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 [TOPIC] Garmin-Asus A10 with Android - Reviews

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smiley1081 Posted - 04 févr. 2011 : 09:24:55
Well, I have bought it 2 months ago, here in Italy from Euronics, for 169 leuri, with complete European Maps.

I am quite satisfied with it as it does everything I need, even sync with PalmDesktop (using software from CompanionLink), so it took the place of my Siemens M75, my Handera 330 and my Nüvi 310.

My pockets are lighter, indeed, as it is quite small.

The box contained the phone, car mount, car charger, AC charger with European and British adapters (no US one!), earphones with mic, starter's guide and adhesive disk to use the car mount on a dash.

As a navigator works quite well, both in the car and on foot, even if the screen is a tad small, or maybe I am a getting old, at 43...

As my first smartphone, I find it useful, able to do everything I need, and with good speed, but I come from a Siemens M75, so I cannot tell you if it is better or worse of other phones.

As a phone, it works quite well.

The battery life is quite good, between two or three days using Wi-Fi, GPS and UMTS/GPRS data access only when needed.

I have already updated the maps from 2011.20 to 2011.32, but I doubt that I will get other updates, as my 60 days have expired.

The first MicroSD I fit was a C4 4GB, but I since moved to c4 8GB, as I am going to install the US maps on it (along with my MP3s, which already filled the 4GB...)

I find that the accelerometers are a getting more and more unresponsive, with the Breeze interface, when tilting the phone from portrait to landscape and vice versa. What's funny is that a level program feels them perfectly, and the classic interface feels it, more or less...
It's quite slow on switch on.

I'll add other thoughts and photos...
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FantomFan Posted - 23 avr. 2012 : 11:14:48
Haven't tried one of those.

Imagine walking down the street talking on that

Tried a generic adapter that didn't work.

But one of these did
bcope01 Posted - 15 avr. 2012 : 18:07:44
Love it Smiley, ha ha

smiley1081 Posted - 15 avr. 2012 : 09:41:23
Originally posted by FantomFan

Purchased a used one of these that came without a headset.

Has anyone found a compatible aftermarket headset?

Not looking for bluetooth (as I probably wouldn't use it much).

Generic 3.5mm connector, anyone will work. Tried the Hi-Ring.
smiley1081 Posted - 07 janv. 2012 : 09:42:35
It's a standard 3.5mm headset with microphone. I have just ordered a Sony-Ericsson MW-600, as it adds an FM radio to the A10, which I missed, but that's bluetooth...
FantomFan Posted - 07 janv. 2012 : 00:27:04
Purchased a used one of these that came without a headset.

Has anyone found a compatible aftermarket headset?

Not looking for bluetooth (as I probably wouldn't use it much).
smiley1081 Posted - 06 oct. 2011 : 23:00:56
Yes, reinstalled all the apps from the Market, the contacts from PalmDesktop, and now, whenever I reuse an app for the second first time, I must reconfigure it.

I still have to reinstall the CNNT NA maps, but at the moment I do not need them.

And I do not know if I could have cured the problem by simply reinstalling them.
gpspassion Posted - 06 oct. 2011 : 22:40:16
Ouch, so is it working again?
smiley1081 Posted - 05 oct. 2011 : 08:54:36
The fault is always of the United States!

Well, this time also of Canada, Mexico and a handful of other American states...

Yesterday I got the error "Garmin services are temporarily unavailable" from my A10 whenever I tried to access the navigation system.


Switched it of multiple times, removed and replaced battery, SIM and SD card, always to no avail.

Then I nuked it. Total Factory Reset. Hold both sides of the volume rocker while you switch on the telephone.

"Garmin services are temporarily unavailable"... AAAARGH!

Then I spent a beautiful restoring my contacts and calendar entries from PalmDesktop (have I told you how great is CompanionLink?) and the apps from the Market (have I told you how great is the Android OS and the market?)

Now I will spend a beautiful time restarting each application, replacing the icon on the screen, and reconfiguring their preferences, remembering the passwords where neeeded.

This morning I decided to connect the SD card to the computer using an external SD card reader.

Meanwhile I switched the phone back on, and accessed the maps.

No problem at all.

The CNNT NA on the SD card got somehow corrupted, and I reset Marvin, the Paranoid Android Smartphone, without a real motive.

smiley1081 Posted - 22 sept. 2011 : 11:07:34
Briefly reappeared at €154, bought another as a spare.
gpspassion Posted - 05 juin 2011 : 00:28:02
Try it, you'll like it, probably the best GPS program I've ever seen and I've seen a few since 2002 ;-)
smiley1081 Posted - 05 juin 2011 : 00:14:56
No, I was NOT using Gmaps on the A10, I was using it on the PC at home.

Now I am going to read the Locus thread, but I am not impressed about the idea of using the A10 for such a use, the screen is too small...
gpspassion Posted - 04 juin 2011 : 21:31:13
Interesting, by edit you mean "add" I think ? Best to continue in the Locus topic -> ;-)
menion.asamm Posted - 04 juin 2011 : 20:30:24
only quick suggetion :) - about using My Maps ... this is also possible in Locus (to view My Maps data), there is anyway also possible to EDIT My Maps data, which is not possible in Google Maps ;) enjoy
smiley1081 Posted - 04 juin 2011 : 12:39:44
Also quite fun, I saw nineteen astronauts in a single meeting, and met lot of mice...
gpspassion Posted - 04 juin 2011 : 11:51:48
Looks like that was a busy trip! I'm also a big fan of trip planning on MyMaps. Direct access is possible from Google Navigaion on Android, but conversion to GPX is handy to export it to a GPS, like I've done with my 3790.

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