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post #1 of 375 Old 08-06-2018, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question Chinese GPS

I saw Chinese GPS on eBay claimed to be waterproof.
Any one has a good experience with them? and do you recommend that?
I may eventually go with a Zumo , but want to know about these less expensive too.
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A link to said GPS would be nice.
I make do with A car style GPS and a Ram Aqua Box to keep it clean and dry.
What support does the Chinese unit offer? The car types I get for about $100 have life time live traffic and maps downloads.
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A link to said GPS would be nice.
I make do with A car style GPS and a Ram Aqua Box to keep it clean and dry.
What support does the Chinese unit offer? The car types I get for about $100 have life time live traffic and maps downloads.
.Yes you are right, but I did not want to promote any brand here.

https://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Te...t_sims?ie=UTF8
on EBAY and amazon have this with different names , but I think they are all the same , even waterproof.
Please let me know what you think , starting price is 100ish , depending on extra offers go to 130ish.
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I'd see posting a link is a problem. Just making folks aware of what you found. Sometimes it's helpful for ignoring or for going for a product.
I get ads from Bang Good all the time and have gotten some useful items.
it always comes with Caveat Emptor. I had TomTom and Magellan units fail due vibration or a wee bit of rain drops on the face. So to me they were no better than an unknown Chinese device.
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I'd see posting a link is a problem. Just making folks aware of what you found. Sometimes it's helpful for ignoring or for going for a product.
I get ads from Bang Good all the time and have gotten some useful items.
it always comes with Caveat Emptor. I had TomTom and Magellan units fail due vibration or a wee bit of rain drops on the face. So to me they were no better than an unknown Chinese device.
your point is valid.
Bang god has it for more expensive that EBAY us provider , so if orderd I would order form Ebay.
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.Yes you are right, but I did not want to promote any brand here.

https://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Te...t_sims?ie=UTF8
on EBAY and amazon have this with different names , but I think they are all the same , even waterproof.
Please let me know what you think , starting price is 100ish , depending on extra offers go to 130ish.
thank you
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From what I can tell the hardware is good. However, someone pointed out that the software is a mixed bag and your kinda on your own. He wasn't able to find the manufacturer on the site to register for updates. However, that specific device might just be a rebranded one, so with luck you could probably pick a different model and it would just work. Trick is, you would have to find the correct one.

Interestingly, it does run Windows CE 6.0. So theoretically, you could run any GPS software, as long as WinCE is supported. Or solitaire.

So its a neat device from the hardware stand point, but it isn't perfect out of the box. That's kinda the tradeoff with these cheap devices. Hardware is usually good but the support leaves a lot to be desired.
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I like GPSTomTom. I had several, and always done their job. Once I bought a Garmin but did not like it and replaced it with a TT. The few tests carried out with Chinese GPS, including the one you show, but under another brand, have been severe failures (hardware and software), almost immediately after the purchase ..
I recently bought a TT rider 450, I am very satisfied, even if he suffered the disease specific to this model (base that no longer works) but it has been changed under warranty, and since, no problem.
So yes, the price is not given, but it is the price of efficiency and tranquility.
I did not wait to buy the new TT550, which does not offer a radical change over mine 450.
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I like GPSTomTom. I had several, and always done their job. Once I bought a Garmin but did not like it and replaced it with a TT. The few tests carried out with Chinese GPS, including the one you show, but under another brand, have been severe failures (hardware and software), almost immediately after the purchase ..
I recently bought a TT rider 450, I am very satisfied, even if he suffered the disease specific to this model (base that no longer works) but it has been changed under warranty, and since, no problem.
So yes, the price is not given, but it is the price of efficiency and tranquility.
I did not wait to buy the new TT550, which does not offer a radical change over mine 450.
Thank you for your input, appreciated
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If i had serious dough to drop, i'd run and buy a magellan TRX7CS.

I used to want a chinese gps, but instead of dropping in price over time, they got fewer and more expensive... makes no sense.


Have you seen ppl on youtube making their regular cheap gps waterproof with silicone?

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I have a Zumo 665 on my V2 but went with an inexpensive FODSports Chinese tablet on my Versys 300. The current ones are Android 6.0 and BT 4.0 and have 1 GB Ram.

The only issue I knew of on the older ones is Blue-Tooth compatibility with say a Sena. I have had it for six months and is it always on. I have it powered so it turns on and off with key and it works nearly the same as the Zumo. I was running some other apps on the Android and ran the main storage low on space once and started getting warnings but really it has worked well. One big advantages of the Android is you can run apps off of Play Store.

There are a ton of different versions out there so be careful. Different versions of Android and some use CE. Ram varies as well as the BT version. Sometimes the plug-ins are not standard on some brands. Don't count on any support other than the forums although they use standard maps and mine is using the iGO nav software.

I bought from a US warehouse on EBay and got it in three days. About $135. I think my Zumo was about $600+ back when as a model behind the newest at the time. Each has advantages but but both work well. The Zumo should be better and it is in some ways. More robust build. Ultra-compatible with everything, etc. A bit brighter screen but not that much. Better touch control. The Android has more GPS options. Sometimes one mapset or the other has been correct. The Zumo certainly doesn't work any better at navigation for my uses. Most trip creation apps work for both via conversions. Both are waterproof as far as rain goes.

Like Android these are highly configurable. Fonts, colors, screen layouts, etc. If you are more of an iPhone person (prefer it all configured and unchangeable) then they might not be the best fit and the Zumo is a better way to go. You can get in and mess things up on Android. The Koolertron seems pretty far out of date on software and hardware to me in a quick glance. That is the big negative in some of the reviews. Others say the screen is real dim and the plugs aren't standard.

https://www.igonavigation.com/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Android-4...from=R40&rt=nc

This one is shipping from China but similar and the newer version. Blue-tooth 6.0. I would buy another knowing what I know now.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Android-6...itleDesc=0%7C0


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