Looking for a good GPS system

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#41 Post by uniteen » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:46 am

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#42 Post by uniteen » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:12 am

Ok, I know you guys are well-versed in Garmin / MSM. Do you have any ideas/thoughts about Mapking? I heard from my friend's friend that Mapking's maps are quite good. Is their system just like Garmin?

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#43 Post by ajay » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:04 am

mapking is also ok & supported by MSM. but the program itself is not free. visually, mapking is nice. function-wise i prefer garmin, but this is just personal opinion. as for performance, when i use my pdaphone, mapking always lags compared to garmin.
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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#44 Post by uniteen » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:49 am

What do you mean the program isn't free? You mean Mapking is a software while Garmin is a device?

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#45 Post by drtamil » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:08 pm

uniteen wrote:What do you mean the program isn't free? You mean Mapking is a software while Garmin is a device?
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MapKing - http://www2.mapking.com/en/
MapKing™ is a pan-region multilingual mobile mapping system in Asia managed by MapAsia.com Limited. MapKing™ offers maps in English, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese for certain Asian cities. The maps can be viewed using their proprietry navigation program MapKing, which is available either in PC, PPC or Symbian 60 version.

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#46 Post by ajay » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:13 pm

mapking is GPS software while garmin can be a hardware & also software ;)
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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#47 Post by drtamil » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:22 pm

uniteen wrote:You mean Mapking is a software while Garmin is a device?
Garmin - http://www.garmin.com

Garmin creates and sell navigation and communication devices that can be used for automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications.

The most popular Garmin device in MSM is the Garmin GPS60CSx;

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However they do offer navigation software, known as Garmin Mobile XT (GMXT) which can work with their maps and Garmin BT GPS devices. GMXT can run on PalmOS, PPC/WM and Symbian devices.

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For PC, there are Garmin Mobile PC (GMPC), nRoute and the ever popular MapSource.

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#48 Post by rhan » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:01 pm

uniteen wrote:Hi, I'm currently looking for a good GPS system to travel around KL. I went to Curve the other day and saw this shop called GARMIN. Are they the only brand around because I tested the device and it wasn't really convincing. Was wondering whether there are any other brands available, and what you guys would recommend as being a decently good device. Thanks.
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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#49 Post by uniteen » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:00 pm

If any of you are Citibank Card members, you may have received this through mail. They're offering new members of "Shell Citibank Credit Cardmembers" to purchase GPS BAY Navigation Device for only RM399 instead of the original price of RM1,299. This obviously looks captivating to me because it's much cheaper than even the cheapest Garmin units at the moment. What are your takes on it?

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Re: Looking for a good GPS system

#50 Post by dvpro » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:08 pm

uniteen wrote:If any of you are Citibank Card members, you may have received this through mail. They're offering new members of "Shell Citibank Credit Cardmembers" to purchase GPS BAY Navigation Device for only RM399 instead of the original price of RM1,299. This obviously looks captivating to me because it's much cheaper than even the cheapest Garmin units at the moment. What are your takes on it?
Have a look here first: GPS BAY devices for Citigold member
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