Alibaba GPS

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Joezeph, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Joezeph

    Joezeph Been here awhile

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    I found this online loaded with a map of your choice & it quoted the price in dollars at $115 shipped to your home address within 3 weeks.........Anyone ever purchased one in Europe or the USA?
    (I s'pose also Canada, Mexico, Australia, NZ, etc, etc ,etc are supplied as well!?!?!?!)

    Go to alibaba.com & copy & paste ;
    4.3" Waterproof Motorcycle GPS Navigation MOTO/Bicycle navigator with bluetooth 8G Flash Prolech MT-4302B GPS Motorcycle
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  2. robxxx

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    Yep. I have one. Have two in fact, the original 3.5inch or whatever, and the "newer" 4.3 like that one. Has taken me all round Euroupe for the past few years with no major problems. The two that I have purchased were shipped with Igo8, but I now use Igo Primo on them. They run Windows CE, so your pretty much stuck with Igo, but I like it. Better than the Garmin I had for a short while. Not the best screen in bright sunlight though.
    Do a search in the Mapping and Navigation section here and try the following keywords, Rage, Peaklife and 4.3 Inch Motorcycle GPS, you'll find a fair few posts. Theres a thread just down the page from yours on the Android version, MT5001. Looks interesting but looks like some of the guys are having issues with them.
    I'll try and help if you have any other questions about them.
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  3. Joezeph

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    The price difference between Garmin & this Alibaba GPS are just galaxies apart!!!!

    ( I bought a GoPro rip off for $34 with all the waterproof housings & adapters & it works great....for me, because it doesn't have to do everything, it takes videos & stills, end of story!)
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  4. robxxx

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    Yep, me too. Bought an SJ4000 camera. Does everything I need it to do. The GPS is the same. I refuse to line Garmins pockets.
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    I wish other people where brought up to respect their money Bob, you must be old school as well!!
    I checked out the Garmins & the cheapest new version is OVER $500, & it probably cost them $50 to buy from a Chinese manufacturer!!!!
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  6. robxxx

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    My wife would disagree with you on that first point.
    Whats your backround with GPS Joe? The reason I ask is because these Chinese GPS's do need a bit of computer knowledge to get the best out of them.
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    My 2 EX-wives used to disagree with me on many points.......that's why they're ex's!!!! :rofl

    GPS/technology/computers are things that have been designed to give me a severe headache & they are not my friends!

    I have been corresponding with the Alibaba service desk & they will load North America & Mexico for me, that will be all l need!
    (they will give me a full refund if l don't like it, although l have to pay return postage, & if it's faulty, they pay)
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  8. robxxx

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    Thats good. Do one thing as soon as you get it though. Back up the Sat Nav program from wherever on the unit it is loaded. I will assume that they are going to put some version of Igo into the internal memory, So just hook it up to your PC and save a copy. Igo will let you reset it to factory settings in the program, but at least you will have a fallback if it all goes tits up.
    Keep us updated.
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  9. OrangeBandit

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    Can topo maps be loaded on these GPS?
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  10. Joezeph

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    You need to hit the link above, & then ask them any questions you have, they usually reply with an hour.
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    I got my new Satnav delivered from Alibaba yesterday, & after playing around with it for a few hours it seems to be as efficient (& more) than my Tom Tom 1.
    The really exciting bit l didn't realise was incorporated in the soft/hardware is that it tells you when there is a radar trap or mobile speed detector.traffic light cam/cop car nearby!!!
    Here's a Russian video of the contents & basic functions.
    l will keep you updated on it's functions as & when l ride with it on the 'bike &/or in the truck!
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    Does it have the backroads/windy roads feature?
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    Thats Navitel, not Igo. Thats a bit of a surprise. Keep us updated on this.


    That was a TomTom feature if I remember right? If Navitel is anything like Igo/Garmin, then I would guess that you can set the routing options to avoid motorways/tolls. I don't have much experience with Garmin, but Igo allows you to choose alternative route options once you have set a destination. The programme alows you to calculate alternative routes.
    Igo certainly allows you to programme a route with a start and end and any waypoint between. So a twisty road would not be a problem. Don't know about Navitel though. We'll wait for Joe's review.
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    Thank you robxxx.
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    The options l've found so far are FAST/GREEN/NON TOLL/NON FREEWAY/OFF ROAD/BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN & TRUCK.
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    Thanks Joezeph!
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    Can you elaborate on this, please? Does it matter if you are a Mac or Windows user?

    I'd appreciate any other owner's reviews as well. I'm really liking these as an alternative to Garmin. I've never understood how they get away with their pricing. I guess it's because they have convinced the market they are the only option.
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  19. Joezeph

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    I don't ever do anything to my GPS's as far as plugging them in for updates & overlays & just use them as they come.....They will put in your country & bordering countries & mine has USA/CANADA/Mexico already installed.
    I used it on a 200ml city to inner city round trip last week & it worked great, the ONLY problem l found is that the voice direction could be louder, but it does have a bluetooth facility for an earphone.
    It,s COMPLETELY waterproof, the screen is large & clear, it's sturdy & comes with all the mounts & jack plugs you'll ever need, & for $86 it's every bit as good as my Tom-Tom was before it died!!!
    Here is the one l got, & for an extra $7 on the shipping cost it was delivered within 5 days as promised (4 & 1/2 days from ordering actually)
    PS, you'll have to open up alibaba.com then copy & paste
    4.3" Waterproof Motorcycle GPS Navigation MOTO/Bicycle navigator with bluetooth 8G Flash Prolech MT-4302B GPS Motorcycle
    because even though l'm signed out it shows my e mail address!!!!
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  20. robxxx

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    Most of these devices run Windows CE, I have never owned or used a Mac, but I imagane that they let you plug a USB device in just like a Windows PC to nose through the files on a device. Maybe I chose the wrong wording when I said "a bit of computer knowledge". I do like to tinker, so will update my maps and POI's at least yearly, and certainly with Igo navigation you do have to know where to put the files. As Joe has demonstrated above, they are pretty much "plug & play", the hardest bit is usually routing the hardwire power cable for the supplied cradle. Just buy one, their so cheap you cant really go wrong.
    I don't forsee me ever going back to a Garmin or TomTom again. The UI on both of them is shocking when you consider the price. My goal is to move to an Android device/mobile within the next few months, but I will still use Igo navigation.

    Joe, bite the bullet and go bluetooth. Have you seen how small that speaker is?
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