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Saturday, October 07, 2006
Alk Technolgies CoPilot 6 Q Edition

3. Conclusion

logoCoPilot 6 Q edition is my new GPS of choice. I have retired my Dell Axim (which used both the CoPilot Live program and the Arkon MobiNavigator). I can safely say that this is the most complete, easiest and most powerful add-on GPS program I have used for Windows Mobile.

Here is the best part: I can have my Q paired with my hands free and still connect to the GPS. The beauty of Windows Mobile is that you can have more than one active Bluetooth connection. Palm, are you listening?

To make this system even sweeter- if you are connected to a hands-free system - the GPS commands come through that handsfree connection. Just how sweet is this? Well, my hands-free connection is my Car Stereo. When phone calls come in, the music stops and the call comes through the speakers of the car. Now, when I need to make a turn - the same thing happens. The Q sends the voice of CoPilot through my stereo and I concentrate on where I am driving.

While skeptical of no touch screen commands I found I actually preferred the way the Q uses the program. The SiRFstarIII receiver was accurate and the voice commands were perfect - very useful but not intrusive or annoying. Most importantly, after navigating several trips and destinations, I can safely say that CoPilot 6 got me everywhere I needed to go. Absolutely get the Mini SD card with the entire program and maps - no more loading maps into your Q - just setup and go.

Pros:

  • Intuitive
  • easy to use
  • a cinch to set up
  • nice 3D perspective
  • speech options and good safety features
  • ?Live? features set it apart from the competition. The first truly successful GPS add on for a Smartphone.

Cons:

  • The included Car charger for the Q did not charge the Smartphone We have learned that this is a Motorola issue - not a CoPilot one and that it is being addressed.

The full package, including the great GPS receiver and the Mini SD card as well as CD based software is US$349.00. CoPilot 6 Q Edition is also available without the GPS receiver for US$249.00 from www.alk.com




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