This updated version of GPS Tuner has a wider range of compatibility than the previous version, loads a lot faster, and is more finger friendly!
New map content is suppose to be due out in short order, but I do not know when this will beâ€¦
Check out this link to register an account with GPS Tuner, then select Trial Download under â€œmy GPS Tunerâ€. This way you can download the trial, which comes with a single map-tile of your preferred area on the map. Then if you like the program as much as we think you will, you can decide whether or not you want to purchase a license!
I am drafting the new QuickStart Guide for the new v6.0 of GPS Tuner today, and boy is this upcoming release going to be a blast!
Talk about exciting!
Today I have a new video for you of GPS Tuner v6.0 in action.
In this installment, we get to see a lot more of the features and functions at work, such as playing back an NMEA recording at what looks to be 4x normal speed, and a better view of the 3D capabilities of the program.
I canâ€™t wait for the release candidate!
Following up on the great video that Jack Cook provided earlier today, here are some detailed screen-shots of the new v6.0 of GPS Tuner.
This GPS Land Navigation application looks totally slick with itâ€™s sweet User Interface, which looks like it was totally redesigned since I saw it back in January of this year at CES2009. I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™m drooling over getting a copy of this program for a future Product Review.
Megalith Systems has just released version 5.4j of GPS Tuner, their award winning â€œOff-roadâ€ GPS Navigation application.
This new version includes these new features:
– When installed on Magellanâ€™s MobileMapper 6, it can take advantage of the special sensors (E-Compass, Temperature, Pressure) that this device contains. Details can be found at: http://www.gpstuner.com/download/GPSTuner_v5_MM6.pdf
– When installed on an HTC Diamond/Touch Pro, it can take advantage of the sensors (Light Sensor for Day/Night mode, Nav Sensor for Zooming In/Out in Map Window or in Graphs).
For all other devices:
– Fullscreen display
– Long press of EXIT button can send GPS Tuner to background (minimize)
– Optimized display of tracks and routes on VGA devices
Check out the 2 week free trial at http://www.gpstuner.com/index.html
The Developer at Megalith Systems has completed work on a problem that has been nagging GPS Tuner users who own HTC P3300 devices. This particular SmartPhone has a unique method for accessing system memory that prevented GPS Tuner from recognizing the built-in GPS receiver (GPSr).
Temporary work-arounds used in the past required the use of 3rd party "port splitters", which were needed to allow GPS Tuner to properly locate and use the built-in GPSr. This problem has now been resolved!
He also completed work on a previous update (V5.4a), but it was completed so soon (less than 5 days) after the initial release of V5.4, that I did not publish the update.
- Google Maps and Open Street Maps zoom level calculation is improved.
- GPS Connection on HTC P3300 devices is fixed (using Type 1 mode).
For more information, as well as download hyperlinks, please visit this page:
GPS Tuner v5.4 and Map Calibrator v2.5 have been released.Â Â
The new version of Award Winning off-road navigation software is now able to downlad Google Terrain (Topo) Maps and Open Street Maps from internet and use them without any calibration process. The new Map Calibrator also supports these new types of online maps. Suuntoâ€™s X9i off-road GPS watch data format (.sdf) is also supported, so you are able to see your X9i track in GPS Tuner or in Map Calibrator or upload your saved waypoints/routes to Suunto X9i internal memory. New map rotation mode (in 90 degrees steps) and built-in camera support are also implemented in GPS Tuner v5.4.
GPS Tuner is an off-road navigation software for Pocket PC devices. While most car navigation software gives you the possibility of planning your route based on a road network, GPS Tuner gives you the ability of navigation where the roads end.Â Â GPS Tuner is an excellent tool for hiking, geocaching, boating, flying, driving and many other sporting activities, where the monitoring of duration, distance and speed can be important.
What’s new in v5.4
- ‘Open Street Map’ has been added as online map source.
- ‘Google Topo (Terrain)’ has been added as online map source.
- Suunto X9i data format(.sdf) handling (Import and Export) has been added.
- Automatic map rotation in 90 degrees has been added (instead of flipping 180 degrees).
- Built-in camera photo can be taken and added to waypoint directly.
- Waypoints can be exported via TXT output module.
GPS Tuner v5.2 and Map Calibrator v2.4 have both been updated with tremendous new mapping features, and are now available for download
The new version of GPS Tuner allows the user to download pre-calibrated GoogleMap and TerraServer maps, directly across any Internet connection that your device may have (GPRS/3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc).
I can personally attest to the greatness of this GPS application.Â I find it the best program to have when doing off-road and doing things like Geocaching, hiking, etc.Â
But donâ€™t just take my word for it!Â Â GPS Tuner was recently nominated and won in the â€œGPS Moving Mapâ€ category in the SmartPhone & PocketPC Magazineâ€™s â€œBest Software Awardâ€.
For your convenience, I am also including the URL for the directions on how to use the new map functions for both GPS Tuner and Map Calibrator.Â Enjoy!