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Most of the newer GPS are now using the SiRFstarIII chipset because of its high performance and small form factor.  For a more detail look at the Bluetooth GPS receiver that came with the CoPilot Live software, go here.


ALK CoPilotLive GPS

GPS and Phone Setup

By Wan Chi Lau

We have been using a version of the CoPilot GPS software with our iPaq for about 4 years and have been fairly happy with it performance.  We have not kept up with the software upgrades mostly because it worked "well enough."

However, we knew that GPS hardware has had significant improvements in the past few years (faster satellite acquisition, Bluetooth, etc...) and we wanted to see if it was time to upgrade.

The ALK folks have always been at the head of the pack when it came to GPS software, so when their 6.0 version was released, we decided it was time to take a look.

In this series of reviews, we will take a quick look the SmartPhone version of the CoPilotLive software.

We also have a series of reviews that will take you through the steps needed to get this GPS to work with an iPaq 3850 PDA.


1. MPX220 SmartPhone

2. GPS and Phone Setup

3. MiniSD Storage for SmartPhone

4. SmartPhone software Install

5. SmartPhone FirstUse

6. InTheWild

Review Summary:

Initial Impression- Solidly built

Usability- SmartPhone 2003

Durability- TBD

Price- Depending on your plan


Other CoPilot GPS Reviews:

1. GPS FirstLook

2. Bluetooth Install

3. Software Install in iPaq 3850

4. Loading Maps onto iPaq 3850

5. FirstUse

6. InTheWild


Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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