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Old 13th March 2014, 13:23   #3166
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Got my Google nexus 7 2012 model and downloaded sygic. Did a brief test in the morning with satisfactory results. The best part is that it works offline.

A big thanks to Ampere for answering my questions patiently.
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Old 13th March 2014, 13:24   #3167
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Got my Google nexus 7 2012 model and downloaded sygic. Did a brief test in the morning with satisfactory results. The best part is that it works offline.
Congrats. I hope you downloaded all the India maps. They give you state wise and you should be able to download all the states.
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Have only downloaded karnataka maps for now, assumed I could always go back and download maps for other states as and when I need to.

Is that correct?
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Yes it is. No need to fill up space with unneeded states --- until you need them.
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Have only downloaded karnataka maps for now, assumed I could always go back and download maps for other states as and when I need to.

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Yes it is. No need to fill up space with unneeded states --- until you need them.
Agreed. But was not sure when they stop giving it away for free! Hence suggested the same.
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Old 14th March 2014, 11:08   #3171
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Folks, has anyone tried using green alp.com for location tracking through mobile gps? A friend of ours is using it while he I señor ute to Delhi from Pune and we can see fantastic live tracking through the green alp website
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Just installed Mapmyindia in-dash AVN For swift.
I Bought it at 30,000 and got fitted at 300rs in pune
it came with all required connectors, cables. No need to cut existing wiring.

Sorry for the low resolution photo. my phone camera sucks.
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Thanks for detailed discussion on tab and sygic app. Based on this, I ordered google nexus 2012 tab from flipcart and awaiting delivery.
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Old 20th March 2014, 11:42   #3174
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I don't know if it is off topic - I am getting a Duster 85 soon with a medianav (from LG). Whose map do they use and what are the update options? Would anyone know?
The nav device in duster uses Nokia Here maps. At least that's what they were using back during mid of 2013. These maps are quite comprehensive!
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@Manas5; i think Nokia and Garmin both use Navteq which is (or used to be) owned by Nokia.
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The nav device in duster uses Nokia Here maps. At least that's what they were using back during mid of 2013. These maps are quite comprehensive!
Thanks Manas5 for clarifying the point. I am yet to get the Duster and thought I would check it out for myself, once I got it in my possession . I am not too sure how much I will use it in real life driving situation though - I mean the navigation system.

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Thanks Manas5 for clarifying the point. I am yet to get the Duster and thought I would check it out for myself, once I got it in my possession . I am not too sure how much I will use it in real life driving situation though - I mean the navigation system.
You're welcome. I have used the head-unit in duster in person. It is one of the best dash integrated multimedia-navi unit I have come across so far. And considering it uses one of the more critically acclaimed ( but underappreciated) map we have out there.

All the best for your car purchase
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Hi,
Im looking to buy a GPS Logger, just to keep recording all the tracks of during a few days long trip, in continuous mode. It'll be primarily used in my car, sometimes during treks / walks.
Came across Holux http://www.holux.com/JCore/en/produc...list.jsp?pno=2 which is also offered on DX http://dx.com/s/holux+gps+logger

I know these days Android phone has apps to record, but that'll take a toll on battery of my phone.

any pointers would be appreciated in this matter.

thanks,
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If you are using in car, with a car charger no issues for battery. That said, when you switch off screen and log in background, you can get hours of recording on a single charge. I recorded a trek for 6 hours and lost about 15% of battery on my note 2 with screen off
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I recorded a trek for 6 hours and lost about 15% of battery on my note 2 with screen off
What app do you use for this?
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