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Jerseyman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:11 am    Post subject: Why bother with a PDA Reply with quote

I have been spending some time exploring using my Ipaq HX4700 as a GPS . But the cost of the software, GPS receiver, SD cards and powered mount will be about the same as a dedicated GPS. in addition installation is more complex, compatability is a risk and reliability does not seem 100%.

As a long term PDA nut (going back to Newtons) can someone convince me as to why it is is worth persevering with the PDA route?.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You seem to have done the research and come to the correct conclusion. I think that on balance it is probably not worth going down the PDA route these days. The only reason I can think of is that if you always carry a PDA anyway then it may be a bit less extra to carry around. Integrated units do seem to be more reliable and easier to use.

I am just switching over from using a PDA to a phone for GPS routing myself because I do always carry the phone anyway. The phone plus GPS receiver combined are still lighter and less bulky than most other combinations or integrated units. However, from reports I have read this is probably the least reliable combination!
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