Any good suggestion for GPS?

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   By 貓仔 on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 11:04 pm:  Edit

Hi! Can anyone suggest me some GPS affordable and easy-to-use for novice?
Do most of the GPS require specific software for running?
And I've seen some old post from u all that u can superimpose use track log to scanned maps. Does it need some special software too?
Is Garmin G-12 is outdated now?
Thanks for your suggestion!

   By kchan on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 - 12:07 pm:  Edit

yes, G-12 is near its end of life. try other model.

   By alan on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 12:38 am:  Edit

I would to buy a GPS within $4000 budget,
Any good suggestion and where to buy it.
Thank

   By Jeffrey on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 2:07 am:  Edit

買GPS, 其實要睇下你自己既實際用途. 在郊外用,每一隻都接收很好. 如果在市區大街大巷用. 就很困難, 因為多大廈. 接收不到衛星.
我是用GARMIN的VISTA, 沒有香港地圖, 如果我再買新機, 我一定會選可外接天線, 及有香港地圖的.
我看見有些品牌是可以自行IMPORT自己SCAN的地圖入GPS內, 但是GARMIN就一定做不到. 你可以考慮這個賣點.

   By jimmy lau on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 10:36 am:  Edit

how much for one?

   By Kin on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 11:48 am:  Edit

用來行山﹐最好是買Vista,因為Vista有測高計﹐很澗和入谷會方便很多。
Vista最大的缺點是不能駁天線﹐可是如果你喜歡方便和細部的話, Garmin是不錯的選擇。 售價﹕$3*** 連 hk MAP
可Scan Map用的Lawrance GPS﹐雖可scan map 用﹐但過程複習﹐而且香港只得很少地方有售﹐大部份外加裝置也需要從外國訂。

   By Gloria on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 4:46 pm:  Edit

Garmin 的 LEGEND 有中文版,
鴨238買 $2680
GPS world 買$2750.

   By Gloria on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 4:48 pm:  Edit

更正

Garmin 的 LEGEND 有中文版,
鴨238買 $2980 英文 $2680
GPS world 買$2750.

   By Chung on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 11:03 pm:  Edit

GPS WORLD賣的GARMIN HKMAP $500 有些貴, 如果平一些. 我估我會買.
水貨機好似要收$1200. 我寧願唔用HKMAP. 在市區兩邊都是大廈既大街, 都未必收到啦.

   By ALAN on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 1:05 am:  Edit

Thank for information.
Can anyone tell me where can I download the map of Canton - China?
Or is there map of China for Garmin's GPS?

   By Luk on Saturday, March 30, 2002 - 1:15 am:  Edit

Alan,
Check:
"香港與其鄰近地區"
in http://www.info.gov.hk/landsd/mapping/mp/chtml/index.htm
see if this can help.
The map is quite similar to the map in Garmin GPS.

I recently bought a Garmin Vista with HK map, I think it's good as my first GPS. But if I could choose again, I'll wait for the Garmin Map76S because of the external antenna like Jeffrey had said.

   By alan on Saturday, April 06, 2002 - 12:14 am:  Edit

Luk

Thx for information

   By ALAN on Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 1:30 am:  Edit

The software OziExplorer provided with a world map. but it seem too big in scale.
How can I input another map, say local HK map into the software.
And where can I download the maps?Luk suggest's 香港與其鄰近地區" is good but seem too rough. Is there any more detail website?

And the most important is, how can I input a map and let the software recognise the 經緯度.

thx in advance

   By kchan on Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 7:49 am:  Edit

Try to use HKSAR HM20C and scan to your OziExplorer, I did the same for my Hong Kong and Bolivia map.

If you buy all HM20C, it would be less than HKD900 for whole Hong Kong coverage.

   By alan on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 12:52 am:  Edit

thx
but how can I set the software to recognise the 經緯度.

   By kchan on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 8:03 am:  Edit

after you scan onto OziExplorer, you can cal. it with either UTM or 經緯度 using girds on the map.

   By Kin on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 10:42 pm:  Edit

The trial version can only use UTM to calibrate

email me if you need the release version

   By alan on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 12:52 am:  Edit

i would like to try the release version

thx

   By paliny on Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 10:23 pm:  Edit

Can I have the release version too?
thx

   By PC on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 3:35 pm:  Edit

I have bought a GPS V from the States, which costs only US$410 versus HK$53xx in Hong Kong. Although it is the North America version and not the international version, I can't see the reason to spend two thousand dollars more to buy it locally.

