Another GPS option

Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:16
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I just downloaded a cheap 5" navigator from ebay. Cost was $150 delivered. I had OziExplorer CE on an SD card with the Hema maps so I just plugged it in and it works.
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The Street Navigator that it comes with is a demo version only. They supply a DVD with maps for the whole world.
The screen is 5" compared to 4.3" for the Mio Moov 300 and it is appreciably easier to see. It was easy to install OziCE, unlike the Mio which requires the installation of the MioPocket operating system first.
It has BlueTooth and an FM transmitter. GPS is Sirf III.
If you already have Ozi CE and some maps it might be the way to go.
5" GPS
Bob
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Reply By: Rossc0 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:37

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 09:37
Hi Bob,

Will this save tracks, ie where you've been?

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Ross
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Follow Up By: KennyBWilson - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:12

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:12
Yes the OziCe does have that function,

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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:01

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 13:01
Of course it does, re-engage brain.

Cheers
Ross
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Reply By: tonbon - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:20

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:20
Hi Bob,

does it have a video input for rear camera?
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:37

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:37
Tonbon

Nogat

Bob
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Follow Up By: tonbon - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:43

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:43
Bugger. Thanks Bob.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:18

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:18
There are other one's available on ebay with a rear camera as well as fully functioning street navigation. (Normally Ozi sellers)
This one has a camera as an option. There are also others that have an external GPS antenna plug & speak street names.
Cheers Craig............
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Follow Up By: tonbon - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:25

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:25
Cheers Crackles :-)
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:44

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:44
Hi Bob

How long did delivery take?

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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:47

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:47
I'm not up on this tech so can you please help.
I know you need OziCE but can i just use the maps i am using with the normal Ozi?
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:39

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:39
Navigator 1

Some maps, like the Hema set are ready to use with CE. There is a programme on the Ozi site for converting ECW maps to the correct format for use with CE

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 18:42

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 18:42
Hi

The current version of OziCe can use ECW, jpg, png and bmp formats besides OZF2 and OZF3. ECW format does however require the unit to have an ARM type processor, not sure about the unit in question so conversion may be necessary.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:21

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:21
Bob, how does it compare with the Hong Kong ones one DealExtreme?

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.413

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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:37

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:37
Motherhen

It looks almost identical.

The processor speeds are slightly different.

Click the link I put in and see if you can pick the difference.

Delivery took a week.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:49

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:49
Thanks Bob - How does the price compare with what you paid? At least with yours, we now know it takes Ozie. I have to get mapping software for what ever i end up with, so for now will stick with my antiquated Magellan. Meanwhile, i Will continue to accost other travellers about what GPS they are using, so i can see them working to compare.

Dealextreme are not so quick, as they keep prices low by ordering in the product from their suppliers after an order is submitted.

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