I was thinking of buying a sat nav device for my motor, however I have looked at the possibility now of buying a PDA instead as these can have the sat nav type software installed and do all the other PDA type things.Plus the added bonus that they do not have to be left in the car, you just put in your pocket at the end of your journey.
My question then to all you PDA experts, can I have some suggestions of good PDAs with the features I have stated starting at as low a price as you can find upto around £250.
I have a Dell Axim PDA with Tom Tom sat nav installed. It works very well but if you loose the battery charge( like I did ) then it's a pain to reinstall everything. Nex time I will go for a dedicated sat nav system like Tom Tom. They can be removed from the vehicle, just like a PDA.
I now use a TomTom Go 700, but previously used a Ipaq PDA, with TomTom Navigator. As you say, if the battery on the PDA runs down, the TomTom programme is lost. I don`t know about the Axim, but the Ipaq includes an effective backup/restore programme.
After everything was running well with the Navigator installed, I backed up to a spare SD card. When I accidentally let the battery run down, it was only a very few minutes job to get all back to normal again.
Have a look in halfords for Medion p100 --its just under 200 squid and has pocket windows installed and also Sat Nav at street level for UK and most of europe . Can be hand held for walking and comes with bicycle mount and car screen mount. uk is preloaded but other countris need to be put on your PC hard drive from the cd roms supplied. Can also take voice notes + the "voice does not continually tell you to make a U Turn if you go wrong way but works out new route. Bought one for my wife and was so impressed got one for myself. As a Sat Nav it is better than the one factory fitted in my Jag
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