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Vito Navigator Review

16th July 2003

 Review by Dave Burrows


Vito are well known in the Pocket PC arena for small applications that help you get around the day to day usage of your Pocket PC and enhancing the overall experience, but Vito have also created several good utilities for GPS use.  Vito have two specific products, SmartMap which is a moving map product, and Navigator which is more of a compass and GPS extras utility both of which we're reviewing in this review.



Vito Navigator is basically a GPS utility.  It works both in NMEA and SiRF and gives you enhanced information about your current position.  Navigator has a Satellite Constellation Map (Sky View), which is something you tend to see on most GPS Applications in one form or another but does show you both the current positions of the satellites in the sky, and also signal strengths for each satellite along with the current altitude, date, and longitude and latitude co-ordinates.


Navigator also has a tracking facility screen which will allow you to create waypoints with already known co-ordinates, these can be set before your trip or whilst your travelling (recording your current position).  A name and icon can be assigned to each waypoint to make it easy to track these.  Navigator's waypoint editor will allow you to add, edit and scroll saved waypoints for ease. 


You will also see a compass screen which will show the direction you are travelling in, this is customisable and allows you to either set the compass point to the to the next waypoint, or to the final destination waypoint.  This screen also gives you an estimated time of arrival judged by your current speed and distance covered.


You will also see the final screenshot in Navigator shows you your current position in co-ordinates, but also the direction you are travelling to the next waypoint, and what the distance is.  At a low price of $16 at time of review, Navigator is a nice cheap way of creating waypoints, tracks and routes like you would on say a more expensive handheld GPS receiver like a Garmin or Magellan.




Vito Navigator Summary

If you already have a Pocket PC based GPS receiver, but feel you are lacking in having a handheld GPS receiver and would like the functionality of a simple but effective GPS program that allows for tracks and waypoints, then Vito Navigator is certainly affordable at $16!



Manufacturers Website http://www.vitotechnology.com
Pocket GPS Reviewer Dave Burrows
Reviewer Website http://www.daveburrows.com
Sky View Support
Compass Support
GPS Driver Support
GPS Tracking
Overall Rating 70%
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