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Old 08-09-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
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Right, time to buy some GPS,
I've been fantastically busy for the last few months and I hereby
spend some of that money...

I'm looking for an in-far GPS thingymajig that'll navigate me using
postcodes, addresses and/or just towns.

Will recalculate if I take a different route.

Will let me load POI's that other people have compiled (most notably
LPG sellers).

Does that funny low-angle graphic thingy rather than just looking
straight down on a map.

That ought to do it, budget of about 500 to 600.


Regards.
Mark.
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Old 08-09-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: GPS Dude (again)

I did it by getting a HPipaq Pocket PC about 250 then a gps thingy
(GPSmart) about 100 cables and cradles another 50. TomTom software (I
understand you can download this for free of the internet but this is
naughty and you shouldn't do this). Total cost for everything about 400.

The pocket PC will also run the OS maps and games and mp3s etc.(I understand
you can download the OS software and all the maps for free of the internet
but this is naughty and you shouldn't do this).

The advantage of doing it this way is if you are a walker (ie don't have a
car, can't think of any other reason to walk) the GPSmart thing can be used
like a pocket compass.

Got my stuff from www.expansys.co.uk

Nigel
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"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
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> Right, time to buy some GPS,
> I've been fantastically busy for the last few months and I hereby
> spend some of that money...
>
> I'm looking for an in-far GPS thingymajig that'll navigate me using
> postcodes, addresses and/or just towns.
>
> Will recalculate if I take a different route.
>
> Will let me load POI's that other people have compiled (most notably
> LPG sellers).
>
> Does that funny low-angle graphic thingy rather than just looking
> straight down on a map.
>
> That ought to do it, budget of about 500 to 600.
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.
> --
> _________________________________________
> www.4x4info.info
> www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
> www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk
> _________________________________________
>
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>
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Old 08-09-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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"Nigel" <nigelAT@leginDOT.org> wrote in message
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>I did it by getting a HPipaq Pocket PC about 250 then a gps thingy
>(GPSmart) about 100 cables and cradles another 50. TomTom software (I
>understand you can download this for free of the internet but this is
>naughty and you shouldn't do this). Total cost for everything about 400.


I got a Medion pocket PC with built in GPS aerial (lift up), cables for
cigarette lighter socket, bracket to fix in car, (sucker for windscreen
supplied), cable to connect to PC (if required) and Navteq maps of UK and
Ireland on CD and SD memory card all for 229.99 two weeks ago from
Somerfield supermarket.

Does everything required including re-calculating route due to blockages
etc.

Doubt if they have any left now but it could be worth a try.

Dave W.


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Old 08-09-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: GPS Dude (again)

tomtom go 300,500,700 whatever your budget will buy the 700 has all the maps
of europe over the 500 and they both have bluetooth handsfree above and
beyond the 300 specs,they range from 300 to 549..

very neat inbuilt gps just one wire and in the disco it fits nicely in the
gap at the back of the dash that lr kindly left,they are also portable
aswell..i got the pda version but only 'cos i use it to watch films/play
music and surf on..maps are fairly uptodate and it will take poi inc. the
speed camera's from pocket which are nearly as accurate as my road angel2
that cost's 99 for 3 years subs.,,the pocket ones are free.



"David Westerman" <d.westerman@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> "Nigel" <nigelAT@leginDOT.org> wrote in message
> news:42f90220$0$27962$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
>>I did it by getting a HPipaq Pocket PC about 250 then a gps thingy
>>(GPSmart) about 100 cables and cradles another 50. TomTom software (I
>>understand you can download this for free of the internet but this is
>>naughty and you shouldn't do this). Total cost for everything about 400.

