PDA+GPS Mapping

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 21:30
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Has anyone got the New Mitac Mio 168 PDA GPS? I'm thinking of buying one and would like to know what people think of them?
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Reply By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 20:08

Monday, Aug 02, 2004 at 20:08
MUPPO I have just bought a garmin iQue 3600 I can only hope that the mio destructions are a lot easier than the iQue????
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Reply By: Niko - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:26

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:26
The speed is only 300Mhz as opposed to the current model 400Mhz, therefore slightly slower. It has limited slots and is not bluetooth. It will be notably slower than the HP PDA. Most buyers choose the HP with software like destinator 3 for best results plus a BT GPS. That way you can have the PDA anywhere inthe car and not worry about cables or satellite coverage. You will note that all images show the Mitac stuck up on the dashboard.... illegal in most states now.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:52

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 19:52
What's illegal about it Niko ?
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Reply By: Niko - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:28
There was an issue with these devices propt up in front of people, an issue the Police considered serious enough to give people warnings and tickets for having them blocking the view. Although you and I know the little effect it has on our viewing but the Police apparently consider it an issue in an accident. It is like the antenna U mounts with the bolts sticking out of them, the UHF or CB antennas I'm talking of. These have been an issue for police as well, and have yellow stickered cars for it. That's why GME brought out a new sexy bracket that is flush front on. Check their web site out to see what I mean. They are not illegal per say, however, Main Roads and Police have not always given the same point of view on whats right or wrong but when a copper gives u a sticker, it's as good as illegal. All this was brought to GME's attention, both for the old style antenna brackets and the Garmin StreetPilot.
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Tuesday, Aug 17, 2004 at 20:16

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2004 at 20:16
Perhaps you can refer me to the relevant legislation or a report of somebody actually being stopped for this.

Lots of storys but I have been unable to locate a single person that has been done for this in NSW.
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