Sprint Product Ambassador: Alcatel ONETOUCH PIXI 7 as a GPS

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Picture taken from phonearena,com

My family and I recently got back from traveling to Tennessee for the holidays.  Whenever travel comes up it's good to have a GPS in mind.  With the advances in phone GPS through apps there is no need to own a Garmin or TomTom.  So traveling up there instead of diminishing my phone battery I thought we would try the tablet.  Here was my setup:

1 Note 5 streaming Pandora through Bluetooth

1 Pixi 7 as GPS

No chargers in place

I wanted to test out the battery life if one was being used to stream and the other for GPS.  We ended up having to plug my phone in about 4 hours into the drive.  The tablet last about 5 hours into the drive before needing a charge.  Needless to say the Pixi was the perfect road companion getting us up there.  Now the drive back was a different story.  No complaints for the tablet in fact it was the hero.

We left TN coming back at 3 in the morning.  We hit Atlanta at 6 and immediately immersed in traffic.  This was largely due to road construction mixed in with a light drizzle.  This delayed us about 45 minutes.  Then driving again for about 3 hours we found our selves in a stand still.  Using Waze on the tablet I was able to find an alternate route and cut across the state versus continuing in stand still traffic.  Now your probably saying "this could have been done on your phone".  I agree but I would have the area to work with to find an alternate path, plus I was jamming while in traffic.  So the moral of the story is if you want to take a road trip and need a GPS but don't want to use your phone.  The Pixi 7 is the perfect companion for directions!

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