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Tuesday, August 11

Google Map Vs. Garmin Map

I had been using Garmin XT from my Nokia 5800XM handphone previously. For those who is new on this GPS thingy, well Garmin is the most used GPS software in the market. So what is the unique part of this software? For one it gives me a detail map and also POI (places of interest) which is very useful when looking for landmark. But the most impressive part of the software is that, it gives turn to turn preview. It can save my current location and also other location of interest to me. I can download updated maps from forum online contributed by fellow Garmin users. And that is by weekly basis. So the maps are quite updated. And one of the advantages is it doesn't use 3G but rather satellite signal which is absolutely FREE. Sweet!

Now I am using Google Map from my iPhone 3G-S. This is very different from Garmin as it uses my 3G network for the search. I am now using a subscribe 3G data plan hence I have some 500MB each month to utilize. But still Garmin is free and Google Map needs broadband signal to detect it's location. But then again, satellite signal couldn't be reach under the basement or inside a building. But Google map can detect my location everywhere as it uses 3G which is available everywhere (almost). Google map do not have turn to turn live preview like Garmin has. That is the most significant and down side of the software. But then again, I can find almost anywhere from Google map whereas I can't from Garmin. This is some what surprisingly strange to me. So bottom line, there are pros and cons on both software but I learning to live with what I have now.

Personal Note: BS:540kcal; BC:650kcal

7 Octopus:

cake said...

nvm la, u just put both inside ur car lo... u r rich already ,can do like that

BaBy OcTopUs said...

very troublesome carry two phone and cannot put in the car when not in use. kekeke!

Aleximon said...

jailbreak it, then u install garmin gps.....lol

BaBy OcTopUs said...

cannot la. jailbreak also dun support Garmin. or rather Garmin dun support ... sigh~!

Aleximon said...

i saw some app just like carmin ler....

BaBy OcTopUs said...

nope, it's not Garmin. Garmin still doesn't support. :(

or else early early i jailbreak already. lolx

Aleximon said...

try search for " xgps", it may help

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