Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A GPS in your pocket

There is an ever-increasing number of mobile devices (phones and PDAs) being launched on the Malaysia market that include global positioning system (GPS) receivers as a standard feature.

However, these devices rarely come bundled with accurate, high-quality GPS and mapping software - a deficiency that often makes the GPS feature an underutilised mobile option.

So from my experience using phone which having this kind of technology..i would like to share with all of you one of the greatest software that i already try and use it for almost a year starting from my phone NOKIA N95 follow by NOKIA N82 and now HTC TYTN II..

The product that i mean is Garmin Mobile XT version 5.0...this software is a new product Garmin are launching in 2009 specifically for cellphones with GPS receivers. The product is installed on an SD card and transforms GPS-enabled mobile phones or PDAs into full-featured navigation devices, with all the functionality of conventional GPS devices (such as turn-by-turn voice prompts).

By using this kind of technology for very little cost users can take full advantage of having a “go-anywhere” navigation device in their pockets, which is as convenient and beneficial to use as it is easy to set up.Garmin Mobile XT gives users the ability to check weather forecasts for their destinations, access flight details for many major airlines, and call a point of interest (such as a nearest restaurant , bank , hospital , pump station , coffee shop and etc) using the phone feature.

This new version also include with a safety features which being able to find someone also plays a huge role in safety and security. Mobile XT includes a “panic button”, which automatically fires off an urgent location message to three emergency contacts whenever the # key is depressed for more than 3 seconds in certain Samsung and Nokia handsets.

Compatible handsets include:

  • HTC: Touch Diamond, Touch Cruise, Touch Pro, P3300, X7500, TyTNII, P3470, X7500
  • Sony Ericsson: Xperia X1
  • Nokia: E90, E71, E66, N96, N95 8GB, N95, N85, N82, N79, N78, 6220 Classic, 6210 Navigator, 6110 Navigator
  • Samsung: i560, G810, i8510, i780, i900