Medion GoPal software ?

Discussion in 'UK GPS' started by Andy, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Hello,

    I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal Navigator
    2 software.

    Anyway, i was wondering with it being a CE device and synching with
    ActiveSynch, is there amy software i can put on it to play mp3's ?. It
    does come with a photo viewer, but i would think an mp3 player would
    have been more useful, especially on long journeys with the kids !

    So, basically, where can i download an mp3 player to put on it to play
    mp3's from the SD card ?

    Also, is there any other software i can use on it ? POI etc ?

    Cheers,
    Andrew
     
    Andy, Apr 7, 2007
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  2. Andy

    David Wright Guest

    > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal Navigator
    > 2 software.


    Is this the one Tesco were doing for £60? They had run out at my Tesco, but
    is it any good?

    D.
     
    David Wright, Apr 9, 2007
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  3. Andy

    Andy Guest

    This is the one PCWorld were doing, i'm not sure about Tesco. It's quite
    a good little piece of kit. Well worth the £80 PCWorld are charging (in
    my opinion). It has full 7 digit postcode search and 2D/3D maps. It
    actually seems to take me on the right route after checking it out for
    the last 2 days (it is a Sat Nav, and i would expect that anyway !!).

    I like the fact it can be powered off 4 X AA batteries. I use 2300maH
    batteries and it seems to last around 4 hours, maybe a little more. But
    you get a car power socket with it anyway.

    Well worth £80, not worth more than £100 (i'd go for TomTom if it had
    been over £100). I already have TomTom Nav 5 on my PDA in the car, ut
    just fancied one of these stand-alone units. It's not as good as the
    TomTom, but comes pretty close !

    Andrew


    David Wright:
    >> I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    Navigator
    >> 2 software.

    >
    > Is this the one Tesco were doing for £60? They had run out at my

    Tesco, but
    > is it any good?
    >
    > D.
     
    Andy, Apr 9, 2007
    #3
  4. Andy

    David Wright Guest

    > This is the one PCWorld were doing, i'm not sure about Tesco. It's quite
    > a good little piece of kit. Well worth the £80 PCWorld are charging (in
    > my opinion). It has full 7 digit postcode search and 2D/3D maps. It
    > actually seems to take me on the right route after checking it out for
    > the last 2 days (it is a Sat Nav, and i would expect that anyway !!).


    What's it like if you take a wrong turn (planned or accidentally) or have to
    follow a diversion - can/does it recaculate on the fly? My GPS came with
    "Destinator", which quickly got put in the bin because all it could say was
    "Make a U Turn" whilst TomTom hardly ever says the same.


    > just fancied one of these stand-alone units.


    Ditto - would go for it if the answer to my q. is positive! Having a PDA and
    GPS paired via bluetooth is all well and good, but there are some days when
    one of them just doesn't want to talk to the other - without reason ;)

    D.
     
    David Wright, Apr 10, 2007
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  5. Andy

    Andy Guest

    It actually does the re-routing thing pretty well ! - i was surprised,
    it does tell you to turn down a street to get back on route (the route
    it wanted to take you on in the beginning), but after about 20 seconds
    of driving it realises that you're not listening to it and it re-routes
    without any problems. It's quite a nice unit all round. The windscreen
    mounting is really good. It fixes to the windscreen without any wobbling
    and has a telescopic bit which pulls in/out to make minor adjustments.

    A little smaller than the TomTom one (screenwise), its 2.8", but that's
    fine for me as i had decent eyesight. Lets face it, if you cannot read a
    smaller GPS screen then maybe you should be wearing glasses for driving
    anyway !!.

    Hope that helps a bit D.

    Cheers.
    AndrewDavid Wright:
    >> This is the one PCWorld were doing, i'm not sure about Tesco. It's

    quite
    >> a good little piece of kit. Well worth the £80 PCWorld are charging

    (in
    >> my opinion). It has full 7 digit postcode search and 2D/3D maps. It
    >> actually seems to take me on the right route after checking it out

    for
    >> the last 2 days (it is a Sat Nav, and i would expect that anyway

    !!).
    >
    > What's it like if you take a wrong turn (planned or accidentally) or

    have to
    > follow a diversion - can/does it recaculate on the fly? My GPS came

    with
    > "Destinator", which quickly got put in the bin because all it could

    say was
    > "Make a U Turn" whilst TomTom hardly ever says the same.
    >
    >
    >> just fancied one of these stand-alone units.

