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Old 16th April 2009, 16:51   #151
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I think the dealextreme unit is already unlocked. When you start it, what do you see? Your navigator program starts up, or you see windows interface?
you can visit gpspassion forums for detailed unlocking info.
BTW I think this unit is Navgo Sy885
PDA4X forums have lots of details about this device and many people have successfully installed programs on this one.
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I think the dealextreme unit is already unlocked. When you start it, what do you see? Your navigator program starts up, or you see windows interface?
you can visit gpspassion forums for detailed unlocking info.
BTW I think this unit is Navgo Sy885
PDA4X forums have lots of details about this device and many people have successfully installed programs on this one.
Haven't opened the package yet. Will do it tonight.

BTW, thanks for the pointers.
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Got this one! Yet to explore and will post once I'm through. If anyone has a similar kind of stuff and have done all the unlocking/installation part, could you plz enlighten?
There are detailed instructions on dealextreme forum itself on how to install other navigation software on to the device. Cant find the specific thread now, but whatever you do, take a backup.

BTW, dealextreme has released a 7inch GPS as well

DealExtreme: $164.80 7.0" LCD 400MHz CPU Windows CE 4.2 Bluetooth + GPS Navigator w/FM Transmitter + 2GB Maps SD
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Good news finally for those having Garmin devices but without base maps for India. Finally after a lot of persuasion May my India has launched maps which are now compatible with garmin sets. It has maps for 202 Indian cities and all major highways and state highways of the country are now covered. Check out the map my india site for more details
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And what about those sets that don't have this facility? Any way of charting the route.?
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And what about those sets that don't have this facility? Any way of charting the route.?
Use a different software
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Use a different software
The tried and tested method, pen and paper!

Just ask HVK!
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And what about those sets that don't have this facility? Any way of charting the route.?
On most Nokia handsets with built in GPS, you can install the nokia sports tracker. In sports tracker, you need to set gps filtering to off and then just do a workout and the app will store very detailed track logs. Mostly it logs once every second with details like lat/long,time,speed, etc

But do remember to connect your phone to a charger, as gps eats up battery real fast. On my N82 with a freshly charged battery does not do track logging for more than 4-5 hours with sports tracker. If I use google maps on the blackberry bold 9000, battery is again eaten up in less than 4-5 hours.

Is there any way i can generate track logs on a blackberry phone with the build in GPS?

If there is enough requirement, then I am willing to work on a J2ME app that should be able to generate track logs on most phones which have a GPS unit or a Bluetooth GPS unit along with GPS support in the J2ME stack.

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PS: I normally use my magellan explorist 210 handheld gps unit to generate track logs. It does not generate very detailed logs and is limited to around 2000 points per log, but it can do around 16-18 hours of tracking on one set of panasonic eneloop AA batteries.

PS2: If you have a gps enabled phone and if your phone supports google maps, you can use google maps to generate turn by turn directions to any point on the map from your current location. You will need gprs/edge/data access where you try to generate the routing and while it does work nicely, sometimes it tends to give whacky directions at times. Like when I was at vapi, it showed all routes to bombay, pune & bangalore via nasik for some reason!!
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On most Nokia handsets with built in GPS, you can install the nokia sports tracker. In sports tracker, you need to set gps filtering to off and then just do a workout and the app will store very detailed track logs. Mostly it logs once every second with details like lat/long,time,speed, etc

But do remember to connect your phone to a charger, as gps eats up battery real fast. On my N82 with a freshly charged battery does not do track logging for more than 4-5 hours with sports tracker. If I use google maps on the blackberry bold 9000, battery is again eaten up in less than 4-5 hours.

Is there any way i can generate track logs on a blackberry phone with the build in GPS?

If there is enough requirement, then I am willing to work on a J2ME app that should be able to generate track logs on most phones which have a GPS unit or a Bluetooth GPS unit along with GPS support in the J2ME stack.

-- no1lives4ever
PS: I normally use my magellan explorist 210 handheld gps unit to generate track logs. It does not generate very detailed logs and is limited to around 2000 points per log, but it can do around 16-18 hours of tracking on one set of panasonic eneloop AA batteries.

PS2: If you have a gps enabled phone and if your phone supports google maps, you can use google maps to generate turn by turn directions to any point on the map from your current location. You will need gprs/edge/data access where you try to generate the routing and while it does work nicely, sometimes it tends to give whacky directions at times. Like when I was at vapi, it showed all routes to bombay, pune & bangalore via nasik for some reason!!
For blackberry, use AmazeGPS. I have used it for GPS logging, and it works fine.
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For windows mobile ultimate solution is use *TrackMe*, it not only works offline but one can also upload his trackpoints later when a better connection speed is available.

*TrackMe* GPS/CellID Tracking tool for Google Earth & Google Maps - xda-developers
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Gents,

what's the maximum time you guys would've gotten from your GPS phones? Without a car charger?!

I am now gravitating towards a regular phone with BT/ enough RAM and running a separate BT GPS - so that I can go hiking! Comments?
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Is there any way i can generate track logs on a blackberry phone with the build in GPS?
Trekbuddy works fine on Blackberry. It works with offline maps and can record tracks.
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Gents,

what's the maximum time you guys would've gotten from your GPS phones? Without a car charger?!

I am now gravitating towards a regular phone with BT/ enough RAM and running a separate BT GPS - so that I can go hiking! Comments?
Don't even think about it. Both your phone and the BT GPS mouse will run out of juice within 2-3 hours. From a safety angle, its better to keep the mobile phone just for making calls.
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Gents,

what's the maximum time you guys would've gotten from your GPS phones? Without a car charger?!

I am now gravitating towards a regular phone with BT/ enough RAM and running a separate BT GPS - so that I can go hiking! Comments?
GPS phone maximum of 2 hours depending on what radio ROM I have on the phone (htc diamond).

Seperate BT GPS - Have had 8 hours after a full charge.

If you are going hiking then buy one of those external battery booster packs that you can connect your devices to. Otherwise you will not be trecking very far.

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Gents,

what's the maximum time you guys would've gotten from your GPS phones? Without a car charger?!

I am now gravitating towards a regular phone with BT/ enough RAM and running a separate BT GPS - so that I can go hiking! Comments?
30-40 minutes on N95-1 :-( Now, battery is the phone's Achilles heel, else its a great phone!
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