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antonboq
02-24-2009, 16:27
Just saw this on the news paper...

http://www.avt.ph/avt-intell-nav.html

Uses Accu-Map maps.

jonatle
02-25-2009, 01:14
There is an article with some photos in the february issue of the car magazine "C" The AVT gps is distributed by Winterpine and the maps made by Accumap. Accumap has for years delivered good gps referenced paper maps, so this developement was expected. It will be very interesting to see this product, indeed!
The article in "C" says that 100% Metro Manila coverage is promised at launch and most of Luzon by year end and eventually Visayas, and Mindanao! A handheld unit is to be launched first and then a 2-DIN unit with gps navigator with Accumaps, am/fm radio, cd/mp3 and ipod port. Yes please :-D that would fit right in the dash of any car with a 2-DIN slot, which I think most cars 10 yrs or newer has today?!
From the magazine pictures the 3d mode graphics looks unfinished, but the 2d mode looks greate, a lot like Accumaps printed maps. I will defenitly like to have a closer look at this!

:single_beer:

Have just checked out AVT's web, and its looks like the 2DIN units are here allready?

antonboq
02-26-2009, 10:47
there will be charges for map updates. free lang ata yung first two years mo.

i think the 2din units need an external accessory to be a GPS unit.

now i wonder what their accuracy is and if they have TTS functions :)

AVT in the mobile audio industry is very popular. in terms of sound quality, still will not compare with alpine :)

k19k19
02-26-2009, 15:33
It has turn by turn voice instruction and lane assist function, but no text to speech. Well, it really doesn't matter since most Philippine roads are not properly labeled and besides, I never had any problems making turns w/o TTS.

The device was pretty accurate. It uses a predictive position calculation inorder to compensate for the processing delay and to compensate your vehicle speed. It shows you exactly where to turn.

In terms of sound quality, it will not match against japanese brand. But AVT is much more affordable as it is targeted at the mass market.

According to the developers, this is their initial release. They will still improve it a lot more and will update purchased units together with map updates.

The most promising for me is that they have people on the ground, checking for MMDA new traffic rules. This gives me a peace of mind, that it will be up to date for the years to come.

I heard that the update charge after the 2 years free is going to be very very affordable.

antonboq
02-26-2009, 15:42
yep it does sound promising. i wonder lang now if the route calculation algorithim is more attuned to the local scene than what we have with Garmin's.

The screenshot below is actually nice. Unlike with the standard map that will normally ask you to do a left turn from Ayala North to Buendia West (no left turn), AVT's unit actually took into consideration the cloverleaf design of the intersection.
http://www.avt.ph/images/picture/avt-intel/avt-Point4.jpg

edit: may mali na akong nakita. Hindi geronimo street yung naka indicate. Thats hv dela costa! whahahaa!

pokz
02-26-2009, 17:22
The review from yugatech...http://www.yugatech.com/blog/toys-gadgets/avt-offers-portable-gps-in-the-philippines/

antonboq
02-26-2009, 21:13
baka we can invite avt to show us a demo pag mag eb ang group hehehe

The Judge
02-27-2009, 11:41
baka we can invite avt to show us a demo pag mag eb ang group hehehe

Nice idea especially if it can use Garmin-compatible maps but if it doesn't then not much use as this board is intended for Garmin compatible maps.

vgsison
03-11-2009, 12:22
Share ko lang mga bossing:

My boss asked me to buy for him the AVT GPS map. It costs Php 18,500. Sympre i used it muna so I can share my feedback to our fellow Garmin users

Here are my observations comparing it with our Garmin GPS

1. MAP

AVT's best come on is the updated map it runs which is developed by Accumap. Street names are complete as far as the streets I encountered. Agents says Metro Manila is already 100% complete street names but no street numbers yet.

2. NAVIGATION

Since its map is more advanced, it gives a fairly reasonable direction. But turn by turn instructions do not mention street names.

Similar to our Garmin, the route suggested might not be the best route (one always takes when one is very familiar with a particular place) but surely it will take you where you want to go.

3. FAVOURITES

Unlike Garmin, When you save a waypoint, it will only save the street name of the destination you are saving.

4. POIs

The POIs are very organized according to classification. But you must know the City where you are going otherwise it would be very difficult to locate the POIs

5. STREET NUMBERS
At the moment, it does not support street numbers. When you are finding a destination you must atleast know the city and street where you are going.

6. VISIBILITY
The map of the AVT unit is not too pleasing to the eyes. The roads are very narrow and the colors are too contrasting to the point where my eyes get too irritated.

7. MAP UPDATE
AVT map would be periodically updated by its developer. Especially the U-Turn slots which most often than not being adjusted by MMDA.

