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Old 20th January 2010, 14:53   #436
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Just curious to know what is the usage mode in this case? Because the PC will not be a mobile unit. Are you saying while traveling in a vehicle, you will open a laptop and connect to a GPS device in order to monitor? In that the GPS standalone should suffice.

Sorry to ask I did not understand the reason, one would like to connect a GPS device to a PC.
Its useful if you have a Car PC. That PC serves the role of HU
+ GPS + OBD reader + etc.
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my MMI Nvigator - got the device LCD screen (recieved damged in transit)got repaired from MMI and now it is working in order.
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What is the version the maps are showing.

For me its showing 3.1 black edition. Do we need to upgrade to 4.0 ?
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What is the version the maps are showing.

For me its showing 3.1 black edition. Do we need to upgrade to 4.0 ?
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Mine also showing GPS 3.1 Black Edition.

however when checking the MAP setting, there it is written as
All India Map V4.0
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Mine also showing GPS 3.1 Black Edition.

however when checking the MAP setting, there it is written as
All India Map V4.0
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Right i called MMI india, they told we have check in settings -- > Map

so latest devices are all V4.0
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shamanth,

Mine is also v4.0. But, you can have free upgrade to v4.0. See the link given below.

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MMI offers free upgrade to maps v4.0. I am using MMI Lx130 v 4.0. It shows the newly opened Gopalan Arch Mall, NICE Road, etc., in Bangalore. Please visit their website for more details.

Map upgrades : MapmyIndia Navigator : GPS Navigation in India | Portable Navigation Device (PND) with India's best maps
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For me its showing 3.1 black edition. Do we need to upgrade to 4.0 ?
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Mine also showing GPS 3.1 Black Edition.
The map software version is apparently the latest - 3.1.
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i am using map my india on windows mobile (htc diamond) and I have realized that it does not say the names of roads, simply says right or left, etc.
Also I have found no way to put name of destination - all I can enter is plot number, road name and city. Given that in most cases one has no clue of this 'number', I am not sure how to enter destinations. eg. I can't put 'raheja residency, 7th main road, koramangala'. I need to put 'no. 10, 7th main road, koramangala'
Maybe I am too used to google maps!! just wish google added a lady's voice to its maps software and we can forget about mapmyindia and satnav!
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There is a new 2 DIN GPS + entertaintment device currently on offer from Satguide -

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Looks like a good deal. I would like one but I think I will wait for a while for prices to come down lower.
A quick search about this product resulted in this.

Actually I just entered the model number in google.

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am planning for a long drive on sunday (to chennai and back) and I will use this navigator for the first time and let see how it works?
Please post your experience on using Mapmyindia in Chennai.
And the highway to Chennai.
I very much want to buy Lx130 for using in Chennai and need feedback from actual users.
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Its useful if you have a Car PC. That PC serves the role of HU
+ GPS + OBD reader + etc.

Wow I did not know there is some thing called car PC. Although idea is the same, but did not realize that there is a market available for this segment !

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A quick search about this product resulted in this.

Actually I just entered the model number in google.

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I think I will wait a while longer till somebody publishes a long term review!
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Wow I did not know there is some thing called car PC. Although idea is the same, but did not realize that there is a market available for this segment !
There is a ecosystem of parts suppliers and integrators around this niche segment. E.g : iRide Technologies - Home
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There is a ecosystem of parts suppliers and integrators around this niche segment. E.g : iRide Technologies - Home
@NFB, With regards to Garmin 205W, I found that all the 200 series do not support custom routing.

I though this should have been one of the most basic features, which any GPS device should support. This is available only on the higher end models.

Lesson Learnt: Need to be careful, when choosing a product. What we think is a basic feature may not turn out to be one after all according to the product company.

All your help, to get me up on a routable map in Mapsource is of no avail!
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Garmin needs to smell the coffee.

Let me check if there is a way out (Like export to gpx in Mapsource and import in Garmin)
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i am using map my india on windows mobile (htc diamond) and I have realized that it does not say the names of roads, simply says right or left, etc.
Also I have found no way to put name of destination - all I can enter is plot number, road name and city. Given that in most cases one has no clue of this 'number', I am not sure how to enter destinations. eg. I can't put 'raheja residency, 7th main road, koramangala'. I need to put 'no. 10, 7th main road, koramangala'
Maybe I am too used to google maps!! just wish google added a lady's voice to its maps software and we can forget about mapmyindia and satnav!
i use Google Maps on my HTC Diamond ever since our Pondichery trip in June last year. we were tired from sightseeing and shopping and wanted to have dinner. checked Google Maps and it gave 100% accurate turn by turn directions to the restaurant! it gave me directions via narrow streets too! i was never thought Google Maps would be so accurate!

ever since, if i'm in need for directions, Google Maps it is! i had to get a car charger for the Diamond coz using the GPS continuously takes a big bite outta my Diamond's battery!
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