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Originally posted by tt6389@Sep 18 2006, 11:19 PM

That place is where the West Thread peeps like to go for their late tim sum supper.Bought some chinese serial dvds at road side stall. Ate a bowl of Wanton mee at a kopi tiam, while observing people & night activities on the streets. Then return Spore by first link.

Hiz!

 

That place is it near Yew Meng?

My GPS also indicates a Dim sum store named Yoon Lai.

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Originally posted by mika14@Sep 19 2006, 07:00 AM

Hiz!

 

That place is it near Yew Meng?

My GPS also indicates a Dim sum store named Yoon Lai.

yup thats the one...cheap, good & delicious tim sum place. While eating at the table outside, you can hear someone singing karaoke at next door pub.

:smile:

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7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

-- it's true & it really works for me. :)

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Originally posted by josean@Sep 19 2006, 06:04 PM

how much would a used Garmin GPS unit cost?

depends on model & age, shld cost ya $200-$500 for 60/76 series...

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Yew Meng Dim Sum.....Yum Yum......:hungry:

 

Thinking of going already.....:hungry:

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Originally posted by cheeko@Sep 20 2006, 09:21 AM

tt6389 sounds like a promotor for garmin gps products o_O How abt any other brands besides garmin?

Only Garmin gps can download free maps from many websites. Other brands got to spend a bomb to buy the maps.

 

Cheeko: you sounding very cynical.

:nono:

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Originally posted by tt6389@Sep 20 2006, 09:52 AM

Only Garmin gps can download free maps from many websites. Other brands got to spend a bomb to buy the maps.

 

Cheeko: you sounding very cynical.

:nono:

negative, there r *free* maps around for other made like Magellan & Lowrance as well, jus that not as many as they do for Garmin. :smile:

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Originally posted by cheeko@Sep 20 2006, 09:21 AM

tt6389 sounds like a promotor for garmin gps products o_O How abt any other brands besides garmin?

Maybe b'cos maps for Garmin are available widely for *free*, tat's y he's very into Garmin. Would u buy a Merc or BMW? :smile:

 

>no offence

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Originally posted by tt6389@Sep 18 2006, 11:19 PM

How I used my GPS today:-

Today I went to Kulai by second link after finish work at 5.15pm. Reach there 6.20pm before dark. Its a straight NShighway & exit to Kulai. Quite a no. of nice seafood restaurants & makan places there. Hardly any heavy traffic which you normally will see at this time in JB. That place is where the West Thread peeps like to go for their late tim sum supper. Had the GPS coordinates saved when I join them 2 weeks ago. It looks so different when I recce the place before dark.

Bought some chinese serial dvds at road side stall. Ate a bowl of Wanton mee at a kopi tiam, while observing people & night activities on the streets. Then return Spore by first link. Quite fun expereince.

 

The whole journey if I dun have a GPS will take longer time, coz I probably be lost or running in circles in jb town or some where.

 

 

:smile:

do take caution tat there'r still many routing error exist in malsingmaps, eg. 1way present as both way, no u-turn, road no existence or wrongly linked, etc etc... do ride safe..

 

if u do like their maps, y not consider made some contribution towards the upkeep of it? like sending ur error reports to them or submit tracks taken during ur trip? It'll eventually make it even better..

 

there'r more than 17k members with mapsingmaps presently but ONLY less than 2% r doing their contribution to appricate it, remaining 98% r jus leeches...... :sian:

 

:smile:

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Originally posted by mika14@Sep 19 2006, 07:00 AM

Hiz!

 

That place is it near Yew Meng?

My GPS also indicates a Dim sum store named Yoon Lai.

how's ur GPS3 'software missing' issue? solved yet?

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Originally posted by adhlk@Sep 18 2006, 03:53 PM

The auto-switching between day and night is automatic for Garmin Que. Therefore, I never find any difficulties while either reading in the day or at night while riding.....The only problem is....the battery life is short....

 

Like last night, use it for barely 3 hours and the Ipaq is screeming "OUT OF BATTERY"......:sian:

 

I would love to see the 60CSX as I have intention to get it somewhere towards the end of this week.

 

As for 60CSX, wow...there are lots of things you can do with it.

1) Hiking

2) Fishing

3) Rock Climbing

4) Travelling (Especially in Malaysia)

5) GeoCaching (if you are in it....it is quite fun, I have seen ppl doing it, but because my Ipaq has limited batery and mobility, I did not join

6) Recce

7) Mapping

8) Safari (If you are in Indonesia)

9) Sharing your POI with interest group (lots to chat about)

 

You can add on, but that is what I am going to do once I get my 60CSX.....

:smile:

the auto-switching function between day & night for 60c/cs/cx/csx & 76c/cs/cx/csx is automatic as well, not aware of other models like Legend though.

 

A full-charged 2700mAh battery (non GP brand as it s**ks, lost charged very quickly) can last me at least 3 days base on daily avarage 100+km usage..

