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# 42076 28-Sep-2009 21:10
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Has anyone had anything to do with the 5" Touchscreen, bluetooth, Mp4 GPS units that are being sold on Trademe at the moment? The specs seem pretty good and 2009 maps are supplied and are supposedly updatable.... are they that much worse than the TomToms, garmens, navmans etc?

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  # 259252 29-Sep-2009 08:23
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Support and new maps would be my main worry with them. Ive seen a few on TM and people ask about the maps being updated and seller just says that its the suppliers problem, not his.




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  # 259271 29-Sep-2009 09:13
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You get what you pay for. Yes, the Tomtom et al is more expensive, but that money is not pure profit - it is an excellent UI, support behind the device - online services, firmware updates, warranty support etc etc.

Some good bargains to be had buying cheap noname stuff, but sometimes it's worth paying extra!







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  # 259300 29-Sep-2009 10:34
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Can get TomTom units now for @$300 anyway.... pay the extra live a bit happier in knowing youve got support and updates that will work in NZ :)




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  # 259308 29-Sep-2009 10:55
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as I aware these devices run WinCE 5/6. you can install any sort of software on it, incl. tomtom... (that's what I want to do).

Will keep updated everyone if I go for NOBRAND device and install third party application on it.




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  # 264865 18-Oct-2009 17:27
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Well, I have NOBRAND 4.3" GPS device now for two weeks and I would say I love it; for $180 I got WinCE 5.0 PNA, I installed 3 different navigation programs with lates NZ maps and it works like a charm. It even pick ups satellites faster then NAVMAN (warm start; I only could compare it), but has small battery live of only 1 hour, which is not crucial for me.

However, build quality is not excellent, if you are careful with gadgets like me - not a problem at all, plastic is strong enough to handle few drops on carpet :D.




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