Navman Reciever w/ Delorme Street Atlas 2003?
My first attempt at navigation I bought Navman receiver on sale sale it. As you may know it came with Rand McNally Map software. I was upset when i found that it could not do any routing without the internet, so i then bough Street Atlas 2003. Generally I am pleased with the software but theres a delay in my actual position to whats being reported on the screen. The delay is so bad I can be to my destination and the software telling me i just made my first turn which was 20 minutes ago.
Has anyone else experienced this in there setup? Or is it just Navman reciever and Street Atlas specific? Is there a setting in street atlas that i maybe over looking that will display my position in real time? Would the new delorme reciever fix this problem? Help Me Please because this is nerve recking!?!
Re: Navman Reciever w/ Delorme Street Atlas 2003?
I also have Street Atlas 2K3. Its navigational ability is somewhat limited. Heres a couple examples: If you miss a turn, it doesnt notify you at all and if it does it kept saying "off route...off route... off route" Sometimes I just wanna somehow grab the ***** ( I set my speaker to Mary) by her shoulder and yell I KNOW, GET ME BACK ON ROUTE YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP. Second, if you miss a turn and click on "back on track" (SA2K3's version of reroute), it just tells you to make a U turn. It's hard enough already to drive and look at the fine map prints I have to use my mouse to click on "back on track" button everytime I miss a turn. It's an accident waiting to happen. Don't get me wrong, I love SA2K3. I use it all the time to see where I'm at on the map. I dont use it for step by step nag at all. It's too hard to use while driving. SA2k3 requires VGA screen at 800X600 or else you cant see the words.
Originally posted by csvt
theres a delay in my actual position to whats being reported on the screen. The delay is so bad I can be to my destination and the software telling me i just made my first turn which was 20 minutes ago.
The only software designed for in car navigation while driving by yourself is Copilot. Once you setup the destination, you can turn off the monitor and it'll still get you there. I did it just to see if it's possible.
SA2K3 does display your position in real time. It updates the position every second. You might want to check the auto rotate and auto re-center. If you're going to get a different receiver, why not Rand Mcnally? It'll work with any NEMA compatible software. Best part is it also works Copilot software. Is your Navman USB or serial?? I read somewhere that Navman might work with Copilot. But its not comfirmed. You can find copilot software on ebay for around $100. PM me if you have trouble locating copilot software.
Originally posted by csvt
Is there a setting in street atlas that i maybe over looking that will display my position in real time? Would the new delorme reciever fix this problem? Help Me Please because this is nerve recking!?!
I had a chance to play with Acura RL3.5's touch screen nav. I must say that it's one of the best nav out there. If the RL's nav is a perfect 10, copilot would be about 8 and SA2K3 would be a 3 maybe 4.