 

there r 1 more 'bo liao' thing u can do with ur GPSr, keep track of ur current position or record tracks while u are in flight.... :cheeky:

 

if local warranty (free freight to Taiwan if ur unit got problem) is not an issue, u may want to consider getting it online as it's more cost effective. 2nd choice, if u can wait for 3-5 weeks, order from ST Electronics (Info-comm Systems). Last choice, get it from SLT or SLS. Do take note that prices from SLT is slightly cheaper than SLS, also there are 4 - 5 kind of difference pricing in SLS alone, ask around, don't rush, don't be taken in by sweet-talk of boss/saleman... oh, there's another shop in Textile Centre too :goodluck: :smile:

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Originally posted by jus101@Sep 20 2006, 04:10 PM

"If local warranty (free freight to Taiwan if ur unit got problem) is not an issue, u may want to consider getting it online "

 

hi, u mentioning if we buy GPS in local with warranty, if our GPS got problm they will send to TAIWAN ? In tat case it may takes weeks or months for the repair.

:confused:

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Originally posted by chris75@Sep 20 2006, 04:44 PM

hi, u mentioning if we buy GPS in local with warranty, if our GPS got problm they will send to TAIWAN ? In tat case it may takes weeks or months for the repair.

:confused:

yes, as far as I know, units purchased from Asia (Pacific version) will be ship to Taiwan for repair in event of failure, be it antenna problem, cracked LCD, casing damaged, circuit board issue, etc... No repair are done locally. I had ship my old 76S for re-con and it took me 5 weeks to get it back, friend of mine had antenna issue took him 4 weeks. I've also heard people (very unlucky guy) send his unit 3 times within a year due to manufacturing defects..

 

say, if u buy online from US, in event of problem u'll need to ship it to Garmin US for repair, too U'll 've to pay ur own freight as warranty only cover freight within US for America version, same goes with Alantic version in Eurpoe.

 

as far as I know, only US, Canada (certain model only), & Taiwan do repair for Garmin products, not to sure about Garmin UK though. :smile:

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Originally posted by JoOs7eR@Sep 17 2006, 05:12 AM

Erm... Isit Worth The Invest On This Gagdet?

in my opinion, if u enjoy & do travelling/touring alot, it's worthwhile to invest on a GPS, be it a standalone handheld or PDA+BT GPSr.

 

put urself in a forest, and with helps of GPS (even those without mapping features), u'll get out of it in no time..

 

I had used my gps (with no detailed map loaded & no paper map too) to tour entire thailand & west malaysia from 2000 - 2003 without must issue.. Had friends who buy for their BH to use too.. :smile:

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I used a GPS during my northern thailand tour...... :cheeky:

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My Bike Outside The Immigration Checkpoint of Mae Sod(Thai Mynmar Border), Mae Sod, Thailand

25th Dec 2005 to 9th Jan 2006

Singapore - Malaysia - Thailand

Total Distance Covered ~ 7000+ km

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my humble pocket size legend cx autoswitch day & nite also.

 

Besides auto-routing, it was also track or logged the journey taken, so later can view on the PC screen, the route travelled.

 

It prompts me of incoming speed traps along NSHighway. The speed traps positions are updated by Malsing maps enthusiasts - dunno how accurate.

 

Also the petrol kiosks also shown on GPS map & their distance from my current position - good for estimating my top up points along the travel route.

 

Once while searching for the Labis hotspring in in Segamat , another rider split from our group. He sms us his GPS coordinates, and we meet up again in no time.

 

Never leave home without it when travelling oversea.

 

:smile:

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7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

-- it's true & it really works for me. :)

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Imagine going for a KL shopping trip on bike & getting lost in Petaling Jaya. Heavy traffic around you , can't remember the way back to the hotel. Got to stop some where & study the paper map & figure out. The roads are one way, no U turn if wrong direction. So much worries & distraction from heavy traffic. That's where a GPS comes in handy - no worries ; just concentrate on riding safely amidst heavy traffic. The GPS Auto-routing function will prompt you when you need to turn at the next juction to reach destination.

 

Even if following a group of riders, sometimes can breakoff the group & left behind when passing a changing traffic lights. Not easy to follow group so closely amidst heavy traffics & jams. Having a GPS means no worries in losing the group also.

 

:smile:

 

Cheeko: I work in Jurong Island

John 15:7 (New International Version)

7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

-- it's true & it really works for me. :)

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Originally posted by jus101@Sep 20 2006, 03:47 PM

how's ur GPS3 'software missing' issue? solved yet?

Hiz!

 

I had send my Garmin Pilot III to USA for repairs which they say will do it for me FOC.

Hope they can do miracles.

 

Thanks for remembering!

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Originally posted by mika14@Sep 23 2006, 06:45 AM

I had send my Garmin Pilot III to USA for repairs which they say will do it for me FOC.

Hope they can do miracles.

:smile: it's a minor firmware issue, they'll get if fixed for u in no time. certain Garmin models, u can actually 'd.i.y.' urself. :cheeky:

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Originally posted by mika14@Sep 23 2006, 06:45 AM

Hiz!

 

I had send my Garmin Pilot III to USA for repairs which they say will do it for me FOC.

Hope they can do miracles.

 

Thanks for remembering!

 

 

hi mika14, do update us for the cost of sending to US and time taken for fixing ur GPS.

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any body wants to know how a GPS really works can join my day trip on 7th Oct to Pulai waterfall, kukup, pontian, batu pahat wet world.

:smile:

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7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

-- it's true & it really works for me. :)

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Originally posted by tt6389@Sep 28 2006, 11:33 AM

any body wants to know how a GPS really works can join my day trip on 7th Oct to Pulai waterfall, kukup, pontian, batu pahat wet world.

:smile:

Meet where, what time ar?

 

I dun hav GPS yet, but intend to buy in future.

 

Rain still ON or not?

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