GPS Device

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Last night, I finally bought a GPS device, a JNC Navig8 GPS351. I’ve been meaning to get one for ages, but it’s just been too expensive to justify buying one. This one costs under R2000, and since I will be driving around in Jo’burg for about a month soon, I think it will be quite a handy device.

Just after buying it I saw Joe’s post on GPS’ing in Joburg, where he says “Don’t go to Jo’burg without a GPS device”. It seems that I got one just in time!

For an entry-level device, it’s better than I expected it would be. It was 2 voices a male and a female, although the male voice has a bit too strong Asian accent in my opinion. It’s quite accurate and comes preloaded with all the local maps, which is stored on a removable SD card. The only bad thing about it (which I only learned after buying it), is that it runs Windows CE. I’ve even managed to get a Fatal Exception Error in one of the applications. It seems that most of the mobile GPS software runs on Windows CE. I think this was a good choice in GPS, I’ll blog again about how useful it was in Jo’burg!

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2 Responses to “GPS Device”

  1. Nic Roets Says:

    The Telefunken TGPS 374 is also WinCE powered.

    I bought one precisely for this reason : I can write my own custom software for it with the freely available eMbedded Visual suite of products. There are even reports that people have played Quake on these devices.

  2. Justin JJ Says:

    Hi Nic

    Is it possible to play windows media files on the device and if so how do I load the player.


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