02-28-2012 05:21 PM
Agreed and thanks. I found and downloaded a free trial from Garmin for my torch. It works but the voice works sometimes and not others. And I can't get it to sync with the truck. I figured if I got that working first then I'd try to bridge the playbook screen somehow.
02-28-2012 05:57 PM
An upcoming version of Magellan Compass is planned to have voice turn-by-turn etc. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-9wc_gNLNM for one of two demos.
02-28-2012 11:35 PM
03-18-2012 03:27 AM
03-18-2012 11:10 AM
I would like to say that the post above has an unnecessarily discourteous tone. It's obvious the developer has a very thorough understanding of GPS technology, but he appears somewhat put off by what he feels is a lack of clarity or understanding in the questions being submitted. However, many or most of the people who post on these types of sites have a somewhat limited understanding of technology -- and that's why we ask questions. I had the same issues and questions as some other individuals on this thread, and I don't appreciate the inconserate tone one developer in particular has taken in trying to demonstrate his superior knowledge base. Some of us are not very familiar with this technology and terminology. But we don't deserve to be condescended to.
03-18-2012 11:45 AM
03-18-2012 12:36 PM
The continuing questions posed in this thread generally seem to have been answered earlier as follows:
Does the Playbook have built-in GPS?
Answered as Yes it does.
Where is a GPS icon?
Answered as GPS is enabled through hidden or visible icons in other applications, either compass type or as mapping\navigation apps.
Can it be used to navigate?
Answered as Yes, within limits of the map/nav application installed. The best one I've found so far requires sideloading (see page 4, reference to Google_Maps_6.1.1_nonrooted.bar. It uses Google maps and provides route, written and verbal directions. It does not require WiFi connection. I do not know if it can be used succesfully for cross-country travel but it serves well for local/city navigation. The primary drawback to using the Playbook for navigation is it's 5 minute standby timer.
Hope this clarifies these points.
03-18-2012 01:26 PM