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iNavi G1 from Korea does Karaoke

iNavi G1 is one of those in-car entertainment systems that never make it out of Korea and leave Westerners drooling. First off it is a GPS navigation device that can render 3D maps including 3D buildings, and even the night sky with stars and mountains in the background. The navigation system is supplemented with a geomagnetic sensor (g-sensor) to help navigate where GPS signals are weak or nonexistent such as between tall buildings and tunnels. Just like many others iNavi G1 also has a DMB receiver that lets your watch you favorite channel while navigating (who’s doing the driving?) thanks to its Picture-In-Picture capability.

iNavi G1 is also a media player supporting various formats such as MP3, AC3, AVI, ASF, WMV, MPG, MPEG, WMA, and OGG. However since there’s no on-board HDD you may wonder how to put your videos or music on to the device. Well, no worries. The iNavi has an SD memory slot as well as a USB host meaning you’ll have as much storage as your flash disks can hold.

Other features include a photo album to easily view your pics, several games, and a smart little software called ‘car diary’ to keep track of various car related expenses and other things.

And here is the best feature we left for last: The iNavi G1 is also a karaoke machine which we believe makes it the first and only device to combine GPS navigation with karaoke. Congratulations iNavi G1! via

Winavi navigation system from LeadTek shows up at Computex 2006

More navigation systems surfaced this week at the Asian trade show Computex 2006. This time it was the Taiwanese manufacturer with their WinNavi LR7900. Here are the specs:

  • SiRF Star III GPS chipset
  • 64 MB NAND flash + 64 MB SDRAM onboard
  • 3.6 inch 65K pixels color RGB TFT LCD with touch panel
  • SD memory slot for map expansion
  • Built-in 2 Watts speaker on PND
  • Dimensions: 5.08″ x 3.43″ x 1.06″


NAVV iPhone Navigation

People at NAVV got in touch with us and let us know about their latest GPS navigation application for the iPhone called NAVV GPS. This is an on-board application, meaning the data/maps it needs are all stored on the phone, so no need for data connection which probably would make European users quite happy where data connection is usually costly when you’re roaming from country to country.

The app costs 5 Euros for each region, and the supported regions are:

  • UK & Ireland
  • Benelux
  • Iberia
  • Scandinavia
  • DACH
  • Italy

NDrive now on Android

NDrive GPS navigation app – which has been available on the iPhone is now available for Android users. What’s difference between Google Maps Navigation and NDrive? and why should you pay for NDrive when Google Maps Navigation is free? Well first off Google Maps Navigation needs a high speed data service for the app to be useful, and secondly not everybody lives in the U.S. where Google Maps Navigation works. So NDrive uses complete maps installed on your phone and does not require 3G data service which maybe costly for some people.

NDrive offers turn-by-turn voice instructions, itineraries, searching by many different categories, three distinct modes of routing, favorites, points of interest and radar databases. Some other features include advanced itineraries with multiple waypoints for trip planning, some 3D objects for buildings and landmarks, availability of both ABC or QWERTY keyboard modes, and automatic Day/Night mode switching.

NDrive will work on Android versions 1.5, 1.6, and 2.0 which include devices such as Motorola Droid, T-Mobile’s G1, HTC’s Magic, Hero, and Dream, and the Samsung i7500.

See the prices after the jump: Read More …

Koreans invent Turbo GPS

Korean Fine Digital just introduced a new GPS navigation system called FineDrive Style 3D. Yeah – they’re not very creative with naming their sat nav systems but their realistic 3D rendering have no match. Also they have a new technology called “Turbo GPS” – which can get a GPS fix even around an overpass where GPS signals might not be optimal. Just a fancy name for dead reckoning if you ask us.

Some other features of the FineDrive Style 3D include the Atlan 3D navigation software, DMB for digital TV channels, real time traffic updates, latest gas prices.

