Hey guys, like the title says, i'm new!
I just bought my first GPS yesterday. It's an off brand from what i can find on google, but it seems to work pretty well.
I'm going out of town next weekend and while i was trying to find my hotel up in columbus, it didn't come up in the POIs. So i did a little searching and found this place
But im not sure if this thing can even load other POIs i don't really see where i would put them. haha.
Any help guys?
In order to load POI's, you need to know what format it accepts i.e. GPX, CSV etc.
What does the manual say? What brand is it? Does it have software available?
Hey, thanks for the reply.
I meant to include the brand in the first post, totally spaced that. Sorry! It's a RightWay 400 GPS navigator.
It didn't come with any software, but heres the manual:
sit back and enjoy this site will get u there
He contacted customer service and was given directions. You could try that or go to his post. (http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19109) It's the last post and send a message.
Enjoy the site. You will learn lots of different things here.
Welcome to the site. It looks as if the unit has a lot of features but there is no information in the manual about adding custom POI files.
I also suggest contacting the company and seeing about updates and additional procedures.
Welcome aboard! In no time at all, you'll be full of knowledge about your gps and many other things.
Well that makes me hopeful then. I looked through for colleges/universities just out of curiosity and noticed the lack of them! Just Elementary schools and High schools. Guess i'll shoot them an email.
I really appreciate the help
Welcome to the site Natsu.
Welcome. Enjoy all that this site has to offer.
Once you here, you won't find your way out because it's one of the BEST sites among.
Welcome to the site;)
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Welcome! It's a good site to be a part of.
We're glad to have you on board! you'll find lots of great info here!
after having tried a few units loaned from friends, I bought a Garmin 350 from a friend last summer. I am just learning how to customize it.
After having loaded a couple of POI files from here onto my unit, I noticed that there are discrepancies. When there are multiple files to choose from on the same theme which one do you choose? how do you go about making changes to the submission here?
Welcome to the site krash
Use the contact tab to email the author of the file.When you go to the download page you will see
Submitted by .Click on that name and it will take you to the page for contact.
So i emailed them and they told me to send them the missing addresses and they'd add them to the map update they're releasing in 2 months. The website mentions this update and says it'll be like $30 to do this.
I paid $42 for this thing, i really don't want to pay nearly that to just update it when there seems to be a way to update it without that nonsense.. hm.
i'm new too...lots of good info here
Welcome to the site soma66.
BTW there's gals in here too, might wanna say hello to them also. Never know when you might need one. Oh did i mention that the person who runs the show in here is called Miss Poi?
You will find this site to be an invaluable resource for your GPS. Welcome to the community!
Welcome aboard. This is a great sight for lots of knowledge and insight
Let me echo Charlie's welcome. Enjoy the stay.
Welcome to the site.
Welcome to the world of GPS.
Greetings and glad to see on the POI forum. Enjoy
Hope you enjoy your stay here
You will really enjoy the poi factory. This is a great source and will be an invaluable source of information for using your GPS.
That's how it is with these things. Some will give one free update, some won't. I bought my Sony NV-U73T as a refurb from Sony for $100. Guess what the map update cost? $100.
Looking at your Online Manual I found that you have a CoPilot GPS from ALK Technologies, a big name in the GPS world for truckers. It is OEMed under Rightway GPS from Transparent GPS who was selling GPS prducts under EMTAC GPS. The CoPilot GPS doesn't get high reviews, it's address locations won't be the most accurate and you should check the routing before going to cities or roads you are unfamiliar with. There are many stories of people following a GPS down back roads that lead to nowhere.
All in all it looks like the Rightway version of the CoPilot has been modified for more then the marketed CoPilot for truckers and the add-ons look good. The Operating system is running under Windows CE and ALK does have software that will run on mobile phones, so maybe this software originated from there. I could not find any info about the ability to add POI's but you do have the option to use an SD card, so that is a good sign. Hopefully someone here will be able to give you more insight and answer the POI question.
Welcome to the best community of GPS enthusists on the internet.
Welcome aboard --- you will love it here!
Using a GPS is like falling in love; you get out of it what you put into it.
not one of them but a lot of knowledgeable people here willing to help.welcome
As everyone else stated - welcome, and enjoy the site!
Welcome Natsu. Hope you find the site to be all you wish. I found it to be more than I could imagine.
What a great bunch of people - and - we all have the same interests - GPSn.
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