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    #531
    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Maybe not a bargain, but it costs less to buy it here than having to GO to the USA and buying it from there, or ordering it online and having to pay shipping.
    I meant, it's cheaper to buy the Xenon here than buying Garmin from USA, even without shipping charges. Although Tholitz understood what I meant, I just want to clarify my statement.
    Last edited by woohoo; November 16th, 2009 at 11:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prince777 View Post
    sir SS,

    i have already installed the garmin XT software to my treo and when i run it there is an option that says Enter product key" and "connect to a garmin GPS"...

    does this mean i can't use my pda as a gps?...sorry cause am really not a techie kind and i don't have enough know-how about this..if so, what gps receiver would you suggest?...

    one more thing is i could not install the mapsource.it says "previous mapsource not found"..since i don't originally have the mapsource on my pc.
    Hello, prince777. Sorry for the very late reply. I wasn't able to check the forums for several months because of problems at work. I still have problems ... but a bit more time to goof around.

    First, a bit of explanation. If you buy Garmin Mobile XT (which is on an SD card and comes with a detailed map), the product key is on the SD card. It will work with any GPS receiver that can connect to your device.

    If you use the downloadable version of Garmin Mobile XT (from the Garmin website), it only comes with a worldwide base map (major roads only). Here's where the roadguide.ph map comes into play ... because it's free and doesn't need a product number to use. The (small) problem is, that version of GMXT will only work with Garmin GPS receivers. The solution is to use a crack so GMXT can "see" the non-Garmin receiver.

    Google for the jetmouse keygen (at least v1.3). It basically puts your device's unique ID number as a text file which you have to put into the /Garmin folder. HTH
    Last edited by StraightSix; November 16th, 2009 at 11:21 PM.

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    #533
    Quote Originally Posted by cktlcmd View Post
    I don't think the iPhone 2G has GPS capabilities... it has GPS software which uses your data connection similar to Google Maps. Correct me if I am wrong please.
    Wala nga talaga ... the iPhone 2G doesn't have a built-in GPS receiver. The iPhone 3G and 3GS do.

    With the release of OS version 3.0 mid-year, Apple had removed its restrictions that prevented the earlier iPhone OS from having a full and proper navigation application. Kaya nagsulputan bigla mga iPhone version ng iGO, CoPilot, etc. ... though I haven't seen a Garmin version yet.

    Here's my 3G with Tomtom. It now does its job as a backup satnav very well.


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    Guys... it is really working here in the Philippines... i have a friend whos selling this stuff... and its great... if you wanted to buy 1 please let me know I can help you... it has a 6 months warranty, GARMIN map they are using...

    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    in short answer, you can use the GPS here but there is no GPS map available for the philippines (yet).

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    #535
    Whenever I use mine, I mount it so it would just be above the center of the dashboard (just above the radio) from my point of view.

    But this position will still take my eyes away from the road.

    To minimize that, I use the voice function of the GPS where it will say the directions to the destination. I just look at the GPS when I am at a stoplight or other safe moments.

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    I keep it to the right of the rearview mirror, on the passenger side and facing me.

    1. It's within my arm's reach
    2. It doesn't block my view
    2. It's behind the darkened area of the windshield (above the AS-1 line), practically hidden from prying eyes outside
    3. Allows me to hide the cable inside the narrow channel between the windshield and the headliner
    4. The text-to-speech feature keeps my eyes on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by oj88 View Post
    I keep it to the right of the rearview mirror, on the passenger side and facing me.

    1. It's within my arm's reach
    2. It doesn't block my view
    2. It's behind the darkened area of the windshield (above the AS-1 line), practically hidden from prying eyes outside
    3. Allows me to hide the cable inside the narrow channel between the windshield and the headliner
    4. The text-to-speech feature keeps my eyes on the road
    I tried emulating this, but I prefer placing it just above the dashboard, stuck to the windshield. I don't mind having to reach out when saving locations or whenever I need to input anything, and it doesn't really obstruct my view, plus having it near my point of view center line allows me to look at it more safely (compared to having it near the mirror) from time to time.

    As to hiding it from prying eyes outside, it's not an issue -- I always remove the mount before leaving the car in public places anyway and I carry the unit with me (I don't leave any valuables inside vehicles anymore -- burned too many times by bukas-kotse gangs). Helps to avoid getting marks on the tint, too.

    :now:
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    #538
    i mount mine above the center of the dashboard... i have also observed that the Nuvi somewhat obtains a high degree of accuracy when placed in the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightSix View Post
    Hello, prince777. Sorry for the very late reply. I wasn't able to check the forums for several months because of problems at work. I still have problems ... but a bit more time to goof around.

    First, a bit of explanation. If you buy Garmin Mobile XT (which is on an SD card and comes with a detailed map), the product key is on the SD card. It will work with any GPS receiver that can connect to your device.

    If you use the downloadable version of Garmin Mobile XT (from the Garmin website), it only comes with a worldwide base map (major roads only). Here's where the roadguide.ph map comes into play ... because it's free and doesn't need a product number to use. The (small) problem is, that version of GMXT will only work with Garmin GPS receivers. The solution is to use a crack so GMXT can "see" the non-Garmin receiver.

    Google for the jetmouse keygen (at least v1.3). It basically puts your device's unique ID number as a text file which you have to put into the /Garmin folder. HTH
    noted sir SS....unfortunately the GPS mobile 20 that I had does not have the software in it or it's just my unit that can't recognize the card.

    anaway,thank you very much....will keep you posted
    Last edited by prince777; January 12th, 2010 at 09:10 PM.

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    #540
    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    Whenever I use mine, I mount it so it would just be above the center of the dashboard (just above the radio) from my point of view.

    But this position will still take my eyes away from the road.

    To minimize that, I use the voice function of the GPS where it will say the directions to the destination. I just look at the GPS when I am at a stoplight or other safe moments.
    Same here. About middle of the dashboard.


    Voice prompt/function keeps me company especially when all the passengers in our van are sleeping.... "Recalculating"....

    9101:thatsit:

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