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Video Review: Garmin Nuvi 205w

February 24, 2009

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Garmin is a very popular brand among the GPS user community. The “W” version of the Nuvi 205 stands for “Widescreen”. This is very useful when it comes to navigation as the screen is larger and glancing it would be easier on the eye as well. 

There are already lots of review available on the internet like here, here and here. What I have done is a video review whereby I did a routing simulation somewhere near Jalan Conlay to KLCC.

This unit is available at our online store at RM999

If you have more enquiries, please contact anyone of us.

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  • Khuen Fatt @ 016-9975211

IOI Mall, Puchong (2nd Floor)

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  • Alan Sou @ 017-6450528

Digital Mall, USJ 19 Subang Jaya (Grd Floor and 1st Floor)

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  • Johnny @ 012-9862417
  • Nicolas @ 017-3362472

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Review: Papago Z-820 GPS Navigation System

February 11, 2009

 

PAPAGO! Z820 Box

PAPAGO! Z820 Box

Price: RM999

Specification:

  • 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

Papago Z820 - Top view

Papago Z820 - Top view

Papago Z820 - Back View

Papago Z820 - Back View

Contents

Papago Z820 Content

Papago Z820 Content

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. 

Papago Z820 - Loading screen

Papago Z820 - Loading screen

Papago Z820 - Main Menu

Papago Z820 - Main Menu

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 Z820 - Destination

Papago Z820 - Destination

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?

Papago Z820 - Advance screen

Papago Z820 - Advance screen

Navigation

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!

Papago Z820 3D KLCC Building

Papago Z820 3D KLCC Building

Papago Z820 3D Junction

Papago Z820 3D Junction

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…

Papago Z820 - GPS Navigation

Papago Z820 - GPS Navigation

There are 4 different views when you are being navigated by Papago. 

Papago Z820 - Different Navigation View

Papago Z820 - Different Navigation View

  • 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.

Conclusion

Pro

  1. Very fast connection speed
  2. Support lots of languages (English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujian & Hakka!)
  3. 3D Building, Landmark and Junction view
  4. Built in 2GB Memory
  5. Track Log

Cons

  1. 3D Building are mostly around KL city centre area only
  2. Does not comes with Travel Adapter
  3. No charging indication on the unit itself (no blinking light)
  4. 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.

Plaza Low Yat (Grd Floor, UG Floor and 2nd Floor)

  • Ji Hou @ 016-6379332

Digital Mall, Section 14 PJ (Grd Floor)

  • Kenny @ 012-2527718
  • Khuen Fatt @ 016-9975211

IOI Mall, Puchong (2nd Floor)

  • Allan Mah @ 016-2738693
  • Alan Sou @ 017-6450528

Digital Mall, USJ 19 Subang Jaya (Grd Floor and 1st Floor)

  • Kelvin @ 012-3332303
  • Johnny @ 012-9862417
  • Nicolas @ 017-3362472

Or simply email us at sales@freshgear.com.my

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