Ebay GPS with OziExplore rand Hema maps loaded

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:06
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Gday all,
Does anyone own or have seen these GPS in action. I have a Nuvi 760 with Oztopo v2.1 and all the other add on maps but was just wondering if these Ebay GPS are any better.
The Ebay item numbers for the GPS are,
Item number: 380104660220 and Item number: 260363266928.
There half the price of the Hema navigatorand look like they do the same job.
If anyone could comment on these id much appreciate.
Sorry, but im not 100% sure how to add the link for the items.

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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:17

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:17
Haven't seen them before but looks impressive for the price....... If I hadn't already bought something else this may have tempted me.
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:53

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 14:53
If you want to run oziexplorerce then go for one like this.7" GPS

I think a 4.3" is too small. I have one that looks like this. OzieEx and the maps all go on the SD card. Works fine.

This is not a recommendation to buy this particular unit. Only a suggestion.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:34

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:34
No better than what you have.
The Nuvi 760 should give you all the features you need for both city and country navigation.

The one plus of a navigation device that uses OziExplorer, plus any of the digital map data available, is that it is perhaps more "standard" when downloading plot files from the ExplorOz site, or creating track and waypoint data for use by others using OziExplorer.

Member Doug can no doubt give you further information to better utilize your Nuvi 760.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:42

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:42
Looking at your mentioned item number (380104660220), the IGO Street Navigation is not one of the more common street navigation software.

Be sure you can update the software when necessary, otherwise you will have city directories that become "out of date" as new suburbs are built around the country and streets added or changed.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:40

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:40
Could be good value.

The GA 250k topos alone are around a hundred bucks.

Bear in mind the Hema maps are the 4WD ones, not all their digital maps.

And that there is a new issue (2008?) of the GA 250 topos.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:42

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 15:42
Just to add: bear in mind too the matter of after-sales support.

When you read in GPS forums you'll find that many units do not work as expected out of the box - user ignorance in some case of course but also s/w glitches and so on.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:41

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 16:41
Just be sure you know the price on ebay also.

I was watching a Nuvi 250 that went to $260 plus postage of $7.50.

You can get one at the moment from DSE for $189.

With Oztopo at $229 would be cheaper than the one you are looking at but the screen is smaller.

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Reply By: long haired nomad - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 17:31

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 17:31
Thanks to all that replied,
As i said i already have a Nuvi 760 with all the maps + the free maps. I was only looking at these ebay units because they had Oziexplorer and the hema maps on them. The nuvi 760 i have with Oztopo V2.1 is good but not much detail on it, where as the hema maps have descriptions of points of interest on it. I was also looking at getting a Eepc with Ozi on it.
Thanks again to all for repling to this
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:09

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:09
Be better off with this one and install Ozi on it.
auction no:300294503434
IGO works very well, I've had this same unit for over 12 months with no problems
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:51

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 18:51
Its great to see GPS stuff getting cheaper.

In 1994 I paid $600 for my first GPS - a Magellan Meridian which a friend won in a raffle and sold to me for about half its value.

It was very slow but revolutionised outback travel for me. I still fire it up from time to time.

My latest acquisition is an eeePC 900 XP which I picked up for $430 from Harvey Norman.

The advantages are: bright 8.9 " LED backlit display, being able to run other stuff like Google Earth because it is a complete computer and not just a navigator, wireless internet, plug into Next G modem etc

Disadvantage is that it is not touch screen. Wireless mouse works OK though.
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It is very compact - less than a hand span wide.
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Reply By: MartyB - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:09

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:09
Hi,
Have a look at this forum, a lot of reading but explains them well.
partol forum
A workmate has a 7" one with OZI and he is impressed with it.
Should only cost about $300 for a 7" unit, plus OZI, plus maps.
Have a look at this one for $350 with a reversing camera.
Ebay GPS

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