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    They worked poorly with your GPS because it likely had a resistive, rather than a capacitive, touch screen. Resistive screens use actual pressure to register a touch, rather than electrical conductivity in capacitive screens (hence, they require special gloves). They are much cheaper than capacitive, but are inaccurate and only register two fingers at most, so they are ill-advised for high end smartphones due to lack of gestures. They’re commonly used in cheaper, single function devices like GPS units or anything that requires a stylus (notably, the Nintendo DS). 

    The gloves worked poorly because the soft material didn’t press the screen firmly enough to register a touch. You’ll find your GPS will detect touches from any other pair of gloves you own if you press hard enough. 

    • The Agloves state to work with TomTom GPS units. That is what I have. Are the recent TomTom units different than older ones?

      • Most GPS unitss, especially as old as yours, are probably resistive. The Agloves will work on resistive, you’ll just have to push harder