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fflloorreenntt
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GPS in Singapore

Postby fflloorreenntt » Tue, 27 Jun 2006 2:35 pm

Folks,

Has anybody been using GPS with PDA - so not standalone GPS - in Singapore?

I myself have an Acer N50 and would like to buy the GPS extension - if it exists - and the relevant software / maps.

Any advice on what to buy, where to buy and your satisfaction with GPS services in Singapore most helpful!

Thanks

fflloorreenntt

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Postby DimWit Kid » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 12:03 pm

I have a generic GPS receiver (Taiwanese rikaline) that I use with a PDA. Quite alright, and so far the reception is reasonable (of course this kind of GPS receiver - meaning the one separate receiver - has a bit weak reception). I don't have any experience with more expensive (and presumably better) GPS receiver. I just bought for the heck of it actually since it cost me only 100 bucks during an IT show last year.

My friend from Europe has a german made GPS receiver, cost him like 4-5 times mine, and when he came here, we compared the performance and there's almost no difference (in terms of starting warm that is). The only thing, cold start for my unit can take upto 10 minutes! Of course the "integrated" kind of GPS has a better performance!

I actually don't need GPS for Singapore (well, if you drive often that is) - Singapore streets are really, really simple. I was more thinking about using it in cities like Shanghai, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila kind of cities. But there, the problem is not the GPS receiver - it's getting a map for those cities. Sure mapking has a range of major asian city maps, but the details on their maps are just horrible.

It's back to good ole travel maps for me!

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Re: GPS in Singapore

Postby Computer » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 10:35 pm

fflloorreenntt wrote:Folks,

Has anybody been using GPS with PDA - so not standalone GPS - in Singapore?

I myself have an Acer N50 and would like to buy the GPS extension - if it exists - and the relevant software / maps.

Any advice on what to buy, where to buy and your satisfaction with GPS services in Singapore most helpful!

Thanks

fflloorreenntt





May you should try the Lecia GPS ....?
Model 500 series eg : 510, 520 or 530 series ?
Now already come out the latest GPS Something like Model GPS 1200 series ...please check on leica web site ...
Thanks .....

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Postby jomni » Wed, 23 Aug 2006 3:21 pm

I am currently based in the Philippines and use an HP iPAQ 2750 + Holux CF GPS receiver. I use MapKing's Manila Map for navigation. Will be moving to Singapore soon but I don't think I will need a GPS map since I don't plan on driving.

http://www.mapking.com has a wide seleciton of Asian Maps for Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) and Windows (PC).


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