routis problem? anyone experiencing the same thing?
I've always wanted to purchase a navigation system for my car, but $2,000-$3,000+ was a bit pricey for my taste. I started to look into alternative dashboard mount GPS for my car. the 3" display screen was too small for me to view and color screen cost upto $1000. I then started to looking into GPS software and receivers for portable laptops.
I've heard a lot of great things about Deluo Routis 2004. I decided to give it
a shot. After using it for a few month, here is my REVIEW.
Even with 3Ghz CPU and 512MB of RAM loaded on the laptop, the software would stall when I loaded two large states (New York and Ontario). I donít understand why we can't load the whole United States maps into the HDD. I've contacted Deluo tech support and I was told to download the cities in different folders, instead of downloading both cities
into one folder (c:\deluo routis\Maps) I had to download them into two folders
and rename my destination(Ontario) folder to <Maps> in order for routis to bring me to that location.
With Ontario maps loaded, I was totally lost driving from NYS since the NYS maps wasnít loaded. The only thing that was showing was the main highway 90. At times it indicated I was off road, even when I staying on the main highway route and GPS indicated I was driving on the other side of the
highway. I believe this is cause by not loading the NYS map.
Second, coming back from Ontario. I set my destination address location. NYS address could not be found. I had to change the folders maps once again.
With the NYS maps loaded now, home destination address set, and my car parked on the small shopping plaza in middle of nowhere in Ontario. Routis list was giving me directions but had no idea how to get there since Ontario maps werenít loaded. Routis indicated I was OFF ROAD with absolutely no streets names but a highway. I had to somehow get myself on the main highways to get back home. Luckily I remembered how to get back on one of the highways, then it was when the GPS synced with routis and finally
gave me driving directions.
Now if I was driving cross country from the united states east coast to the west. How would I use routis? Would I have to load each different state when I get there? Even if I load each different state, it would not know my final destination address. How would it give me driving directions??