Navman PiN unit

Submitted: Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 14:14
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I've been reading up on the new Navman PiN gps/navigation unit. Has anyone had experience with one of these? They certainly look good on paper but would be very interested to learn how they perform in the "real world".

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Reply By: Member - Alan G (NSW) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 14:48

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 14:48
I am using Navman Smart ST on my O2 XDII with a NAvman bluetooth GPS Unit. Very impressed with it all. Not real good for back of burke stuff but certainly great around the towns and cities.
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Reply By: steve - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 17:32

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 17:32
If they are anything like the Navman marine gear, don't waste your money. It's absolute crap!

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Reply By: Mark - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 18:21

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 18:21
I got a Pin just over a week ago & so far I have been very happy with it. The Navman moving map software is great & very detailed & easy to use. I have downloaded another GPS program called Navigator 11 which gives you a speedo & altimeter, compass & heaps of other features just like a normal GPS. I have found the Pin locks onto satelites much quicker than my Magelan 315 & while in compass mode I can pace up & down the deck (12 metres) and watch the North pointer swing 180 degrees when I turn, the 315 just gets confused at such a short distance & low speed. As a PDA it is also very good & runs windows mobile 2003, the screen is very clear & sharp & I have downloaded some photos & mpegs which look great. Additional benefits are you can get a wifi SD card & web browse email etc, also if you have a digi camera that uses SD cards you now have a portable photo viewer as you can view straight from card. Heaps of other software available for free & I am even changing channels on the telly with it (range only 3 meters though).
See for details on the Navigator software, a perfect compliment to the Navman software.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 18:56

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 18:56
BTW. The Navman Pin is a Mitac Mio 168 in case you want to look up some reviews etc.
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