8. RECALCULATING
AVT recalculating algorithm is slower by probably 1 or 1/2 sec than our garmin. I also experienced when the unit repeatedly recalculated for about 20 secs before it finally realized where we are.


THE VERDICT:
Our garmin is better in terms of functionalities and ease of use. AVT has a fairly accurate map. That is its only positive point. The GPS software of garmin is i think far superior than the AVT. For Php 18,500 introductory price, you decide. But personally I would not recommend. Let us just try our best to contribute to roadguide so that we could have a perfect map sooner.

antonboq
03-11-2009, 15:39
thanks for the review. post ka videos when you can. im interested to see it in action.

mjaymd
05-14-2009, 01:14
I just wonder If you can install other maps of other countries in the AVT unit? I'm sure for the GARMIN you can! :cheers:

edgarign
05-31-2009, 20:54
I got hold of this unit yesterday. Here's a youtube video for additional info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMfgNxc4Xh8

Accu-map has a forum for support (http://www.accu-map.com/forum/) pero it seems updates are scarce.

antonboq
06-05-2009, 15:08
after seeing the videos, im glad the people here chose garmin. and im loving my 755t hehehe

edgarign
06-06-2009, 13:34
Here are some videos with AVT A800 put to actual use in my recent road trip to La Union.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJzKgkqNToQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCHEWMV4728
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvDkJ-M3VHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwaRkigJ-VM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP-FXmhORBY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXswvhgVFmU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKNP6LbYO8I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzmwRw4nbA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2I60nd_Tqc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXnKyJXa6aQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnOJwDQNSiw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o7QcSvcRcg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgTArtPGv2I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B_5zjDm_h4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHLXhii7Fqk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w2GKZvhIjk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AWfe9vYEkY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnHZNzr7P2c

jonatle
06-17-2009, 13:16
I got my hands on one AVT A800 today, it's nice but I'ld never swap it for any garmin with roadguide ph :-)
On the other hand I realized that the unit is actually running on Windows CE 5 so that means we could run GMPC on it as well :-D
Just have to get some geek figure out how to boot it up without the avt software at start up?

Ragrat
06-17-2009, 14:01
does anyone know how much this thing costs? according to clubzz forums, the retail of this is 18k-18.5k. way too expensive compared to the basic garmin units. but! you get to have a video player and mp3 player..

but i'll still stick with the garmin hehehe.. :cheers:

teamjm
06-17-2009, 18:39
retail is 18 to 18.5k but the original price of those things. less than 10k :)

antonboq
06-17-2009, 21:52
Just saw the numerous videos above. 18k for a unit that keeps you off the road? why oh why...

Something is very very wrong.

oj88
06-17-2009, 22:42
Boy, watching those videos made me glad I opted for a Nuvi. No offense to edgarign. My dad has one but I always take it off and use my Nuvi instead whenever I have to drive his car.

edgarign
06-27-2009, 11:09
none taken...my expectations are high for this unit because of accu-map but i guess one should not jump into buying something without research and reviews. I'm looking forward getting myself a garmin or getting a GPS Nav kit for my Kenwood DDX8032BT headunit. (it's Garmin as well).

inque
02-23-2011, 11:17
Latest update for avt was dated on FEB 10, 2011

Has anybody re-tested the unit again with the latest update?

I was able to purchase one recently and will be trying to drive out from Manila to Tagaytay this Saturday will probably post some results on how this will fair out

arvin555
02-23-2011, 11:52
Hello Inque,

Hmmm, there are probably a few AVT users here in the forum, but I suggest you look for a dedicated AVT user's forum, not RG, because AVT does not use Roadguide maps, and therefore chances of you getting feedback about AVT questions is very slim.

Don't get me wrong though, I don't think RG specifically disallows discussion of AVT and other GPS units available, so it's fine to post questions here, it's just that chances of you getting feedback from the majority of the members are slim :)

TTFN
Arvin

inque
02-23-2011, 11:59
@Arvin

Yeah I'm probably shooting at the dark here, but the community here seems to be more active as compared to the AVT / Inav / accu-map forums

Sadly I'm stuck with the AVT and crossing my fingers that they got the maps / navigation updated properly.

jamorales3
02-23-2011, 13:30
thanks for the review. post ka videos when you can. im interested to see it in action.

This is your lucky day. I just saw the latest 2-din AVT car stereo with GPS last saturday at Toyota Pasong Tamo. Its operational so you can play with it on display. You may want to drop by there soon before somebody buys it. One more thing, its selling for P80,000. Wheeew...

dlreyes
04-03-2011, 11:46
I've been using the AVT A-800 since March or April 2009 but I've never compared it to any of the GPS specifically the Garmins being used in the Philippines (though I've used some in the US). For me, the heart of the unit is always the map that is inside.

