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Topic # 56517 14-Jan-2010 22:03
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Hi, let's say you go overseas and it is too expensive to use data. 

So you use the Nokia without data, how quick is it?  Could you download the map and then stick it in your car and drive and it is fine?  As quick as a TomTom?  Or how usable?


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  Reply # 290133 14-Jan-2010 22:46
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Yes, you can take a SIM card out and still have navigation as long as you have preloaded the maps for the area you are driving and have activated your Voice Guided Navigation licence (assuming you want Voice guided navigation)
The lock to satellites can vary according to differing factors including weather, terrain, whether you are surrounded by tall buildings or not.

I can usually get a fix within 2-3 minutes with clear line of sight


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  Reply # 290906 18-Jan-2010 15:57
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Using Nokia Maps offline is one of the big benefits over using Google Maps, especially when roaming. The maps vary in detail I've found but it has been a year since I last used Nokia Maps over seas. I recall that when the NZ map was released it underwent several significant revisions as more details was added.

I reckon 2-3 minutes to get a fix on newer hardware. On older devices such as the N95 you may be waiting 10-15 minutes (or never). That's been my experience at least.

Best regards,
Aaron Davidson.

SimWorks International Limited - New Zealands leading developer of mobile applications

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