Holux has been in the news recently – most of the time about their bluetooth GPS receivers. Today we’re looking at a complete navigation system from Holux, called the “GPSmile 52 Car Navigator”. It is a very compact device measuring only 9.5 x 7.7 x 2.2 cm. That is less than 10 cm’s on east biggest side, and less than 1 inch thick, and it only weighs 180 grams. The display measures a standard 3.5 inches and is built with high-brightness & contrast ratio transflective TFT LCD that can support 16.7 M colors at 240 x 320 resolution. Holux decided to go with SiRF Star with the GPSmile 52 that can provide down to 10 meters accuracy with 20 channels.
The device comes with a stylus that can be used the operate the touch screen running Windows CE in the background. One amazing thing with this device is its battery life. An on board 2600mAh Li-Ion storage provides up to 10 hours of use time. That’s longer than some old iPods can last. GPSmile uses SD cards which can be used to bring some audio and image files with you.