Can My GPS use MSM? [If not sure, pls ask before buying]

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Re: GPS Units from the US?

#11 Post by twchen » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:35 pm

After reading this topic, these lead me to another question.
I plan to buy Kentwood car GPS from the U.state. From the garmin web, this 2 modules state for Europe or North America. Can this works in M’sia or SG too. ? Can I upload GM-MySinG215 map in to it ?

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Re: GPS Units from the US?

#12 Post by enots » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:05 pm

Hi twchen,

I am afraid I've only used a simple stand-alone Garmin Nuvi200 here in SGP & MSIA; and a streetpilot in States. Never tried such a complex one so I cannot comment.

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Re: GPS Units from the US?

#13 Post by redshadow » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:08 pm

twchen wrote:After reading this topic...
Try this from garmin auto;;viewtopic.php?f=9&t=116
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Hello, Newbie reporting in here [JVC AVX805HU & 9300i]

#14 Post by howe155 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:40 pm

Thank god i found this web before attempt to get a Navi.
just a quick question to start off with, what is popular brand and model used by Malaysian?
i did a quick browse and i found several usage model, either GPS with smartphone, GPS with Car IVI, GPS stand alone unit, so i am a little confused what's best.

A little bit more about my planned/future usage on GPS and of course what do i have currently, so you all GURUS here can help. so thanks in advance ya? heheheh :mrgreen:
I have a JVC AVX 805 HU and Communicator 9300i and i need the flexibility to have on GPS to work with both electronic toys i have (if possible) bcos i need it when i am driving in KL so don't get honk at while puzzling where am i.... next is i am able to use this with Communicator 9300i in Taiwan, Japan, PRC and Korea as well.

Kindly specify GPS model pair with AVX805 or GPS model pair with 9300i. thanks


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Re: Hello, Newbie reporting in here.....

#15 Post by dvpro » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:00 pm

Unfortunately, none of your existing devices can use Malsingmaps. So I guess you've got to start with looking for a suitable device that can be used with the free maps here. The best way to start is by reading up one of the topics in Newbies Pitstop:

1. Newbies who have only just heard of GPS and want to know what it's about.
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Hi I'm New Here

#16 Post by LLCC » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:59 pm

This is my first post here. I'm from Singapore. Looks like this is a Garmin only forum. I'm struggling to understand the many terms mentioned as I'm a noob to GPS but I'm reading as much as I can to understand.

I'm currently using a Magellan Sportrek Pro and I'm thinking of changing to a Garmin for my fishing.

Is there any model that you'd recommend? I'm thinking of the 76CS

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Re: Hi I'm New Here

#17 Post by harrier880 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:09 pm

this will help your decision
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PND Newbie and Hello!

#18 Post by keithlim24 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:19 pm

Greetings to all forummers!

I have been using handhelds GPS (non map) for many years and have finally jumped on the PND bandwagon. On a recent trip to SG I picked up a Besta GPS-88.

Some comments on this unit:

1. HUGE 4.3" screen, bright colors and large icons, easy to use
2. Seems pretty solidly made
3. TONS of features as a multimedia/dictionary/translator gadget
4. Runs on Mapking in WinCE

In item 4 lies most of the questions I have.

1. How many versions of Mapking are there anyway?
2. How many types of maps are available for usin in PNDs?
3. Unit comes bundled with maps from both Mapking and MalSing. Checked out the system folders and found that the MalSing map ends with extension *.G12. Will I be able to find updates regularly?
4. I think the Besta is running on a WinCE platform with and integrated OS, with a direct icon that fires up Mapking. Doesn't look like I can use anything else other than Mapking. Is that fair assumption?

Despite the questions, I'm quite pleased with the way the Besta works, and more accurate than I would have expected, in comparison with weak signals I have been experiencing with the smaller GPS that I have. For everyday use and to navigate to places not been to, it works a treat. I can probably live with it for the next year or so in it's current settings, but there's always the quest to improve/modify that we can't seem to get rid of.

Would appreciate some feedback/suggestions/flak or any other comments.... You guys are a great bunch judging from the content of the forum and help rendered to all forumers. Look forward to be able to contribute too as a member. Cheers!


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Newbie from Taiwan

#19 Post by josley » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:04 pm

I have a gonav S600 and was trying to get a Sinapore Map for my coming trip. Any advise on what, where I should get the right map. 2. How to install them. Thank you. :thumbsup:

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Re: Newbie from Taiwan

#20 Post by Redstorm » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:07 pm

josley wrote:Hi,
I have a gonav S600 and was trying to get a Sinapore Map for my coming trip. Any advise on what, where I should get the right map. 2. How to install them. Thank you. :thumbsup:
I doubt our maps here can work on your GPS set. Since ours is a Garmin platform, we don't have the slightest idea what maps work on other brands and how to install them. Perhaps, you should try to google for an answer. Thank you.
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