>
> I got a Medion pocket PC with built in GPS aerial (lift up), cables for
> cigarette lighter socket, bracket to fix in car, (sucker for windscreen
> supplied), cable to connect to PC (if required) and Navteq maps of UK and
> Ireland on CD and SD memory card all for 229.99 two weeks ago from
> Somerfield supermarket.
>
> Does everything required including re-calculating route due to blockages
> etc.
>
> Doubt if they have any left now but it could be worth a try.
>
> Dave W.
>



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Old 08-09-2005, 15:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: GPS Dude (again)

Got myself a Magellan Roadmate 300 for 299 from comet. Brill. Doesn't do
postcodes but will find by street. Recalculates routes and has europe in the
database too. Comes with a windscreen mount. Easy to use and a good
touchscreen too.

TonyB


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Old 08-09-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Nigel" <nigelAT@leginDOT.org> wrote in message
news:42f90220$0$27962$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
> I did it by getting a HPipaq Pocket PC about 250 then a gps thingy
> (GPSmart) about 100 cables and cradles another 50. TomTom software (I
> understand you can download this for free of the internet but this is
> naughty and you shouldn't do this). Total cost for everything about 400.
>

Nigel, have you had any problems with your setup?
I have a similar setup(hx4700, tomtom3), and the Ipaq hangs every time I
exit TomTom.
Has yours ever done this?


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Old 08-10-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
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TomTom hangs now and again but not every time. When I used the bluetooth
connection it used to hang a lot of the time. Not sure it has ever hung up
when I exit.

Nigel
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> "Nigel" <nigelAT@leginDOT.org> wrote in message
> news:42f90220$0$27962$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
>> I did it by getting a HPipaq Pocket PC about 250 then a gps thingy
>> (GPSmart) about 100 cables and cradles another 50. TomTom software (I
>> understand you can download this for free of the internet but this is
>> naughty and you shouldn't do this). Total cost for everything about 400.
>>

> Nigel, have you had any problems with your setup?
> I have a similar setup(hx4700, tomtom3), and the Ipaq hangs every time I
> exit TomTom.
> Has yours ever done this?
>
>



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Old 08-10-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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Nigel <nigelAT@leginDOT.org> wrote:

> TomTom hangs now and again but not every time. When I used the bluetooth
> connection it used to hang a lot of the time. Not sure it has ever hung up
> when I exit.


There is a fix for TT5 on their website.
My Hx4700 doesn't hang any more.

nigelH


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Old 08-10-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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David Westerman wrote:

>
> I got a Medion pocket PC with built in GPS aerial (lift up), cables for
> cigarette lighter socket, bracket to fix in car, (sucker for windscreen
> supplied), cable to connect to PC (if required) and Navteq maps of UK and
> Ireland on CD and SD memory card all for 229.99 two weeks ago from
> Somerfield supermarket.
>
> Does everything required including re-calculating route due to blockages
> etc.
>
> Doubt if they have any left now but it could be worth a try.
>
> Dave W.
>
>


Bought one for my mum t'other day from Somerfields. Nice bit of kit,
much less hassle than my ipaq set-up.

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Old 08-11-2005, 03:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: GPS Dude (again)

TomTom Go300 is brilliant, easy to use, good graphics, downloadable POI's
including speed cameras etc and its mounting arm fits perfectly in the
cupholder on the dash of my Freelander so no need for the sucker (which
always falls off)

Andy

Freelander Sport TD4


"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
news:oeshf1ltl2msa1mle1ppkkql5ph8cdbfsb@4ax.com...
> Right, time to buy some GPS,
> I've been fantastically busy for the last few months and I hereby
> spend some of that money...
>
> I'm looking for an in-far GPS thingymajig that'll navigate me using
> postcodes, addresses and/or just towns.
>
> Will recalculate if I take a different route.
>
> Will let me load POI's that other people have compiled (most notably
> LPG sellers).
>
> Does that funny low-angle graphic thingy rather than just looking
> straight down on a map.
>
> That ought to do it, budget of about 500 to 600.
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.
> --
> _________________________________________
> www.4x4info.info
> www.mvp-fine-art.co.uk
> www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk
> _________________________________________
>
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