Handheld GPS shop in Miri?

Just curious, does anyone know of any shop in Miri selling handheld GPS units?

I think it’s all only specially ordered. I could be wrong though.

can bet your luck by bidding from lelong.com … then again, why would one need gps in miri?

Jack,

You can always buy Nokia N82 with built in GPS.

Here are some sample og Garmin Mobile XT on Nokia N82…will upload Miri sample once i get back to Miri…
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You could buy them from

  1. Xgear infront of Bolevard
  2. Ah Soon Lutong.

Residents of Miri may not need GPS for navigation in Miri but it make a lot of difference to new arrivals or visitors who are not familiar with Miri.

Imagine yourself driving in a seldom or never visited town or city.

Scenerio:
-Your car fuel is real low, need to find the nearest fuel station, cruising around searching, then engine went dead.
-While travelling, someone in the entourage falls sick, need to find nearest 24hrs clinic or hospital, cruising around searching. Precious time is lost.
-Looking for favorite eating joint. Your friend tells you that a particular shop or stall sells mouth-watering food, must-eat-type, cruising around, can’t find, so settle for KFC, Sugar Bun. Everyone goes home disappointed.
-The list goes on…

By the way, did you know there’s a GPS community in Miri who does tracking, entering Point of Interest, routing, silently to create free road map of Miri mainly for Garmin GPS receiver? They are part of a larger group of GPS community of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei?

If interested, look up http://www.malsingmaps.com

Cheers,

did miri got GPS map ready to use ??

coolman,

Yes, I’m using it with my handheld GPSr for road travel to Brunei, Kuching, KL and Singapore.

It’s very detailed in city center and for city outskirt, pretty good enough to get you there & BACK with out frustration :smiley: :smiley: .

Cheers,

coolman,

Yes, I’m using it with my handheld GPSr for road travel to Brunei, Kuching, KL and Singapore.

It’s very detailed in city center and for city outskirt, pretty good enough to get you there & BACK with out frustration :smiley: :smiley: .

Cheers,[/quote]

ooo…ic, thanks for the info. i will check it out n install it to my car :slight_smile: its coolllll…

coolman,

Check out Garmin website. It gives detailed explaination of each model. Some models, however, is not available in Malaysia.

Cheers,

I plan to go Brunei this coming June holiday but totally “Blank” with that area. Can we use GPS in Brunei?

provided your GPS has included map of Brunei. If not you will have to look for one.

http://www.malfreemaps.com/ is a great place to look for map and it’s free. I got mine for my papago-m9 in my andriod there.

Hope it help you too.

a lot of smart phones have GPS built in nowdays…

another way is to save the map of brunei while you still got internet access back in Miri, then u can able to use the GPS in offline mode.

:oops: i am no good in this kind of thing.

hi… i have one garmin gps for sell. pm for the price. thanks

actually JAIS, it’s quite simple.

  1. you can buy a handheld GPS navigation device and download/install brunei map from the vendor. You are good to go. (lot of brand such as Garmin, Papago, Wayway etc.)

or

  1. Turn your smart phone into a GPS navigation device. As you already know, your smart phone has a built in GPS sensor which can locate satellite signal. So, all you only need is a GPS navigation software (an apps). By default, i think all andriod smartphone has a google map apps installed. However, map of goodle map wasn’t up-to-date (I think one need to subscribe or something for real time map, correct me if I’m wrong).
    So, you need to find and install other GPS apps (papago m9 apps is one). Next, find your map at http://www.malfreemaps.com/ and download/copy to your andriod phone. Now, you got yourself a GPS navigation device. Google yourself a bit on “papago for andriod” you’ll be surprise what you can find.
    P/S: Just a reminder, running GPS in smartphone drain the battery very very fast. So, get a decent power bank if you intent to use it.