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Anyone got/used a pda with sat nav ?

are they any good?

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Anyone got/used a pda with sat nav ?

are they any good?

We had an Ipaq with GPS and Tom Tom on demo at work for a while. Seemed okay, very clever bit of kit, but I think the artificial voice might get a bit annoying after a while (sounded like Steven Hawking on helium).

Prices seem to be coming down all the time - Halfords are supposed to be selling a GPS box for 400 quid now (no sign of it on their website anymore though).

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Thats the one ive seen £399 but there is a newer version coming out at the end of the month for the same money.

seen some good reviews on the net aswell

thanks

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I use the HP3870 with the NavMan SE Jacket, either use SmartST Pro or TomTom.

The best bit of kit for Mobile Sat Nav I'd say.

BR

Paul

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I've got an iPaq 5450 w/ Globalsat BT-308 Bluetooth gps receiver that I use with TomTom3 - it's great but I always leave it at home (like when I went to MK and left it on the bedroom floor - d'oh!)

Works great mate! 5450 has a weak speaker which is the biggest let down but the software works fine. Doesn't quite seem right on roundabouts though - about the biggest problem I've got with it - ie it'll say "Straight over the roundabout, first left" which means turn left - confuses me!

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I've been using TomTom 2 with an IPAQ 2210 for a few months now. Quite impressed with it. Have a look around this site - will answer most of your questions.

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Hi

I have a Nokia 6600 with wayfinder, which is quiet good, it too works from blue tooth gps adapter to the phone and cost £250...Not as good as the real thing though

Paul

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Hi

I recently bought an Ipaq 2210 with Bluetooth GPS running CoPilot Live.

Great peice of kit. Superb satelite pickup.

I have it fitted in a Seido air vent mount with inbuilt speaker to amplify sound.

The only slight problem is with the pronounciation of certain words such as "miles" which sounds like "millies", can be a bit annoying but you get used to it.

Speed camera warnings are very usefull!!.

If you are serious about buying and have read the excellent reviews on the Pocket GPS Forums wbsite you will not go far wrong by purchasing your kit from Chetan at Handnavtechnology.com, superb advice and service to match.

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I have recently purchased an IPAQ 2210 and TomTom Navigator 3 with wired GPS and have been very impressed with it.

I have also loaded full postcode lookup and speed camera location. The main advantage of these PDA sat nav systems is their portability, I can use mine in any car with a cigarette lighter at the fifth of the cost of the factory fitted option.

:D :D

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Thanks for all your help everyone, i will look around for some deals and let you know what i do

thanks again

john

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Is it just me who finds the TomTom voice really annoying then? :blink:

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