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This page should be renamed Satellite navigation device or most of the content transfered to Satellite navigation device and a redirect as most of the content, when edited to non specific Sat Nav systems, would be a better home for this information, particularly as Glonass, Galileo and other systems are of increasing importance.Theo Pardilla (talk) 10:42, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the proposal was not moved. --BDD (talk) 17:15, 3 October 2012 (UTC) (non-admin closure)

GPS navigation deviceGPS navigation system – It is the common name as used by retail. [1], [2] [3]. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 07:47, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Without trying to be scientific, GPS receiver strkes me as more commonplace [4] [5] and do many people like to say by implication ".... System System" anyway? Of course in some future decade alternative navsat systems will become competitive and important, and we'll need a neutral name. No need to rush that one. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:09, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
I believe receiver refers to the component of the system and sometimes by extension, the system. Also you should know Google is about as accurate as a random number generator. See WP:SET. Google News shows at least ten major news sites from the past week using "GPS navigation system" and just one for "GPS receiver". I considered the possible redundancy of "system" but I decided GPS is being used as a kind of orphan initialism. Common names don't necessarily have to logical anyway. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 10:25, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, as in Apple Moves to Kill GPS Devices the receiver is most often called "device" if it's in its own little box that you hold in your hand, "system" if it's built into a car, airplane or other vehicle, and "receiver" if built into another hand held device, usually a mobile phone but also my new Nikon AW-100 camera. Also "receiver" if the GPS chipset manufacturer is looking for mobile phone manufacturers to buy their product. Units uilt into a vehicle are by far the most expensive per unit, and apparently only slowly losing ground in the car-based submarket while the boat and airplane sectors remain steady. Separate box is rapidly losing out to smartphones, which in any case have for a couple years been the majority of GPS users and, umm, receivers. So, unless there's a reason to put the class market (trucks & planes) above the mass, I figure we should go with the mass. Jim.henderson (talk) 11:22, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Narrowly, a GPS receiver tells me my position (a modern sextant and clock). GPS navigation involves route planning and steering with the aid of a GPS receiver (maps/charts). Choosing between the labels of "device" and "system" isn't compelling. My sense is the term "GPS" now refers to the device/system/app that tells me to turn left in 50 meters. I'd leave the article where it is. Glrx (talk) 19:53, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - This article is about a device that uses the GPS ("Global Positioning System") to navigate. Renaming would then make it "GPS navigation system": "Global Positioning System navigation system". In the dictionary under redundant it states see redundant.--ZooFamily (talk) 22:21, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
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