Bengt decided to create a custom in-car mount for his Navman 3000 GPS Sleeve
and Compaq iPAQ 3870 using the standard holder for the Navman/iPAQ and a home
made prototype holder to fit SAAB 9-3.
The Navholder is assembled together with hands free phone at the bottom of the
mount and fixed with plate to the air vents.
Bengt also uses TomTom Navigator 2 and Fugawi maps on the iPAQ for in-car
The Bluetooth connection on the iPAQ 3870 is then used with his T39m cellular
phone for email connection during travel.
Although the installation is quite low in-car, it works reasonably well when the
first fix is found, although the initial fix is slow on the Navman 3000 system
with integrated antenna. Bengt also uses a Re-Rad antenna (not seen in the
photos) which helps the signal to be beamed in-car to help the Navman sleeve
pickup a better signal.
This is the first dual holder home made setup we've seen so far, and it's very
neat and tidy-Ed