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# 18531 13-Jan-2008 23:59
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Hi I'm a newy to this forum so please help. My Treo 700WX runs windows mobile 5 I have been reading tec stuff to set it up for GPS with NZ maps. I'm more confused now than ever. If anyone has been through this and is happy with thier set up and can point me in the right direction please.

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  # 104643 14-Jan-2008 00:14
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I don't believe this function would be supported via the operator, Telecom New Zealand, or if it’s even possible.

The best two places to contact are your local ORB store (they deal in GPS's etc, and I find they know more about this soft of stuff than most places), or contact the Palm Treo help desk on 0800 44 95 39.

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# 104646 14-Jan-2008 00:54
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Thanks I'll get onto it tomorrow.

 
 
 
 


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  # 104660 14-Jan-2008 07:28
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Nope, Telecom stores won't help on this.

Here is the rundown:

1.The Treo 700wx does not  have built-in GPS
2.The easy way to get GPS information on the phone is by using a Bluetooth GPS receiver
3.You pair the Bluetooth GPS receiver with your device and configure a new incoming COM port in the Bluetooth settings section.
4.You install a map or GPS software on your device and configure it to use this new COM port.

What are planning to use this setup for?

Navigation is poorly supported in NEw Zealand. TomTom has a good software and says New Zealand maps should be out soon. Google Maps are available now and do a somewhat good job, but no voice directions.

Those are the only two that work in New Zealand for street level maps. There are other software for geocaching around though.




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  # 104668 14-Jan-2008 08:24
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You can also try Goldfinger or Navman Street ST. But those aren't street level maps, ie you won't get voice directions.






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  # 104669 14-Jan-2008 08:25
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Were these updated for Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6? I can't find Navman anymore - the old version did have navigation features but wouldn't work on ActiveSync 3.9 and newer or the Windows Vista WMDC due to its strange activation process.




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  # 104707 14-Jan-2008 10:33
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Apperently some people have got Smart ST working with wm5. But it seems it's not officially supported. More info here. I personally would wait for the TomTom maps as they are compatible with wm5








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# 104855 14-Jan-2008 22:17
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Cool thanks

 
 
 
 




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  # 104860 14-Jan-2008 22:30
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good advise boss

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