August 17, 2006

GPS Review: Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition


Palm announced earlier this week that they released the Palm GPS Navigation System with TomTom Navigator 6 on board, and there is a great review out on the net already. The Palm GPS Navigator is designed to work with your Treo phone, with all the well known functionality of TomTom’s interface and dataset. The GPS receiver (a SiRF star III based system) is a small Bluetooth module that looks a bit more generic than the last version and is reported to have some fast acquisition times as one would expect from this chipset. The GPS module is powered by a 12Volt adapter or a battery back up that will offer some time untethered.

The review walks through several key software and usability upgrades from the Navigator 5 to the Navigator 6 edition. I find some of the limitations of the Navigator 5 versions really unacceptable and “old school” if you will. We will all look back at early GPS units and think about some of these limitations as absolutely absurd, and wonder why we ever put up with them. Anyway, the Navigator 6 version has done away with many.

Palm Infocenter’s review is pretty thorough and highlights a lot of good details that will help you get acquainted with the new accessory for your Palm. They give it 4.5 our of 5 “stars”.

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Posted by Scott Martin at August 17, 2006 8:51 AM

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