Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:42 pm Post subject: Need New Handheld
Well for 8 years I've been using the HP Ipaq 4605 to run TomTom, and it's been great. I have it in a cradle in my dash in front of the tachometer. Such a wonderful tool.
But it's time to upgrade. I haven't gotten new maps or software for years. So is there a new handheld that will run TomTom?
It is important to me that the screen be vertical. We are driving forward most of the time, are we not? So the screen should be vertical so we can see as much out ahead as possible, although TomTom hasn't seemed to have realized this as all their all-in-one devices are horizontal only, senselessly.
If there are none, I may have to buy an old iPhone, dedicated to TomTom.
On second thought, aren't there virtual reality apps out now, which project your route over a video of the road ahead? I love TomTom, but maybe I should be looking into those instead.
On AR I've looked around and there are a couple HUD displays on the way, but not out yet. There's Wikitude, but it requires the camera meaning that the handheld must be mounted up on the dash and obvious for junkies to smash and grab. I thought maybe a remote USB camera, but can't figure out a way to add that and make it accessible on any Wikitude-compatible device.
Also Wikitude requires constant data, so loses mapping in remote areas, the very time you need it the most. Not to mention it uses up scads of data on your phone plan.
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