    >
    > Ditto - would go for it if the answer to my q. is positive! Having a

    PDA and
    > GPS paired via bluetooth is all well and good, but there are some days

    when
    > one of them just doesn't want to talk to the other - without reason

    ;)
    >
    > D.
     
    Andy, Apr 10, 2007
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  6. Andy

    Martin Guest

    On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <> wrote:
    > > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal Navigator
    > > 2 software.

    >
    > Is this the one Tesco were doing for £60? They had run out at my Tesco,but
    > is it any good?
    >
    > D.


    I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults that
    I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find yourself
    either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction which
    was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has anyone
    else found this problem or are they all the same ?.

    Martin.
     
    Martin, Apr 10, 2007
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  7. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Hi Martin,

    I totally agree with the placement of the switch ! - i end up switching
    it on just by picking the unit up to put in the car. I'm used to it a
    bit more now and don't do it so often. It's not a fault, it's more of a
    design fault.

    As for the voice guidance, i've had no problems so far. But i've only
    had it 4 days, so time will tell.

    Another reason for buying this was because i had heard of others getting
    WinCE to work on this and then being able to install TomTom on it !!!! -
    this can apparently be done, however i need to be able to get WinCE to
    work on startup rather than just in the background. Which was my
    original post. Some people say put the file showtaskbar.exe into the
    startup folder, but i have not been able to locate showtaskbar.exe !

    Cheers,
    Andrew


    Martin:
    > On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <> wrote:
    >> > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    Navigator
    >> > 2 software.

    >>
    >> Is this the one Tesco were doing for =A360? They had run out at my

    Tesco,=
    > but
    >> is it any good?
    >>
    >> D.

    >
    > I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults that
    > I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find

    yourself
    > either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    > commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    > Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction which
    > was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has anyone
    > else found this problem or are they all the same ?.
    >
    > Martin.
     
    Andy, Apr 10, 2007
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  8. Andy

    David Wright Guest

    > It actually does the re-routing thing pretty well ! - i was surprised,
    > it does tell you to turn down a street to get back on route (the route
    > it wanted to take you on in the beginning), but after about 20 seconds
    > of driving it realises that you're not listening to it and it re-routes
    > without any problems. It's quite a nice unit all round. The windscreen
    > mounting is really good. It fixes to the windscreen without any wobbling
    > and has a telescopic bit which pulls in/out to make minor adjustments.


    Thanks for that.

    Another couple of quick Q's - can you specify non-motorway as a routing
    option? With a young daughter who needs to break for the potty regularly, we
    plan our longer journeys away from motorways to allow us to stop easier. How
    about itinerary routing, with a few "via's" in it?

    Does it comes with any POI's, eg safety cameras, or do you know if these are
    easy to add?

    Cheers,
    D.
     
    David Wright, Apr 10, 2007
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  9. Andy

    Martin Guest

    On 10 Apr, 09:30, "Andy" <> wrote:
    > Hi Martin,
    >
    > I totally agree with the placement of the switch ! - i end up switching
    > it on just by picking the unit up to put in the car. I'm used to it a
    > bit more now and don't do it so often. It's not a fault, it's more of a
    > design fault.
    >
    > As for the voice guidance, i've had no problems so far. But i've only
    > had it 4 days, so time will tell.
    >
    > Another reason for buying this was because i had heard of others getting
    > WinCE to work on this and then being able to install TomTom on it !!!! -
    > this can apparently be done, however i need to be able to get WinCE to
    > work on startup rather than just in the background. Which was my
    > original post. Some people say put the file showtaskbar.exe into the
    > startup folder, but i have not been able to locate showtaskbar.exe !
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Andrew
    >
    > Martin:
    >
    > > On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <> wrote:
    > >> > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    > Navigator
    > >> > 2 software.

