Review: Papago Z-820 GPS Navigation SystemFebruary 11, 2009
- Processor: Samsung Processor 2443/400 Mhz
- GPS module: SiRF Star III
- O/S: WinCE .NET 5.0
- Screen Size: 4.3″ TFT LCD (Wide Screen)
- Memory: 2GB NAND Flash
- Battery Life: GPS Navigation – 5 Hours
Global Positioning System (GPS) is certainly not a new technology. It exist since WWII for war purposes and today is found in airline, shipping, trucking and now in normal home vehicle, handphone and PDA. Will not go explaining what is GPS since I have already done this before.
It comes with quite a number of accessories.
- Car Holder (rather sturdy but short)
- Car charger
- Pen Stylus (I wonder who will use this.)
- Sync Cable
- Manual + CD
What is missing is a travel adapter.
Turning it on
Papago Z820 comes with a wide-screen bright LCD screen.
Clicking on “Destination” icon shows the list of search options like Home, Office, Favorites, History, Roads, POI and Coordinate. The most common icon you will probably use is the “Road” icon.
Papago uses a ‘realtime’ search function whereby it will hide the alphabet or number not found in the database. Example, if you search for Jalan PJU 3/27, by the time you hit the letter “J” the only letter left for you to type is “U”. Get the idea?
So, what is so different between this Papago! Z-820 with all the other GPS units out there like Garmin, Altina, K-One and Holux currently sold in Malaysia?
The most significant and refreshing difference is the 3D feature. Other GPS model usually also boost about their 3D view but those are merely just offering viewing it at a different angle. Papago actually offers 3D buildings, junctions and landmarks!
This is extremely useful when you are unfamiliar with the surrounding and wanted to make sure you see a familiar landmark according to the GPS.
The other usual stuff…
There are 4 different views when you are being navigated by Papago.
- 3D Mode
- 2D Mode
- Text Mode
- Travel Computer
You can also view a simulation of the navigation on YouTube here.
There was also a write up in theStar newspaper on this GPS device.
- Very fast connection speed
- Support lots of languages (English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujian & Hakka!)
- 3D Building, Landmark and Junction view
- Built in 2GB Memory
- Track Log
- 3D Building are mostly around KL city centre area only
- Does not comes with Travel Adapter
- No charging indication on the unit itself (no blinking light)
- Does not play video/music.
You can also visit our online store to purchase if you are interested in this device.
If you have more enquiries, please contact anyone of us.
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- Ji Hou @ 016-6379332
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- Kenny @ 012-2527718
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- Allan Mah @ 016-2738693
- Alan Sou @ 017-6450528
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- Kelvin @ 012-3332303
- Johnny @ 012-9862417
- Nicolas @ 017-3362472
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