Garmin iQue M5 Integrated Pocket PC and GPS
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|Bracketron Universal Grip-iT Rotating Windshield Mount
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Garmin iQue M5 combines the popular Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 SE operating system with the dependability of Garmin GPS. Go from the boardroom to the hotel room without stopping for directions. Calendar and contact information is seamlessly integrated with the GPS navigation functions, so the iQue M5 will remind you of appointments, show the location on the map and route you there with detailed, turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts. The mobile office applications will give you the ability to check e-mail and view documents when away from the office, then sync to Outlook when you get back. The iQue M5 includes 64MB of RAM, 64MB of ROM and 15MB of safe storage along with a SecureDigital memory expansion slot, all of which can be used to store map detail and points of interest data from the included MapSource. City Select North America CD-ROM software application provides millions of residential streets and business addresses for all 50 states; nearly every town in the United States and also includes extremely detailed roadmaps for Canada and Puerto Rico. Vibrating alarm Offers Bluetooth wireless technology and IR Infrared communications Ports for headphone and external GPS antenna optional connections Includes RS232 and USB interface connectivity Has a digital-media memory card slot that has SecureDigital SD / SDIO / MMC compatibility Protective flip cover and metal stylus Intel PXA 272 Xscale Processor 416MHz with dedicated 48MHz ARM7 coprocessor 3.5 Diagonal Color TFT LCD with 240x320 QVGA pixel resolution Automotive windshield mount with integrated charger and speaker AC power and charging adapter USB Activesync cradle Unit dimensions - 2.83 W x 5.04 H x 0.75 D / Weight - 5.9 ounces City Select North America mapping software Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 2nd Edition for PocketPC
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Great upgrade from IQUE 3600
I had an IQUE 3600 for more than a year and that was great for the GPS use. Rarely used it for the Palm. The M5 is almost identical GPS-wise and the city map got upgraded to V7. Easily found Starbucks on Sun morning in a unfamiliar town. PocketPC is more familiar than Palm because of the WinXP similiar interface. There are a lots of games and other productivity software available for the PocketPC! The IQUE 3600 had some problems when attaching to the cradle mount at times ... the M5 doesn't because of the newer design. Comes with a suction mount for the auto so don't buy it separately. The supplied auto mount also can be mated with a 3rd party adapter to be powered by 110vac instead of 12vdc like in your hotel room when traveling (actually, I used a GameBoy advance AC Adapter and & car kit for $10 and that works fine). Used my 1GB SD card from the IQUE 3600 and it works like a charm. 700MB used for the 1/4 NE part of the US from the Mississipi to Atlantic, from Canada to Tenn. A 2GB card would be more than enough for the 1/2 Eastern US and with loads of room left over for other data.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
First impression - mixed results
By R. Carroll
Setup was easy, I got the 1 gig SD card and loaded half the US, and still have 400 meg available for mp3, jpeg, other files. This is my first GPS, first PDA, and I've had it a week, so this is a preliminary review:
accessories all included
can see screen easily in daylight
PDA processor is fast
Voice recorder is cool
jacks for external antenna and speaker
Long time to acquire satellites
Lost satellites several times
Manual is just ok
HAVE to buy the SD card ($100)
The speaker on the unit is not loud enough for navigation if there is any background noise, but the speaker on the power adapter is plenty good, plus there's an output jack for external speaker if needed.
I have a Toyota Tacoma truck, and lose signal a lot - may need the external antenna. If I put the unit all the way forward on the dash it acquires satellites in a minute, but on the windshield mount it can take 10 minutes. It also seems to take longer if the car is moving, so I just wait a minute before taking off.
The manual was aggravating - it comes with a quick setup guide that was easy and accurate, and an application guide for the navigator software, but the general instruction manual is on CD only - no paper copy! I had to print the 88-page pdf.
The unit froze once - had to reset, so I was glad to read the other reviews about the updates available from Garmin.
Screen resolution is half what other PDA's are, and I was concerned about that, but I really can't tell any difference - pictures look great, videos too, and the maps look like Magellan or any other.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Decent GPS but now in DISCONTINUED status
By DJ of Hamiltonia
We bought this about a month ago from Amazon. The product itself seems fine - we used it on a vacation drive from NJ to Myrtle Beach and back. At times, it was a help (like when there was a traffic jam on 95 in VA and we needed an alternate route). However, you definitely have to keep an eye on it as it doesn't always recommend the best or shortest route. Also, it was missing certain stores, restaurants, etc. that had been around for awhile.
We liked that it is a PDA though. My husband drives limos so he wanted a mapping device for help but we hope to load some games into it. This way, when he has to wait around, he will have something to do.
- You should be tech-savvy to get one of these set up
- Match sure you get patches as unit will lock up
- Manufacturer has DISCONTINUED this model. They still offer some support but be warned that this is a DISCONTINUED model.
- Since it became DISCONTINUED, it dropped in price about $60 two weeks after I bought it which annoys me somewhat
- Will be spending extra to get bigger memory card
- Came with EXPIRED Outlook coupon - why bother including this?
- Nice display and controls
- Came with mount and dock (some don't - you have to buy extra)
- We had no trouble with the suction cup mount (had to pry it off the window with a knife one time) but agree that most placement seems to block driver view through windshield
- Also a PDA