    >
    > >> Is this the one Tesco were doing for =A360? They had run out at my

    > Tesco,=
    > > but
    > >> is it any good?

    >
    > >> D.

    >
    > > I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults that
    > > I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find

    > yourself
    > > either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    > > commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    > > Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction which
    > > was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has anyone
    > > else found this problem or are they all the same ?.

    >
    > > Martin.


    Hi Andrew

    WinCE ?...this is the first I have heard of this, sounds exciting,
    could you explain a litle more.

    I did contact medion regarding if there were any map updates available
    and I was told maybe in late April and they are about
    £100.00...wow...cheaper to buy a new unit !!!!!!!.

    Regards..Martin
     
    Martin, Apr 10, 2007
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  10. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Hi,

    Yeah, i haven't used the via routing yet but i did manage to input 3 or
    4 via's, just as a test the other night and it seems to work well,
    although i think you have to work your route backwards (i.e. destination
    to start !), for some odd reason ???

    You CAN avoid motorways, there is a button on there which states "USE
    MOTORWAYS / AVOID" so again that's possible !

    As for the WinCE bit, someone had cracked the 150 model to give WinCE on
    startup. He then just clicked on the icon in the start menu to open the
    sat nav maps etc. He mentioned about putting file showtaskbar.exe in the
    startup folder, however i couldn't find showtaskbar.exe on the 210. But
    apparently it can be done. There are some sites out there but i can't
    read German !! - I know WinCE is there in the background because when i
    connect the USB to my PC it says something to the effect of
    "Synchronising with ActiveSynch" and it has the percent bar like you see
    in WinCE. I am DESPARATE to find out how to do that, so if you do find
    out post it here !!!!

    Cheers,
    Andrew


    Martin:
    > On 10 Apr, 09:30, "Andy" <> wrote:
    >> Hi Martin,
    >>
    >> I totally agree with the placement of the switch ! - i end up

    switching
    >> it on just by picking the unit up to put in the car. I'm used to it

    a
    >> bit more now and don't do it so often. It's not a fault, it's more of

    a
    >> design fault.
    >>
    >> As for the voice guidance, i've had no problems so far. But i've

    only
    >> had it 4 days, so time will tell.
    >>
    >> Another reason for buying this was because i had heard of others

    getting
    >> WinCE to work on this and then being able to install TomTom on it

    !!!! -
    >> this can apparently be done, however i need to be able to get WinCE

    to
    >> work on startup rather than just in the background. Which was my
    >> original post. Some people say put the file showtaskbar.exe into the
    >> startup folder, but i have not been able to locate showtaskbar.exe !
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> Andrew
    >>
    >> Martin:
    >>
    >> > On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <>

    wrote:
    >> >> > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    >> Navigator
    >> >> > 2 software.

    >>
    >> >> Is this the one Tesco were doing for =3DA360? They had run out at

    my
    >> Tesco,=3D
    >> > but
    >> >> is it any good?

    >>
    >> >> D.

    >>
    >> > I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults

    that
    >> > I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find

    >> yourself
    >> > either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    >> > commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    >> > Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction

    which
    >> > was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has

    anyone
    >> > else found this problem or are they all the same ?.

    >>
    >> > Martin.

    >
    > Hi Andrew
    >
    > WinCE ?...this is the first I have heard of this, sounds exciting,
    > could you explain a litle more.
    >
    > I did contact medion regarding if there were any map updates

    available
    > and I was told maybe in late April and they are about
    > =A3100.00...wow...cheaper to buy a new unit !!!!!!!.
    >
    > Regards..Martin
     
    Andy, Apr 10, 2007
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  11. Andy

    Andy Guest

    PS regarding the maps. The ones on this one i bought at the weekend are
    MUCH more up-to-date than TomTom. there is a roundabout outside our
    house built just over a year ago. it's on the Medion, but not TomTom !!

