Which PPC-based Bluetooth GPS & software & EU Maps

  Sparrowhawk 13:01 03 Jun 2004


I am looking for a Bluetooth PPC-based solution (i have an iPAQ 3970)
and need EU maps, at least UK, France and Switzerland.

What is the best solution for



GPS Receiver:

Here after 3 Bluetooth GPS packages available in the UK that seemed of
some interest:

Fortuna NavTech UK & EU Maps with Bluetooth GPS: £170
click here

Cheapest solution, comes with EU maps (NAVTECH), good receiver, works
on PPC and PC.

Tomtom Navigator 3 Bluetooth Kit: £193
click here

Apparently Tom Tom is the reference for software interface.
But it seems the standard Tom Tom packages lack the detailed EU maps
(UK Detailed and European main roads, TELEATLAS)
Am I wrong?

Navman GPS 4410: £225

click here

The GPS 4410 comes complete with Navman's New Smart ST Version 2
Navigation software (TELEATLAS) and all EU maps.

Thanks in advance,

  davidg_richmond 13:23 03 Jun 2004

You are correct with Tom Tom only having major EU roads as bought, but you can purchase individual country maps from their website.

  Sparrowhawk 14:48 03 Jun 2004

Thanks David.

What about CoPilot Live?

[b]ALK CoPilot Live Pocket PC 4 UK / Bluetooth GPS QuickStart : £325 incl. mount and SD Card[/b]

click here

UK Maps (NAVTEQ) only. Upgrade to EU maps is £99.
Voice directions with distance and street names.

  davidg_richmond 15:26 03 Jun 2004

No experience of CoPilot Live sorry.

Have a look at click here in the Reviews/Labs section at their Feb 04 GPS hardware/software roundup, there's a comprehensive list and rating of a few GPS units there.

  acfc 07:02 04 Jun 2004

Personally I spent a long time looking at the options before deciding on Tom Tom and I have not regretted it, however I had no need for detailed maps of Europe which would cost extra.

Spend some time click here and I'm sure you wil get all the info you need.

  Sparrowhawk 11:19 04 Jun 2004

Seems that CoPilot Live Pocket PC 5 from ALK could be out soon and that it could be a winner.

Got this information from click here editor

  Sparrowhawk 13:04 04 Jun 2004

Evesham is selling the 1st PPC with GPS: the MIO 168.

click here

They did choose CoPilot Live 4 software for this unit.

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