MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#11 Post by pelurusilver » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:15 pm

thsalbert wrote:What PDA are you using?
To convert maps for nhGPS. You need maprdit,mjp converter which you can download from http://www.nhGPS.com. Or you can by scan maps & save in jpg format. For Europe & USA that are more easy just download within nhgps when your phone was connected to your PC.
You can PM me for further detail.
just helping my friend with his P900.
which one is better bro,garmin is out of topic lar...
are there any mapking version for this device?
if so, which is the best ?

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#12 Post by Chickencow » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:31 pm

Hi ,

I try Both SiRF 3 and MTK, In short i would say MTK is slight faster. and of coures cheaper.. and there are model with data loggering capability (bulid in Mem). while SiRF3 is of course well known, (No risk). I personal want "value for money" therefore current using MTK with data logger.

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#13 Post by darkness » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:02 pm

I like MTK for its ability to track faster than 1 Hz. I have been using the 4 Hz mode with my Que with no problems.

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#14 Post by nutzaboutGPS » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:31 pm

From what I have read on the internet so far it appears that MTK wins SiRF III chips in terms of navigating in a car. However for pedestrain use it may seem that SiRF is still superior in this aspect (bad news for us geocachers...). :thumbsdown: Anyone who has a MTK chip can relate his experience?
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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#15 Post by jcchua » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:29 pm

What brand are you using for MTK data logger? and how much you bought it. where to get it?

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#16 Post by Funj » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:52 pm

Here's a good side by side comparo of Nuvi's 200 with SiRF III and MTK chipsets... These guys are quite hardcore, curious enough to look into the insides of the unit and explore the firmware!

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topi ... hichpage=1

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#17 Post by jcchua » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:11 pm

Good site. BTW are the any PND product with MTK chip in Malaysia?

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#18 Post by alphapraise » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:00 am

Hi

I use a Holux M1000. So far no problem, works like a charm. It has a on/off switch. Flip it on, give about half a minute to warm up & then switch on my already configured bluetooth PDA. press the connect to GPS button on my mapking, taking another 10secs and you will hear "Your GPS is now activated"..... :thumbsup: I keep my Holux off the sun by putting it near my handbrake recess, no detection problems. :rock:

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#19 Post by alphapraise » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:01 am

Sorry forgot to mantion that it uses an MTK chip. :oops:

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Re: MTK vs SiRF Star III Chipset

#20 Post by nutzaboutGPS » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:07 pm

Have you tried it while walking? Is it over-sensitive? Like maybe it shows you are moving when you have stopped?
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