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  1. #1
    Juergen Marciniak
    Guest
    Hey folks,
    one more question:

    Where did you get your GPS Software from??? And what programm are you using
    at all?

    And: There is a popular TomTom version out, quit frequent on the N73.

    Does it work on the N95 too???


    Thx JM





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  2. #2
    NightStalker
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    Re: N95 - GPS Software?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > Nokia bought out a company whose name escapes me but basically it's
    > their own and comes with the phone
    >


    Nokia use the "Smart2Go" software.

    And as I posted elsewhere on here, the GPS is virtually useless in the
    real world. It takes WAY too long to lock on to be useful. Sometimes
    over ten minutes standing in the one spot to wait for a lockon.
    Dedicated GPS units (latest generation) use the SIRFStar III chip which
    is very quick to lock on. The Nokia uses a much older chip. If in a
    car, then it can be plugged into the ciggie lighter socket and kept
    running, except there's no safe way to balance it where it can pick up a
    signal through the windscreen unless you make some sort of holder.

    If you're trying to use it on foot while walking around a new city,
    catching buses, cabs, trains, etc - then forget about it. The battery
    will only last half a morning if you're lucky, and doing the smart thing
    and turning it off once you figure out where to go next is not an
    option, as it will take another 5 - 10 minutes to lock on at the street
    corner down the road when you want to check the next step of the
    directions. You're much better of with a good old paper map!

    Believe me - I've just done it. I just finished a 5-week round the
    world trip, exploring several cities on foot. I sold a Navman dedicated
    GPS unit when I bought the N95 before leaving, I spent hours downloading
    and installing maps for all the areas I would be going to - and ended up
    not using the phone as a GPS at all after the first 4 or 5 attempts. I
    got maps from each city's Tourist Info offices or the hotels, and used
    those. Far easier.

    Bottom line - do NOT, repeat NOT, buy the N95 for its GPS capabilities.

    --

    NightStalker



  3. #3
    Guy Barwood
    Guest

    Re: N95 - GPS Software?

    the GPS feature of the 95 neally swayed me, but I am glad it didn't.
    Got the n93i instead
    its got its own issues like any phone but at least I am not worried about
    the missing GPS...

    "NightStalker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> Nokia bought out a company whose name escapes me but basically it's
    >> their own and comes with the phone
    >>

    >
    > Nokia use the "Smart2Go" software.
    >
    > And as I posted elsewhere on here, the GPS is virtually useless in the
    > real world. It takes WAY too long to lock on to be useful. Sometimes
    > over ten minutes standing in the one spot to wait for a lockon.
    > Dedicated GPS units (latest generation) use the SIRFStar III chip which
    > is very quick to lock on. The Nokia uses a much older chip. If in a
    > car, then it can be plugged into the ciggie lighter socket and kept
    > running, except there's no safe way to balance it where it can pick up a
    > signal through the windscreen unless you make some sort of holder.
    >
    > If you're trying to use it on foot while walking around a new city,
    > catching buses, cabs, trains, etc - then forget about it. The battery
    > will only last half a morning if you're lucky, and doing the smart thing
    > and turning it off once you figure out where to go next is not an
    > option, as it will take another 5 - 10 minutes to lock on at the street
    > corner down the road when you want to check the next step of the
    > directions. You're much better of with a good old paper map!
    >
    > Believe me - I've just done it. I just finished a 5-week round the
    > world trip, exploring several cities on foot. I sold a Navman dedicated
    > GPS unit when I bought the N95 before leaving, I spent hours downloading
    > and installing maps for all the areas I would be going to - and ended up
    > not using the phone as a GPS at all after the first 4 or 5 attempts. I
    > got maps from each city's Tourist Info offices or the hotels, and used
    > those. Far easier.
    >
    > Bottom line - do NOT, repeat NOT, buy the N95 for its GPS capabilities.
    >
    > --
    >
    > NightStalker






  4. #4
    NightStalker
    Guest

    Re: N95 - GPS Software?

    In article <[email protected]
    01.iinet.net.au>, [email protected] says...
    > the GPS feature of the 95 neally swayed me, but I am glad it didn't.
    > Got the n93i instead
    > its got its own issues like any phone but at least I am not worried about
    > the missing GPS...
    >


    OK - just a quick update. I used the System Software Updater today, and
    updated the firmware in my N95. It has introduced something called
    "Assisted GPS" or A-GPS. I assume that it uses the cellphone network to
    get a broad initial fix, then it knows where to triangulate from the
    satellites. And I must admit that my N95 locked on today in about 36
    seconds the first time, then I moved down the road about 1 Km, and
    turned it back on and it locked on in 27 seconds.

    Now that is a vast improvement, and almost on a par with dedicated GPS
    units if it can keep up that sort of performance anywhere in the world.
    But I suspect that the fact I was in a city with a high density of
    cellphone towers may have helped. A bit further out in the bush may not
    have been so flash. I'll have to try that away from the city next
    chance I get. Also, the fact that I am in my home cellphone range here
    in Australia may also have helped - how it would work in Florence or
    Quebec I don't know. They are two of the places I tried it in the last
    few weeks.

    I'm still not convinced it's up to speed to replace a fully dedicated
    SirfSTAR III GPS unit yet.

    --

    NightStalker



  5. #5
    TKupla
    Guest

    Re: N95 - GPS Software?


    "mrripcurl" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
    viestissä:[email protected]
    > As far as I know because of the way that Nok have done this the usual
    > 3rd party GPS and routing systems that work in conjunction with other
    > phones do not generally work with N95. It doesn't seem to talk to 3rd
    > party GPS, and its GPS doesn't seem to talk to routing systems!


    This part is BS. It's kind of like other way around, the GPS info is
    available to 3rd party sw but those are not cabable of handling that info.
    All 3rd party sw has been designed to use external GPS, now that devices
    have internal GPS 3rd party sw needs changes before that info can be used.
    Some developers have already done that, Wayfinder for example.






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