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    I used my Nokia Navigator (6110) and installed Garmin map on the SD card. works well and no usage charges at all. I can even plug in the earpiece and navigate without looking at the screen.

    The only problem is your battery will run dry very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    I used my Nokia Navigator (6110) and installed Garmin map on the SD card. works well and no usage charges at all. I can even plug in the earpiece and navigate without looking at the screen.

    The only problem is your battery will run dry very fast.
    I had similar set ups before with mobile phones and PDA phones. All had battery drain problems too. Thats why I made a switch to a dedicated GPS.

    Personally I think there is no perfect or best map out there, as its always a personal preference. Even with my Mapking, I do encounter certain mis info due to changes in the map. But I do like the prompts given by Mapking. Quite used to it now.

    Other maps I have tried in the past:

    Nokia Route 66
    Nokia Asia Maps
    Mapking for Symbian
    Mapking for Windows Mobile
    Garmin for PDA


    I find it a bit of hassle trying to find a way to convert all my fav. points to .LMX format under Symbian, Eventually it was done through a convertor. All in all there is no "best" software, you need to try it out and like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanqiang1011 View Post
    HI all,

    Just passed my TP and now I am looking for a good GPS set for dad's car. As much as I know the way back home, I do not know how to go to some places sometimes, thus the decision to get a GPS. I am looking for user-friendly and almost true time system.

    Which brand to get for and price? Shinco, Holux or Garmin?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Go for Garmin for the Mother of all GPS. Fast reculration and free maps.

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    The battery life is only an issue if you are on foot. If you are in a car, I"m not sure why battery life is a problem given that you can easily plug it into your cigarette adapter socket. I have a wire permanently hooked into the socket and run underneath the dashboard to popup into my mobile phone holder. Just plug in and charge on the go.

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    Ok thanks all,

    I think I am going for a Garmin GPS unit. With get an E63 Nokia for another GPS but mainly used as second phone.

    I am moving onto another phase of commerical photography

    Thanks for all the advises

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    Dude, don't spend on the GPS. Your priority is to improve your driving skill.

    Surely you know many places in SGP already and you must have some recollection of how to get there. Plan your trip with the easiest route (i.e. expressway) and minimum turns etc.
    When you know the road network better you can start to explore the alternative routes.

    It is important for new drivers to stay calm when you feel you've lost your way. Find a safe place and stop your car there, and read the map to figure out how to get to your destination (hazard lights on).

    SGP road signs are really easy to read and find, unlike some countries. It is easy to find your way even when you are lost. A map is sufficient. I also have to say I have this weird luck that often the spot I am heading to falls on the edge of the map so it could be hard to read :P

    If travelling overseas then better get a GPS, as the signs maybe in a language you don't understand (german, french, dutch, spanish etc) but you can program the GPS to english or chinese.

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    if techology is there to help make driving easy and less stretchful, why dont made use of gps ? it is like saying that beingners of photography should stray away from dslr or autofocus since their first priorrity is to learn probably the basic of photography



    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    Dude, don't spend on the GPS. Your priority is to improve your driving skill.

    Surely you know many places in SGP already and you must have some recollection of how to get there. Plan your trip with the easiest route (i.e. expressway) and minimum turns etc.
    When you know the road network better you can start to explore the alternative routes.

    It is important for new drivers to stay calm when you feel you've lost your way. Find a safe place and stop your car there, and read the map to figure out how to get to your destination (hazard lights on).

    SGP road signs are really easy to read and find, unlike some countries. It is easy to find your way even when you are lost. A map is sufficient. I also have to say I have this weird luck that often the spot I am heading to falls on the edge of the map so it could be hard to read :P

    If travelling overseas then better get a GPS, as the signs maybe in a language you don't understand (german, french, dutch, spanish etc) but you can program the GPS to english or chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwitan View Post
    if techology is there to help make driving easy and less stretchful, why dont made use of gps ? it is like saying that beingners of photography should stray away from dslr or autofocus since their first priorrity is to learn probably the basic of photography
    you missed the point completely.

    The point is, there are basic skills that are more important.
    And read my post, I do agree the usefulness of GPS when abroad .

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    a holux one is quite good...
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    Get a Garmin and I concur with someone who mentioned earlier that it is the mother of all GPS. Garmin have map of almost all the countries in the world and in fact, if you know where to look for, you can get free routable maps of many countries compiled by hobbyists for only Garmin sets. In the States, Garmin is the no. 1 selling GPS with Magellan and Tom Tom close behind. However, beyond both sides of the Atlantic, Magellan and Tom Tom do not have good maps of other countries and even if they do, they are not as good and as detailed as Garmin. One strong point Garmin have over its competitors is that there are many hobbyists who create third party maps of their respective countries and many of them are free. In this region alone, you have web communities in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei creating maps for Garmin. In Malaysia and SIngapore, you have malsingmaps and malfreemaps where their maps are even more detailed and up-t0-date than the official Garmin map of Sin/Mal so much so that Garmin have in recent time recognised MSM as an official map partner. Another reason why you should buy a Garmin is that it is the only brand that have a mapsource which allows you to view their map on the PC. It is easier this way to view the route before you travel rather than to see it on the smallish screen of your device. No other brands which their equivalent of a mapsource.

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    Garmin is the only choice to go!
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    I was planning to get the new ASUS-Garmin G60 phone/PDA/GPS set, anyone using it recently? Have been to Funan but no one is selling it? Will try Sim Lim today......

    I was attracted by the Linux OS and Garmin GPS, don't like the Windows Mobile OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    I was planning to get the new ASUS-Garmin G60 phone/PDA/GPS set, anyone using it recently? Have been to Funan but no one is selling it? Will try Sim Lim today......

    I was attracted by the Linux OS and Garmin GPS, don't like the Windows Mobile OS

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    Went to SLS the other day, asked around for Garmin but seems some of the shop dont sell Garmin, have I missed those shop that sell?

    After the went to the shop, forget the name, but is near Orient Photo, the guy told me he selling only Holux, not Garmin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanqiang1011 View Post
    Went to SLS the other day, asked around for Garmin but seems some of the shop dont sell Garmin, have I missed those shop that sell?

    After the went to the shop, forget the name, but is near Orient Photo, the guy told me he selling only Holux, not Garmin.
    If you are looking for a Garmin, go to Perfect Watch at SLS ground level and look for Mr. Yan. Tell him I (redstorm from MSM) recommended you.

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    Good enough to land a 200 to 300 tons B747-400 travelling at 250 to 280 km/hr automatically in conjunction with the Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS).

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    If you are looking for a Garmin, go to Perfect Watch at SLS ground level and look for Mr. Yan. Tell him I (redstorm from MSM) recommended you.
    Oh cool, thanks manz...

    Will try out the route 66 in Nokia 6110 Navi, if ok I use. Other wise I will go for Garmin, if got extra money

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    Okie, seek advice to the GPS expert here. I and my friend currently are playing "treasure hunt" using GPS system. I would like to know if any shop selling Garmin 60CSx? Price range? Thanks in advance!
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