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GPS software advice

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Can anyone recommend a GPS app to use with the Ameo ? I;ve never used GPS so im looking for recommendations, ideally for affordable ones.

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depends what you want the GPS for. If it is for fully fledged Driving and sat nav for directions, tomtom 6 works fine, and is certainly cheaper than tomtom5 used to be.

Co-pilot theoretically should work fine.

Map4PDA seems to be working fine on mine, although Google maps doesn't.

I should imagine the others like route 66, destinator and Navigon etc should work fine. Although I have heard that there may be problems with I-go.

for stuff like orienteering and geocahcing (maybe this thing is a little large for taking on that sort of trip) Fugawi and ozi should be ok i suppose.

I personally use tomtom and Map4PDA and both works superbly. Although tomtom is horrendously slow to pick up a fix, whereas Map4PDA picks up in under 30 seconds.

Map4PDA is free by the way.

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depends what you want the GPS for. If it is for fully fledged Driving and sat nav for directions, tomtom 6 works fine, and is certainly cheaper than tomtom5 used to be.

Co-pilot theoretically should work fine.

Map4PDA seems to be working fine on mine, although Google maps doesn't.

I should imagine the others like route 66, destinator and Navigon etc should work fine. Although I have heard that there may be problems with I-go.

for stuff like orienteering and geocahcing (maybe this thing is a little large for taking on that sort of trip) Fugawi and ozi should be ok i suppose.

I personally use tomtom and Map4PDA and both works superbly. Although tomtom is horrendously slow to pick up a fix, whereas Map4PDA picks up in under 30 seconds.

Map4PDA is free by the way.

Map4PDA looks good but puts me in the middle of san francisco, which is somewhere i would love to be, but am no where near.

Does Tom Tom do a version that doesnt require a windows pc to use? I only have osx.

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Map4PDA looks good but puts me in the middle of san francisco, which is somewhere i would love to be, but am no where near.

Does Tom Tom do a version that doesnt require a windows pc to use? I only have osx.

I've tried practically every GPS program there is. I started with Tomtom and I ended with Tomtom, there is simply nothing better.

I got mine here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOMTOM-NAVIGATOR-6-S...1QQcmdZViewItem

Just take the mini SD, stick it in and let it install, couldn't be easier. Or if you have got access to a PC, I recommend copying it to your Microdrive, it seems to run faster from there

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Map 4 PDA defaults to the centre of San Francisco when it hasn't got a fix.

Press Menu and then GPS

Tap Search GPS and when that finishes, tap Start GPS.

menu location will tell you when you have a good fix when the long/latt appears at the top.

Then tap menu map and you'll see it zooming in to where you are.

TomTom is good i agree, but i wouldn't say it is the best. Going up to a business meeting it told us to bear right, when actually it meant take this slip road, go round the roundabout and turn onto the fourth exit. Co Pilot is not as easy to use but it seems to pick up a bit quicker. And besides, TomTom isn't exactly quick in Landscape VGA....

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Map 4 PDA defaults to the centre of San Francisco when it hasn't got a fix.

Press Menu and then GPS

Tap Search GPS and when that finishes, tap Start GPS.

menu location will tell you when you have a good fix when the long/latt appears at the top.

Then tap menu map and you'll see it zooming in to where you are.

TomTom is good i agree, but i wouldn't say it is the best. Going up to a business meeting it told us to bear right, when actually it meant take this slip road, go round the roundabout and turn onto the fourth exit. Co Pilot is not as easy to use but it seems to pick up a bit quicker. And besides, TomTom isn't exactly quick in Landscape VGA....

The Ameo really confuses me when it comes to setting up GPS. Certainly not as simple as my SPV M2000. I am trying to get Microsoft Live Search to work with my Ameo but can't get anywhere where near getting the Centre on GPS function to work. I don't suppose anybody can give me instructions on how to get up the options?

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i use 3 systems...

tomtom Nevigator 6

igo 2006

memory map 5

tomtom is great, but a prefer the UI in igo, the vocal instructions in igo also seem better to me.

when walking i alway use memory map, it simply cant be beaten, although its not a navigator but more of a electronic OS map with GPS tracking (but its sooo much more) have a looK on their website...

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I use tomtom navigator 6 as well, also im trying out the new google maps mobile application. It now works with GPS receivers. :rolleyes:

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