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Post  Guest on Mon May 11, 2009 11:04 am

Ehem , :ooops: guys kindly need help for a best recommendation on gps navigation unit cos need to follow the trend like in the movie too fast too furious cos nowadays had to travel right into the ulu2 and thr road on the neighbouring country had a lot changes and modification,leh Evil or Very Mad ,thks yor humble blur mechanical buddy Very Happy afro

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Post  Ikon on Mon May 11, 2009 11:13 am

Some tips on getting a GPS unit.

The GPS is as good as the map that comes with it. Important thing when choosing the device, it must have good processor and the best is the the SIRF III chipset. The rest all highly dependent on the software that run the map.

We don't have software that's as good as the one in the F & F. Not even close, that's takes alot of A.I. and mostly it's in the movie and it's BS.

For your usage, I would recommend that you get the device here but when choosing a map, get those dedicated for Malaysia, otherwise the Ulu places also your GPS cannot locate. So it's not the GPS ya but more on the mapping software fault.
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Post  Guest on Mon May 11, 2009 11:18 am

Any brand specified? Question

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Post  starstruck96 on Mon May 11, 2009 11:33 am

HOLUX smile GPS..@ esso
@$399 quite a great deal..
5' screen...no nid to squint ur eyes...
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Post  stoned on Mon May 11, 2009 11:07 pm

upgrade ur headunit like bro BOW's ride la.... afro
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Post  Ikon on Mon May 11, 2009 11:13 pm

stoned wrote:upgrade ur headunit like bro BOW's ride la.... afro

Very Happy Cannot la bro, the HU too far away for him to touch screen... Laughing
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Post  stoned on Mon May 11, 2009 11:18 pm

BoW wrote:
stoned wrote:upgrade ur headunit like bro BOW's ride la.... afro

Very Happy Cannot la bro, the HU too far away for him to touch screen... Laughing


can use those bamboo scratching pole to reach out mah....hahahaha.....
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Post  Ikon on Mon May 11, 2009 11:22 pm

Dangerous, la later the touch screen become scratch screen Laughing
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Post  stoned on Mon May 11, 2009 11:24 pm

BoW wrote:Dangerous, la later the touch screen become scratch screen Laughing



hahahha....buy those plastic cover to avoid scratches la....hahaha....niwae...all dis gps i'm a noob....maybe the one bro starbuck recommend can werk well....
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Post  Ikon on Mon May 11, 2009 11:27 pm

Should be la, I believe our bro Pussy Lover is doing his "research " on GPS and he is looking at the best package overall, value for money. Perhaps we will wait for his report. Wink
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Post  Captivian_Major on Tue May 12, 2009 12:26 am

pinky still able to touch it la if the unit same as bro Bow.... pirat

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Post  Ikon on Tue May 12, 2009 1:35 am

Captivian_Major wrote:pinky still able to touch it la if the unit same as bro Bow.... pirat

Sure or not? You got measure his arm got long enough or not? Laughing
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Post  Guest on Tue May 12, 2009 11:07 am

ellooooo ,why so back dated, Mad use remote lah ,hiyaaa dis oldies Laughing lol!

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Post  Captivian_Major on Tue May 12, 2009 11:11 am

BoW wrote:
Captivian_Major wrote:pinky still able to touch it la if the unit same as bro Bow.... pirat

Sure or not? You got measure his arm got long enough or not? Laughing

he can use universal remote control type mah......of cos la he is short but shd be swift....... Laughing

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Post  pussy_lover on Tue May 12, 2009 7:49 pm

