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GPS Device but which one?

Discussion in 'Gadgets / Electronics / Laptops' started by darkshooter, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. pammuluvcars

    pammuluvcars Regolare

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    fiatlover: Thank you

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    What are MMI maps?
  2. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Bangalore/Kasargod
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    Maps provided by MapmyIndia.
  3. pammuluvcars

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    I am still waiting for more opinions
  4. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    I recently used Sygic navigation with India maps. I loaded it onto my galaxy tab and found it to be most comprehensive package. The only disadvantage in this case is positioning of the tab/phone where the software is loaded. If one can find a good phone holder, IMHO Sygic with voice guided navigation makes it a breeze to navigate with comprehensive coverage on Indian cities.
  5. pammuluvcars

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    I have a Nuvi 40 (Garmin) with me. My sister sent it from Australia. It has got only Australia and NZLand maps. How do I load Indian maps into the device? Where can I get it done here in Bangalore. Please advise.
  6. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    @pammuluvcars: I have Pmed some information...
  7. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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  8. sid_10000

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    I bought the Garmin LM50 (5'' / Navteq maps) last week. Have used it for a week and it works like a dream. the initial satellite fix lakes about a min or so but once connected the navigation is perfect. I was able to search hadapsar / baner / sawargate (places in pune) house addresses perfectly and was able to navigate to them effortlessly.

    The dashboard mount also doubles up as a windscreen mount. Am satisfied with the product. got it for about 9.5K and is VFM for facilities it offers.

    Pros:
    1. Multiple languages (inc Hindi / English with multiple accents)
    2. Take me Home / Office features where you can save your home and office addresses.
    3. House search works well.
    4. Saving to favorites is a pretty smooth function.

    Cons:
    1. Battery life is pretty low. 1.5 hours to be max.
    2. The USB cable for connectivity is not provided in box. The same device sells with the cable in US.
    3. Inability to save routes.
  9. winimation

    winimation Amatore

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    I've recently bought the TOMTOM VIA 120 GPS device for my Punto/ Linea. I had compared it with MApmyindia but when i took the demo it was not able to recognise my correct location & was recognising a lane parallel to my lane but being very distant. Also it was giving wrong directions right in Goregaon near Film city road. The weird reasoning that the salesman came up with was there is an approximation so it may not recognise the correct road or building. I really got irritated.

    Then I tried TOMTOM. So far the experience has been good. very accurate. For those of you not aware, Google maps was using maps borrowed from TOMTOM (Atlas Maps) for India.
    Features
    - Spoken Street Names
    - Voice recognition
    - Lane Guidance system
    - Minimal information on the display (Distraction Free)

    Cons:
    - It seems rural areas are not mapped correctly (lattitude & longitude). On my way to Dapoli from Mumbai, it suggested turns to avoid entering villages but at some point it lost the mapping of road with the information on display. The road seemed to be in parallel with display but then it mapped correctly with to the road on display.
    - POI like small shops are not correctly mapped (Small time shops) but largely it will get you very close to the place. Big landmarks/ areas no issues
  10. Tellmepleaze

    Tellmepleaze Amatore

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    Hi Italia-Linea,
    I think your option is enough for normal uses, very cheap, no additional investment !
    And we are no planet-trotters to keep a very specialised gadget to track, than occasional tours.
    Well the stand-alone one is perfect, who want perfection and more a show-piece in India too.

    I am trying to use my Xperia X10 Mini Pro with as small a 2.55 inch monitor with Sygic Maps. After all what we want is the right direction.

    Which module of Sygic to download?
    Download from Handset itself or download to my Laptop and instal through data cable+USB port?

    Help with the procedure a bit, please...:)

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