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    I don't need a GPS system - but would just like to use TomTom 5 for its maps. Frequently, I know roughly where I'm going - and don't want the hassle of a GPS system - but would like to look over a local map. Since Google, Yahoo and Mapquest maps over Blazer are really unusable, how would installing TomTom 5 software ONLY work on a Treo for this purpose?
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    It would work fine. There is an advanced planning mode on TomTom that you can use without GPS. You can also point to a location on a map and see the nearby points of interest without a map.
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    I use Tom Tom all the time, but I don't like using it to navigate the map without the bluetooth, I just don't like the format.

    I started using Kmaps, although I have not used it that much, I prefer the Kmaps app for this, and of course you can't beat the price.
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    The 'Browse Maps' feature is pretty useful for this purpose.

    The only thing I don't like about the Browse Maps mode is the crappy scroll-bar-like feature for zooming in-and-out. I can never quite get the zoom level right where I want it.

    I wish they would just give us a button to click to zoom in or out incrementally.

    Cheers,
    ChickenHawk
    Treo 755p / Sprint
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    So if I don't even purchase a GPS, am I going to get an error ("Can't find GPS") every few minutes? Or will it behave like a normal program, and just let me cruise around maps.

    I'm mainly interested in just bringing up a map of whatever local area I'm in, to find side streets, POI, etc.

    Thanks!
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    It will usually nag you and ask if you want to turn on blue tooth. I agree with Chickenhawk, and that is why I prefer Kmaps. If you haven't try it, you'll like it. It will meet your needs with what you want to use it for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benzlet
    So if I don't even purchase a GPS, am I going to get an error ("Can't find GPS") every few minutes? Or will it behave like a normal program, and just let me cruise around maps.
    Actually, I don't get a GPS reminder at all when I'm browsing the map. I generally leave bluetooth turned on and Navigator just says "No GPS device" on the navigation screen. When I go to browse map, there is no indication regarding GPS. Of course, you can't use GPS position to center your map.
    Last edited by jrfaris; 12/11/2005 at 12:18 AM.

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