BoW wrote:Should be la, I believe our bro Pussy Lover is doing his "research " on GPS and he is looking at the best package overall, value for money. Perhaps we will wait for his report. Wink

been doing some homework on this GPS thingy. Generally, the good ones with overall good reviews are Garmin, Holux, Marbella. Price is quite standard as practically all 4.3" size are priced at $399. Garmin is well known and has good resale value. Go for the Garmin Nuvi 205W. The latest one 255W has this function "junction view". But this is only available if you buy the local ones. The export US ones do not have this function. The latest Holux 62 is very slim and attractive. Marbella allows you to loan maps if you need to travel.You'll need to explore and see what you need in the GPS. There are others like Packard Bell, Shinco etc.
In addition to the basic stuff like voice guide, some comes with bluetooth and even FM transmitter. This would allow you to have the voice guide transmitted to your head unit and your speakers. If you need a GPS, at least get the 4.3" type. Anything smaller would be inconvenient. Also check what maps comes with the GPS. They should at least have a S'pore Map and Malaysia Map. Most used the Mapking type. Good or not, I'm not really sure. I'm still searching for the "ideal " set. Missed the offer at Courts over the weekend as was still undecided. They were offering Shinco 5.0" at $399 with 2 year-Mapking S'pore & Malaysia maps. For a 5.0" GPS this is good value as most will cast between $500-$600. Incidentally, Mapking S'pore map is also by LTA so it's very updated. Happy hunting for the ideal GPS set...

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Post  stoned on Tue May 12, 2009 7:57 pm

bro pussy....bro starbuck post $399 Holux gps 5"....same as the shinco u were interested lei....
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Post  Ikon on Tue May 12, 2009 10:33 pm

stoned wrote:bro pussy....bro starbuck post $399 Holux gps 5"....same as the shinco u were interested lei....

Sharp la Mr. Stoned... if Holux going for the same price, good bargain.

Bro PussyL thanks for the "research" and the feedback posted here, very informative.
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Post  pussy_lover on Wed May 13, 2009 8:00 am

stoned wrote:bro pussy....bro starbuck post $399 Holux gps 5"....same as the shinco u were interested lei....

Find out the model no. As far as i know Holux doesn't have a 5" GPS. Must be the 4.3" Holux 62. In that case, it's normal price. Maybe can get cheaper at Sim Lim. There's this shop known for the slightly cheaper price of GPS, First Watch (i think).

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Post  starstruck96 on Wed May 13, 2009 11:41 am

sim lim got price war now...better to get from reputable upper levels in SIM LIM
hoLUx do have 5' brO...read the papers duhh.. afro elephant

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Post  pussy_lover on Wed May 13, 2009 1:29 pm

starstruck96 wrote:sim lim got price war now...better to get from reputable upper levels in SIM LIM
hoLUx do have 5' brO...read the papers duhh.. afro elephant

Apologies but when you're on specific on details like model no. etc, difficult to confirm anything. Anyway, did a check and yes there is a 5" model but price i'm not sure. If it's really at $399 as reported then it's a good buy. The Holux GPSmile 61 is not too bad also but it's a smaller 4.3" screen.

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Post  starstruck96 on Wed May 13, 2009 7:09 pm

tink should have brO..coz i last seen the ads in papers last month..
not sure its in the same par as GARMIN sets..
this HOLUX mcm Taiwan set but with local maps...
any updates im not too sure brO.. Embarassed

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Post  stoned on Wed May 13, 2009 8:30 pm

not dat stoned am i eh bro bow....hehehehe......not too sure abt SIm LIM bros....nowadays i heard they like cutting throat on prices...n the products usually got problem...den again i may be wrong.... not too sure on these gps stuffs....but for a noob like me...as long its user frenly....gives gd map is gd enough.... tongue
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Post  pussy_lover on Wed May 13, 2009 10:50 pm

stoned wrote:not dat stoned am i eh bro bow....hehehehe......not too sure abt SIm LIM bros....nowadays i heard they like cutting throat on prices...n the products usually got problem...den again i may be wrong.... not too sure on these gps stuffs....but for a noob like me...as long its user frenly....gives gd map is gd enough.... tongue

So when u getting yours..?

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Post  stoned on Wed May 13, 2009 11:39 pm

not so soon bro....its just on my wishlist....decided on urs liao?
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Post  pussy_lover on Sat May 16, 2009 12:43 pm

Btw, for those looking for a GPS unit, look for one that has at least 400mhz processor. This would enable fast reroute (almost instant) when you make a wrong turn. Anything slower will take forever. So if you're thinking of getting a used GPS check the specs. Cheers.

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