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    I understand garmin mobile 20 for treo will be out in a few weeks.

    I am very interested and thought it would be helpful to start a thread for impressions and observations.

    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/14913305.htm
    http://www.directionsmag.com/press.r...id=14638&trv=1
    http://www.garmin.com/products/garminmobile20/#
    Last edited by aero; 07/03/2006 at 04:26 PM. Reason: title in line with exact name of product
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    This sounds interesting. Garmin is the market leader for GPS products in realms other than PDAs and smartphones, so hopefully their expertise will show. I'm a little confused though, it says it uses bluetooth, but also the cradle? I'm looking at the links from my Treo, so may be missing something. I'm guessing it uses the sirf 3 chipset from the description.
  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Dog Doc
    This sounds interesting. Garmin is the market leader for GPS products in realms other than PDAs and smartphones, so hopefully their expertise will show. I'm a little confused though, it says it uses bluetooth, but also the cradle? I'm looking at the links from my Treo, so may be missing something. I'm guessing it uses the sirf 3 chipset from the description.
    Yes "High sensitivity SiRFstarIII™ GPS receiver" and WASS
    https://www.garmin.com/specs/garminmobile20_0406.pdf
    http://www.garmin.com/products/garminmobile20/spec.html

    If the price is close to tomtom I would much prefer garmin.

    prose based sales description:
    http://www.garmin.co.za/prod_detail....bcategoryid=13
    Last edited by aero; 07/04/2006 at 09:51 AM.
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    The Sirf 3 chipset is amazing I have a BT-338 BT GPS for my phone and LifeDrive and I'll tell you what. This chipset is so fast, warm, cold starts it does not matter. Garmin could be on a good idea here.
    Palm Pro > Plam VII > m130 > T3 > T5 > LifeDrive > Treo 650 > Treo 700p > 700w
    Holly crap who knew these Treo thingys were so cool!
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    Does it say somewhere on their site that it will work on Palm OS? I see it says Treo, but it seems to mention Windows Mobile all over the place.
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    I need a gps program that can be used for fishing.Meaning putting in waypoints and lakemaps for fishing.I hope this will be compatible with fishing hotspot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH59
    Does it say somewhere on their site that it will work on Palm OS? I see it says Treo, but it seems to mention Windows Mobile all over the place.
    Spec sheet:

    "Interfaces: Connects to Nokia Symbian®, Windows Mobile™ and Palm® OS Treo smartphones with Bluetooth wireless technology."
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    I need a gps program that can be used for fishing.Meaning putting in waypoints and lakemaps for fishing.I hope this will be compatible with fishing hotspot.

    This is the master Palm chartplotter. I love this app and the desktop side as well. Check them out. I use them for ocean sailing, fishing,hiking,hunting or just to screw around and drive to the grocery store.
    Software
    http://www.fugawi.com/docs/marineenc.html
    BT GPS
    http://www.usglobalsat.com/item.asp?itemid=6
    Last edited by 700pInIt; 07/05/2006 at 01:11 AM.
    Palm Pro > Plam VII > m130 > T3 > T5 > LifeDrive > Treo 650 > Treo 700p > 700w
    Holly crap who knew these Treo thingys were so cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH59
    Does it say somewhere on their site that it will work on Palm OS? I see it says Treo, but it seems to mention Windows Mobile all over the place.
    palm os is on all the most recent promo material
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    I'm pretty stoked about this product introduction! The only think that doesn't make sense is the bluetooth portion. Is the data connection between the Treo and the GPS cradle bluetooth? Is there a separate speakerphone unit that is bluetooth enabled? I just don't get why you need bluetooth if there is a cradle.
    My Palm OS History: US Robotics Palm Pilot 1000 > Palm Vx > Handspring Visor Edge > Palm m505 > Handspring Treo 90 > Handspring Treo 300 > Handspring Treo 600 > PalmOne Treo 650 > Palm Treo 700p > Palm Treo 755p > Palm Centro 690

    Other Phones: Sony Z100 > Motorola StarTAC ST7867W > Motorola TimePort P8767 > Sanyo SP6000 > Motorola v50 > Motorola v600 > Nokia 6102i > Blackberry 7290 > Blackberry 8700c
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    TomTom has been great for me except for some rare map inaccuracies that are inevitable in a ever-developing place like Southern California. I really don't want to have to buy a friggin' cradle and software just to get GPS to work on my Treo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abstraxion
    TomTom has been great for me except for some rare map inaccuracies that are inevitable in a ever-developing place like Southern California. I really don't want to have to buy a friggin' cradle and software just to get GPS to work on my Treo!!
    you are using your tomtom without a gps receiver as is included with the cradle? I don't think so. Are you using your tomtom without a cradle? No you bought one too.

    My guess is 90% to 99% of people in the market for GPS software dont't already have a recevier or a cradle, both of which you had to buy to use with your tomtom software. So I think your point is moot.

    Secondly Garmin has a very good reputation for customer service and tomtom has a bad reputation.

    The price point is going to make the diffference and we will know within a few weeks.
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    suggested retai just posted at $300. street price would likely be 250
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    Does the Mobile 20 software work with other Bluetooth GPS? I don't want to have to use the cradle.
    Sprint Pre, Mugen 2800mah battery
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    Just want to give you folks a heads up about installing Garmin software. I use it and love it w/version 7 and a garmin bt gps 10 receiver. The one problem I have is that since installing the que software I can no longer use my other gps receiver (globalsat bt 338 sirf III receiver) for geocaching via cachemate/cachenav because it seems that the garmin software has taken over what I call the gps conduit. Can see it on bluetooth, but geocaching software will not connect to gps unless it is the garmin one. I have to uninstall the garmin software in order to regain the connection with the bt 338.

    I don't know if the gps receiver in the garmin 20 is portable (where you can just toss it in your pocket). If it is that would solve my problem because as I understand the receiver will be sirf III.

    Anyway if you don't have garmin software installed as of yet and have a gps receiver, other than garmins, that you want to continue using you may want to check with garmin about compatibility problems before installing their software.

    Don't get me wrong I am a garmin fan. But this software may not play nice with other software trying to use other branded receivers as I have experienced.

    When I get some time I will contact garmin customer support to see if they are aware of this issue and have a work around for it. Although they may not care since their product is working just fine.

    remltr

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