Does Landcruiser gps give speed ?

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 22:03
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Just purchased a new 200 series with a GPS fitted and like to use GPS speed as against the speedo.

I can not find it in the book,or is my brain dead.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 22:42

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 22:42
Hello

I can not help with any direct experience but while we are waiting for someone in the know to respond .....I remember a gps I use to have only showed speed on the screen when you entered in a route to follow...it was not possible to show it otherwise..maybe case here?

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Follow Up By: pling - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:19

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:19
Thank you for the advice.

The next reply says it all.

My last 200 VX had a radio and the bluetooth was terrible, 6 radio replacements later it was still terrible when I sold it.

Toyota must supply the only GPS that does not show speed?
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 07:42

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 07:42
No none of the factory Toyota GPS units will show speed.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:29

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 08:29
Maybe Toyota don't want a comparison between their GPS and speedo readings??
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 09:09

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 09:09
If you have a Sahara you can get to a menu that will show you the GPS speed by holding the menu key on the navigator and turning the parker lights on and off 3 times. It's for calibration purposes.

It will confirm that your Speedo shows 3kmph too fast at 100kmph, and 4kmph too fast at 110kmph with the OE tyres.

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:59

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:59
I have the 2013 VX TD and the speedo is spot on according to my Iphone GPS and Tom Tom. I also find the digital readout of current speed (On Dash) is very handy because you know exactly how fast you are going as apposed to reading the analogue speedo. The Sat nav constantly yells out when you are speeding, you can turn it off of course. In my opinion you don't need GPS speed as the speedo is accurate however not sure if the GXL updated (2013) displays digital speed on the dash? With my tired eyes it's the best way to know exactly how fast you are going. I still prefer Tom Tom on my Iphone than the built in Sat Nav, that's just my personal preference.
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Follow Up By: pling - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:05

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:05
Thanks TerraFirma,

My 2009 VX was 5kmh lower than my Garmin GPS and my wife's BMW was 6kmh lower than the GPS speed.

When I changed to 17'' rims with 285x70 BFG's the speedo was accurate.

May be it was luck that your speedo is correct as most cars are set lower.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:04

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:04
I think a few KM's lower than actual is a good thing, lets face it you aren't 't going to get anywhere quicker sitting 2-3kms higher.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:35

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:35
Hi

My 2003 Prado GX speedo is 5km higher than actual ..obviously set up for the GXL model which has larger diameter tyres.

Now that I have it sussed all is good but GPS readout is handy..though hasn't helped me in some cases :)

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Reply By: Kyle H - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:23

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:23
Hi Pling
If I were you I would look at a good after market in dash GPS system that suits your needs rather than the Toyota OEM. The Toyota GPS has very few features in comparison to good aftermarket systems which will probably cost you less than half the $3000 or more I paid for the Toyota system which also costs a bomb to update the software when it is out of date.
I made a mistake of having one fitted when I bought my 200 series and it is the most user unfriendly GPS I have ever owned.
When I travel I now use a VMS GPS far better system and user friendly and have the van camera rear connected to the Toyota GPS.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 13:03

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 13:03
I agree with Kyle.

Ours does and I can also make it bigger/smaller or bolder and move it to anywhere in the screen with the screen designer program for Ozi.

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 13:04

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 13:04
I should add that we have a 100 series with a two DIN non Toyota box for all the entertainment, blue tooth, reverse etc cameras and GPS both street and off road.

Phil
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Follow Up By: pling - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:07

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:07
What Brand and model do you have?
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:51

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:51
Its a VMS unit model AVNC 3000 MK2 GPS. With the latest software in it.

I also have the screen designer software for OziexplorerCE. I placed a copy of the speed and GPS location in the left hand top corner of the main map display screen. That way anyone can see it and the lat/long is readily available if needed for an emergency. The location is normally accessed through one of the sub menus which is a pain for any passer by to find.

Why do you ask? They aren't cheap. But I will tell you now that they have given me the best after sales support. And I am not getting paid for saying this.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 15:15

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 15:15
Having just bought a new FJ Cruiser that has the latest GPS unit from factory can tell you that no factory unit from Toyota gives a speed readout , reason being that the powers that be at Toyota do not want a possible conflict of readouts if / when different tyres /wear occurs ,,, another point of contention is the actual mapping , pull out your SD card or bring up the map version and you may be surprised to find that even in a 013 March build new vehicle the maps supplied by Toyota are Sep 010,,,,,,,,,
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:29

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:29
I'm happy that the Toyota GPS dos not have a speed readout.

In our previous vehicle with a Kenwood navigator I was getting punched on my left shoulder all the time, "you're speeding !!"

Although it would be nice to have the speed LIMIT readout.

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