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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by ellisjuan, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. ellisjuan

    ellisjuan New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I just bought a VF Calais (non-V). Its a very nice car, but the lack of a GPS is a little disappointing.

    Has anyone had experience with the aftermarket kits which are selling on ebay?

    The one I'm looking at has the iGo Primo GPS... is this any good?

    Otherwise, what are your recommendations for a decent aftermarket kit?
     
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    Forg Well-Known Member

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    So to clarify (because I'd not heard of iGo Primo & just Googled it), this is for installation on a 'phone?
    If so, have you tried Google Maps in the appropriate mode?
     
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    iGo is an application, predominantly for Android devices. You would need to add an Android kit (such as Advanced ICE) to run it. Tazzie from here has recently said that's actually a discontinued kit due to it being buggy.
     
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    Cheers guys.

    I'm looking for an in-car GPS which can integrate with the stock head unit.

    What's the best way to go? Should I try to find a genuine one?
     
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    You probably won't fine one which integrates with the stock head unit.
    Alpine used to make one specific for VF.

    For me the best sat Nav is the Waze app on a phone or dedicated tablet.

    Waze is powered by users. It allows the user to feedback changes in traffic condition, accidents , road block , speed cameras and the best one is police locations.
     
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    What the Good of having a Holden Sat Nav where the Maps and POI are over 2 years old. If I bought the Last Commodore that came of the Assembly line two weeks ago and drove it to our streets most of the Streets will not be there. If I drove the Same car that was only built 3 weeks ago and drove through the Red Light Speed Combination camera you will not get a warning that there is a Red Light Speed camera there.
    I originally thought that the Maps are stale but I forgot about the important POI that alert you from cash grab cameras.
    Look here as I now have a after Market Sat Nav that is reasonable accurate. Well at least 6 months of Streets being done and used.
    https://forums.justcommodores.com.a...ried-something-different.267931/#post-2930895
     
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    ^ Yeah but I hate having a screen sitting on the dash or stuck to the windscreen more than I hate 2yo maps!

    ellisjuan, the only solutions to your problem I've seen are
    (a) some cheap & often glitchy boxes that effectively use the MyLink as a display for your phone; however they don't allow the MyLink touch-screen to send input back to the 'phone, you still need to use the handset to enter any info. This means you can use anything which works on the 'phone (eg. some free stuff which works well), but not using the MyLink touch-screen as input is icky IMHO (plus introduces problems with legalities).
    (b) an OEM SatNav but it will be at best 2 years old in terms of maps (and may never be updateable to anything newer).
    (c) Alpine still sell this complete replacement for the head-unit with inbuilt Car Play & Android Auto, and it has it's own SatNav too (it'll use maps you can just update whenever you feel like it). But at ~$3k plus installation, it's not cheap (although is the most elegant solution - I would've done it, if I were able to ascertain whether I could still see SatNav info on the HUD in our car - but if you don't have SatNav then you probably don't have HUD anyway?).
     
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    I use Tom Tom Go in my car. It is better than the built in GPS that the car has, gets updated every 3 months, has MUCH more up to date speed zones and redlight camera data, has accurate re-routing based on real time user data, is pretty cheap to buy (although you have to pay an annual subscription - $30 I think). I tried a lot of others (including iGo - which I used to love - but which didn't update their maps for ages and I got sick of them having all the wrong speed zones) - but Tom Tom beats them all. Note that WAYZ is good ... but I wanted reliable audible alerts for speed cameras, red light cameras, and when I am over the speed limit ... Tom Tom does all of these well.

    I realise that the above does not solve the issue of having a "stuck on" extra screen ... but it is the best solution I could find and when I use a Samsung genuine cradle, my phone is rock solid and works well for Sat Nav ... leaving my inbuilt screen available to view other items.
     
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    I'm sick of the limited mylink funtions too. Currently designing a tablet holder that will fit into the cd tray for my VF1, should fit nicely between the HVAC and radio. Planning to get a cheap 8" 4G tablet with GPS to run google maps and other apps. Will 3D print it and make a thread on here if successful.
     
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    I just sit my garmin in the console under the dsdh . Cost less than $200 and liftime free map updates
     

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    My daughter has a VF1 SS in which she had an aftermarket GPS integrated with Mylink.

    I think she's happy with it (haven't heard any complaints).
     
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    So she has the Garmin or other brand Sat Nav integrated with Mylink via Wi Fi or bluetooth?
     
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    No, this isn't possible.
     
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    Speed zone warnings ?

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    Red Light cameras ?

    [​IMG]

    Why rely on digital source which will not be as up to date as the images you see before you irl with your own eyes ?

    I am surprised that no one has complained about GPS not showing where all of the Stop signs are as well.

    Maps ? (updated annually)

    [​IMG]

    Analogue style ftw.
     
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    Sometimes you're too busy concentrating on what the arsehats on the road around you are doing to notice the cameras.
    They're certainly not painted yellow in NSW.
    Yes there are little signs which fade into the background with all the other signs which you don't notice because you're trying to avoid the nong in the Rodeo and the nong in the Hiace as they both try to merge into the same piece of physical space as you're occupying ...
     
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    How does one notice the lights then ?

    ME: Your Honour, I am contesting this fine before you today coz the arsehats on the road around me distracted me.

    His Honour: So best to assume each light controlled intersection has red light & speed cameras and don't run the lights or speed through them then.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking. Pity you can't do it or at least we don't now how to do it.
     
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    The Red Light and Speed camera are camouflaged with the trees our way. The worst one I have ever seen is on Morayfield Rd Morayfield QLD
     
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    See "His Honour's" response above.
     
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    Oh, I know what His Honour would say.
    I'm talking about doing the right thing, driving safely; you're talking about doing the inexpensive (until someone runs into me) legal thing. They're not always mutually exclusive, but it's pretty frequent that they are.
    I'd rather NOT have a prang & get a fine, than be "legally in the right" and have an arsehat run into me, thanks. And some audio warnings can help me have my cake AND eat it too.
     

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