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GPS software for pocket PC

dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
edited October 2007 in MTB buying advice
Anyone know any good GPS software for pocket PC?

I was thinking about using my pocketPC phone as a GPS navigation unit/ cycle computer for my riding. Its GPS enabled and i just found some holders for it on google.

Ideally i want freeware but if i have to fork out a little i may go for it. I want to be able to download route maps to it, see my stats (avg speed, max speed etc) and possibly record a route but thats not essential.

Thanks in advance.
Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

Carrera virtuoso - RIP

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  • Nothing for free worth having. I use Tom Tom on my SPV m3100 (phone/pda) and it hasn't let me down yet. I had to get a bluetooth GPS receiver for mine which you won't need if it's built in. You can get Tom Tom for the phone for about £60-£70 although I'm sure that it is possible to find it cheaper.
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    Does tom tom allow you to download off road trail routes onto it such as the ones in the routes section?
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
  • not too sure. I only use it for road navigation but I'm sure someone will have the answer to that.
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    Hope so.

    If not I may be able to borrow a standard tom tom and give it a shot.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
  • Doesn't Memory Map interface with pocket PC, PDA, and handheld GPS devices?
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    dav1 wrote:
    Does tom tom allow you to download off road trail routes onto it such as the ones in the routes section?
    Tom Tom only works on roads.
  • Big Red SBig Red S Posts: 26,890
    Red Panda wrote:
    Doesn't Memory Map interface with pocket PC, PDA, and handheld GPS devices?

    It certainly used to...
  • Memory map.... fantastic tool!

    I have it on my XDA orbit and will not be getting lot again....big woods hold no fear for me anymore... and I can see exactly how slowly and badly I do :D
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    Thanks guys ill try downloading the trial verion tonight. If its good all I need is a mount :p
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
    Yep, memory map!

    It's bloody great on a PDA.

    I use it to log all my tracks then look back over them on the PC. You get elevation data, speed graphs and the 3d World is great.

    I don't mount the PDA (ooeerr!) on the bike, I keep it in my pocket.
    Craig Rogers
  • Hi x-isle

    Isn't Memory Map addictive...I can spend ages just looking at maps anyway, so this app's ace.

    Really like the look of your bike matey. Could I ask what gear cables you've got and if you rate them? I've just got the boggo Shimano type and am wondering whether it's worth it to upgrade.
  • FSR_XCFSR_XC Posts: 2,258
    I'm coming up for a renewal on my mobile contract . . .

    So can you load Memory map on to any phone / pda?

    I know some would need a gps receiver attached via bluetooth.

    What is the best phone to get?
    Stumpjumper FSR 09/10 Pro Carbon, Genesis Vapour CX20 ('17)Carbon, Rose Xeon CW3000 '14, Raleigh R50

    http://www.visiontrack.com
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