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  Topic: Speed alerts that appear inappropriate

Replies: 5
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PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 14:11   Subject: Directional Alerts
Depending on the software, [url=]the camera alerts can be set up directionally. The original software on the Mio seemed to have this however the software was up ...
  Topic: Why do GPS units have no brain?

Replies: 8
Views: 973

PostForum: School Zones   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 14:03   Subject: School Zones
Just like speed limit data is now associated with mapping, there is no reason why the various entities (Sensis, NavTeq...) cannot collect data not only where reduced school zones exist but also collec ...
  Topic: True Speed

Replies: 13
Views: 2185

PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:56   Subject: GPS Speed Reading
Most cars, particularly the majority of late model seem to have conservative speedometers. And not just a little, like 10-12km/h at freeway speeds of 100-110km/h. To travel 110km/h, according to my da ...
  Topic: Motorcycle Friendly GPS

Replies: 5
Views: 1044

PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:53   Subject: Garmin Zumo
I recently used a Garmin Zumo on a motorcycle on several occasions & it was very good. It performed with ease whilst having motorcycle gloves on, it was waterproof, and the mapping / navigation pr ...
  Topic: Finds the street but the number can be up to 500 meters off

Replies: 5
Views: 1833

PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:45   Subject: Accuracy in a Rural Area
An external antenna will only really help in a CBD type I have found from experience. The GPS units are just so much better these day. And in that scenario it helps to locate you accurately on the rig ...
  Topic: TomTom for iPhone

Replies: 2
Views: 660

PostForum: GPS Phones   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:41   Subject: TomTom for iPhone
I've used the TomTom software on my iPhone (use that whilst on the motorbike). Seems to work quite well. Certainly does the job & seemed to be accurate location wise (just takes 15sec to "war ...
  Topic: GPS Stolen

Replies: 32
Views: 25528

PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:39   Subject: Loss of GPS
A very important point about recording a home address in the GPS unit. I'd never thought of that. And I mean a home address can be recorded or left somewhere in the history rather than bleeding obviou ...
  Topic: Hook Turn POI Updated for Melbourne/Victoria GPS Users

Replies: 5
Views: 1021

PostForum: Topics   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:28   Subject: Thanks
Pablo, thank you for your effort with that. I downloaded it last night & plan to select to have these hook icons appear on the map with the idea being that it will be a little bit more warning tha ...
  Topic: Has a SAT-NAV ever got you lost before and how?

Replies: 14
Views: 2277

PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:13   Subject: Gravel driveways are not roads
My Mio has had led me along some very strange roads in the outer east of Melbourne (Belgrave etc). Either the NavTeq mapping wrongly had road data when they were actually gravel driveways, or the Mio ...
  Topic: Megaupload members

Replies: 4
Views: 554

PostForum: SatNav Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:09   Subject: Shame
And it is a shame that they hosted many useful files (non-pirated) & it has been difficult for owners to access that information again (although they certainly should have kept backups etc).
  Topic: The latest Mio Maps updates

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Mio   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:06   Subject: Mio can be slow...
I got those map updates. Cost about $150 & I thought it was a bit pricey. But the update was slow to come out, long overdue & Mio seem to be a bit slower than most to issue map updates. Shame, ...
  Topic: Mio GPS

Replies: 1
Views: 438

PostForum: Mio   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 13:02   Subject: Mio GPS'
I have had one for about 4 years (C520). It originally had its own software but they now have something similar to NavMan (essentially they are the same & so if a NavMan is cheaper, go for that). ...
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