Adding the Navman GPS 110 to your laptop PC (with a USB port and Windows 98SE
or newer) makes a simple, yet effective navigation solution. Load the map
software, attach the 110, and you're ready to plan your trip.
The Navman GPS 110 is a GPS receiver which uses your computer's power
and larger screen to outperform self-contained handheld models. It plugs into the laptop's USB port
using the provided interface cable. This connection supplies both data and power
to the receiver, so there aren't any batteries to replace. The receiver comes
with a suction cup mounting bracket and is small and light enough to attach
to a vehicle's windshield.
The GPS 110 is a 12 parallel-channel GPS receiver with a high-gain ceramic
patch antenna. It has transient input voltage protection and can operate off a
power supply range of 5 to 16 volts. And with its low power consumption, the
receiver will operate under a variety of conditions without putting a strain
on your laptop's battery. The 110 can also work with a variety of navigation
software. It emulates the legacy COM port connection, so it can work with
most National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) compliant programs.
Times to the first satellite fix are about average, for a GPS receiver, with the Navman
GPS 110. For a warm start (last fix was within 100 miles) it's about
minute or less and about two minutes for a cold start. The position calculated
is accurate to within 6.8 meters 95% of the time.
Navman sells the GPS 110 by itself and with Rand McNally StreetFinder
Deluxe Travel Navigation Software as the package "e Series". The U.S. version of the
software covers the lower 48 states and Hawaii. With its search function you
can find any town, address, or road intersection. Included with the detailed
street map data are complete airport diagrams, and over 1 million points
of interest. Phone numbers along with the addresses are supplied for the points of
When you use the StreetFinder software with the Navman GPS 110 it can also
act as a trip organizer. This feature will track your daily schedule including
appointments, reservations, and expenses. About the only drawback to the
software is its real-time navigation operation. It does have GPS support, but
to get turn-by-turn directions, you need to be connected to the Internet. So
if real-time navigation is a priority, you may want other software.