    Cheers,
    Andrew


    Martin:
    > On 10 Apr, 09:30, "Andy" <> wrote:
    >> Hi Martin,
    >>
    >> I totally agree with the placement of the switch ! - i end up

    switching
    >> it on just by picking the unit up to put in the car. I'm used to it

    a
    >> bit more now and don't do it so often. It's not a fault, it's more of

    a
    >> design fault.
    >>
    >> As for the voice guidance, i've had no problems so far. But i've

    only
    >> had it 4 days, so time will tell.
    >>
    >> Another reason for buying this was because i had heard of others

    getting
    >> WinCE to work on this and then being able to install TomTom on it

    !!!! -
    >> this can apparently be done, however i need to be able to get WinCE

    to
    >> work on startup rather than just in the background. Which was my
    >> original post. Some people say put the file showtaskbar.exe into the
    >> startup folder, but i have not been able to locate showtaskbar.exe !
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> Andrew
    >>
    >> Martin:
    >>
    >> > On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <>

    wrote:
    >> >> > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    >> Navigator
    >> >> > 2 software.

    >>
    >> >> Is this the one Tesco were doing for =3DA360? They had run out at

    my
    >> Tesco,=3D
    >> > but
    >> >> is it any good?

    >>
    >> >> D.

    >>
    >> > I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults

    that
    >> > I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find

    >> yourself
    >> > either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    >> > commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    >> > Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction

    which
    >> > was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has

    anyone
    >> > else found this problem or are they all the same ?.

    >>
    >> > Martin.

    >
    > Hi Andrew
    >
    > WinCE ?...this is the first I have heard of this, sounds exciting,
    > could you explain a litle more.
    >
    > I did contact medion regarding if there were any map updates

    available
    > and I was told maybe in late April and they are about
    > =A3100.00...wow...cheaper to buy a new unit !!!!!!!.
    >
    > Regards..Martin
     
    Andy, Apr 10, 2007
    #11
  12. Andy

    KM Guest

    "Andy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Martin,
    >
    > I totally agree with the placement of the switch ! - i end up switching
    > it on just by picking the unit up to put in the car. I'm used to it a
    > bit more now and don't do it so often. It's not a fault, it's more of a
    > design fault.
    >
    > As for the voice guidance, i've had no problems so far. But i've only
    > had it 4 days, so time will tell.
    >
    > Another reason for buying this was because i had heard of others getting
    > WinCE to work on this and then being able to install TomTom on it !!!! -
    > this can apparently be done, however i need to be able to get WinCE to
    > work on startup rather than just in the background. Which was my
    > original post. Some people say put the file showtaskbar.exe into the
    > startup folder, but i have not been able to locate showtaskbar.exe !
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Andrew
    >
    >
    > Martin:
    >> On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <> wrote:
    >>> > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    > Navigator
    >>> > 2 software.
    >>>
    >>> Is this the one Tesco were doing for =A360? They had run out at my

    > Tesco,=
    >> but
    >>> is it any good?
    >>>
    >>> D.

    >>
    >> I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults that
    >> I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find

    > yourself
    >> either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    >> commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    >> Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction which
    >> was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has anyone
    >> else found this problem or are they all the same ?.
    >>
    >> Martin.


    Here's the link to the Medion 150/250 custom setting doo dah. Might be a
    place to start digging at least. Hope it's of somew help. Haven't tried itr
    myself yet though..
    http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23418

    And there's always
    http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=39769

    but needs subscription I believe.

    KM
     
    KM, Apr 10, 2007
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  13. Andy

    Andy Guest

    ha ha - the gpspassion site was the one i originally got the info from
    in the first place (i think !), it would be nice to get this thing doing
    the WinCE thing !!!!

    Cheers,
    Andy

    KM:
    > "Andy" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi Martin,
    >>
    >> I totally agree with the placement of the switch ! - i end up

    switching
    >> it on just by picking the unit up to put in the car. I'm used to it

    a
    >> bit more now and don't do it so often. It's not a fault, it's more of

    a
    >> design fault.
    >>
    >> As for the voice guidance, i've had no problems so far. But i've

    only
    >> had it 4 days, so time will tell.
    >>
    >> Another reason for buying this was because i had heard of others

    getting
    >> WinCE to work on this and then being able to install TomTom on it

    !!!! -
    >> this can apparently be done, however i need to be able to get WinCE

    to
    >> work on startup rather than just in the background. Which was my
    >> original post. Some people say put the file showtaskbar.exe into the
    >> startup folder, but i have not been able to locate showtaskbar.exe !
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> Andrew
    >>
    >>
    >> Martin:
    >>> On 9 Apr, 19:12, "David Wright" <>

    wrote:
    >>>> > I just bought a Medion GoPal (PNA 210T), it uses Medion GoPal

    >> Navigator
    >>>> > 2 software.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is this the one Tesco were doing for =A360? They had run out at my

