__/ [ Ian Rawlings ] on Thursday 09 March 2006 08:19 \__
> On 2006-03-09, plmuon@xxxxxxxxx <plmuon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> OK I'm convinced, thanks for your advice. I'll use my T5 also for
>> navigation and not buy new hardware, only tomtom software + GPS
Glad to have had some minor impact... *smile*
> Don't give up on the idea of a second PDA for GPS, just make sure it's
> one that you can use as your main PDA. I bought a spare T3 with
> tomtom gear on ebay for £120.
> If you use your T5 a lot and would prefer not to be without it,
> consider buying a similar machine second-hand and using it for satnav.
> If your T5 breaks or gets stolen, you then have a readily available
> spare. I have two T3s, one in my pocket, the other in the car. Using
> it in the car ensures that it gets use and so prevents the battery
> from being ruined through lack of use.
> I have tomtom on both machines, so I can use my pocket machine to look
> up addresses, check journey times etc, and I have the spare machine in
> my main car connected to a wired serial GPS and a powered, fixed
> cradle. In my other rarely used car I have a tomtom suction cradle
> and tomtom bluetooth GPS, and when in that car I use my main pocket
> PDA for navigation. I can transfer this setup to any hire cars I
> might be using.
Either you are gadget-savvy or you are very wealthy. I always discourage
friends from 'fragmentation' to multiple devices such as cellular and PDA
(or PDA/laptop, laptop/desktop unless closely-networked). Address book in
one hand and the dial on another, for example, is a classic. *smile*
Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate (Medical Biophysics)
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