Navigation software iGO 8.

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 17:54
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Has any one out there got this nav system.
I was looking at a 7"screen with reverse camera on Ebay and it has iGO8 nav on it
was hoping someone has used it in the city for street nav.
Thanks Guys and Girls any info would be great.
Was just thinking iGO8 may be like route 66 have heard nothing good about it.

should be able to run Oziexplore on it because it runs Win CE v62gb flash and 8gb sd card.

Thanks again Phil.
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:45

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:45
G'day Phil,

I have been using IGO8 for years and personally think it is THE pick of the crop as far as in town navigating goes.

I'm sure you'll not be disappointed!


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Follow Up By: phil300 - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:06

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:06
Thanks Jimbo thats what I need to here.

Thanks again Jimbo.

cheers Phil.
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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:14

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:14
Phil,

I have also been using iGO8 for street navigation, I think its better than Tom Tom and the Garmin 760 street mapping.
I use Garmin Topo for off road, but I am often supprised that iGO8 also has quite a few tracks as well.

You won't regret it.
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Follow Up By: phil300 - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:32

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:32
Thanks Tony V
I have a Navman now but would like a Reverse camera as welll but like it all on one screen that is why I am looking on Ebay.

With the iGO8 do you get speech to text for street names.

Thanks again.

Cheers Phil.
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Follow Up By: bgreeni - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:07

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:07
You get speech from text for some of the voice options.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 00:16

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 00:16
Thanks bgreeni,

As above, you get text from some of the options, I use a different interface that provides lane information, over speed as well as many other options.
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Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:07

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:07
Hi Phil
There is a couple of sites that may be of interest to you.
Deal Extreme
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Cheers
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Reply By: bgreeni - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:05

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:05
I have the Techrificway version of Igo8 on a HP PDA. It is the only route finding software I have used, but find it easy to use.

It does not always find the routes I would use, and the maps are a little out of date (eg, does not have the new highway to Bunbury or the latest extension of the Northern Freeway). Having said that I would not hesitate to recommend it to you.
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Reply By: phil300 - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:46

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:46
Thanks one and all.

great thing about Explore Oz there are alot of helpfull people out there.

Thanks again.

Cheers Phil.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 07:45

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 07:45
Yes I've been using Igo for years too, works very well and as a previous poster said it is surprising how many tracks it has on it.
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Reply By: whisky_mac - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:24

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:24
I brought one only recently, does all the street nav. I upgraded to a 4gb card and also run Ozexplorer on it, I have a few topo maps off the dividing ranges which are handy. Ozexplorer does not navigate for you, if you want to follow a route you place way points along the route and follow them. It is handy as it takes a lot of the mystery out of where you are. When you near a town and have an address you need to find just switch it to Igo and enter your address. I gave my son my Navman as this unit is able to run other programs and other maps, a mate is running the Hemma maps on his.
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Reply By: Signman - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:45

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:45
Do you have the ebay item number ??

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Follow Up By: phil300 - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 13:44

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 13:44
Was looking at this one

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290450503702&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I do not know how to link so you may have to copy & paste

but may go a in dash its a nissan D40

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250660868935&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Cheers Phil.
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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 14:20

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 14:20
I was looking at the first one you've listed as well. My concern was whether it can run OziExplorer on a separate memory card.

It does look like a nice unit.

I was planning on mounting it in front of the dash above the glove box on a homemade mount similar to the RAM mount.
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Follow Up By: phil300 - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 19:05

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 19:05
From what I have read you can have igo8 +Ozie and maps on the one card and u
you choose which you want on start up. the unit comes with a windscreen mout that is what I would use.

Cheers Phil.
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Follow Up By: Witi Repartee - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 20:34

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 20:34
I have the same 7" unit from EBAY, sold as a K-NAV. I am a kiwi driving a concrete truck in Perth...so getting lost is second nature to me!!
I am very happy with the IGO8 maps and the unit as a whole. No problems experienced and the 2009 maps on mine still get me around the new suburbs and developments.
I previously had a MIO C520 and I rate this a better unit and map system.
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 20:38

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 20:38
guess there will always be one to dissent..in this case me

I have a Garmin nuvi on the windscreen and have always been very happy with its city navigayion.......makes sensible route choice and the ETQ is spot on

I have IGo on an indash in the cruiser and it is very second rate as far as city nav goes........in fact I hate it....if I had never had the portable Garmin then I would probably think it ok...it has some nice on screen features but what matters is being accurate and functional

for example its ETA is out consistently by up to 50%
coming from Kalgoorlie to Merredin the other day (navigating to Perth just for the hell of it)...east of Merriden it wanted me to turn north onto a gravel road about 10km out of Merredin..luckily I was a local and ignored it...and it then recalculated and wanted me to stay on my target

Another time between Manjimup and Walpole (navigating to the town center) it wanted me turn left (east) down a small side road which would have taken me god knows where

I have numerours examples where in the city it makes stupid navigation suggestions when using side by side with the Garmin it is a comedy except I no longer laugh

Still trying to work out how I can get the Garmin software onto my system and still retain the OziExplorer

I wouldnt give you the time of day for IGO

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Reply By: Mike DiD - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 20:35

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 20:35
I bought 5" unit off ebay running IGO8 and the software is so much better than TomTom.

But it seems every roadmap database has stupid errors in it.
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