Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Prairies to the Coast - A Ride With iGuidance 3.0
Posted by Don Tolson in "HARDWARE" @ 08:00 AM
Product Category: GPS Navigation software
Where to Buy: iNav or BuyGPSNow.com
Price: $109.00 USD
System Requirements: Pocket PC 2003 or PPC2003SE, Windows Mobile 5. Vendor states compatibility with Dell, Garmin, iQue (not all models), HP iPAQ, iMate, Mitek (not A701), NEC, Siemens, Palm Treo 700W, & Viewsonic PPCs. Also various PPC Phones (Samsung i730, PPC 6600/6700, Cingular 8125, 9100, etc.)
Specifications: Requires compatible GPS hardware using NMEA protocol. Installation requires desktop/laptop with DVD/CD drive and partnered via Activesync. Requires approx. 24Mb memory for application. Map data is recommended to be loaded to SD or CF card.
iNav has been providing GPS navigation software for a number of years now, on a variety of platforms. With their latest 3.0 version, a completely redesigned interface brings the package to true handheld capability – providing almost one-handed operation. Rather than just taking it around the block for a quick spin, I took it on two lengthy road trips in different terrains to see how it would perform. It did much better than other navigation systems reviewed here, but I still wouldn’t depend on the voice prompts alone.
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