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Sat Nav on Mobile Phone

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by scrapbook, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. scrapbook

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    Have any users experience with Sat Nav on a mobile phone?

    Any major bugs etc?

    When in use are you benig charged 'air' time?

    I am currently looknig at the TMobile SDA at the mo.
     
  2. RSRAVI

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    scrapbook,

    Just got tom tom mobile 5 on nokia 6630 mate

    works fine there are a few bugs in the sense it is a power full pgm for mobiles

    and it will crash unless used in the correct way

    ie Turn on bluetooth
    bond gps to bluetooth
    then open tom tom
    but once working it is brill

    but much better on pdas as there are no issues with bluetooth on pdas

    only mobiles sometime it takes a few mins to bond the gps to the phone

    other then that is great

    I also have a issue with memory card for my phone as its is mmc dual voltage
    hard to find plus more expensive then normal ones....

    :smashin:
     
  3. scrapbook

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    Are there any charges that apply other than the intial outlay for the equipment?
     
  4. RSRAVI

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    scrapbook

    nope all free if you use GPS mate no charge :smashin:
     
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    Sorry for hi-jacking old thread :nono: but relevant title.

    Can you have a Bluetooth Headset AND a Bluetooth GPS working at the same time with your phone, or does Bluetooth only allow one concurrent device?
     
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    Depends on the phone, but most S60 devices that I know of can only handle one simultaneous connection. I'd guess that Windows Mobile devices are similar.
     
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    I like the sound of it... where's the best (ie cheapest) place to get it from?
     
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    if you use something like the t mobile mda compact ( imate jam ) with tomtom 5 when you recieve a phone call and are using a bluetooth headset it automaticly hands bluetooth over to the headset and when the call ends it automaticly reverts back to the gps unit
     
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    If only one application can use the bluetooth connection, what happens to the gps route finding while you driving and taking the call at the same time??
     
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    Handy link but i'll check here first www.ebuyer.com especially as they do free postage on most of their flash memory.
     
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    Hi,

    This is my first post so hello everyone :hiya:

    I have an Orange SPV C500 which supports concurrent bluetooth connexions.

    While running TOMTOM mobile (either version 4 or 5) together with a bluetooth headset, if a call comes through, or I need to make call, TOMTOM continues running while I take/make the call.

    The voice directions are muted, but the visual directions continue just as normal.

    I must say that the whole set up works perfectly, and there are no massive delays between the GPS receiver getting a satalite fix (max 2 minutes), or a bluetooth connection to the phone (10 to 20 seconds!).

    I looked at all options before I bought this set-up, and I found this to be the best for me because I use more than one car so an in-dash system was out of the question, and I didn't want a phone as well as a PDA to carry around.

    Hope this is of some help.
     
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    Aleem thx 4 the post, spv C500/550 was on my short list.

    I was slighty concerned that the screen would be too small, I have used PDA sat nav previously (Aldi Medion - until it broke, I don't learn.....see sig.).
     
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    I found the size of the screen just fine. There is certain info such as distance left and time left to destination which is too small to read while driving, but I'd have thought it would also be too small to really take notice of on a PDA too.

    The information which you need to see - the directions, is fine. The 3D view is particulary good.

    I have the speed camera database downloaded too which is installed as POI (points of interest) with an alarm notification when I'm approaching a fixed or mobile camera site.

    You can copy the contents of the TOMTOM mini-SD card onto a bigger card (not too expensive, and handy to store pics you take with the camera, or music files), and keep the original in a safe place.

    Like I said, all-in-all it's a very sweet package.
     
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    The Nokia 6680 can

    Dave.
     
  16. RockySpieler

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    Whilst researching the subject, it seems Sat nav previously only available on smart phones (or PPC etc) can now be used on java enabled phones, such as SE K750i......at a price.

    A gps receiver is still required, but the maps are not stored on your memory card. Instead information on your internet pre-planned journey is sent via gprs to your handset. You have to pay £6.99 a month for the privilege.

    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/7912.htm
     
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    Just got my 6630 on a contract from "3"
    £3.88 for the whole year with 500 mins talk and 100 txts a month in the clearance sale from e2save (OK so I do have to claim the cash back)

    256 meg MMC mobile memory card for £14 + post from SVP
    BT-77 gps bluetooth from ebay for £52

    Just waiting for the gps and memory card to arrive.
    Must be the cheapest SatNav deal ever.

    Total cost £73
     
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    It all arrived and all works very well (TomTom 5 mobile). Much superior to the first GPS handhelds.
    My old handheld took about 30 mins to get going. This works in a minute.
     
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    The Aldi Sat Nav sotfware is provided by Navigon. They have an upgrade for a TMC system, current Traffic Jam details via FM radio.

    You need a new TMC decoder which you have to plug an FM aerial into.

    1) Has anyone tried TMC (also available on ebay DVD's for AUDI/BMW upgrade incar satnav)?

    2) Has anyone got navigon software to run on a smart phone?
     

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