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Title: Have Pocket PC will travel
by Alan Linker

 

Using Traveroute’s CoPilot is one of the most convenient ways to transform your Pocket PC it to a full blown GPS, with local maps, directions, local business location and even has the ability to detour your route if you are stuck in traffic, due to weather, constructions or accidents.

My setup was done with the CF version and a iPAQ 3750 with a dual pcmcia card slot sleeve.

Installation

There are a few steps you must follow to install Pocket CoPilot GPS. First, you install the software onto your Pocket PC. The install wizard helps you step by step. I would recommend using at lease a 64 meg storage card for the Pocket CoPilot since it takes over 20MB of memory when you install the Pocket CoPilot software and the Pocket Speech software.  (If you do not have a IPAQ, I would recommend getting the Y-cable version of hardware, unless you have over 32 meg of storage space in you Pocket PC).

After you are done with the Pocket PC installation, you need to install the desktop software. This will give you the US maps, and listing all sorts of useful items.  This software is also, where you make the selection of roads and data that you want to upload to the Pocket PC for your travels.  You will then have to synchronize your Pocket PC to the desktop to download data before using the GPS.

The Users Manual for the program is in a PDF file that is installed on the Hard Drive at the time of Installation.

Above is my planned trip from Long Island NY to Las Vegas NV.  The data that will uploaded to the iPAQ will be every thing in green.  This includes roads, hotels, gas stations, banks, food and other travel info.  The transfer will be done through a wizard in the pc software. You can also just box out an area that you want or use a radius option from a set point.

Now that your data is in your Pocket PC you are ready to go.

Working on your Pocket PC takes a little getting used to.

First you have to repack your trip stops as they are not transferred from the PC to the Pocket PC.  This is done in the planning mode of the software.  You can pick all the stops and save them in you favorites list. 

Nexian HandyGPS Pro side view

Once you have picked all your stops, you switch to the guidance mode for the driving instructions and the software will nicely direct you on your trip.  Above are the two views that you will get while in route.  One of the nicest features in the program is the detour feature that most others do not have; this is done by just a touch of the screen.

Different Versions:

GPS Jacket Edition: supports iPAQ 3600, 3700, 3800, and 3900 series. It comes with 1 install CD, 1 data CD (street level detail for continental US), GPS expansion pack with CF card slot, 2 mounting options (windshield mount and vent mount), in-vehicle power adapter, user's guide available as a PDF in software. List Price: $349

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CF GPS Edition: supports iPAQ 3600, 3700, 3800, and 3900 series; Cassiopeia E-200; Jornada 568; AudioVox Maestro. It comes with 1 install CD, 1 data CD (street level detail for continental US), CF GPS receiver with 2 meter external antenna, vent mount, in-vehicle power adapter, user's guide available as a PDF in software. List Price: $349

Y-Cable Edition: supports iPAQ 3600 and 3700 series, Cassiopeia E-115, E-125, and E-200, Jornada 540 series and 560 series. 1 install CD, 1 data CD (street level detail for continental US), 12 Channel GPS receiver with in-vehicle power cable, vent mount, in-vehicle power adapter, and user’s guide available as a PDF in software. List Price: $299

Pocket CoPilot 3.0 GPS Jacket Edition
Pocket PC Device
Compaq iPAQ running Windows CE 3.0 or Pocket PC 2002
5 MB of storage RAM
6 - 12 MB of program RAM (available for running programs)
CF card required (32 MB minimum, 64 MB recommended) for iPAQ's with 32 MB device memory
CF or SD memory card recommended for iPAQ’s with 64 MB device memory

Specific devices supported:
Compaq iPAQ 3600, 3700, 3800, 3900 series
Desktop / Laptop
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, Windows NT 4.0 or later
233 MHz processor or better
4x CD-Rom drive
32 MB RAM
100 MB of available hard disk space
Microsoft ActiveSync 3.1 or later

Pocket CoPilot 3.0 CF GPS Edition
Pocket PC Device
Pocket PC running Windows CE 3.0 or Pocket PC 2002
MIPS, SH3, or StrongARM processor
5 MB of storage RAM
6 - 12 MB of program RAM (available for running programs)
CF or SD card required (32 MB minimum, 64 MB recommended) for Pocket PCs with 32 MB device memory CF or SD memory card recommended for Pocket PCs with 64 MB device memory

Specific devices supported:
Compaq iPAQ 3800 and 3900 series - Requires a CF sleeve
Compaq iPAQ 3600 and 3700 series - Requires a CF sleeve
iPAQ’s with 64 MB device memory require a CF sleeve
iPAQ’s with 32 MB device memory require a dual-CF or dual-PCMCIA sleeve with an additional storage card (32 MB minimum, 64 MB recommended)
All iPAQ’s using a dual-CF or dual-PCMCIA sleeve 

Casio Cassiopeia E-200
HP: Jornada 568
Type I to Type II CF adapter required (purchased separately) Map storage limited to device memory
AudioVox Maestro

Desktop / Laptop
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, Windows NT 4.0 or later
233 MHz processor or better
4x CD-Rom drive
32 MB RAM
100 MB of available hard disk space
Microsoft ActiveSync 3.1 or later

 

Pocket CoPilot 3.0 Y-Cable Edition
Pocket PC Device
Pocket PC running Windows CE 3.0 or Pocket PC 2002
MIPS, SH3, or StrongARM processor
5 MB of storage RAM
6 - 12 MB of program RAM (available for running programs)
CF card required (32 MB minimum, 64 MB recommended) for Pocket PCs with 32 MB device memory
CF or SD memory card recommended for Pocket PCs with 64 MB device memory

Specific devices supported:
Compaq iPAQ 3600, 3700 series
Hewlett-Packard Jornada 540, 560 series
Casio Cassiopeia E-115, E-125, E-200 (the E-200 an adapter is required and can be purchased through Casio -- Product Number: JK-744CV).

Desktop / Laptop
Windows  98, 2000, Me, XP, Windows NT 4.0 or later
233 MHz processor or better
4x CD-ROM drive
32 MB RAM
100 MB of available hard disk space
Microsoft ActiveSync 3.1 or later

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Last Update:9/10/2004

 

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