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    I really love using Navigator, but the hassle they give me when I get a new phone just isn't worth it. Is there any other card-based program (I don't want something downloading during a trip) that is as good as TomTom but won't give me those hassles?
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    yes, just get a standalone tomtom unit. that way, you don't have to fuss with all that crap when you change phones. I have a tomtom go 910, switched from a treo 680 to an iphone and had no hassles.
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    I'm afraid that would not allow me to do all the other things the 680 allows me to do. I couldn't even tell the tides wth an iphone...and how would I get home then?
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    I am very happy with Telenav which is a subscription based services. I particularly like how it is tied to the web. I can enter a destination address via the Telenav web site and it gets downloaded to my phone when I get in the car. They also have a nice dial in option that uses voice recognition to capture your address and then downs it to the phone.

    I have never had a problem with getting my maps and directions over the air. I think doing the route calculations away from the Treo is faster and more reliable then doing that processing locally.
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
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    Telnav keeps reporting to me that the GPS is too weak, when other GPS apps can get a signal. I tried to cancel my demo via thier help email address and haven't hear a peep from them after 2 emails in a week.
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    No, I need something card-based. Speed is not a perceptible problem on the 680. I once tried to go around the corner and didn't realize I had left a destination on the West Coast of Canada in memory, and it calculated my cross-country trip in about a minute. I want this to work in the subway and all sorts of other places where I don't have an internet connection, and I want my mapping data right inside my Treo at all times. But thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by braj View Post
    Telnav keeps reporting to me that the GPS is too weak, when other GPS apps can get a signal. I tried to cancel my demo via thier help email address and haven't hear a peep from them after 2 emails in a week.
    Telenav's customer service is nortoriously weak. I suggest calling them.
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by swieder View Post
    Telenav's customer service is nortoriously weak. I suggest calling them.
    Tried twice, never heard anyone after being on hold 15 minutes each time. I'll have to try again.
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    You guys should just get a dedicated gps device and stop fiddling with all this treo gps stuff, it will drive you nuts. Just hop into your car, Grab the unit out of your glove compartment and go. when you upgrade to a new phone, you wouldn't have to worry if your gps software is compatible or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHiNNuTS View Post
    You guys should just get a dedicated gps device and stop fiddling with all this treo gps stuff, it will drive you nuts. Just hop into your car, Grab the unit out of your glove compartment and go. when you upgrade to a new phone, you wouldn't have to worry if your gps software is compatible or not.
    I agree. I'm just waiting for the price to 'get right'.
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    No, that's what you should do. Because that's what you want. It's not what I should do. Because it's not what I want. Besides, incompatibility is not the issue. The Treo is excellent -- OUTSTANDING --as a GPS. It's TomTom policy that drives me bats. But I found a hack that makes it work with anything so I am one happy GPS user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdavis View Post
    No, that's what you should do. Because that's what you want. It's not what I should do. Because it's not what I want. Besides, incompatibility is not the issue. The Treo is excellent -- OUTSTANDING --as a GPS. It's TomTom policy that drives me bats. But I found a hack that makes it work with anything so I am one happy GPS user.
    Of course you're right, if it works for you then that's what matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHiNNuTS View Post
    You guys should just get a dedicated gps device and stop fiddling with all this treo gps stuff, it will drive you nuts. Just hop into your car, Grab the unit out of your glove compartment and go. when you upgrade to a new phone, you wouldn't have to worry if your gps software is compatible or not.
    I agree to an extent.. However, there are a number of reasons that TomTom on the Palm is better.

    At least $150 cheaper.
    Always with you (assuming you carry your bluetooth GPS like I do) so even if you're in another car, you have it if you need it.
    Don't have to worry about making sure it's hidden every time you leave the car.
    Can use the Treo for other GPS activities, such as tracking, geotagging (associating a photo with an exact location), and geocaching.
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    That you need to always have it with you isn't quite accurate, at least compared with a standalone. If you forget the standalone, you have nothing, but if you have your phone, you have Navigator with you, with all maps, and everything else so that you can insert your location and get complete instructions. Obviously, that's not as good as having the GPS unit, but it's a hell of a lot better than having nothing. And, the GPS unit is about 1/4 the size, or less, than a standalone. Finally, you can put the GPS unit high on your dash to get a good signal, and still have your Treo right by you to see the mapping. All in all, except for TOMTOM's rapacious attitude, I think it's clear which is best for those of us who like having everything all together.
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    If Palm could just get the carriers to relent so they provide fully integrated GPS in all their treos. With that and SDHC, oh baby! Does anyone know if the latest TomTom version have schools as Points of Interest? They didn't have it in the version I use to run on my 650. My wife still uses it on her TX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdavis View Post
    That you need to always have it with you isn't quite accurate, at least compared with a standalone. If you forget the standalone, you have nothing, but if you have your phone, you have Navigator with you, with all maps, and everything else so that you can insert your location and get complete instructions. Obviously, that's not as good as having the GPS unit, but it's a hell of a lot better than having nothing. And, the GPS unit is about 1/4 the size, or less, than a standalone. Finally, you can put the GPS unit high on your dash to get a good signal, and still have your Treo right by you to see the mapping. All in all, except for TOMTOM's rapacious attitude, I think it's clear which is best for those of us who like having everything all together.
    Were you responding to me? I typoed in my message, I was listing advantages of the Treo with Tom Tom over a dedicated navigational componant.
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    No, I was just making it clear that although it's a problem if you don't have the receiver, it's less of a problem than if you depended upon a standalone in the same circumstances, as well as a few other advantages I appreciate. There are disadvantages, of course, most notably bluetooth problems (though I have none) and switching from navigator to phone (that is the only area where I think a standalone is clearly better).
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    ok, I borrowed a friend's Treo with Tom Tom and it rocks. Maybe I'll get it and put it on my TX as well. Can you put it on 2 devices when purchasing? I'd want it on my Treo just because, but would rather use the bug TX screen for mapping.
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    i just found out that Garmin actually support Palm OS, they do have software for Treo 680 too.

    the website:
    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=138&pID=9796

    i just bought a Garmin 10X GPS receiver for S$230 (US$151) in Singapore where i lived in.

    this Garmin 10X GPSr is portable, even when u change phone in the future, u just swap the SD card over for Palm phones or download a new software if u change to a PPC. the softwares are free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdavis View Post
    I really love using Navigator, but the hassle they give me when I get a new phone just isn't worth it. Is there any other card-based program (I don't want something downloading during a trip) that is as good as TomTom but won't give me those hassles?
    Yeah, it's real pain. However, you can help them improve their services by telling that you gonna ''google'' the keygen!

    BTW, I also can help you active it. just email me the product ID pop up once you install TT.

    Cheers.
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