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    Hey im wondering if there are any free gps software programs out there. or any with a free evluation period. i just want to try this bu-353 out and see how it is.

    thanks

  • #2
    I think Destinator has a free trial download, although I'm not certain.

    There must be tons of free gps test programs out there that you can use to confirm it is working properly. Try a Google search for them.
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    • #3
      Usually the units ship with a software disk that has a program to show you your location and how many satelites it has detected with their relative strengths. This will show you the gps unit is working.
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      • #4
        There's a free trial of Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010, which includes road map of USA, Canada, and Mexico. If you are in Europe, you could download and install free trial of Microsoft AutoRoute 2010.

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        • #5
          I got Street Atlas 2010 and iGuidance v4.0. Seems like Street atlast is much nicer compared to iGuidance. Only thing lacking is built in keyboard.

          Thanks fellas

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          • #6
            Originally posted by slaya786 View Post
            I got Street Atlas 2010 and iGuidance v4.0. Seems like Street atlast is much nicer compared to iGuidance. Only thing lacking is built in keyboard.

            Thanks fellas
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            • #7
              Lol no, it seems that i've got a newer version because they've now updated Street Atlas with touchscreen users in mind.

              To me the Data (next turn, eta, distance traveled, ect) is better placed and easier to read. Also, the menu's follow the same standard, and to me are much nicer than the iGuidance one. The grey bar running horizontally, with the green and red dot show you where you are in refrence to your starting point and ending destination.

              Check it out:


              Compared to:



              edited for clearer pics

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              • #8
                I've been running Street Atlas 2010 Plus embedded in RideRunner for about 3 months. Personally I am totally stoked and happy with it. It does work well even on a seven inch touch screen. I have dual touch screens with a custom dual screen skin. So when I open my nav screen, it embeds delorme into the first screen where I will have other Riderunner features in the second. The voice commands are fun to use, and I can't be happier with it. It works well. Best thing was that I caught it on sale for $19. It was truly a steal. And on a sidenote, there is none of that activation license bullcrap so you can have it installed on more than one pc without a hassle. A total win win deal. I can't say any of that about Iguidance.
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                • #9
                  Talk about a steal, haha you wouldnt want to know how i got it. Muahuahahah!

                  By the way how were you able to incorperate Street Atlas into RR?

                  Were you able to get an onscreen keyboard working with it (besides stock windows one)?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by slaya786 View Post
                    Talk about a steal, haha you wouldnt want to know how i got it. Muahuahahah!

                    By the way how were you able to incorperate Street Atlas into RR?

                    Were you able to get an onscreen keyboard working with it (besides stock windows one)?
                    Slaya,
                    I use a usb mini keyboard with mine.
                    On the embed, what I'll do is post how I did mine when I finish up my work week. PM me so I don't forget.
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                    • #11
                      Slaya,
                      I have an idea for the onscreen keyboard issue. Let me do a little experimenting, and I'll see what I can come up with.
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                      • #12
                        iGuidance only has a 7 day trial period. I found out when I installed it. As far as I know they don't give it to you unless you buy the full version, which I highly recommend.

                        As far as integrating it with RR, I have yet to do it, but haven't spent alot of time on it as it works good without integrating it.
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                        M2 Power Supply $85
                        GPS Receiver ~ $36
                        iGuidance ~100

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                        • #13
                          Roadrunner supports iGuidance integration out of the box. It's much nicer than opening a new window for nav. But like i said, i think Street Atlas has a better ui, only lacking on-screen keyboard support and seemless integration with road runner.

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                          • #14
                            Hmm, I must be doing something wrong as when I try to access it through RR it cuts off my buttons or something, can't use it anyway. Can't remember as I haven't tried it since last year.
                            2004 F150 STX Heritage:
                            Parts:
                            ASUS E35M1-I Fusion AMD 1.6GHz DC ~$114
                            Patriot 32GB SSD ~$80
                            Kingston 4GB ~$25
                            1/2" MDF - ~$15
                            10" Samsung touch panel - ~270
                            M2 Power Supply $85
                            GPS Receiver ~ $36
                            iGuidance ~100

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                            • #15
                              There is a thread in the FAQ showing you exactly how to get it to integrate properly.. If you're interested i'll post the link

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