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Topic # 7616 28-Apr-2006 11:41
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Hey Guys , 

Maybe you will find this type of question irrelevant for this type of forum ,but i really need some info about this ,so i decided to try ..I hope someone will be able to help me

 

I need some information about GPS navigation systems (especially ones with free try outs) ...I made some research and the only one which i could find was NAV4ALL ,which can be downloaded for free from the site (www.nav4all.com) ..But it is quite a new software and i am not sure if it is realiable and safe to be downloaded ..Has anybody checked it out and can you give some other suggestions for free GPS software ? Thank you!


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Reply # 34201 28-Apr-2006 11:52
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Welcome to the forums. Geekzone certainly caters for GPS stuff... its very Geeky and very portable.
I know we have some GPS users on our books, although I am not one of them sorry.




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  Reply # 35824 16-May-2006 06:12
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yeah i'm looking for some information about nav4all as well... how good is it after all? if someone has used it could you give us some feedback?
thanks :)

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Reply # 36273 22-May-2006 08:37
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I am a geocacher-use a GPS receiver and have also just got a BT GPs receiver for my Imate Jasjar-which is a WM5 device.
I got an SD card from http://www.goldfinger.co.nz which gives you voice navigation-I got this of trademe at a reasonable price.
There is software from heriam which is a NZ company-got this free with my Gopass GRP receiver.
What sort of device you you using or want to try to use.
The only trouble with my set up is havnt manage yet to successfully pair the BT reciever

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  Reply # 36343 22-May-2006 23:51
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  Reply # 36791 27-May-2006 11:26
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I used the software a couple of month ago as needed something cheep for a trip to Europe ..This software was the only free one ,which i found online ,so i downloaded it ..I did not have any virus problems ,so i can definitely say it is safe ..The main things which bothered me were the detailness of the map and a little high price ..But the first problem can be solved if you need the program only for highways and mainroads because they are displayed on the maps ..But for rural areas and small blocks you really can not rely on it ..



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  Reply # 37607 4-Jun-2006 11:32
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thank u guys for the info ..it is pretty usefull:)
roald ,the detailness of the maps does not bother me that much ..Somebody also has told me that they are 2d ones ,and it is preferable to have 3d,but i don`t think this is much of a problem ,as i need it mainly for highroads anyways..But the price concept concept can be bothering indeed ...But what exactly do u mean by this ,can u explain me better -how much exactly does the data transfer cost?

Thanks in advance!!

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  Reply # 40417 4-Jul-2006 02:26
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Yeah, i see what you mean by the detailness of the maps. Tomtom seems much better in that area of user-friendliness. I hope that nav4all improves this when the software gets paid.
I don't know exactl how much it costs per MB download of the maps but first, it is not that expensive and second, you download only maps that you'll use... meaning of the requested area... thus you're not stuck with unwated traffic of maps that you'll never use.



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Reply # 40574 6-Jul-2006 09:41
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really ?i didn`t know that u can download just the area which u need ..that is indeed convinient :)
and what  do you mean by 'user frindliness"-like it is easy to use or what? are u using TomTom or Nav4all btw?

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  Reply # 41796 17-Jul-2006 08:41
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yeah, i got nav4all some weeks ago and you can download maps sellectively... not like a whole bundle.. about tomtom i mean that it's more interactive and easy to navigate, but i hope nav4all will catch up with that..
I also heard that the subscription fee will be 1 Euro per month?! Isn't that ridiculously cheap? I'm not very familiar with the  average pricing for sat. navigation.

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