aldi tablet & maps??

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hello my daughter has an aldi tablet [onix at101t-114] does any one know if she can run maps on it
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:04

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:04
Hi

It appears to be an Android tablet so theoretically any mapping program that has an Android version should work e.g Hema Explorer, OziExplorer, Memory Map, TwoNav...plus a heap of other apps that "run maps" - not sure what you are after. Maps for some products may require purchase, and others internet access.

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Reply By: Bludge - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:24

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:24
Does it have a GPS?
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:36

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:36
Hi

Unit specs would suggest no but it does have bluetooth so theoretically alternative option (i.e bluetooth gps)

Bauhn 10.1? Tablet (AT101-014)
10.1? IPS HD Screen 1280 x 800
1.4GHz A9 Quad-Core Processor
2GB RAM
32GB on-board Storage with microSD card expandable to 64GB
Rear 5MP Auto Focus Camera, Front 0.3MP
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Mini-HDMI Out + microUSB
Android OS 4.4
6000mAh Battery
No 3G or 4G

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Follow Up By: putrol4.2 - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:36

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:36
no I don't think it does so can a gps receiver be used ?? is it something that's plugs in extrnaly or does it have to be built in im not up with technology
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:56

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 21:56
I have a Nexus tablet which is similar (but better LOL) and I also have a Globalsat Bluetooth GPS.

Can get the Nexus to see it but it doesnt want to work with it it so far.
Uses an App called GPSinfo to communicate.

Unfortunately your tablet has no USB port so only a bluetooth one will possibly work with it and a Globalsat will cost nearly as much as the tablet.

For on road better to buy a Tomtom or similar.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 22:10

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 22:10
You could use a Smart phone via Wifi but then if you had one you wouldnt need the tablet Iguess
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 22:14

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 22:14
..I just use the free google map app on my phone for city nav - does require internet/data usage but purpose built nav unit for the big smoke is now overkill for the average punter IMHO. Different story in the bush.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 22:26

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 22:26
..."smart phones" are a bit small...so tablets are a typical add on to many peoples "kit".

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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:23

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:23
As long as you dont do what I saw the other day A Commodore with a large Tablet stuck in the middle of the windscreen right up to under the mirror.

A woman with a pram could have walked out and he wouldnt have seen them till he hit them.

Absolute moron.
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Follow Up By: Bludge - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:40

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:40
I agree TomH,

I have a 10" tablet running HEMA 4WD maps and TOPO's plus OziExplorer in my 100, I use an Exomount unit (click here) I sits over my radio, when bush I seldom have the radio on. The video below is for the 7/8" unit. Its extremely stable, mine is now 2 years old. It keeps the windscreen clear of obstructions. When not in use I just fold it up and the screen arm lays next to the main unit on the dash.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:59

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:59
mmm .. many reasons why accidents occur. Not sure why we have to introduce a "woman with a pram" scenario to a discussion about using maps on a tablet..anyway...where were we?

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Follow Up By: TomH - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 09:03

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 09:03
To the Explorer Was using it as a scale of size for the restricted amount of viewing.

Nothing else and it was in answer to your reply that smartphones are a bit small.
Nothing wrong with tablets It was the way it was mounted that was the problem.
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Follow Up By: putrol4.2 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 15:56

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 15:56
tom h they have a micro usb is this different to a std usb other than the size?
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:09

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:09
Hi

The micro USB port on Android tablets is for charging and data transfer to/from PC. I think Tom was alluding to the fact that if it had a "normal" usb port you could possibly use a "mouse" type GPS. Fact of the matter is you can't use the micro usb port for this purpose, they dont make them in that size plus Tablet would not have necessary capability anyway I dont think. Bluetooth would appear to be your only option....and watch out for those ladies with prams :)

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Follow Up By: TomH - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 20:23

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 20:23
Generally a Micro USB on an Android device is a one way connection.

It charges it and in some models you can alter the settings and use an OTG cable to allow transfers of data.
Not all support this My Nexus does but my Samsung Ace phone doesnt.

I doubt that the cheap Tablets would allow this and very few peripherals would have the right connector (adapters are available)
but the tablet may not supply power to it.

Bluetooth is really the only viable option
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Reply By: OBJ - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 08:35

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 08:35
You can, I have done so last week. I had my registered copy of Oziexplorer and 1:250 000 maps. I went to their website (www.oziexplorer.com) and downloaded the Android copy of the Oziexplorer software (app), paid for and then registered it and then, using their extensive help facility, downloaded another program to convert all my maps to OZ3F files, which I then loaded onto my tablet, storing the maps on the SD card.

They are helpful, all the stuff you need is there. I did a test run on Moving Maps to make sure it would load adjoining maps and it worked a treat. Just putting in some waypoints now and all seems well.

I have two Aldi tablets, including the Onix that you have. You'll probably need a 16g SD card for the maps.

Sure beats the more expensive alternatives.

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Follow Up By: putrol4.2 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 15:53

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 15:53
thanks obj but what do you use for the gps receiver to locate your position
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Reply By: putrol4.2 - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 20:27

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 20:27
thanks to all I got hold of a blue tooth & down loaded some maps & its all good works fine
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