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Old 12th October 2006, 20:11   #1
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Hi Folks,

A fellow BHPian (Wheeliej) wants to get a GPS for her car from Germany.

the product is available at:
http://www.typhoon.de/en/art.php?p=761

My question is: Are these GPS recievers compatible with Indian map softwares. Also, is Bangalore on teh GPS map yet. And, would there be any issues in sourcing adequate language software that could be compatible with this reciever.

I would really appreciate a quick response since she is flying back from germany tomorrow and needs to take a call before that.
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you better get in touch with a4_attitude mr. ajay wadhwa. he did lot of reasearch on this and ultimately zeroed in on a particular one which i got it organised for him from dubai. he was mentioning to me that no other system is compatiable. check it out. if u need any help in sourcing it from dubai, i have a friend who can do the needful
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heard its available for bangalore, dont have much details though
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buy garmin gps 276c, accessories comes with this gps are car charger, ac charger and usb data cable.
additional accessories you need 64 or 128mb data card, 26c external antenna if you need, bean bag and gps holder, carry case. download basic world map from where you purchase.
all these will cost Rs 45,000 in dubai.
if you want smaller range there are many models available log on to www.garmin.com
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TYPHOON MyGuide 3500 GO
is not made for india,
garmin already made mapping for major cities in india and they will charge Rs 4 to 5000 each city
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i keep seeing this 'SatGuide' ad in Autocar. I think if you get in touch with those guys, you will get the exact solution that you are looking for. they are in bangalore too.
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GPS has been functional in Bangalore sine March 06. BMTC buses are increasingly being fitted with GPS receivers to track their movement by BMTC control centers. Coverage exists for Bangalore, ND, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. An Indian company SatNav - http://www.satnavtechnologies.com already has a GPS navigational receiver SatGuide - http://www.satguide.in retailing at around Rs 38K
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Satguide is a state-of-the-art pocket PC-based touch screen navigation device that could enable users in Bangalore to navigate around the city with ease.

SatNav Technologies had partnered with Nippon Audiotronix to make the product available here, Nippon Audiotronix National Sales Manager Sandeep Arora told reporters. Satguide would allow the user to choose the best possible route once the destination address was entered. It would display a map on the screen and prompt the user through voice commands on directions to take. Additionally, the system was built in with a comprehensive database of 22 categories, including public utility, emergency services and entertainment locations. It has in-built GPS receivers that receive signals from three of 24 GPS satellites orbiting the earth.

i'm sorry i don't know where to buy it and the price of it...
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Thanks for your response guys....What I gather from this is that GPS is available in Bangalore. I will ask Wheeliej to check whether the GPS she is looking at in Germany would be compatible in India. But by the looks of it, I think she would be better off buying one from bangalore itself.
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lol talk about coincidence, got hold of a ipaq 6900 with GPS and it works with some pain in Bangalore, approx 38k is the price for the phone with pda, wifi,edge gprs et all

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...12352_div.HTML
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Dude - get the Garmin iQue M3 Pocket PC GPS device..works like wonder..and at an excellent price.
I have tried it in Mumbai,and works perfect..excellent product,excellent price.
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i do not know if it is permited to take names but i had visited this place in koramangala who sells nippon gps system with 1 year subsciption to satnav,if there is no problem i can give you his name and number.
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Already an exhaustive thread is running under the heading - Technical stuffs that can be viewed here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...er-car-11.html (Using a GPS Receiver in the Car)

All GPS and map related issues are discussed threadbare here. Visit this for details..
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Hi all, Thanks for your advice. I am now back in Bangalore.

The only reason I thought about buying the Typhoon one was that I was getting it at a great price (EUR 199). The rest of the good GPS' with great features were atleast 350)

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