Compared with eTrex series, the GPS V can connect to external antenna and auto route function, that is only useful in the States and Canada. The unit comes with 19M byte memory and I may spend HK$1,200 to buy the HK map.

   By Kin on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 4:59 pm:  Edit

Where did you see the price of $53xx in Hong Kong?

   By PC on Friday, May 10, 2002 - 7:11 pm:  Edit

The latest price of Garmin GPS V (North America version) is HK$5,580 at

238 Electronics

G/F Floor 238 Apliu Street. Sham Shui Po
Kowloon Hong Kong.

Tel: 2361 2029

I do not where the international version can be found in Hong Kong.

   By SirCCT on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 4:22 am:  Edit

Check garmin.com dealer locater, there has authorized Garmin Dealer in Kowlonn Bay, exact address you need to find out ( a commercial Bldg just next by Telford garden, this is a trading company mainly for whole sale but retail also ok).Price is ok, around buy online plus mail fee.

I buy my 12map in there, and is Atlantic version( detail Europe map but not USA)

the comapny in Apliu street make the price so high, suggest not to buy from there.

   By SirCCT on Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 4:28 am:  Edit

sorry for the not update information, GPS world now migrated to Kwun Tong chong yip St.

sorry

   By Chan Son on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 9:54 pm:  Edit

I am thinking to purchase a GPSV from the Garmin HK dealer. Can anyone share with me whether the unit can receive good within the city area. I know handheld GPS receive no good arround high rise building.

I use the GPS old mobile unit before in the city.It receive not enough data.

   By Kin on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 12:24 am:  Edit

I don't think it is worth to buy GPSV except that it can connect externa athenna.

What is your purpose of buying the GPS? Driving or Hiking?

   By Faye Long on Tuesday, August 06, 2002 - 2:40 pm:  Edit

If you are looking for an external antenna GPS unit from Garmin, try GPS 76 instead, you can use GA 26C External Antenna. It is not too preferable to use GPS V in Hong Kong since you won't have the use of the auto-routing function.

But be careful, GPS 76 is actually use for marine purpose, if you are hikers, do stick with the eTrex series, or you can wait till September to purchase the RINO series.

   By Faye Long on Tuesday, August 06, 2002 - 2:42 pm:  Edit

Correction, the antenna should be GA 27C, GA 26C is for GPS V, sorry~

   By Johnathan on Wednesday, August 07, 2002 - 1:19 pm:  Edit

Great problem!
I've bought a GPSMAP 76S yesterday from the online shop: www.gpscity.com but I find its map inside the unit is damn useless where it shows Hong Kong as a triangle!!!! I send an email asking them about the mapping problem and they said its my units version problem... it is so unresponsible!! Did anyone knows how to change the unit version? It said under my box America version...
Please help!!!!

   By paliny on Wednesday, August 07, 2002 - 3:02 pm:  Edit

試下問問香港代理,應該可灌入香港地圖,價錢就要問下。電話26666203。
就算在香港買,以Legend為例,都有分中文/英文版連香港地圖和無香港地圖的海外版,價錢當然有香港地圖的貴。在海外買,當然是海外版,想買有香港地圖都幾難(台灣除外)。選購時請小心。

   By Chan Son on Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 10:31 am:  Edit

I want to buy GPSV because the function is quite big and it contains auto routing. Can someone told me whether auto routing is applicable in Hong Kong. I have seen this feature in Germany and it works great.Just switch to your destination and the unit calculates the fastest route by telling you left turn / right turn / straight, etc. It's great to own one. Anyone have that kind of experience? Please share, brothers and sisters.

   By GPSs on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 2:03 pm:  Edit

It is not possible to do auto routing in Hong Kong since the map of Hong Kong doesn't support such features.

   By vr2yet on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 11:40 pm:  Edit

請問邊位朋友有 OziExplorer release 版?
小弟用trial version 翵熆I定位方法,cal cal去覺得好徙時間呀!

   By Kin on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 10:37 pm:  Edit

I tried to send you last time, but didn't success because it's size is too large.

Do you mind to open up a Geocities or any other web space, so that I can upload you the file?

   By vr2yet on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 1:21 am:  Edit

Kin

Would it be possible to use my sinaman mail box which is vr2yet@sinaman.com?

   By Kin on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 9:06 am:  Edit

I have tried but didn't success because of the server timeout...

   By vr2yet on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 12:36 am:  Edit

Kin

介唔介意約個時間用ICQ 傳送呀?
我個ICQU把係470124....Thanks!

   By Kin on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 9:18 am:  Edit

OK, I will try. Are you always online at night?

