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    Windows 8.1 Car PC and GPS Nav Woes...

    Hello all.. new user... I just built a tight i5, 240gb SSD, 8gb Ram Asus Car PC and it's fast... I got tons of things setup, but the GPS Nav options are few and poor...

    Win 8.1 laptop cannot use Win phone apps...
    Co Pilot seems the most viable one, but not sure when it's going to be updated, they announced it would be a while back, but it hasn't been...

    I looked into Blue Stacks, a program that runs Android on PC and it worked ok, but could not get it to download Scout (Google worked), but none could ever see the GPS hooked up to my PC. I've seen others had success with this, but I haven't.

    I came across this...

    http://droid-at-screen.ribomation.com/installation/

    A program that duplicates the android screen on your PC via usb cable...
    It took a few minutes to setup, BUT IT WORKED GRET!
    Audio still comes out of phone, so I could blu tooth to pc or radio...

    I'm not sure if any good options will be released for Windows PC, but there are may good choices on the Android market and now that I can see the screen on my Car PC, much easier and I don't need to spend any more $$$

    Again, new, first post, not sure if people are aware of this or have used it before but it works for what I need it.

    Rafael

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    Have you looked at Microsoft Streets? I have it loaded on mine and it seemed to work...

    I haven't tried but you might be able to use google maps for this as well which I use on my android all the time.

    If you do a search for "Open street maps" You may be able to find something that may work as well.

    Rodney.

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    Google Maps via web page is not the same as the Google Maps App on Android with spoken turn by turn.
    Thought I did look to see if there were add in's / Extnsions for Chrome to accomplish this, none would do it...
    I saw the Microsoft Product, but I think it may be out of date too... If CoPilot doesn't update their product, I may just go this route...
    I asked them how much hard drive space CoPilot 8 requires, they said 250 GB (not MB), that's the whole size of my solid state drive!
    So that's a lot of upgrades vs plugging my Samsung S3 in to the PC via USB Cable...

    Rafael

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    Mapfactor navigator do a paid and free versions for pc...not bad..not 100% on its nav engine tho..garmin is around also

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    Quote Originally Posted by redheadedrod View Post
    Have you looked at Microsoft Streets? I have it loaded on mine and it seemed to work...

    I haven't tried but you might be able to use google maps for this as well which I use on my android all the time.

    If you do a search for "Open street maps" You may be able to find something that may work as well.

    Rodney.
    I have used MS Streets & Trips. It is NOT small touchscreen friendly. But it does work well.
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    PC Navigator Free works well and is small enough for a tablet. The routing engine is not quite as good as the paid version, but certainly usable, and it is all touch-friendly. Sygic Fleet is expensive, but is updated, works well with touch, and has an adequate routing engine. Good overall coverage. Agree with the assessment of Microsoft Streets and Trips...works, but not easy on a touchscreen. I've used all of these on tablets, and they all work. Nokia "Here" maps (available in the Microsoft Store) is a pretty good net-based mapping tool, but the routing and directions are not really much better than Bing or Google maps. VERY nice display, though.

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