Sunday, November 23, 2008
GPS in Fujitsu U820 - Road Trip
I went on a little road trip the other day. This is the first real outing other than around town using the GPS in the Fujitsu U820. Before I headed out I printed off directions using Google Maps. While driving I made note of road signs, mile markers, etc. every time they GPS gave me a voice alert. First off I will say the directions that Google gave me vs. the GPS were dead on. They were EXACT! Very interesting I thought. As I drove and I was given voice alerts and looking at the screen to show were I was was pretty accurate. There were a few cases where it showed me coming up to a road after I passed it. A little delay there. The one thing I noticed most was it's accuracy when it said to "stay left in 1 mile". There was a road sign that said the road was splitting in 1 mile. And when it said to Exit in 2 miles the mile marker showed 2 miles. The GPS all in all is pretty accurate it seems and the voice alerts are timed well for the most part. The Garmin Mobile PC software seems to work great, has a nice user interface and is easy to navigate. Especially when you have to while driving. I do not suggest trying to play with it while driving for safety reasons and the software warns you of that every time you fire it up. I give the GPS two thumbs up! I think the GPS is the biggest improvement over the U810 and will probably be one of it's biggest selling features.