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Old 24th February 2010, 09:34   #1336
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DerAlte,

Many thanks for stepping in . You are absolutely correct regarding my skewed sentence construction.

In summary, I am very impressed by my 14k Nokia 5800. It is truly a smartphone at a staggeringly low price point with the addition of the free lifetime navigation license. In my experience, Nokia Maps is excellent for cities (personal experience of Bangalore/Kolkata). The GPS receiver is also reasonably quick expecially with the addition of A-GPS. However, PoIs could be better as compared to Google Maps.

I would recommend the 5800 to anyone wanting a all-in-one GSM smartphone

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You are absolutely correct, @itwasntme. If I may change the order of the phrases you have written, perhaps it will be more precise technically: "with the assistance of A-GPS (obviously through the GPRS connection)".

A-GPS can also work through Wi-Fi, should one happen to be near an access point (doesn't work correctly in cases where internet connectivity is accessed only over VPN, like in some software companies / ODCs where local internet access is forbidden). As Ram was trying to say, GPRS is just another wireless Internet access method.
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Old 24th February 2010, 11:03   #1337
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Yes phones like 5800 (or cheaper 5230 for 8k) makes very good navigation devices. These phones have touch screen display (3 inch).

It expands choice of map providers.

You can use Nokia Maps for Free or You can install Garmin and use Satguide maps for 2k. You can use google maps with mgmaps or MMI with Garmin.

I stopped using my PND after getting 5230.

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Old 24th February 2010, 17:15   #1338
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i am in the market for a GPS device and from whatever research i have done so far, Map my India seems to have the best maps. Even the device ZX 150 that they have looks good, the link is below.

MapmyIndia Navigator Zx150 Deluxe : With India's best maps and driving directions | Turn-by-turn directions | Travel across India

my question is
- is mapmyindia the best source for maps ? if not, then who else ?
- is the ZX 150 a good device ?
- Has anybody had an experience with Mapmyindia devices and can you advice me

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i am in the market for a GPS device and from whatever research i have done so far, Map my India seems to have the best maps. Even the device ZX 150 that they have looks good, the link is below.

MapmyIndia Navigator Zx150 Deluxe : With India's best maps and driving directions | Turn-by-turn directions | Travel across India

my question is
- is mapmyindia the best source for maps ? if not, then who else ?
- is the ZX 150 a good device ?
- Has anybody had an experience with Mapmyindia devices and can you advice me
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I have the MMI VX140 and found the device very good and working fine.
First use was for a long trip, from my home town to Chennai via Bangalore and back (total 1500kms) and route guidence was perfect (except those one way diversions made by the cops temporarily due to road repair/construction activity etc). I have marked the destination as the hotel name in chennai and it took me exactly to the hotel.

ZX150 is the new device from MMI with more wide screen than vx140
(expensive too?).
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Old 25th February 2010, 10:19   #1340
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my question is
- is mapmyindia the best source for maps ? if not, then who else ?
- is the ZX 150 a good device ?
- Has anybody had an experience with Mapmyindia devices and can you advice me
I too purchased VX140 after lot of research work, and had got hands on experience on all the three devices of MMI:
LX130, VX140 and ZX150
I think MMI has the best maps especially for major cities, for other cities they need to improve yet, as at my place lucknow i observed yesterday that a bridge open from last 2 years is not there in the maps
ZX150 has a advantage of bigger screen size (good for viewing videos) and is a good device
your utility depends upon your choice, VX140 looks to be a decent value pack
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Old 25th February 2010, 10:32   #1341
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I have the MMI VX140 and found the device very good and working fine.
First use was for a long trip, from my home town to Chennai via Bangalore and back (total 1500kms) and route guidence was perfect (except those one way diversions made by the cops temporarily due to road repair/construction activity etc). I have marked the destination as the hotel name in chennai and it took me exactly to the hotel.

ZX150 is the new device from MMI with more wide screen than vx140
(expensive too?).
A/V in with reverse camera support should make ZX150 value for money, especially if you are looking for a reverse camera.
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A/V in with reverse camera support should make ZX150 value for money, especially if you are looking for a reverse camera.
yes, that is a benefit if you dont have a reverse parking sensor
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A/V in with reverse camera support should make ZX150 value for money, especially if you are looking for a reverse camera.
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yes, that is a benefit if you dont have a reverse parking sensor
Not sure, a PND with A/V in is practical for reverse parking camera sensor, since for such type of reversing sensor you will need a fixed/dedicated screen. Where will the cable of the reversa camera be to fix it in the gps PND? IT will be ugly and cumbersome if the cables are dangling around.
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Guys need help:

I am planning to go for 3M filming. Anybody has 3M done and using GPS? Does it restrict the GPS capabilities?
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Front windshield filming (clear film, the expensive one) attenuates GPS signals. You may need to get an active antenna to boost the signal if you want to use it with film.
In the west, cars with ferrous coating in windshield from factory have a "clear zone" which is devoid of any coating. Its recommended to fix GPS there.
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Front windshield filming (clear film, the expensive one) attenuates GPS signals. You may need to get an active antenna to boost the signal if you want to use it with film.
In the west, cars with ferrous coating in windshield from factory have a "clear zone" which is devoid of any coating. Its recommended to fix GPS there.
Oh so that's the reason I dont get a gps lock inside my car. Any solution you can suggest? I am using the gps on my Nokia E72


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Cut away a section of the film. Phones cannot take external GPS antennas, so thats the only solution for you
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I had a Garmin Nuvi 610 which I was using abroad. When I loaded the Garmin India maps - it turned out to be quite crappy in terms of coverage. I am wondering what next to do

a) Buy MMI maps for this device - however if I understand this right it comes on a data card and is not something that you can use as Mapsource software based edit - you cannot set way points etc on your desktop map and transfer it to the device. that will reduce its value as you wont be able to do any planning - is this assumption correct?

b) if I go for MMI - do I get software and map data along with it and capability to async across. which of the models will allow me to do track and trace (electronic bread crumb of the path taken) while travel? advance route planning (more than one) and transfering it to the device.

Also are these as solid and reliable at Garmin devices?


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Buy the Satguide India map in garmin format(they give IMG for Garmin Mobile XT)
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Old 18th March 2010, 22:50   #1350
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Did anyone try navit Navit - Car navigation system

it is open source navigation engine under GPL and can use OSM maps. Port is available for Linux , Android , Win CE , Iphone among others.

It will be great if T-BHP community can support this project by using it, reporting bugs and of-course fixes and enhancements if possible.
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