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Old 26th August 2012, 13:05   #2716
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Not sure, you can call customer care to confirm.
You need to specify that upgrade is for Garmin while ordering, later you receive a link for downloading .img file.
Will do, thanks. Their office is walkable from my house, but I was lazy all this while.
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Question GPS Navigation system for car

After a lot of reading, thinking and analysis - all I have done is to get confused.

Putting the things upfront - I am looking out for a GPS navigation system to be used for car. Which will be helpful for navigation on my long drives and through unknown cities. Budget around 15k.

After exploring various options I have narrowed down on going for the following three options, the pros and cons are listed with the options.

Please provide your comments and valuable adds on the option listed below and suggest the option I should go in for.

Option 1:
A dedicated GPS navigator (various options from Garmin or MMI). Cost around 10k.
various devices in mind: MMI VX-140 or Road Piolet II premium

Pros:
- a standalone device, so would be dedicated and just for a single purpose.
- Proper in-car mounting available.

Cons:
- no other use, the amount around 10k will be left locked in.


Option 2:
A 7-inch dual core tablet + Sygic navigation system + maps from MMI. Cost around 15k (12k for tablet + 3k for maps)
various devices in mind:Swingtel HelloTab 16GB, Micromax Funbook Pro, Mercury mTab 2
Pros:
- Tablet can be used in a umpteen number of ways.
- Cost of GPS will be just additional 3k.

Cons:
- Mounting of the device in car, will have to be worked upon.


Option 3:
A 4/5 inch touch screen GPS enabled mobile phone + Sygic navigation system + maps from MMI. Cost around 15k (12k for tablet + 3k for maps).
various devices in mind: Samsung Ace,

Pros:
- a handy GPS navigator.
- a multimedia Mobile phone.

Cons:
- a bit smaller screen.


Please pour in suggestions guys!!!!!


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Default Google Voice navigation in India

One of the most anticipated voice navigation will be available in india.
This is make standalone GPS redundant.
A great news for all travellers
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One of the most anticipated voice navigation will be available in india.
This is make standalone GPS redundant.
A great news for all travellers
Thanks for the info. I am updating my google maps as of now. Let me see if it works. i was about to buy a new standalone GPS for my wife's car. Now I may get her an Atrix2
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I checked and it is working great.
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One of the most anticipated voice navigation will be available in india.
This is make standalone GPS redundant.
A great news for all travellers
Thanks. That's a great piece of info indeed. No more hassles with sygic and other paid nav apps.

BTW... How do you go about caching maps in the navigation? or should I use google maps to do it?
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Now that you have found the thread, I hope you have found your answer.

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This is make standalone GPS redundant.
A great news for all travellers
The convenience of standalone GPS is something else. Besides, what about navigating in areas without network signal. I do that a lot. The best thing would be Garmin unit with Google maps.

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Old 5th September 2012, 12:43   #2723
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Just checked. Along with navigation, the live traffic information has also been enabled for following cities.
Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.

And it's available in Desktop version of google map as well.

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Check this link.
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/go...ome-topstories
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Thanks. That's a great piece of info indeed. No more hassles with sygic and other paid nav apps.

BTW... How do you go about caching maps in the navigation? or should I use google maps to do it?
I just bought Sygic

But... as I understand it from a bit of reading yesterday, navigation won't work with offline maps without an active data signal, so it is good good good, but still not up with Nokia's mapping.
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I just bought Sygic

But... as I understand it from a bit of reading yesterday, navigation won't work with offline maps without an active data signal, so it is good good good, but still not up with Nokia's mapping.
Yeah, relax. Sygic is kickass stuff and it works brilliantly. You've bought a quality piece of software that WILL serve you well !

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I just bought Sygic

But... as I understand it from a bit of reading yesterday, navigation won't work with offline maps without an active data signal, so it is good good good, but still not up with Nokia's mapping.
Not true. Sygic works fine without any data connection.
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Got an e-mail from Garmin that NavTeq 2012.30 is now available for download. Working on that. It is 571MB.
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Just back from a Goa/Amboli Ghat trip. The Sygic / MapMyIndia on my Android is just brilliant. Had all POI in Goa. Navigation is excellent as well. If you don't like a route it selects, just put a via point in between. It works. And it never tried to route me through gallis. Routes through proper routes. Rs. 2K well spent!
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Got an e-mail from Garmin that NavTeq 2012.30 is now available for download. Working on that. It is 571MB.
I thought you were using a Garmin device with Satguide. Did you change later?
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