For the basic 8G you’re going to need about 400K KRW which equals to about USD 345… Read More …

put this on my iphone please

Here is a screenshot of a navigation software which we wish we had here in the States. Unfortunately it is only available in Korea. Speaking of Korea, we would appreciate if a Korean reader would translate this page for us. Thank you.

For more screenshots of this navigation software follow link.

RouteBuddy 1.4 brings nuvi support to Macs

route buddy
RouteBuddy, mapping and GPS navigation software for Macs, just released version 1.4 which now supports Garmin nüvi and zūmo devices for import and export of waypoints/POIs, routes and tracks. In addition, it also offers support for several TomTom devices (such as GO and Rider) for waypoints/POIs and route transfer.

If you are already using RouteBuddy the update is free but if you are a new customer you can expect to pay $100. Maps start from $40 and are available for the following countries/regions:


  • Canada
  • North America
  • United States


  • Austria & Switzerland
  • Benelux
  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iberia
  • Italy
  • Scandinavia
  • United Kingdom & Ireland


  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia

Middle East

  • U.A.E.

Provia A1 Navigator

Here’s another high tech GPS navigation system from far east. Provia A1 Navigator is from Korea’s HTMS which put amazing 3D maps, a multimedia player that can handle multiple video formats and a touchscreen interface under a sharp 7″ display.

Even though it looks very thin and sexy it is doesn’t have an external HDD or a karaoke like other Korean navigation systems… via

Sony Go!Explore GPS navigation

Sony just announced Go!Explore, a new GPS navigation system for PSP. The new package which is to hit the stores holiday season this year brings together maps of TeleAtlas and the software of NavNGo and will incorparate GPS receiver hardware and the software on a UMD for the maps. PSP’s high processor power will be able to render awesome 3D city maps and landmarks in select cities where TeleAtlas makes them available.

Go!Explore is quite flexible and expandable supporting voice guidance in 11 languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish) and allowing users to update their POI database from the Playstation network or using Wi-Fi capabilities.

If you live in the US, do not get your hopes up just yet though – Sony’s Go!Explore currently only offers maps of UK/Ireland, Iberia, France, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, and Scandinavia.

Garmin Nuvi 200 surfaces on Danish site before CeBIT

The soon-to-be-announced nuvi 200, along with nuvi 250, and nuvi 270 have already made their appearances Garmin’s Danish site. From looking at the pictures we can tell the form factor will be same as a nuvi 360, and like we mentioned earlier today all will be entry level navigation devices.

Enjoy reading this auto-translation from nuvi 200’s Danish page:

Many of the functions that have secured the nüvi series their success over the whole world, have been carried on in the model who doesn’t blow up any budgets. With detail- maps of Scandinavia, and the intuitive operating system, one find its way light for the family in Sweden, the hotel in Norway or maybe just just a flying visit for the friends, over on the other hand of the Great Belt. They distinction – installed NavTeq shortly contains thousands of interest points, thus you lightly the nearest petrol finds station or restaurant. That sensitive hill built in an aerial, safe an unsurpassed position’s provision, even under difficult reception, such as dense town-driving or forest. And with built-in battery nüvi is a safe help, if one draws on discovery at a city on foot or on a bicycle. There is space for extra card, at SD short, one has to outside Scandinavia, there are lots of prospects. The extra memory’s place, can be also used to the classic nüvi favorites, 5 the language dictionary, deliveredly some of Oxford Dictionarie and Europe guide, delivered by Marco Polo. Watch the pictures from your digital camera on a large screen and calculate the local currency course, but a small number of pressures on the screen. There are many reasons more that nüvi the series has harvested great praise with the Danish reviewers, and that is what we’ll gladly expand with the newest scion on the tribe.

We realize translations are a bit funny – but it sounds like the nuvi 250 will have maps of more European countries than the nuvi 200, and nuvi 270 will include maps of North America. These details we’ll become more clear very soon at CeBIT… via