Navman PC GPS Satellite Receiver for Compaq iPAQ Review

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Paul.'s review of Navman PC GPS Satellite Receiver for Compaq iPAQ

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Navman PC GPS Satellite Receiver for Compaq iPAQ

“This brilliant Navman PC GPS satellite receiver brings...”

Written on: 10/05/2002 by Paul. (1 review written)

Good Points
Great add on for the iPAQ.

Bad Points
No voice navigation.

General Comments
This brilliant Navman PC GPS satellite receiver brings full colour gps to the Compaq iPAQ. It is incredibly accurate, down to 5m and has a compact flash slot so large map files can be stored on a cf card. The in car kit is excellent.

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36580_Ceejay.'s Response to 23069_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 06/09/2002

I totally agree with the above review. You have a choice, buy the Navman Sleevewith Smartpath S/W for a shade over £200, or buy the Compaq-badged equivalent for 3 times the Price - bit daft considering they are both Manufactured by the same Company! True, it doesn't yet have voice, but Compaq's Co-Pilot Software can't detect Roundabouts in the UK either, and I have been reliably informed that a S/W upgrade is scheduled for Oct 2002 to include Voice. Don't waste money at PC World on the Compaq, buy this one - its the best on the Market!!!

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Dan G.'s Response to 23069_Paul.'s Review

Written on: 30/06/2003

I'm sorry to pick the last comment apart but.. the Compaq badged Navman software came with voice directions rel 1.0 and was improved in 1.1 and later. Also, it does detect roundabouts so I don't know where you got your information from.!
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<br>Since I have been using the Compaq iNS AKA the badged Navman solution with extra features for about 18 months I can make the following comments.. whilst it is far from the perfect solution but it does do exactly what it says on the tin.
<br>There were some early known problems with rel 1.0 in that some maps were inaccurate and that it would occasionaly fail to give you an important voice command. Also, the windscreen mount is dodgy and you will drop the iPAQ a couple of times and lastly the amont of time it takes to pinpoint your initial position is over 5 mins in most cases.
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<br>The improved software (1.1 and later) fixed the map and voice problems and added estimated arrival times to the routes and was a huge improvement.

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