Vito are well known in the Pocket PC arena for
small applications that help you get around the day to day usage of your Pocket
PC and enhancing the overall experience, but Vito have also created several good
utilities for GPS use. Vito have two specific products, SmartMap which is
a moving map product, and Navigator which is more of a compass and GPS extras
utility both of which we're reviewing in this review.
Vito Navigator is basically a GPS utility.
It works both in NMEA and SiRF and gives you enhanced information about your
current position. Navigator has a Satellite Constellation Map (Sky View),
which is something you tend to see on most GPS Applications in one form or
another but does show you both the current positions of the satellites in the
sky, and also signal strengths for each satellite along with the current
altitude, date, and longitude and latitude co-ordinates.
Navigator also has a tracking facility screen
which will allow you to create waypoints with already known co-ordinates, these
can be set before your trip or whilst your travelling (recording your current
position). A name and icon can be assigned to each waypoint to make it
easy to track these. Navigator's waypoint editor will allow you to add,
edit and scroll saved waypoints for ease.
You will also see a compass screen which will show
the direction you are travelling in, this is customisable and allows you to
either set the compass point to the to the next waypoint, or to the final
destination waypoint. This screen also gives you an estimated time of
arrival judged by your current speed and distance covered.
You will also see the final screenshot in
Navigator shows you your current position in co-ordinates, but also the
direction you are travelling to the next waypoint, and what the distance is.
At a low price of $16 at time of review, Navigator is a nice cheap way of
creating waypoints, tracks and routes like you would on say a more expensive
handheld GPS receiver like a Garmin or Magellan.