One thing nice about the map provider of the AVT (Accumaps) is that they regularly update their maps (which I'm sure many of the users here do too though independently). The recent map updates have included search of addresses with house numbers and they're pretty accurate too... just input the house number and the street/city and viola... it gives directions on how to get there.

The AVT forum has little activity though some questions could be coursed directly by emailing the support team at support@inav.ph. So far, they have responded to my questions though it takes time.

I'm hoping I could get a Garmin soon and be able to contribute more and perhaps even compare the units.

dhageuk
04-20-2011, 12:24
heard avt is getting better? it has house numbers now?

dlreyes
04-23-2011, 05:54
A lot better compared last year... Aside from searching by house numbers, some "flyovers" and overpasses have street views when one passes through them as part of going to a programmed destination.

It helps by giving a street view of which direction to take on a larger scale compared to the "usual" much smaller map or voice instruction.

jayteecie
05-04-2011, 11:02
Just got the latest Montero Sport 4X4 GTV model and quite impressed with the AVT head unit included. 7" touch screen and the map is pretty accurate when I drove from Butuan to Mallberry Cagayan de Oro, though it gave wrong direction somewhere along the way. :duh: On a side note, :offtopic:its Bluetooth connectivity is also impressive and it has a provision for a camera which I had installed a Reverse camera and it worked! Just wondering if the map could be updated though..

Edit: According to this site, http://www.inav.ph/new_updates.html a new map has been released April 30, 2011. Now how to upload this to the unit?

dlreyes
05-06-2011, 07:23
1. Download the appropriate file according to the model of your unit
2. take out the SD card from your unit and insert in your computer making sure the SD card is "unlocked" or "writable".
3. Click the downloaded file and it should automatically update the info in your SD card
4. After the process, insert your SD to your AVT... you might have to restart or reset the unit

iceColdgin
05-06-2011, 08:00
Just got the latest Montero Sport 4X4 GTV model and quite impressed with the AVT head unit included. 7" touch screen and the map is pretty accurate when I drove from Butuan to Mallberry Cagayan de Oro, though it gave wrong direction somewhere along the way. :duh: On a side note, :offtopic:its Bluetooth connectivity is also impressive and it has a provision for a camera which I had installed a Reverse camera and it worked! Just wondering if the map could be updated though..

Edit: According to this site, http://www.inav.ph/new_updates.html a new map has been released April 30, 2011. Now how to upload this to the unit?

if you were based in manila, you just have to go to winterpine and they will update it for you

but if you are in the province, you can update this through the mitsubishi dealer in your area

although possible, you can update this yourself by upgrading the sd card but it will require disassembling that part of the dashboard covering the MIS then removing the MIS so that you can insert the new SD card at the back. might not be worth it if it will just lead to warranty issues

p.s. i also got a GTV unit and i already had my map updated by winterpine from version 1.6a to version 1.7a. for the differences in the versions, just go to the iNav website

:D

gtv
05-08-2011, 09:23
although possible, you can update this yourself by upgrading the sd card but it will require disassembling that part of the dashboard covering the MIS then removing the MIS so that you can insert the new SD card at the back. might not be worth it if it will just lead to warranty issues

Does Winterpine(or the CASAs) update the AVT in this way also?

iceColdgin
05-08-2011, 17:55
Does Winterpine(or the CASAs) update the AVT in this way also?

yep, when they updated the map on my MIS' GPS, they showed me the new SD card that they inserted :D

since i got the OEM GPS, i have been using the nuvi 205W less and less :duh:

eccm
05-08-2011, 20:52
if you were based in manila, you just have to go to winterpine and they will update it for you

but if you are in the province, you can update this through the mitsubishi dealer in your area

although possible, you can update this yourself by upgrading the sd card but it will require disassembling that part of the dashboard covering the MIS then removing the MIS so that you can insert the new SD card at the back. might not be worth it if it will just lead to warranty issues

p.s. i also got a GTV unit and i already had my map updated by winterpine from version 1.6a to version 1.7a. for the differences in the versions, just go to the iNav website

:D

I also got GTV and upgraded the map thru inav ofc in Q.C. Using the gps just input EO Works to destination. 16a to 17a map version.

