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Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:53 am    Post subject: REVIEW COMMENTS: Navigon Mobile Navigator|4 Reply with quote

Navigon is an emerging name across Europe and Navigon's main office is situated in Würzburg, Germany. Recently Navigon have released European maps, started selling older versions with the Medion's packaged deal at Aldi Supermarkets and Halfords in the UK, and now Navigon have brought out version 4 of their Mobile Navigator which we will review here.

The full review is available here.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:55 pm    Post subject: How big are the maps? Reply with quote

Hi,

Review is good, but I didn't see any mention of how large the various country maps are.....

Steve
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting review. Has anyone idea how well the Navigon system works when purchased as an upgrade to the Kane Car Pilot?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: How big are the maps? Reply with quote

spmorriss wrote:
Hi,

Review is good, but I didn't see any mention of how large the various country maps are.....

Steve

They are pretty much on par with most, UK comes in at around 110mb.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gyro wrote:
Very interesting review. Has anyone idea how well the Navigon system works when purchased as an upgrade to the Kane Car Pilot?

In theory you probably have the domed RoyalTek Sapphire receiver, so there shouldn't be any connectivity issues, it should work just fine with this as Navigon will work with any GPS Receiver that outputs an NMEA sentence. You won't get TMC because you will need the Navigon TMC Antenna.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good review,
I think I want TMC, but I already have a good GPS receiever but it's not the Navigon one.
Can I buy just the Navigon TMC receiver, or do have to buy the whole GPS + TMC receiver?
If it's just the TMC receiver, how would that connect to my PDA?
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Yaz,

you can by the hardware only (the reciever, TMC module and/or Bluetooth module) at [url] www.navigon.de [/url] or www.computeruniverse.de.

You also need the cable kit matching your pda, which you can also purchase from either of these sites.

I got mine from computeruniverse and they were delivering within a week.



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have to install all 7 CDs (Navigon web site says 5) if you just want the UK for example?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yaz wrote:
Good review,
I think I want TMC, but I already have a good GPS receiever but it's not the Navigon one.
Can I buy just the Navigon TMC receiver, or do have to buy the whole GPS + TMC receiver?
If it's just the TMC receiver, how would that connect to my PDA?
Thanks.

You have to purchase the complete GPS and TMC kit as it's a plug-in module and won't fit any other GPS Receiver.

alanparrott wrote:
Do you have to install all 7 CDs (Navigon web site says 5) if you just want the UK for example?

Thanks

Alan


Yes unfortunately you do, and it's a long process but once you've done it once, you shouldn't have to do it again unless you change PC. However it does eat up a lot of space, so I've installed it to one of my external maxtor hard drives (but it does mean I can't use it on the PC when I'm not at my desk) Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanparrott wrote:
Do you have to install all 7 CDs (Navigon web site says 5) if you just want the UK for example?

Thanks

Alan


No, I have only loaded the UK maps on my PC, as the space on my PC was limited.

You have to load the software without the maps, then from inside the software, you can load the maps.

I think. Rolling Eyes It was a while ago, but it can be done.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly if you follow the install program it tries to install all maps.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave...

Are there any UK suppliers of this software ?......I've checked the normal culprits but none of them seem to stock it.

Mike.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Peripheral Corner on the right of the site as a site sponsor. They are currently the main UK distributor for Navigon.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
Check out Peripheral Corner on the right of the site as a site sponsor. They are currently the main UK distributor for Navigon.


Cheers for the help :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good review!

A while ago I needed another GPS receiver, and knew that one day I might like to try the Navigon software.. I bought a GNS 9830 from a seller on eBay (German, it wasn't easy!). I've been using it with my old Tomtom with TMC disabled..

If I reenabled TMC, would this work with Navigon?

Thanks.
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