   By vr2yet on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 9:53 pm:  Edit

Kin

I will try my best to keep my ICQ online as long
as possible. You can call me at 91409654 prior to
your connection to the net.

I look forward to meeting you on the ICQ soon.

   By vr2yet on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 8:45 pm:  Edit

Kin

I had lost the OziExplorer program file you sent me before. I would appreciate it if you could send me once more.

   By Kin on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 9:11 am:  Edit

Sent to you already.

   By vr2yet on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 9:45 pm:  Edit

Kin

Thank you very much for your prompt reply.

I can't find the version 3.95 whereas a 3.95b is
avaiable. I downloaded the program and installed
it as soon as I could. However, after entering
the key, the following message broke me down.

"SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE KEY"

Would it be necessary to obtain the exact version
of 3.95 or there is some typo error with the key.

   By Kin on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 10:27 pm:  Edit

Hmmmm. I guess so...
Do you got any file sharing server/ web account??

   By vr2yet on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 7:17 pm:  Edit

Kin

Sorry Kin, I havn't got any file sharing server or web account.
So I'm afraid that the ICQ is the only possible solution.

   By Kin on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 10:26 pm:  Edit

vr2yet, did you got the file??

   By vr2yet on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 12:26 am:  Edit

Kin

Thank you very much for your help!

I have completed the installation and it works
well with the code.

Once again, thank you Kin.

Best regards

   By admin on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 4:38 pm:  Edit

大家可以到這看看
http://hk.geocities.com/btgpshk/

   By Kin on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 2:50 pm:  Edit

New announced Garmin colour etrex

http://www.garmin.com/products/etrexVistac/

http://www.garmin.com/products/etrexLegendc/

   By Patrick (221.127.18.123) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 1:49 pm:  Edit

Kin,

Would you please send me the released version of Oziexplorer?

pwwong99@yahoo.com.hk

   By Patrick (221.127.18.123) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 1:50 pm:  Edit

Kin,

sorry, it should be pwwong90@yahoo.com.hk

   By Chris on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:43 am:  Edit

Dear friends,
I am a budgeted part-time sailor, I sailed my 33 ft sailing boat in local water mostly. Planned sailing to Macau, or other China coastal area, I would like to buy a Garmin eTrex for assistance my navigation. Any users, please tell me is the function o.k. or reliable?
Can it download Blue Chart? If not, please a model can meet this requirement with reasonable price? Any users , would you tell me how detail of Blue Chart ? e.g. any details of rocks, lighthouses, buoy or obstacles? or should add another e-card for above details?
Thanks

   By Chris on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:49 am:  Edit

Dear users,
I am a budgeted part-time sailor, would buy a Garmin e-Trex to assist my offshore navigation, is it o.k. reliable?
can it downloaded Blue Chart, if not, pls suggest one with low price?
do you konw how detail of Blue Chart, can it instead of normal marine Chart, or I need to add another e-card.
Thanks

   By Deny on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 9:47 pm:  Edit

hey guys,

maybe you can try this out, its now FREE and quite easy to use...

http://www.nav4all.com/site/IE/language.php

   By sheepy on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 11:23 pm:  Edit

『By Kin on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 11:48 am: Edit

最好是買Vista,因為Vista有測高計﹐很澗和入谷會方便很多。
Vista最大的缺點是不能駁天線﹐可是如果你喜歡方便和細部的話, Garmin是不錯的選擇。 售價﹕$3*** 連 hk MAP


那個 hkmap 可以在那裡買呢? 我買了vista... 但在hiking.com.hk 找到的那個map 實在太少detail...

只能自己駕車或行山時record track... 再由gpsmapedit(for garmin) 自行補上路線... 實在很痛苦..

   By ACM on Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 1:47 am:  Edit

garmin 原廠既 hkmap 舊到爆, 又無detail , DIY la

   By king on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 8:33 am:  Edit

我是GPS和OziExplorer的新手。OziExplorer是3.95.4 版,這版本只有shareware的function而沒有了website內所述trial版的function,是否可以指點指點。

另外,可否指點如何upload tracklog。

我的電郵是

charonw@hotmail.com

   By scchu on Wednesday, July 05, 2006 - 7:11 am:  Edit

"另外,可否指點如何upload tracklog。"

Do not understand.
Upload to where ???
Your PDA, PC, Google Earth ????

   By king on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 5:19 am:  Edit

多謝指示。

我本想把行山的tracklog上載到這網站與他人分享,按這網站的指示都不能把file上載,在preview時只是看見一個資料夾及其在我電腦內的path,請指點指點!


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