AVT is nice due to some features like junction view and 7" LCD. how ever, I prefer our RG map due to its much detailed map which I found to be very useful and our routing is much better specially on out town trips.

iceColdgin
05-08-2011, 21:25
i am sure that RG's contributors map is great

unfortunately i do not have access to it. so far, my schedule does not allow me the time to make and give contributions. :(

perhaps when i am in the province then i can contribute a more detailed map of my neck of the woods and hopefully get access to the contributors map

:D

gtv
05-09-2011, 06:01
yep, when they updated the map on my MIS' GPS, they showed me the new SD card that they inserted

Interesting. Thanks for the info.

mblue
05-12-2011, 18:09
aside from garmin, AVT also caught my interest as this is the OEM installed in isuzu units...and I got an old isuzu unit with me that needs a gps hehehe. Well
Im standing by for more inputs...keep coming guys.

mblue
05-12-2011, 18:11
yep, when they updated the map on my MIS' GPS, they showed me the new SD card that they inserted :D

since i got the OEM GPS, i have been using the nuvi 205W less and less :duh:
Still... I heard AVT units are still pricey, the lowest cost for a certain model is
around 9k...still high compared to other units and even entry leavel nuvis

eccm
05-12-2011, 22:49
Still... I heard AVT units are still pricey, the lowest cost for a certain model is
around 9k...still high compared to other units and even entry leavel nuvis

Yes you're right, entry level nuvis are much cheaper, and be a contributor. I also have an oem avt with the latest update 17a installed in my vehicle and I find our RG map more reliable especially if you travels a lot is it more detailed and the routing is more accurate.:)

rudirautenbach
07-10-2011, 10:05
I just took delivery of my Fortuner last week, and decided to have the full AVT system (including the reverse cam, subwoofer and LCD monitors in the headrests) fitted by Toyota Makati. It added about PHP90K to the cost price of the vehicle. Here's my conclusions, in most cases I have compared the AVT with my Nuvi loaded with RG (of course...)

1. The navigation (GPS receiver) is so weak that it often will take 20-30 minutes to find a lock on the sats whilst driving. The Nuvi takes 4-5 minutes at most. On two occassions, I drove from QC to Makati on EDSA, and the lock would only happen when I pass Greenhills...now how do you operate a GPS like that???
2. The maps are not nearly as detailed as RG's.
3. I cannot say for sure how well the routing works, as I never got the thing to lock on sats for long enough to actually enter a destination and try it out.

I took the car back 2 days later and demanded that they remove the piece of **** from my car. They agreed to refund me the full sell price.

So, in short, stay away. I will be heading over to Banawe next weekend to pick some good quality car sound, and will just continue to use my trusty old Nuvi with RG...

Loop
07-12-2011, 17:01
Had a chance to use this AVT unit from a friend just for comparison with our RG map and the unit itself. Everything just work fine though its really far behind with our trusted NUVIs units and our RG map. Map is not that clear as appeared in the screen, graphics is just enough to say that it is a GPS and the voice is not as good as KAREN having the euro accent:). The only thing that I think is perfectly friendly is the BPI FAMILY BANK locations where it is posted/installed in the map perfectly. BPI seems to be one of the sponsors and partner for the distribution of AVT GPS units locally.:D

arvin555
07-12-2011, 17:21
Hahaha! This gives me an idea. I should make a Poll in the forum as to what voice do members use on their GPSR. My copilot/Girlfriend is Karen too, don't worry my Wife knows her as well :)

Regarding BPI and AVT, just wondering, how big a difference it is between their BPI POIs and our Bank POIs? There is a BPI logo on AVT?

Actually if I am not mistaken, IF we really wanted to, we could make one like that, but not sure how complicated it gets. I am not a moderator of our map, but I imagine that if we go out of our way to classify one POI/WP as something, the guys can make a custom TYP for it, just like how Kuya HBT is able to make those Nails for hardware Stores and Building Icons.

Then again, we don't have BPI as sponsor do we? Besides it is easy to type in our favorite Bank in search and we should be able to find it on the map easily. :)

Unless of course I did not fully understand the feature that you mentioned.

But Kuya Loop, between having Karen talking to me and BPI... no contest! :thumb: Even though some Gurus say that Karen apparently is Gay!

TTFN
Arvin

arvin555
07-17-2011, 20:32
Hello, can anyone confirm if the new Montero Multimedia system is by AVT or not? It has DVD, Radio and of course Navigation. My cousin told me that it has junction view. It's all built in.

TTFN
Arvin

jayteecie
07-17-2011, 21:46
Yes both the high end GTV and low-end GLS-V have the AVT Multimedia system with 7in touchscreen lcd monitor. The navigation is provided by iNav. The only thing lacking is the reverse camera which can be installed separately.

arvin555
07-17-2011, 23:37
Thanks for the confirmation JayT :thumb:

There was a problem on the unit my cousin has with the compass and barometer but the navi worked fine. He mentioned that junction view which is nice.

TTFN
Arvin

jayteecie
07-18-2011, 10:51
Most owners of Montero with complaints on their MIS (Multimedia Information System) go directly to Winterpine@Aurora blvd as they are the provider of the system. I believe its coordinates is in the Navi so he can just search it there.
It just needs resetting. ;)