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Old 29th October 2009, 14:44   #331
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You always have a choice sgiitk. If you are willing to use free and open source software or maps, then you can beat the software cost.
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Old 29th October 2009, 16:03   #332
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Got it solved. Now Garmin Mobile XT is working as well.
Among the 3 i loaded till now i.e MMI Navigator, Destinator/Satguide and Garmin the nicest GUI is of Garmin then Destinator and then MMI. I'm taking about GUI only.
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Got it solved. Now Garmin Mobile XT is working as well.
Among the 3 i loaded till now i.e MMI Navigator, Destinator/Satguide and Garmin the nicest GUI is of Garmin then Destinator and then MMI. I'm taking about GUI only.
Could you let me know how you got Garmin working on it? I've tried twice and have not been able to get that working. Maybe I'm missing something in the instructions. Send me a PM please.
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Old 29th October 2009, 18:22   #334
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R u getting error installation or something else?
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Old 29th October 2009, 18:32   #335
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Hi,

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the nicest GUI is of Garmin then Destinator and then MMI. I'm taking about GUI only.
Could you post some images of the different GUIs, please?
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Old 29th October 2009, 18:39   #336
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@wildon and mask- I have downloaded Mireo Black Edition and MMI maps, What do i do next?

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Old 29th October 2009, 18:51   #337
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Got my GPS today here are the pics.
Could someone help me install maps for india?
you took care to blank out something on the postage label but not your complete physical address?
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I feel one aspect is being totally neglected. In a GPS (like computers, if you work legit) the cost of the software (maps here) far exceeds that of hardware. So this is the area we should consider. The hardware is almost an appendage to the software.

Maps cost just 2k. Hardware costs way more then that.
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Old 29th October 2009, 19:08   #339
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you took care to blank out something on the postage label but not your complete physical address?
Yea, I thought what could one do with my postal address? Send me more GPSes?
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Old 29th October 2009, 19:12   #340
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Gnicest GUI is of Garmin then Destinator and then MMI. I'm taking about GUI only.
I have slightly different opinion.

GUI: Garmin->MMI->Destinator

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Got my GPS today here are the pics.
Could someone help me install maps for india?

Cool... by the looks of it Customs did not bother to open and inspect this package. Mine (and Wildon's) was opened, inspected and resealed.

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Old 29th October 2009, 20:00   #341
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Hi,

Could you post some images of the different GUIs, please?
Garmin Mobile XT - Night mode
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Garmin Mobile XT - Day mode
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Destinator 8 - Night Mode
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Destinator 8 - Day mode
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Map My India Nav - Day mode
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Map My India - Night Mode
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POI are turned of for better shots.

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Old 29th October 2009, 21:17   #342
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What I like about Garmin is its search.

For example if you are in Mumbai, and want to go to "Shreedhar Complex" in Surat. Just select "Where To" and type Shreedhar Complex. It will show all POI that match this name in India. Sorted by distance from current position.

Just select appropriate search result and press "Go".

No need to jump though multiple screens to first select state and then city and category.
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Folks,

I just checked what does Garmin offer as a map data? Found out that if offers a maximum of 24 cities for 9.2K price. This is too high. I feel GUI comparison does not make as sense, as long as we are not aligned on the basic content that is on offer across vendors.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 29th October 2009, 21:18   #344
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What I like about Garmin is its search.

For example if you are in Mumbai, and want to go to "Shreedhar Complex" in Surat. Just select "Where To" and type Shreedhar Complex. It will show all POI that match this name in India. Sorted by distance from current position.

Just select appropriate search result and press "Go".

No need to jump though multiple screens to first select state and then city and category.
Exactly. Very easy to use. Destinator is a real pain in this aspect.

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Old 29th October 2009, 21:21   #345
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9.2k is cost of Navteq 2008 Feb maps which are very much outdated and have limited coverage.

Garmin maps are also sold by others.

E.g. MMI seels it for 7k. Satguide sells them for 2k.
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