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Old 10th July 2011, 10:12   #2071
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Planning to buy a stanalone GPS for my car.
I Have shortlisted few models:
MMI VX 140S Price quoted Rs 9600
MMI VX 240 Price quoted Rs 14000
MMI Reverse Camera (works with VX240) Rs 1800

Visited CROMA they have 2 Models of Satguide
1. Satguide Moov 560 Screen 4.3 inches Rs 4995
2. Satguide Moov 200 PND Screen size 3 Inches Rs 6495

I am confused between MMI & Satguide.
Please advise which one to buy.
If your requirement is GPS alone then MMI VX140S would be an excellent choice. Additional A/V features in VX240 is of poor quality.

I have been using MMI 140s and I am mostly happy with this device.
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Last update was in Feb 2011. Next one would be in August/September.
I updated my Satnav Maps today. The latest update is May 2011.
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Old 12th July 2011, 09:53   #2073
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I do not see any update links for SatNav - Garmin. Maybe it has something to do with the size increasing since the current one is on 2GB! I think I will wait till August/Sept to contact them. What I understand is that while minor updates keep coming the major one will be only in August or so.
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Old 12th July 2011, 11:14   #2074
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I updated my Satnav Maps today. The latest update is May 2011.
What is the approx size of Maps file?
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I am looking to procure a PND for myself. I am specifically asking for recommendations on which unit to get. Should I get a Garmin unit and get either the MMI maps or the Satnav maps? Or should I get the MMI VX140? I am more inclined towards the Garmin unit as it allows me the freedom to use any map and not be tied to using a specific map provider. If this should be the way to go, which Garmin unit is recommended? I don't want it for music or photos or bluetooth. Just navigation. However, it should allow the recording of tracks for future reference.

Thanks in advance for the recommendation.
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Will you be buying it in India or in US? Choice/cost both depends on that. Units in India come with bill and warranty, units purchased from US are cheaper.
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dkaile, can you help me with the download of the GMaps navigation. when I am clicking on the link, it says I am not authorized and I need to Login for that.
I am not registered on that website.
Can you help me by downloading and sending the attachment in either email or through PM

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Old 13th July 2011, 09:38   #2078
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dkaile, can you help me with the download of the GMaps navigation. when I am clicking on the link, it says I am not authorized and I need to Login for that.
I am not registered on that website.
Can you help me by downloading and sending the attachment in either email or through PM

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Just register and become a member of that forum (its free) and download any file you want from it.
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Just register and become a member of that forum (its free) and download any file you want from it.
I registered and downloaded the file.
The installation is not happening. It says "there's a problem parsing the package".
What does that mean? why is it happening ? and how to troubleshoot ?
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I registered and downloaded the file.
The installation is not happening. It says "there's a problem parsing the package".
What does that mean? why is it happening ? and how to troubleshoot ?
Kindly read the posts that follow on that topic. The problem is due to incorrectly downloaded apk. You need to download the 5mb apk that works correctly. The resolution and links to the correct apk are posted in the following posts to my above links on that topic.

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I don't know if this topic has already been discussed but do the current GPS maps show the new 4-laned highways like GQ and EW etc? How dependable are they? Am planning a trip to Rajasthan from Calcutta in October and was wondering if the Garmin will suit my needs.
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I don't know if this topic has already been discussed but do the current GPS maps show the new 4-laned highways like GQ and EW etc? How dependable are they? Am planning a trip to Rajasthan from Calcutta in October and was wondering if the Garmin will suit my needs.
Which Garmin unit are your considering and with which maps?
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I was thinking of the Nuvi 1460 and it comes with a preloaded map for India which is sold by Navteq IIRC.
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Yesterday I tried Sygic Aura v11, it was excellent, there are 3D buildings for India maps, Chennai had only less but Bangalore had lot of 3D buildings. It was very user friendly, yet to test the navigation completely.
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Yesterday I tried Sygic Aura v11, it was excellent, there are 3D buildings for India maps, Chennai had only less but Bangalore had lot of 3D buildings. It was very user friendly, yet to test the navigation completely.
It is a 7 day trial right? Any idea how much does it cost, the android version?
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