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Has anyone got a Navman Sat Nav unit?
I'm toying with the idea of getting one. What are peoples opinions of them?

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Re: Sat Nav

I had until recently the NAVMAN iC620 and it was brilliant, I used it all the time and threw away the street directory.

I had my car broken into and it was nicked.

Insurance has just given their approval for me to get a new one so Im upgrading to the NAVMAN iC630 which is the next model up and has heaps more options. I would go for this one if you can afford it.

Go to this website, http://www.aimdigital.com.au they have great deals on the 630 up to $200 off other dealers.

Ive checked out others and the NAVMAN seems to be the best.

Let me know how you go.

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Tezza, has the navman got any out puts so you can run it through a bigger screen?
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Re: Sat Nav

I suppose it's the next best thing to a factory one fitted and looks obviously easy to install as an after market.
As far as SatNav they certainly work wonders, and it's amazing how acurate they are,it would be a good item for taxi drivers but the only problem would be for them to know how to use it. lol
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Re: Sat Nav

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Tezza, has the navman got any out puts so you can run it through a bigger screen?
I know they have an external antenna input, but not aware of a display output.

I dont think you need it, with a 320 x 240 screen its easy to read

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Re: Sat Nav

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I know they have an external antenna input, but not aware of a display output.

I dont think you need it, with a 320 x 240 screen its easy to read
Thats the one Im looking at getting teza, thanks for the info....

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Re: Sat Nav

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I know they have an external antenna input, but not aware of a display output.

I dont think you need it, with a 320 x 240 screen its easy to read
Fair enought Teza, i can get a 7" in dash TFT-LCD for a very good price from work and i am looking at running the Satnav through that.
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Re: Sat Nav

NavMan also have th GPS4410 Bluetooth GPS antenna for those who already own a Pocket PC based PDA. Just bind the antenna to the PDA, install the software and off you go.

It's in the mid-$600's so is cheaper than buying a dedicated SatNav unit...and is one less thing to carry.

Some PDA's also have an option to connect to a monitor. I have an O2 XdaII and one accessory for it is a backpack that fits onto the back of it and it has a CompactFlash slot and VGA output amongst other things. That could be used to hook up to a larger screen if desired.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-19-04, 06:40 PM
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Re: Sat Nav

Hmm So you could hook you PDA VGA out to the ICC screen in say a BA falcon?

I'm not sure if using the Factory Sat nav is such a good idea concidering that it seems to be unupgradeable (newer DVD's don't work), and the DVD with the system is version 2 and current versions are version 10+..

Not to mention using the PDA on the falcon screen would be pretty handy.

Plus its removeable to new cars etc, cheaper than factory, upgradable.
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