Navigation Programs for PC with audio prompts?

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by Netman ®, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Netman ®

    Netman ® Guest

    I've seen TomTom for PDAs but I already have a USB GPS receiver so don't
    really want to replicate buying stuff for my PDA.

    I've used AutoRoute in conjunction with my laptop and GPS reciever in-car
    before but was wondering if there was any software available that gave audio
    prompts; maybe an add-on to AutoRoute is available?

    Thanks for any suggestions

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    Netman ®, Oct 31, 2003
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  2. The only UK software that has spoken directions is InfoMap Navigator. This
    has speech, route-recalc, UK PostCodes etc and is actually quite good! It
    has a few bugs and the user interface is complex but for £34.99 for the UK
    version or £49.99 for Europe it's hardly overpriced!


    Another alternative although not a cheap one is Socket's new 'MyNavigator'
    PocketPC Nav Software. It's only currently available as a package with a
    Socket Bluetooth GPS but interestingly the software also runs on a PC with
    the same voice and nav as the PDA. The pacakge includes Navtech maps of
    Europe but is over £400 so may not be the solution for you!
    Darren Griffin - PocketGPS, Nov 1, 2003
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  3. Netman ®

    Roy V Guest

    As Darren says infomap Navigator is OK but, do not download their update
    from the website, or adjust the road preferences
    as this will cause you problems. It is buggy, fiddly, quirky, but otherwise
    very good once you get to grips with it . I use it every day.
    Roy Vassie
    Roy V, Nov 15, 2003
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