    >> Tesco,=
    >>> but
    >>>> is it any good?
    >>>>
    >>>> D.
    >>>
    >>> I also have a 210T and it does work well,except for a few faults

    that
    >>> I have found.....The switch is badly placed and you will find

    >> yourself
    >>> either turning it on or off as you hold it and the other is voice
    >>> commands which are unreliable, on a trip to brokenhurst from
    >>> Barnstaple, it told me on three occasions to change direction which
    >>> was totaly wrong and I followed the map which was right, has anyone
    >>> else found this problem or are they all the same ?.
    >>>
    >>> Martin.

    >
    > Here's the link to the Medion 150/250 custom setting doo dah. Might be

    a
    > place to start digging at least. Hope it's of somew help. Haven't

    tried itr
    > myself yet though..
    > http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23418
    >
    > And there's always
    >

    http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=39769
    >
    > but needs subscription I believe.
    >
    > KM
     
    Andy, Apr 10, 2007
    #13
  14. On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:45:10 +0100, "David Wright"
    <> wrote:

    >> It actually does the re-routing thing pretty well ! - i was surprised,
    >> it does tell you to turn down a street to get back on route (the route


    Indeed. About as fast as TomTom for that IMO.

    >> without any problems. It's quite a nice unit all round. The windscreen
    >> mounting is really good. It fixes to the windscreen without any wobbling
    >> and has a telescopic bit which pulls in/out to make minor adjustments.


    I'm just using a vent mounted adjustable PDA/phone mount as I don't
    want this (or any...) thing stuck to my windscreen. With the
    brightness turned up it works well at vent level.

    >Another couple of quick Q's - can you specify non-motorway as a routing
    >option?


    Yep. It's got avoid Motorway, avoid Toll Road, etc. IIRC. It's
    basically Navteq in a "lowish" end Win'CE box (300Mhz). Having said
    that it works as well as TomTom 5 on a good PDA IMO.

    >Does it comes with any POI's, eg safety cameras, or do you know if these are
    >easy to add?


    It say's it comes with speed camera POIs, but I didn't notice them
    being flagged between Brum and Essex - may be there were too many for
    it to cope with on the A45! :-(
     
    Stuart Millington, Apr 12, 2007
    #14
  15. Andy

    Andy Guest

    I was using mine yesterday around the Newcastle area and it did come up
    with speed cameras, and it has a nice "countdown" bar counting down in
    yards, with beeps ! - pretty good for a £80 GPS !

    Cheers,
    Andy


    Stuart Millington:
    > On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:45:10 +0100, "David Wright"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>> It actually does the re-routing thing pretty well ! - i was

    surprised,
    >>> it does tell you to turn down a street to get back on route (the

    route
    >
    > Indeed. About as fast as TomTom for that IMO.
    >
    >>> without any problems. It's quite a nice unit all round. The

    windscreen
    >>> mounting is really good. It fixes to the windscreen without any

    wobbling
    >>> and has a telescopic bit which pulls in/out to make minor

    adjustments.
    >
    > I'm just using a vent mounted adjustable PDA/phone mount as I don't
    > want this (or any...) thing stuck to my windscreen. With the
    > brightness turned up it works well at vent level.
    >
    >>Another couple of quick Q's - can you specify non-motorway as a

    routing
    >>option?

    >
    > Yep. It's got avoid Motorway, avoid Toll Road, etc. IIRC. It's
    > basically Navteq in a "lowish" end Win'CE box (300Mhz). Having said
    > that it works as well as TomTom 5 on a good PDA IMO.
    >
    >>Does it comes with any POI's, eg safety cameras, or do you know if

    these are
    >>easy to add?

