iNAVI K7: why can’t we have 3D maps like this?

Every time I see one of these Korean GPS navigation systems such as the latest iNavi K7 from Thinkware I can’t stop but compare it to what we have here in the U.S. The closest we can get is the new Reality View Pro from Navigon but even that is nothing compared 3D renderings by these guys. (I’m sure it is a lot easier for them to create these maps since South Korea is about the size of Minnesota.)

Anyhow, this device we’re so jealous about has a 7″ screen, 8GB SDHC memory card and 256MB of RAM/ROM. It also uses a geomagnetic sensor which can enhance your navigation experience by making up for the weak satellite signals you may experience when driving between tall building.

iNAVI K7 also features touch key with LED lights, supports multimedia functions such as DMB, video player, MP3 playback, etc. It has a detachable battery pack too. It will sell for 549000KRW…via

7 Responses to “iNAVI K7: why can’t we have 3D maps like this?”

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    […] Many of the Asian based GPS companies come out with many interesting GPS units that come loaded with many nice features. This new GPS, the iNavi K7 from Thinkware, is no exception. One of the K7’s main features is its 7-inch touch screen, that coupled with its ability to display 3D map images the screen will display beautiful and easy to understand images. In addition, it comes with an 8GB SDHC memory card, 256MB of RAM, and it uses geomagnetic sensor to always display maps even when there isn’t a very strong satellite signal. It also comes with LED lights, DMB receiver, and plays videos and MP3’s. One of the main features is the aforementioned display of GPS maps in 3D and if you take a look at the above picture, you can see how 3D images look. If you think about normal 2D images, you can see the difference. It should be available soon, however, only in the Korean market. It is expected to retail for 549,000 KRW, or around $502 US. var AdBrite_Title_Color = ‘000000’; var AdBrite_Text_Color = ‘000000’; var AdBrite_Background_Color = ‘FFFFFF’; var AdBrite_Border_Color = ‘CCCCCC’; var AdBrite_URL_Color = ‘006699’; Via [NaviGadget] […]

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  5. Frombie Says:

    I live in South Korea and just bought one of these units. absolutely amazing technology and well worth the money.

    It actually takes two 8MB SD memory cards and you can also connect an external hard drive to it via USB 2.

    I’ve had no problems playing any video codecs with it and have connected to my television and Sony HD video camera via the AV in/out ports.

    Some other features are the game consol, rear camera (for reversing), Bluetooth for hands free calls via your mobile phone and it has a Karoke microphone.

    All in all it’s brilliant for entertaining children on long drives and finding your way in unfamiliar places.

    Highly recommended…..

  6. CB1307 Says:

    I live in South Korea as well and was curious how to get my iNavi to read my music videos off the SD chip. It doesn’t even recognize them. Thanks for your help..

  7. Zulifqar Ali Says:

    can we update these maps for gulf in English I need some one help me as I bought a car from japan and I live in Oman and there is K3 + Navi installed in it and all the maps are in Korean language I am unable to use it but maps are amazing as its 3d

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