    >
    > It say's it comes with speed camera POIs, but I didn't notice them
    > being flagged between Brum and Essex - may be there were too many for
    > it to cope with on the A45! :-(
     
    Andy, Apr 12, 2007
    #15
  16. Andy

    David Wright Guest

    > I'm just using a vent mounted adjustable PDA/phone mount as I don't
    > want this (or any...) thing stuck to my windscreen. With the
    > brightness turned up it works well at vent level.


    How well does the GPS cope with the signal down at that level? I only ask
    because, currently I am using a bluetooth GPS which only seems to get any
    signal right up high on the dashboard in the fullest glare of daylight - if
    I move it into the windscreen mounted PDA/phone mount that the other half
    bought me, the signal disappears. This is not a heated front screen.

    Thanks for all the other answers - this is looking like a must-have so far!

    D.
     
    David Wright, Apr 12, 2007
    #16
  17. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Hello,

    Actually it is BRILLIANT for reception. The other day i had it on my
    computer desk in the bedroom and a good 6 foot away from the window. It
    picked up 4/4 bars on the Sats. My Tom Tom cuts out in the same
    position. Even putting it where the speedo is in the car (and it is
    shielded above the dials for sun glare etc), it still got 4/4 on the
    strength. It is very very good. It's one of the newer SIRF III devices.

    Cheers,
    Andrew


    David Wright:
    >> I'm just using a vent mounted adjustable PDA/phone mount as I don't
    >> want this (or any...) thing stuck to my windscreen. With the
    >> brightness turned up it works well at vent level.

    >
    > How well does the GPS cope with the signal down at that level? I only

    ask
    > because, currently I am using a bluetooth GPS which only seems to get

    any
    > signal right up high on the dashboard in the fullest glare of daylight

    - if
    > I move it into the windscreen mounted PDA/phone mount that the other

    half
    > bought me, the signal disappears. This is not a heated front screen.
    >
    > Thanks for all the other answers - this is looking like a must-have so

    far!
    >
    > D.
     
    Andy, Apr 12, 2007
    #17
  18. Andy

    David Wright Guest

    > PS regarding the maps. The ones on this one i bought at the weekend are
    > MUCH more up-to-date than TomTom. there is a roundabout outside our
    > house built just over a year ago. it's on the Medion, but not TomTom !!
    >


    The PC World website seems to be listing two - Medion GoPal 210 with Case @
    £84.98, and the Medion GoPal PNA 210 @ £99.99 - are they the same thing? The
    descriptions and photos suggest they are, but it's odd that you get a free
    case with the cheaper one!?

    D.
     
    David Wright, Apr 12, 2007
    #18
  19. On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:49:11 +0100, "David Wright"
    <> wrote:

    >How well does the GPS cope with the signal down at that level? I only ask
    >because, currently I am using a bluetooth GPS which only seems to get any
    >signal right up high on the dashboard in the fullest glare of daylight - if
    >I move it into the windscreen mounted PDA/phone mount that the other half
    >bought me, the signal disappears. This is not a heated front screen.


    It worked fine for me (although the 406 does have a large screen area)
    with full signal all the journey. Plus, it picked up the signal again
    within seconds of coming out of the few tunnel things on the M25.

    With the car cable and backup batteries included and the Navteq maps
    being very close in quality/usability to TomTom ones it does seem a
    bargain at current prices.
     
    Stuart Millington, Apr 12, 2007
    #19
  20. On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 20:07:25 +0100, "David Wright"
    <> wrote:

    >The PC World website seems to be listing two - Medion GoPal 210 with Case @
    >£84.98, and the Medion GoPal PNA 210 @ £99.99 - are they the same thing? The
    >descriptions and photos suggest they are, but it's odd that you get a free
    >case with the cheaper one!?


    Dunno, but the local PCWaste had the PNA 210's marked at £89.99. The
    checkout charged £99.99 - but I bought other stuff at the same time
    and didn't notice until I got home :-(
     
    Stuart Millington, Apr 12, 2007
    #20
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